January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Environmental impact of Penguin Plunge questioned

The Jamestown Conservation Commission last week agreed to send a letter to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser and the Jamestown Town Council concerning the behavior of the crowd at the recent Jamestown Penguin Plunge. More...

News

Islander helps gives the gift of water to Honduras

Engineering is one of the top 10 hardest jobs to fill in America, according to Forbes. In 2009 and 2010, America was at a loss of filling engineering positions. Generations have majored in liberal arts rather than math and science. More...

Triathlete measures her own success by helping others

Andrea Brayman graduated from Temple University with a master’s degree in sports administration and was preparing to join the corporate side of sports when her father passed away. “He was my best friend,” she said. More...

Mini mountain

Ben Turenne, 7, sleds down a homemade hill in his front yard on Buoy Street that his father made following the snowstorm on Jan. 12. The hill was 8-feet high and ran for 200 feet after the drop. More...

Sam Bari

Another year of trying to understand the system

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

Six years have passed since “You can’t beat a system you can’t understand” began appearing in the Jamestown Press. This is the 313th column. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 208 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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 20

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 21, 1911 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Happy New Year! The JHS is starting off 2011 with a collaborative effort with the Jamestown Philomenian Library, the Teen Center, the Jamestown Arts Center, and the Jamestown Community Theatre to focus on Jamestown and the movies. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE January 27, 2011 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, More...

NK remains high school of record

Two days before deadline, the Jamestown School Committee voted unanimously to maintain North Kingstown as the high school of record for the island. The vote at the Jan. More...

Energy use for island schools in good hands

The Jamestown School District has made substantial strides in reducing its carbon footprint, thanks in part to the careful eye of Lewis Kitts. More...

Editorial

Storm troopers

Above, Peter Andres, 9, demonstrates a different kind of penguin plunge as he slides down a freshly covered hill of snow following last week’s nor’easter. More...

Fishing pier rejected

At one time the western end of the old Jamestown Bridge was proposed to become a public fishing pier. However, the project required too much money in these tight fiscal times. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t edit ‘timeless literature’

Sam Bari’s column (Jan. 13) about the bowdlerization of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” reminded me of something I experienced as the librarian at the Rhode Island Training School. More...

Thanks to Santa and his elves

How quickly the holiday season comes upon us, then it’s over. But it takes an endless team of volunteers working as individuals and in numerous groups and committees over many weeks to make Christmas in Jamestown so very special. More...

About Town

Nonviolence seminar tonight at library

The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence will hold a dessert reception at the Jamestown library tonight – Thursday, Jan. 20 – from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Melrose School to hold fundraiser tomorrow

The Melrose School will host an Empty Bowl Fundraiser to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 21 – from 3:30 to 7 p.m. The event will serve soup, macaroni and cheese, bread, homemade desserts and drinks. More...

Chamber hosts breakfast series

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host a series of breakfast meetings that will begin on Jan. 27, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The meetings will be held at the Narragansett Cafe. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 20 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at the Melrose School Tuesday, Jan. 25 Canceled, the Zoning Board of Review Wednesday, Jan. 26 6:30 p.m., the Juvenile Hearing Board meets at the Police Department More...

POLICE LOG

Possession of marijuana More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire Jan. 11, 8:10 p.m., Car 1, Car 30 and Engine 3 responded to Seaside Drive for possible carbon monoxide. Jan. 12, 7:16 a.m., Car 1, Engine 3 and Ladder 1 were sent to East Shore Road for smoke. Jan. More...