February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Island professor named dean at Northeastern

Born and raised in Boston, Dr. Harry Lane moved to Jamestown in October 1987, right before Wall Street’s infamous Black Monday. It is no coincidence that Harry Lane equates his move to Jamestown with the Oct. More...

Review, revision of community plan continues

The Jamestown Planning Commission last week addressed the Economic Development section of the Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan in its continuing 10-year review and revision of the document. More...

FOR THE RECORD

In the Feb. More...

Sam Bari

A visit from Mr. No It All

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

A visit from Mr. No It All and his crack team of researchers, the Googlamaniacs, is long overdue. Mr. More...

About Town

Two local students named to dean’s lists

Emily Bickford-Lee was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Emmanuel College in Boston, Mass. Bickford-Lee is a sophomore phychology major. More...

R.I. high schools announce honor rolls

The Prout School in Wakefield announced its second quarter honor roll. Twelve island students were awarded. More...

Library to show Danish film tonight

The annual International Film Series will feature “Babettes Feast” tonight – Thursday, Feb. 24 – at the Jamestown Philomenian Library at 7 p.m. The 1987 Danish film runs 102 minutes. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 24

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. 25, 1911 More...

Harbor debate sinks ordinance vote

Deep divisions over infrastructure “ownership” and environmental safeguards this week prevented the Jamestown Town Council from adopting revisions to the Harbor Management Plan and Harbor Ordinance. More...

Islanders voice opinions on new pavilion options

More than 30 Jamestown residents gathered on Saturday afternoon to discuss replacement options for the Lt. Col. John C. Rembijas memorial pavilion, which toppled during the Feb. 2 snowstorm. More...

Editorial

February scenes

This bovine at Beaverhead Farm (top photo) appeared thankful on Wednesday morning for his heavy winter coat as temperatures hovered in the low 20s. More...

Blank slate

All that remains of the Ft. Getty pavilion is a slab of concrete. The pavilion collapsed after an early February storm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pavilion shouldn’t be ‘outdated’

The residents of this island invested over a decade in solving the issue of finding a suitable home for the highway barn, and spent almost as long selecting the best location for the Town Hall. More...

A big thanks to the fire department

On behalf of everyone at Special Olympics Rhode Island, I sincerely thank the members of the Jamestown Fire Department for their help and support each year at the Penguin Plunge. This year sure was one of the biggest crowds we have ever had. More...

Majority vote should determine legislature

There is an issue before the Rhode Island state legislature that we should all be aware of for a variety of reasons, not the least among them is the fact that the individuals pushing this legislation are reluctant to have a state referendum concernin More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 248 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

There is an islander who has missed few, if any, musical presentations in Jamestown in the past 20 years. And, when she attended the productions, she made her own wonderful music. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, March 2 7 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall Thursday, March 3 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School More...

POLICE LOG

Driving with a suspended license and bench warrant More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire runs Feb. 15, 8:47 p.m., Car 1, Car 2, Car 4 and Engine 3 were sent to Columbia Avenue for a carbon monoxide alarm. Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for drill. Feb. More...