January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

New conservation chair takes the helm

Carol Trocki served on the Jamestown Conservation Commission for the last six years, and her motivation to continue is fueled by her appreciation of the island’s beauty and its rural nature. More...

News

Jamestowner joins world leaders at United Nations conference

John Perrotti has been in the news before. During his four years at North Kingstown High School, John was a star on the football field, a standout on the track-and-field squad and a starter on the baseball team. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Former Jamestowners Paul DiCenso and Elizabeth Sheehan Lindquist brought the Press to King Mongkut’s Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, during their Christmas vacation. More...

Child in charge

Michael Bonner, a third grader at Melrose School, was named Vice Principal of the Day. Some of his duties included classroom visits and reading to kindergarten students. More...

Sam Bari

Change in the New Year

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

At the end of every year, columnists and op-ed writers traditionally write something profound about the year gone by. Then they say something significant and optimistic about the near future. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 68 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club9 a.m., Ladies’ Breakfast, Slice of Heaven10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, Jamestown Country Club5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

I t looks as if we all survived what one TV newsreader pontificated as the storm that will be remembered for decades. On the island it didn’t reach blizzard proportions, but rather settled in as a good old-fashioned winter nor’easter. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 6

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, January 7, 1911 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In the Dec. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 6 6 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose School Tuesday, Jan. 11 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission meets at Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. 12 More...

EMS RUNS

Dec. 26, 12:27 p.m., EMS-1, Blueberry Lane, Transported Dec. 26, 7:18 p.m., EMS-1, Clarke Village Road, Transported Dec. 26, 7:39 p.m., EMS-2, Clarke Village Road, Refused Dec. 27, 5:25 a.m., EMS-1, Knowles Court, Transported Dec. More...

Harbor debate heats up at workshop

A public hearing on proposed updates to the Jamestown Harbor Ordinance won’t be held for at least a month, but the strong turnout at this week’s Town Council workshop demonstrated that many islanders are tracking the revisions with great More...

State puts deadline on turbine grant money

The Jamestown Town Council will meet this evening, Thursday, Jan. 6, to decide if it’s worth spending up to $25,000 to find out if the Pell Bridge would have a major impact on the wind energy available to a Taylor Point wind turbine. More...

Editorial

Plenty of penguins

With blue skies and 50-degree weather, the 35th annual Jamestown Penguin Plunge had more “people than I’ve ever seen,” according to Tracy Garabedian, event director for Special Olym More...

Mackerel mayhem

Islander Jake Froberg, 8, prepares himself for the first plunge of his life. More...

Letters to the Editor

A season of giving on the island

The residents of Jamestown have once again stepped up to help families who were in need of assistance at both Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. More...

Volunteers reason for pageant success

The Jamestown Christmas Pageant once again beautifully presented the Christmas story in a very meaningful way to the community who gathered on Christmas Eve on Shoreby Hill. Thanks to everyone who came out for this heartwarming tradition. More...

About Town

Acoustic band to perform at library

The Elderly Brothers, an acoustic folk and rock band, will perform at the Jamestown library on Sunday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. More...

Bird counters needed Saturday

The 28th annual Christmas Bird Count takes place on Saturday, Jan. 8, and anyone interested should meet at the Jamestown Police Station on Conanicus Avenue at 7 a.m. More...

Career counselor schedules seminar

The Jamestown library will hold a two-part seminar on resume writing and interviewing with Patrick Lennahan on Wednesday, Jan. 12, and Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., in the library meeting hall. More...

Obituaries

Ann S. Dodge

Ann S. Dodge, loving wife of James M. Dodge II, and dear sister of Grace M. White, passed away on Jan. 1, 2011, in Jamestown. Ann was a wife, dancer, artist, stewardess, gardener, sailor, aunt, mother, grandmother and friend. More...

Michael William (Bill) Langan

Michael William (Bill) Langan, 55, died peacefully on Dec. 31, 2010, at the Dana-Farber/ Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center after a courageous battle with leukemia. More...

Eleanor Elizabeth Wightman

Eleanor Elizabeth Wightman, 84, died on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Seabury Health Center, in Bloomfield, Conn. Eleanor was born in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Maude and Andrew Scott and lived in Manchester, Conn. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...