March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Test scores released, compared with other states

The single item on the agenda at last week’s Jamestown School Committee meeting was a presentation by Melrose Avenue School Principal Carrie Melucci and Lawn Avenue School Principal Kathy Almanzor regarding the fall semester’s test result More...

Island author to hold discussion this Sunday

Island resident Dara Chadwick will hold a discussion on Sunday, March 20, at 11 a.m., at Central Baptist Church. More...

Teen Center to hold filmmaking courses

The Teen Center will hold a filmmaking series in collaboration with the Jamestown Historical Society’s “Jamestown and the Silver Screen.” The series begins on Thursday, March 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Teen Center. More...

Free sign-language courses at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold a free 10-week sign language class taught by Gemma Guinguing each Wednesday at 7 p.m. from April 6 to June 8 at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

JEMS to sponsor ‘tropical’ blood drive

The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services will sponsor a “Dreamin’ of the Tropics” blood drive on Monday, March 21, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the JEMS station on Knowles Court. More...

News

Long-time island author completes his first novel

Walter Schroder, a Jamestown resident for more than 30 years who now lives in North Kingstown, recently published his first novel after previously authoring five works of non-fiction. More...

Ruggiero settles into second term at State House

Now in her second term, state Rep. Deb Ruggiero continues to get more confident on Capitol Hill in Providence. More...

Master moment

Maureen McGuirl passed her comprehensive boards and earned a master’s degree in history from Providence College. More...

About Town

Arts center to hold free workshop tonight

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its final free workshop tonight – Thursday, March 17 – from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to attend the workshop. More...

Two island students named to honor roll

The Providence Country Day School in East Providence announced its honor roll for the latest trimester. John Mayers, class of 2012, was awarded Upper School Honors. Mayers held a GPA between 3.3 and 3.7 with no grade below a B-minus. More...

Bookworms

Ms. Petrocelli’s fourth-grade class was one of two classrooms in the state to win Scholastic Book Clubs’ “Care Where You Are” Sweepstakes. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 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, March 17, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 17 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Monday, March 21 6 p.m., the Water and Sewer Commission meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall Tuesday, March 22 More...

POLICE LOG

Expired license More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire runs March 8, 8:56 a.m., Car 1, Car 2, Engine 3 and Rescue 1 went to Mast Street for a carbon monoxide alarm. March 10, 7:00 p.m., all units drilled at the Sewer Plant Pump Station. More...

Harbor panel proceeds with new mooring rates

Numerous issues were discussed at the Jamestown Harbor Management Commission meeting on March 9, including infrastructure boundaries, conservation zones, compliance with the Coastal Management Resources Council and the structure of the Harbor Commiss More...

Open-road tolling at Pell Bridge

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Board of Directors met last week and authorized Buddy Croft, the executive director of the authority, to utilize the consulting firm of Jacobs Engineering Group to see if it is feasible to change the tol More...

Children’s librarian helps spark interest in reading with island kids

You can’t tell a book by its cover, but you can tell a community by its library. Libraries provide a neighborhood with a valuable link to resources and capital. More...

Upcoming spring concert needs singers

The Jamestown Community Chorus is seeking singers in all voice ranges as it begins rehearsals for its May concert, “Spring Fling: Our Salute to Broadway.” The program features songs from “South Pacific,” “Man of La Manch More...

Piano association to host spring concert

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will host Alessandra Tiraterra in concert on Sunday, March 27, at 2 p.m., at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. She will play selected pieces by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Chopin, Messiaen and Liszt. More...

Free tax help at library this month

The American Association of Retired Persons will offer free assistance with tax returns through March at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Editorial

Et cetera

Send help the Japanese On Friday of last week northern Japan suffered a massive earthquake which was immediately followed by a tsunami. More...

New Town Financial Meeting format is needed

VIEWPOINT

We are nearing the annual town financial meeting, which is in June. It is hard to believe it has been eight months since the last heated town financial meeting. More...

Letters to the Editor

Turbine appeal a ‘terrible idea’

In the March 10 article “Wind turbine prospects become more confusing,” it was stated that the Federal Aviation Administration made a ruling limiting the tower height to 202 feet, and “that the electromagnetic field from a 410-foot More...

Thanks to ‘Pirates’ crew

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to thank everyone who contributed to the great success of our concert performances of “The Pirates of Penzance.” We are indeed fortunate to have so much enthusiastic support from s More...

Sam Bari

Good news — a welcome concept

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

The enormous hardships that have befallen the beleaguered country of Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami are inconceivable to most people who have never experienced disaster of that magnitude. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, March 178 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

Today is the day many of us join the Irish throughout the world in celebrating their wonderful traditions and culture. So, we asked island councilor Bill Murphy what it’s like being one of those very special people. More...

Obituaries

John L. Quattromani Jr.

John L. Quattromani Jr., 84, of Park Street, died on March 10, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Shirley B. (Teixeira) Quattromani. Born in Westerly, he was the son of the late John L. Sr. More...

Josephine A. (DeSoit) Reis

Josephine A. (DeSoit) Reis, 90, of Hamilton Avenue, died March 15, 2011, at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Julio J. Reis. Born in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Faria) DeSoit. More...

Alexandria Paiva

Alexandria Paiva, 96, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at the South County Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Manuel M. Paiva. More...