September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Turbine question won’t be on November ballot

Council delays decisions on Ft. Getty

The Jamestown Town Council this week held off major decisions on the future of Ft. Getty camping and a wind turbine site. The eventual site is likely to be Ft. More...

News

School Committee hears energy presentation

The Jamestown School Committee has been asked to consider having the district participate in a proposed program designed to make energy-efficient changes and reduce energy costs in school buildings. More...

Ft. Getty needs more discussion, survey says

Jamestown residents are fairly evenly divided in their support of camping at Ft. Getty, and they have some unexpected opinions on the best ways to use the 28-acre park profitably, according to the results of a recent survey. More...

N.K.H.S. makes progress on graduation requirements

North Kingstown High School has made “significant” progress toward meeting the R.I. Dept. of Education mandates regarding proficiency-based graduation requirements. More...

Sam Bari

The news is a snooze

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

The decline of the newspaper business cannot be denied. The subject is old news. Hard publications desperate to survive have joined the throngs and started publishing on the Internet, dragging their sponsors with them. More...

About Town

JAC fundraiser this Saturday

The Jamestown Arts Center will host its “Party Now” fundraiser this Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. at its 18 Valley St. location. More...

Library to present ‘outsider art’

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present “Outsider Art and Its Artists” on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Open rec for kids starts Monday

Open recreation, a free afterschool program for students in grades 4 through 6, begins this Monday, Sept. 27. The program is held every Monday and Wednesday, from 3 to 5 p.m., and is supervised by Jill Goldstein and Bill Piva. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 23

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, Sept. 24, 1910 More...

BankNewport approved for makeover — with conditions

After a detailed presentation by architect Don Lonergan, assisted by BankNewport Administrative Services Officer Chet Mosher, the Jamestown Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve BankNewport’s development plan. More...

New issues arise in school bus parking

Jamestown’s school buses will probably be parked at the North Kingstown Park ‘n’ Ride by the end of the month – even though discussions on a security fence for the buses have hit a snag. More...

Editorial

What should we do with our jewel in the rough?

We are fortunate that Conanicut Island is home to three wonderfully scenic waterfront parks: Ft. Wetherill, Beavertail and Ft. Getty. More...

Proposed facelift

An architect’s rendering of proposed renovations to the BankNewport branch office on Conanicus Avenue. The Jamestown Planning Commission last week granted its approval with conditions to the planned exterior and interior upgrade. More...

Letters to the Editor

Stick to governing, please

This letter was also sent to the Jamestown Town Council. More...

Race or cheer for Jamestown Classic

The Jamestown Rotary Club has been working for the past few months organizing the 35th annual Jamestown Classic to be held Columbus Day, Oct. 11. This is the Rotary Club’s biggest fundraising event of the year. More...

Creative scarecrow competition kick off

Jamestown’s own creative scarecrow competition is about to get under way. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 23 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

For the first time, islanders will get to see the new Jamestown Arts Center at 18 Valley St., across from the Jamestown playground. The event, “Party Now,” is happening this Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Sept. 28 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. Monday, Oct. 4 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Oct. 6 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving w/suspended license/ bench warrant More...

FIRE AND EMS

7 p.m., Sept. 2, all units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. 1:39 p.m., Sept. 3, Cars 1 and 2, Rescue 1 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Maple and Narragansett Avenues for a vehicle accident. 9:57 p.m., Sept. More...