March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Renovations underway at BankNewport

BankNewport, which is slated to become the only bank in Jamestown after Bank of America on Narragansett Avenue closes its door on April 8, began undergoing major renovations to its building on Conanicus Avenue on Monday. More...

News

Association embarks on a new year to improve the island

The Jamestown Shores Association held its first meeting of the year last night. More...

FOR THE RECORD

In the March 17 column by Sam Bari, “Good news – a welcome concept,” the monetary figures published were incorrectly edited. More...

Islander enters his fifth season as third-base coach of the Rams

University of Rhode Island’s Eric Cirella, a long-time Jamestowner, described the life of a Division I assistant baseball coach – coaching third base is hardly the hardest part. More...

About Town

Final week to register for Babe Ruth League

The last day to register for Babe Ruth League baseball is Friday, April 1. Players must be between the ages of 13 and 16 years old on April 30. Interested players must contact Tony Rafanelli by e-mail and phone. More...

Last week for youth baseball registration

The deadline to register for the Jamestown Baseball Association’s upcoming season is Thursday, 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...

Collaboration ‘11 deadline nears

This is the final week to submit 12-by-12-inch squares into the Jamestown Arts Center’s fourth annual collaboration show. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 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, March 24, 1911 More...

Obituaries

Dalton E. Brownell

Dalton E. Brownell, born in Portsmouth on Oct. 11, 1927, died on March 18, 2011. He was the son of the late Nathan Ellery Brownell and Ruth Collar Brownell. More...

Clara B. O’Connell

Clara B. O’Connell, 92, a longtime Jamestown resident, died on March 18, 2011, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Fall River, Mass., after a sudden illness at her residence in Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton. More...

Keiser proposes 2.5 percent increase for upcoming budget

EMS would not get advanced life support ability

A proposal to enhance Jamestown’s Emergency Medical Services will not be supported by the Jamestown Town Council for the upcoming fiscal year, councilors indicated during their special meeting Tuesday on the capitalimprovement budget proposed f More...

Town agrees on contractor for Ft. Getty tent

The Jamestown Town Council selected the contractor this week that will replace the demolished John C. Rembijas memorial pavilion at Ft. Getty with a tent for the 2011 season. More...

Panel hashes out threats to water resources

The Jamestown Town Council acting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners addressed potential threats this week to the island’s water resources: Cesspools located near the shoreline and residents who walk their dogs or drive their all-ter More...

Editorial

Airing things out

Lawn Avenue School’s Mr. Kaczynski takes advantage of the nice weather and demonstrates how hot-air balloons work to his eighth-grade class. Photos by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Artsy assembly

Members and friends of the Jamestown Arts Center get the center ready on Saturday for its opening reception and the Collaboration ’11 show on Friday, April 1. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rumors abound over JEMS

I serve as an emergency medical technician with the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services, and it is a wonderful thing. I volunteer with good people and we do good work. More...

Don’t forget to file taxes

Paul Peterson and I prepare tax returns at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is called TaxAide and is financed by American Association of Retired Persons and the IRS. More...

Talk to your kids about safety

For the parents of Jamestown and North Kingstown students, it is that time of year again: The time of year where dances and proms become an adolescent’s priority. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

“I have learned to live each day to the fullest. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Suspended/revoked license Nicholas Cambio, 53, of 130 Laurel Wood Drive, East Greenwich, was charged March 16 with allegedly driving with a suspended license after he was stopped for speeding on Route 138, police said. More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire Runs March 17, 7:32 a.m., Car 1, Car 4, Car 22, Engine 1, Rescue 2 and Ladder 1 responded to Stanchion Street for a fire alarm. March 17, 7 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for EVOC training. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE March 31, 2011 6:00 p.m.: Joint Budget Meeting with the Jamestown Town Council More...