June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Love of learning – and teaching – fuels islander’s travels

Melissa Minto has learned a lot during her years on Watson Farm. Now, she hopes to pass that learning on to others. More...

News

Island students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Eleven students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society at Lawn Avenue School last week – the first group of inductees since 1997. More...

Star of the day

Jim West, Jamestown’s oldest veteran, prepares to take his place of honor as the Memorial Day parade assembled at the Lawn Avenue School last Monday morning. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Local group backs second wind turbine at Ft. Getty spot

A group of local residents recently launched a Website urging town voters to support a proposal for Jamestown to finance and build two wind turbines instead of one. More...

Sam Bari

Hot fun in the summertime

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

Many of us remember the 1969 hit single, “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” by Sly & the Family Stone. The song captured the essence of summer, while Memorial Day marked the beginning. More...

About Town

9th annual Ali’s Run this Sunday

Sunday, June 6, marks the ninth running of the Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Road Race, also known as Ali’s Run. Ali Dunn Packer’s life was taken tragically at age 15 in an automobile accident. More...

Watch out for runners during the annual race

The 5K race will proceed from Fort Getty Park along Southwest Avenue to Narragansett Avenue the course then turns east on Narragansett Avenue, right on Howland Avenue, south onto Hamilton and returns to Fort Getty via Beavertail Road. More...

Watson Farm free this Saturday

Watson Farm, one of Historic New England’s working farms, will be open free to the public this Saturday, June 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. The day will include a special tour and music in the barnyard. More...

Obituaries

May Bacon, 84

May (Littlefi eld) Bacon, 84, of 596 East Main Rd. in Middletown, passed away on May 26, 2010, at home with her family. She was the wife of the late Carlton F. Bacon, for 50 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 JUNE 22, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL, 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHOD More...

Memorial Day Parade Video

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It was a perfect day for the annual march down Narragansett Avenue. Here's a video review of the 2010 Memorial Day Parade. More...

Town braces for financial meeting

The forecast for Monday’s Financial Town Meeting – when Jamestowners will be asked to vote on a budget for fiscal year 2010-11 – is “cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.” The June 7 meeting will start at 7 p.m. More...

Zoning denies extra hours for The Shack

The Zoning Board of Review denied a special-use permit for The Shack – a sandwich and ice cream shop at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard – to expand its hours of service this summer after residents complained that longer hours would change the cha More...

Editorial

Never forget

Island veterans share a solemn moment during the Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at Veterans Square at East Ferry last Monday. More...

Islanders should attend the FTM

It has been nearly 20 years since we’ve seen this level of interest in the annual Financial Town Meeting. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t stay home on June 7

Having spent a glorious Sunday walking at Ft. Getty and picnicking at Mackerel Cove, I thought I should offer my opinion regarding next week’s Financial Town Meeting. More...

FTM decisions will affect our well-being

In recent days, my girls have been battling an illness that’s going around their kindergarten classes. It is manifested by several days of extremely high fevers – 101, 102, 103. More...

Support budget and attend the FTM

The Town Council has approved the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2010-2011, which will be voted on at our annual Financial Town Meeting on June 7. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 3 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

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” as its November production. The musical will be directed by Mary S. Wright, with Annie McIntyre as assistant director. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 3

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, June 4, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, June 7 7 p.m., Financial Town Meeting, Lawn Avenue School, a public meeting to vote on the proposed FY 2010-11 budget will be held. Wednesday, June 9 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving without a license • Brian D. Marcotte, 37, of 31 Potter St. in Pawtucket, was charged May 26 with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license after a traffic stop for a brake light out on Seaside Drive, according to police. More...

EMS RUNS

4:10 p.m., May 23, EMS 1, Ft. Getty Road, transported. 3:28 p.m., May 24, EMS 1, Grinnell Street, refused. 11:32 p.m., May 25, EMS 1, Reservoir Circle, transported. 5:40 p.m., May 26, EMS 1, Narragansett Avenue, refused. More...