May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

N.K. School Committee balks at Jamestown tuition vote

The North Kingstown School Committee refused to vote on the one-year rollover clause in the contract between North Kingstown and Jamestown during its May 11 meeting, leaving some Jamestown School Committee members shaking their heads. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club spring series results

The Jamestown Yacht Club has announced the results of its second spring series race, held May 18. A Class: 1. Lynx, J/29, Dennis Nixon; 2. Aurora, Tartan 41, A. Kallfelz; 3. Picante, J/109, R. Salk/J. Shagian; 4. More...

Commission mulls fishing ban at East Ferry

Representatives from Contech Construction Products Inc. met with members of the Harbor Management Commission during its meeting May 12 at Town Hall – a sign that work on the boat ramp at Ft. Getty could start soon. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hess should be ashamed

Can a large LNG tanker travel at 15 knots up the Bay? This seems an extraordinarily high rate of speed for such a huge vessel, considering the tight quarters it will encounter under the bridges and in the East Passage. More...

Your kindness helps horses

On May 2, the Jamestown Golf Course hosted “Par for the Horse,” a benefi t tournament for the nonprofi t Horse Play Equine Rescue & Sanctuary. More...

Conference helpful to Coalition

On May 5, we attended a halfday conference at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. The title of the day was “Law Enforcement: A Shield To Underage Drinking.” More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 20 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

This Saturday, islanders will have a rare opportunity to attend a cocktail party fundraiser at one of the island’s most unusual and fantastic properties, located on the highest peak on Conanicut Island and overlooking the entrance to Narraganse More...

Obituaries

Elisabeth Crowley Allen, 92

Elisabeth Crowley Allen, 92, died peacefully on May 4, 2010, at Miriam Hospital, following a brief illness. Betty, or “Betts” to many, was a longtime resident of Jamestown. She was the wife of the late Max Greathouse Allen. More...

Robert H. Adams, 70

Robert H. Adams, 70, of Jamestown died May 12, 2010 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Julia B. (Beeghly) Adams. Born in New York City, N.Y. on March 2, 1940, he was the son of the late Frederick and Harriet (Woodard) Adams. 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 tackles fishing safety and biking issues

Five warrants are registered for FTM

The Jamestown Town Council this week supported proposals to increase safety for people cycling across the island or standing within range of flying fish hooks on the East Ferry pier. More...

Waterfront subdivision in 1966 was legal, court rules

Barring an appeal by the town of Jamestown, a parcel of rare waterfront land on the East Passage will soon come to market because of a recent court decision that concluded that the property was subdivided legally. More...

Meetinghouse a reflection of island’s deep Quaker legacy

It’s spring, and that means services have resumed at the Quaker Meetinghouse on Weeden Lane in Jamestown. Conanicut Island has been home to the Religious Society of Friends – also known as Quakers – since the late 1650s. More...

Editorial

Proposed town budget in this issue of the Jamestown Press

• EDITORIAL •

Hot off the presses, the proposed town budget is now complete and ready for the consideration of Jamestown voters. More...

Ready to launch

Boats are lined up and ready to begin the boating season at Dutch Harbor Boatyard. The town-owned pier is a delightful place to catch a glimpse of a sunset over Narragansett Bay. More...

Cartoon

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Sam Bari

Truth in journalism – then came the Internet

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

As difficult as it may be to believe, when people read a newspaper, they can feel reasonably confident that the articles they are reading are at least close to true. More...

About Town

Garden club plant sale this Saturday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will host its annual plant sale this Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at East Ferry. The rain date will be Sunday, May 23. More...

Parade flag sales to benefit medical fund

The Jamestown Medical Fund will sell flags during the town’s annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31, at an information table set up by St. Mark Church. More...

Bird watch at Gilbert Stuart Museum

Biologist Walter Berry, amateur bird identifier and watcher, will lead a bird walk at the Gilbert Stuart Museum this Saturday, May 22, at 7 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 20

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, May 21, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 20 7 p.m., Lawn School library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, May 25 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. Wednesday, June 2 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Monday, June 7 More...

POLICE LOG

Driving without a license Scott Tarulli, 39, of 1 Berry St. in Plainville, Mass., was charged May 16 with driving without a license/driving on an expired license during a traffic stop on Rt. 138, according to police. More...

EMS RUNS

12:37 p.m., May 10, EMS-1, Beavertail Road, transported. 3:49 p.m., May 10, EMS-2, Bayview Drive, transported. 5:57 a.m., May 11, EMS-1, Steamboat Street, transported. 10:59 a.m., May 11, EMS-1, Schooner Avenue, refused. More...