January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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FOR THE RECORD

In the Jan. 6 feature, “Where in the World is the Jamestown Press,” the woman in the photo was identified as Emily Mateo. Her actual name is Emily Reilly, and she is currently the community relations manager for the San Francisco Giants. More...

St. Matthew’s celebrates 175 years on the island

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will host a handful of celebrations in 2011 to commemorate its 175th anniversary, which kicks off this Sunday – Jan. More...

Proposed lot on East Shore Road draws opposition

Three letters opposing the approval of the proposed four lot subdivision owned by Stephen Evangelista on East Shore Road were accepted into public record at the Jan. More...

Sam Bari

Censorship: Is book burning next?

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

A couple of weeks ago I thought the New Year was off to an auspicious beginning. I wrote about the advent of the Kindle, Sony, HanLin and IRex wireless e-book readers and how they are bringing the popularity of reading to new heights. More...

About Town

Tryouts for ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

Tryouts for the lead parts in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” will be held on Monday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church. More...

PAC Club hosts weekly dance classes

Weekly dance classes begin at the Portuguese American Citizens Club and will be held each Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. The ballroom and Latin dance lessons, taught by Nelia Lawton, begin at 7 p.m., and last one hour. More...

Preschool accepting applications

The Melrose Avenue Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year. The program accepts children ages 3 to 5. There is a morning session and an afternoon session from Monday through Thursday, and a morning session on Friday. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 13

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 14, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 13 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Lawn Avenue School Tuesday, Jan. 18 6 p.m., the Board of Water and Sewer meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. 19 More...

POLICE LOG

Driving with a suspended or revoked license More...

FIRE RUNS

Jan. 1, 9 a.m., Rescue 1, SS 1, Car 3 and Car 4 went to Mackerel Cove for the Penguin Plunge. Jan, 1, 8 p.m., Tanker 1 was sent to Middletown Fire Department. More...

Bank of America announces closing of branch

Bank of America announced this week that it will close its Jamestown branch on April 8. The bank sent letters to its customers announcing the closure. More...

Council awards funding, turbine studies slated to begin

The Jamestown Town Council last week voted to fund a group of studies whose results will set the stage for a final decision on the long-debated proposal to construct a wind turbine at Taylor Point. More...

Editorial

Storm scenes

When faced with a foot of snow, you can either dig out yourself or hire someone to do the job. These two youngsters (above) tackled the job Wednesday at their home. More...

Counting the birds

Peter Fay (from left), Marcie Lindsay, Candy Powell and Tim Fay look for birds on the north end during the Conanicut Island Bird Count on Jan. 8. The birders counted 76 species on the island. More...

Letters to the Editor

Theatre looking for new talent

This is an invitation to come back to or try a bit of theatre. The Jamestown Community Theatre has enjoyed presenting musicals and stage plays and providing theatre classes for over 20 years. More...

Hike in mooring fees unwarranted

Jamestown is unlike other places when it comes to boats and access to the water. As a long, skinny island, Jamestown has a lot of water frontage to go along with its heritage and culture of boating. More...

Memorial scheduled for former islander

I would like to thank the Jamestown friends and neighbors who have extended condolences on the passing of former resident Joanna “Jody” Ziegler, and offer the following information for those who have inquired about the planned memorial ce More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 138 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

Turn off those television sets and return to the wonderful era of imagination. More...

Obituaries

Everett J. Benoit Sr.

Everett J. Benoit Sr., of Smithfield, passed away Dec. 30, 2010, at the Greenville Health Center. Born in Providence, July 20, 1917, to Euclid and Cordelia (Auger) Benoit, he was married to Elizabeth (King) Benoit for 72 wonderful years. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE January 20, 2011 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, More...