April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Island Shoreline Clean-up this Saturday

Today is Earth Day, and if you’re wondering how you can make a difference, plan to head down to the recreation center this Saturday, April 25, at 8:30 a.m. More...

News

School committee members hear about busy spring schedule

Last Thursday’s meeting of the Jamestown School Committee was quick and quiet with Superintendent Marcia Lukon and School Committee Chairperson Cathy Kaiser both absent. More...

Island students named to N.K. High School honor roll

The following island students were named to the North Kingstown High School Principal’s Honor Roll for the second quarter, achieving an academic average of 90 or better, with no failures. More...

Island adult day services center to open next week

Grand opening reception April 29

“If it were easy, everyone would do it.” Jamestown residents are lucky that island business owner Gail Sheahan works for what she believes in – even when it’s not easy. More...

Letters to the Editor

Opposing LNG must be a priority

Thanks to the Press for using its editorial space to highlight some of the potential perils of LNG tanker transits in Narragansett Bay, of which there will be at least 140 a year for the foreseeable future if Hess/Weaver’s Cove succeeds in More...

‘LNG opposition is clearly NIMBY-ism’

I’ve been home since January. I can’t tell you how many letters and articles I’ve read about this town’s – and this state’s – immense opposition to LNG. More...

About Town

Garden club welcomes your plant donations

Need help thinning out your garden this year? Members of the Quononoquott Garden Club are anxious to help. For a donation of plants, they’re ready to gently thin your perennials, shrubs and small trees. More...

Organic farming talk tonight at library

Patrick McNiff of Casey Farm in Saunderstown will speak about organic farming, historic New England and the farm’s popular CSA (community supported agriculture) program at the Jamestown Philomenian Library tonight, Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m More...

Godena Farm cleanup to take place May 1

The Conanicut Island Land Trust will host a clean-up event at the Godena Farm on North Main Road on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. All work will be on the east side of the property. More...

Obituaries

Stephen ‘Rod’ Morinho, 70

Stephen “Rod” Morinho, 70, of Charlotte, N.C. died April 13, 2010. Born in Newport, R.I. on July 22, 1939, he lived in Jamestown for most of his life before moving to New Jersey. He was a retired spoon maker with Tiffany and Company. More...

Town forms panel to review LNG threat

The Jamestown Town Council this week adopted a plan to address the controversial proposal to build a liquefied natural gas berthing and offloading facility in Mt. Hope Bay. More...

Legacy mooring gets transfer approval

Despite talk of the Coastal Resource Management Council’s proposed limitation of grandfathered moorings, the Jamestown Harbor Commission approved a family mooring transfer during its meeting last Wednesday. More...

Islander walks to raise awareness and money to fight cancer

Islander Pat Holtzman didn’t exactly set out to add race walking to her list of accomplishments. More...

Editorial

New in town

A new osprey pair has occupied the Neale Farm nest pole at the east end of Marsh Meadows. More...

Clean up the island in honor of Earth Day

• EDITORIAL •

Forty years ago, we celebrated the first Earth Day in the United States. On that day, 20 million Americans took to the streets to rally for the health of our environment. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

A muse is rarely amusing and is not a musing

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Most of us consider a thing or event that is entertaining, engaging or witty to be amusing. Supposedly designed to embrace a modicum of happiness, the origins of the word have little to do with fun. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 22 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

During a recent visit to my hairstylist at the Cathryn Jamieson Salon, I noted the absence of the vibrant Laura Smith, a stylist whose presence always brightens up the room. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 22

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, April 23, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 22 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets for a budget workshop. Tuesday, April 27 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. Monday, May 3 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving without a license Patrick Sainsurin, 38, of 159 Grand Ave. in Cranston, was charged April 15 with driving without a license during a traffic stop on Rt. 138, according to police. More...

FIRE & EMS

9:29 a.m., April 12, Cars 1 and 2, Engines 1 and 2, and Ladder 1 were dispatched to Boom Street for an unintentional smoke detector activation. More...