February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Rec center keeps islanders fit during winter months

The Jamestown Recreation Center is successfully keeping islanders active and exercised during the snow-bound season. More...

Mad hat-ters

Melrose Avenue School held its annual School Spirit Week from Feb. 14 to Feb. 18. Students from Ms. More...

Hendricken grad sets sights on regionals

By Geoff Campbell Ian Watters began team swimming in kindergarten. He took lessons, and was encouraged by his parents to take his skills to the next level. More...

Sam Bari

The boogieman in the closet

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

Remember the movie “The Exorcist?” It was a horror film about Regan, a prepubescent girl who was allegedly possessed. Some have said the possessor was the demon, an entity so frightening that most will not even utter its name. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 178 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 slander Robert Morton-Ranney is from Canada where, he told us, he grew up listening to Gilbert and Sullivan. More...

Obituaries

Judith Heelan, 69

Judith (Stephenson) Heelan, 69, of Jamestown, died peacefully at home Feb. 15, 2011, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of John T. Heelan for 42 years. More...

Alphonse D. Taillon, 87

Alphonse D. Taillon, 87, a World War II veteran and retired international financial executive, died Feb. 3, 2011 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Maryland after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Town, tribe discuss sale of old town offices

Jamestown’s former town offices’ building at 44 Southwest Ave., which the town has been trying to sell for a few years, could become the centerpiece of a broad agreement with the Narragansett Indians. More...

Panel mulls over harbor responsibilities

The Jamestown Harbor Management Commission discussed the lack of clarity regarding which town department is responsible for funding harbor-related infrastructure at its meeting last week. More...

Second Congress of Councils closed to public and press

The second Congress of Councils, an ongoing effort to oppose the Weaver’s Cove Energy LNG project, took place yesterday in Fall River, Mass. The event was closed to members of the press. At the Feb. More...

Editorial

Debunking myths about recycling

VIEWPOINT

There are myths associated with just about every topic known to man – from historical events to health concerns. Most of us are familiar with them and likely have even fallen for a few. More...

Collapse of Ft. Getty pavillion a blessing

 EDITORIAL 

Nostalgia aside, the collapse of the Lt. Col. John C. Rembijas memorial pavilion at Ft. Getty is a blessing in disguise. The Feb. More...

Letters to the Editor

Do not relocate proposed pavilion

It is my belief that the pavilion should be replaced at its present location. Moving it to a higher spot would probably not prevent the fate that the Mackerel Cove beach pavilion met in 1938. More...

No problem with big crowds

It is refreshing to see that the cold weather has not dampened the humorous spirit of Jamestowners. More...

Thanks for the help with fundraising

Many thanks to all of our generous friends and neighbors who joined in to support those in need while sharing a delicious meal of soup, bread and desserts at the Empty Bowls fundraiser while listening to the smooth sounds of the piano. More...

About Town

JPD officers to train at Lawn Avenue School

The Jamestown Police Department will hold an active-shooter training seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lawn Avenue School. More...

Tickets available now for Judy Bell party

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...

Accidental Sisters to hold concert tomorrow

Central Baptist Church will host “Temporary Home,” a concert to benefit Bike and Build and Habitat for Humanity, tomorrow – Friday, Feb. 18 – at 7:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 17

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, Feb. 18, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 17 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Feb. 22 6 p.m., the Water and Sewer Board meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review meets at Town Hall More...

POLICE LOG

Violation of no contact order More...

FIRE RUNS

Feb. 11, 11:30 a.m., Car 3 and Car 25 went to Clinton Avenue for a fire alarm. Feb. 12, 7:32 a.m., Car 1, Car 2, Car 4, Engine 1, Engine 3 and Rescue 1 responded to the Jamestown Bridge for a motor vehicle rollover. Feb. More...