March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Jamestown Bridge opens for road race on Easter weekend

On Saturday, April 23, the Jamestown Bridge will be opened to runners in a road race for the first time. The 10k race is being organized by TRIMOM Productions, who have been staging running, biking and triathlon events since 2007. More...

Subdivision application withdrawn due to opposition

When the public hearing on the Evangelista subdivision re-opened at the March 2 meeting of the Jamestown Planning Commission, attorney John Murphy announced, “We will be withdrawing the application that is the subject matter of this public hear More...

Dance fever

The Island Moving Company, a dance organization from Newport, visited the Melrose Avenue School last week to teach third graders some dance moves. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Sam Bari

Addiction to the information age

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

Many of us remember when the major newspapers had morning and evening editions. Some of the larger cities and towns even published two big newspapers. Usually one had conservative leanings, while the other was liberal. More...

About Town

Free workshop tonight at arts center

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold a series of free workshops for students in grades 5-8, including one tonight – Thursday, March 10. More...

French film screening tonight at library

The annual International Film Series will feature the French film “Amelie” tonight – Thursday, March 10 – at the Jamestown Philomenian Library at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. More...

Registration, tryouts for island baseball

Registration has started for the Jamestown Baseball Association upcoming season. The deadline to register is March 31. The association consists of four leagues: Majors, ages 9-12; minors, ages 8-10; rookies, ages 6-7; and T-ball, ages 4-5. More...

Obituaries

Clifton R. Largess Jr.

Clifton R. Largess Jr., 90, of Hamilton Gate Court, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2011, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Mary R. (Curran) Largess. Born in Worcester, Mass., he was a son of the late Clifton R. and Winifred K. More...

Elizabeth D. Benoit

Elizabeth D. Benoit, 93, passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2011, surrounded during her last days by family and friends. She was the devoted wife of the late Everett J. Benoit Sr., who passed away on Dec. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION More...

Council adopts higher harbor fees

The Harbor Management Commission budget adopted this week by a 4-1 vote of the Jamestown Town Council includes a 24 percent jump in mooring fees and a substantial increase in the charges for municipal services performed for harbor operations. More...

Wind turbine prospects become more confusing

Despite a promising development for a Jamestown wind turbine, the overall prospects for the endlessly debated project have become more complex because of a Public Utilities Commission investigation into electricity sales from the municipally owned tu More...

Editorial

A new funding plan for the state budget

On Tuesday evening, Governor Chafee presented his 2011-12 state budget to a packed House chamber at the state General Assembly. More...

Melrose masquerade

Miki Ohlsen, center, the artistic director of Newport’s Island Moving Company, helps direct students at Melrose Avenue School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ft. Getty sailing center a ‘bad idea’

As a sailor and marine enthusiast, I think that access to Ft. Getty is essential to boaters. As a taxpayer, I think that a sailing center as described in the Jamestown Press article “Fort Getty sailing center project moves forward (Jan. More...

Dispose of e-waste properly

The North Kingstown Groundwater Committee is a sponsor of North Kingstown Spirit Day, and would like to remind those with ewaste that Spirit Day will offer the opportunity to safely dispose of your e-waste for the fourth straight year. More...

Basketball season a success

I would like to thank everyone who made the Jamestown Parks and Recreation youth basketball program a success this year. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, March 108 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Golf Course9 a.m., Ladies’ Breakfast, Slice of Heaven10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, Jamestown Golf Course5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Sunday, March 13, is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Before going to bed Saturday night, set your timepieces ahead one hour. Spring ahead, Fall back! *** More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 10

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 10, 1911 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The society’s most exciting acquisition of the past month was a painting by Francis X. West, who had his Red Elephant Studios on Cole Street in the early- and mid-20th century. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, March 16 7 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall Thursday, March 17 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue More...

POLICE LOG

Bench warrant violation More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire Runs March 1, 7:24 p.m., Engine 3, Car 2 and Rescue 1 responded to East Shore Road for a motor vehicle accident. March 3, 7:30 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for driver training. More...