December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rates increased for mooring, outhauls and beach permits for 2011

The Jamestown Harbor Management Commission voted to approve an “across-the-board” rate increase of approximately 24 percent for mooring holders, outhauls and beach permits. The unanimous vote for approval at the Dec. More...

News

BIRTH

Adriana and Ben Trautman announce the arrival of their first daughter, Olivia Rose Trautman. The newest Jamestown resident was born at Kent Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 1:08 p.m. Olivia is Adriana and Ben’s second child. More...

Jamestown resident awarded $7.5 million for HIV research

Brown University professor and Jamestown resident Peter Monti was recently awarded a $7.5 million grant from the National Institute of Health to fund the new Brown Alcohol Research Center on HIV. More...

Board puts temporary freeze on utility shutoffs

Jamestown Town Council members this week adopted a resolution endorsing a temporary moratorium on water- and sewerservice shutoffs when delinquent ratepayers are burdened by “legitimate economic stress conditions.” The Town Council, a More...

About Town

Trocki named chair of Conservation Commission

Carol Trocki was named the new chair of the Conservation Commission at the commission meeting on Dec. 8. She was unanimously voted in and will assume the position at the beginning of 2011, when current Chair Chris Powell’s term expires. More...

Penguin Plunge celebrates 35th anniversary

The 35th anniversary of the Jamestown Penguin Plunge will take place on Jan. 1 at Mackerel Cove. Hundreds at participants plan to hit the waters at noon to take part in one of the original New Year’s Day plunges in Rhode Island. More...

DEM creates new maps due to arrival of herring

According to Department of Environmental Management marine biologists, Atlantic herring have arrived in Rhode Island state waters this December. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 16

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, December 17, 1910 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Juvenile assault/vandalism A male juvenile, 15, of Jamestown, was charged Dec. 9 with simple assault or battery and vandalism/ malicious injury to property after police were called to a residence because of an out-of-control stepson. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs Dec. 8, 4:07 p.m., All units turned out to West Reach Drive for a small brush fire that extended to the garage. Dec. 9, 8:16 a.m., Car 1, Car 3 and Engine 2 went to Watson Avenue for a box alarm. Dec. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jonathan Nelson received a permit Dec. 14 to erect a 25- by 45-foot tent on Dec. 15 at 366 East Shore Road and remove the tent on Dec. 17. Work estimated to cost $2,000. Linda Poulton received a permit Dec. More...

Wind turbine study nixed by Town Council

Issue may get another vote in 2011

The Jamestown Town Council voted down a motion on Dec. More...

CRMC mulls Hull Cove buffer zone

A decision on a buffer zone variance for the construction of a single-family residence on Clarke’s Village Lane was delayed by the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) due to lengthy testimony given by expert witnesses on behalf of the More...

Deadlines for Christmas week newspaper

The Jamestown Press will be published one day early next week due to Christmas Day. The Press will be delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 22. That way readers will have an extra shopping day after reading the paper. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘No value’ in wind turbine project

In my opinion, 31 percent of Jamestown voters, whether in protest or a veiled attempt to embarrass the town by disregarding published recommendations, cannot be considered overwhelming support for the wind-turbine project. More...

Thanks for community support

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to thank everyone who had hand in making our concerts on Dec. 11 and 12 a great success. More...

To everyone who took part in ‘Cinderella’

I don’t know how to begin to express my gratitude to everybody who was involved in the success of the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” More...

Sam Bari

How ya doin’, Santa?

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

A couple of years ago, about this time, I wrote the story of how I met Santa Claus right in my own kitchen. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe I was about 6-years old. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Friday, Dec. 17 8:30 a.m., Vinyasa flow yoga, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 10 a.m., Gentle yoga, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 5 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew’s Church Saturday, Dec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

With Christmas approaching, some island youngsters want Santa to know their wishes, and to be sure he does know, they send letters directly to the jolly old gentleman at the North Pole. More...

Obituaries

Marian J. Clarke

Marian J. Clarke, 82, of Howland Avenue, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. She was the beloved wife of William E. Clarke III for 56 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Edith L. (Miller) Jacobson. More...

Robert F. Mattingly Jr.

Robert F. Mattingly Jr. (Bob) passed from this life into the next surrounded by his children on Nov. 30, 2010. Bob was born on Aug. 28, 1942 in Portland, Maine. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1963. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE December 20, 2010 6:00 p.m.: Joint Budget Meeting with the Jamestown Town Council Jamestown Town Hall 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: More...