May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Hopes fade on possible swap of Ft. Wetherill for Dutch Island

The prospects for trading town land at Ft. Wetherill State Park for state-owned land diminished during a May 5 Jamestown Town Council workshop on the future of the highly desirable sites. More...

News

Commission ready to go with Comprehensive Plan survey

The Planning Commission released an updated version of its Comprehensive Plan survey during last week’s meeting, after weeks of sifting through questions and tinkering with terminology. More...

Play ball!

Islander Chris Varrecchione threw out the ceremonial first pitch to kick off Jamestown little league’s opening day on May 1. More...

Happy ending to Dutch Harbor rescue

In an event that received statewide attention, several members of the community rescued two young boaters from the chilly waters off of Dutch Island last week. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on May 5, the Jamestown Police Dept. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rally against LNG, or suffer the consequences

As we observe the unfolding catastrophe that is the oil spill off Louisiana, let us remember that we experience mini-events in Potters Cove many times a week. I write this in support of Shawn D. More...

Why not volunteer?

As I usually do, I read the Press last week and one item in particular intrigued me: The letter from the animal control officer, in which she stated that she did not get a personal invitation from the police chief to as- sist with animal control More...

ACO on call for California

I have a Cooper Hawk problem. This pair of hawks has decided that the front yard and the sidewalk are their property and are very aggressively protecting it. The authorities were called. The media was called. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 13 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5 p.m., Total Body Conditioning, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

MANGIA! Jamestown Troop 1 Boy Scouts will present its annual highly acclaimed pasta supper this Saturday, May 15, at St. Matthew’s church hall from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Tara Clark, 44

Tara (Kerr) Clark, 44, of Rogers, Ark., passed away on May 3, 2010. She was the wife of David Clark, and the daughter of Gerald and Eleanor Kerr of Jamestown. More...

Frank T. Parisi Sr., 93

Frank T. Parisi Sr., 93, of Schooner Avenue, passed away in his sleep May 9, 2010, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Frances V. (Fulmine) Parisi for 71 years. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING May 25, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE More...

Council approves new budget

Animal control funding increases

The Jamestown Town Council last week balanced the $20.85 million budget proposed for fiscal year 2010-11 by unanimously approving a $1 increase in the property tax rate. The special budget meeting was held on May 7. More...

Leader emerges in LNG battle

Furniture designer, television producer, champion swimmer and engineer. These are just a few of the many titles Jamestown resident Dick Lynn held before settling in Jamestown two years ago with his wife and daughter. More...

Editorial

Become a Friend to our island library

• EDITORIAL •

Those who receive their Jamestown Press via the U.S. Postal Service this week should find inside the newspaper a bright yellow insert asking local folks to become a member of the Friends of the Jamestown Library. More...

An island visitor

Dr. Alan Poole (left), an ornithologist and osprey expert from Cornell University, and Dr. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Instinct, reason and free will

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

An Internet article about the Food Network was the impetus for an interesting conversation. More...

About Town

Ice cream social for incoming freshmen

All public and private school eighth-grade students who will be attending North Kingstown High School next year are invited to an ice cream social tomorrow, Friday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the North Kingstown High School cafeteria. More...

‘A Chorus Line’ to open at Theatre By The Sea

Theatre By The Sea’s producing artistic director, Amiee Turner, will make her Theatre By The Sea debut in the role of Cassie in the musical, “A Chorus Line,” scheduled to open the summer season on June 2. More...

‘Beyond the blooms’ talk at the library

Warren Leach, co-owner of Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Mass., will speak at the Jamestown Philomenian Library tonight, Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 13

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. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, May 17 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, May 19 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Tuesday, May 25 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Cyberstalking charged Michael Deresta, 49, of 43 Ferncliff Ave. in North Providence, was charged May 5 at the Jamestown police station with cyberstalking after police received a complaint of harassing emails, according to police. More...

BIRTH

Swenson A daughter, Beatrice Louise Swenson, was born May 3, 2010, at Newport Hospital to Jeff and Brie (Berry) Swenson of Medway, Mass. Beatrice, who weighed 6 lbs, 3 oz. More...