March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

All are invited to help Rotary Club celebrate 70th anniversary

To get a sense of how long the Jamestown Rotary Club has been on the island, when the organization held its first meeting, the old Jamestown Bridge wasn’t even a year old. More...

News

Local filmmaker exposes the elephant in the room

Island resident Patti Cassidy released her latest work during a screening on Feb. 21 at the Museum of Natural History at Roger Williams Zoo. More...

Bush League: First-year president prepares for upcoming season

No stranger to the island or baseball, Eric Bush is the new president of the Jamestown Baseball Association, a Cal Ripken League affiliate. More...

Scholarship applications now available at schools

Applications are available for the Elizabeth Stone Fund Scholarship, a one-time award for expenses associated with the freshman year of a student at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning. More...

Sam Bari

Sometimes we talk funny

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

“His boss had Jack ‘over a barrel.’ He was ‘three sheets to the wind’ at the time. But ‘by and large,’ at the ‘bitter end,’ in ‘the grand scheme of things,’ nothing really changed. More...

About Town

Islander honored for translating Simmel

Islander John Andrews was honored by the University of Chicago Press for his translation of the “The View of Life,” the final work of German philosopher Georg Simmel. The work was originally published in 1918. More...

Chamber holds meeting with town planner

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host the second in its winter series of breakfast meetings on Thursday, March 10, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Narragansett Cafe. More...

Arts center begins free workshops tonight

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold a series of free workshops for students in grades 5-8. All completed artwork will be eligible for free submission into the JAC’s upcoming Collaboration ’11 event. More...

Obituaries

George C. Blair

George C. Blair, 87, of Reservoir Circle, passed away peacefully on Feb. 27, 2011, with his wife by his side. He was the beloved husband of Alcina (Lopes) Blair for 58 years. Born in Birmingham, Ala., he was a son of the late Hugh J. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE March 7, 2011 5:45 p.m.: Joint Meeting with the Jamestown Town Council and Legislators More...

Harbor panel submits budget to town for approval

In a meeting marked by frustration and raised voices, the Harbor Management Commission voted 5-2 to re-submit an updated – but essentially unchanged – budget to the Jamestown Town Council. More...

New library director describes post as her ‘dream job’

For the first time in 24 years, the Jamestown Philomenian Library has a new director. More...

Editorial

Surpise performance

The Jamestown Community Band made a surprise appearance Friday evening at the PAC Club for the retirement party of Judy Bell. More...

Farewell to Tropi Grille

We had heard that Tricia’s Tropi Grille on Narragansett Avenue would not be re-opening. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for wonderful party

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown Philomenian Library, I sincerely thank everyone who helped make the retirement party for Judy Bell a great success. More...

‘Don’t increase the confusion’

In Sam Bari’s Feb. 24 column “A visit from Mr. More...

Same-sex marriage a civil rights issue

I am compelled to dispute the assertion by William A. Kelly that it is inappropriate for state legislators to vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. Mr. Kelly is wrong; this is indeed a civil rights issue. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, March 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

“I am the very model of a modern Major General. I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral, I know the kings of England.” More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 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, March 4, 1911 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In the Feb. 24 blurb “Two local students named to dean’s list,” one student was incorrectly identified as Emily Bickford-Lee. In fact, the student who was named to the dean’s list at Emmanuel College was Hannah Bickford Lee. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 3 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Monday, March 7 5:45 p.m., the Town Council, School Committee meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall Tuesday, March 8 More...

POLICE LOG

Prohibited weapons and driving with suspended license More...