February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Town welcomes two newest island police officers

Steve Head, 42, has joined the Jamestown Police Department after serving 17 years as a police officer in Newport. Head grew up in Jamestown on Sail Street. His father served on the Town Council. More...

Jamestowner has a passion for court tennis

Jamestowner and 31-year court tennis devotee, Jim Wharton, explains that the first reaction one has to court tennis might be akin to one he had with curling: “It’s a great little game, but…” More...

Jamestowner to build houses during cross-country bike ride

Bicycling more than 3,860 miles across the United States – from Providence to Seattle – is a challenge. The Tour de France is more than a third shorter. More...

About Town

Retirement party planned for Judy Bell

A dinner party is planned this month to honor Judy Bell, who is retiring as director of the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The celebration will be held at the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Friday, Feb. 25, starting at 6 p.m. More...

Melrose School to hold fundraiser tomorrow

The Melrose Avenue School will host an Empty Bowl Fundraiser to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank tomorrow – Friday, Feb. 4 – from 3:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Book discussion begins today at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites children in grades 3 through 5 for a book discussion today – Thursday, Feb. 3 – from 3 to 4 p.m. “The Doll People” by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin will be discussed. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 3

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, February 4, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 3 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Monday, Feb. 7 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall Tuesday, Feb. 8 3 p.m., the Bike Path Design Committee meets at Town Hall More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire runs 7:30 p.m., Jan. 20, All companies turned out for an ice rescue drill at the Intrepid Lane pond. 11:59 a.m., Jan. 21, Car 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 responded to Plymouth Road for a fire alarm. 2:32 p.m., Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

Leaving scene of accident, reckless driving Brent D. Healy, 44, of 48 Rillbrook Road, Griswod, Conn., was charged Jan. More...

Superintendent proposes $11.9-million budget for upcoming fiscal year

Superintendent Marcia Lukon of the Jamestown School Department presented the 2011-2012 proposed operating budget totaling $11.89 milllion at last week’s School Committee meeting. More...

Jamestown Arts Center achieves fundraising goal

Four years ago, Kate Petrie and Lizzie Congdon had a vision. Education had become focused on science, technology, engineering and math. The two wanted to make sure that art wasn’t forgotten. More...

Editorial

A winter to remember

This has been a winter for the record books. Since Christmas it seems that we’ve had one storm right after another. Old man winter delivered nearly 50 inches of snow during the month of January. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

We normally require that readers at least leave the State of Rhode Island in order to publish their Where in the World pictures. However, we’re making a special exception in this case. More...

Ruggiero introduces inheritance legislation

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has introduced legislation that would help make Rhode Island’s tax structure more competitive by raising the point at which an inheritance becomes subject to the estate tax. More...

Sam Bari

Understanding the chaos phenomenon

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

According to academics and other wise people, small differences in like conditions or systems can result in widely diverse outcomes – some good, some bad. It doesn’t matter. The outcomes are not predictable. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 38 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

Beth Clarke’s world is music. As with all good things, it began at home, having been born to musical parents who sing with the Jamestown Community Chorus and the Jamestown Community Theatre. More...

Obituaries

Gloria Dorr Conley

Gloria Dorr Conley, 71, of 106 Quail Run Road, Elizabeth City, N.C., died Jan. 25, 2011, in Durham, N.C. Born in Jamestown, and formerly of Crescent City, Fla., she was the daughter of the late George E. More...

Irma D. Culp

Irma D. Culp, 89, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 25, 2011. She was the loving wife of Earl T. Culp for almost 60 years. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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