April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Council sets timeline to finalize proposed budget

The Jamestown Town Council set a timeline for the final steps leading towards the Financial Town Meeting in June during its meeting on Monday. More...

News

Islander focuses on helping people more than 3,000 miles away

Jay Mayers, a Jamestown resident and a high school student at Providence Country Day School in East Providence, is determined to make a difference in other peoples lives. More...

Softball standout succeeds in center field and in the classroom

Katie Marquis readily admits that one of her favorite things to do is dive for fly balls while playing center field for the North Kingstown High School girls’ varsity softball team. More...

Director of R.I. film office discusses luring filmmakers to state

The Jamestown Historical Society welcomed Steven Feinberg, director of the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, to the Jamestown Philomenian Library last week. More...

Sam Bari

The bionic phone and cellular upgrades

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

A rumor is allegedly circulating in the scientific community that we are on the brink of a long awaited event in the evolution of human physiology. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, April 78 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

The audience for the Jamestown Community Piano Association’s March 27 piano concert looked forward with great anticipation to hearing acclaimed Italian pianist Alessandra Tiraterra. More...

Obituaries

Sybil E. Walker

Sybil E. Walker, 92, died peacefully in her sleep on March 16, 2011. She was born on June 5, 1918, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She was the oldest daughter of Constance (Levy) and Wallace Meisner. In 1923 her family moved to Lawrence, Mass. More...

Roy J. LeDoux

Roy J. LeDoux, 94, of Baldwin Court, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 4, 2011, at South County Hospital. He was the husband of the late Claire S. (Bernier) LeDoux for 61 years. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s blurb—“Islander awarded college scholarship”—it was reported that Cameron Toppa was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to attend Alfred State College. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 7 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, April 12 3 p.m., the Bike Path Design Committee meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Committee on LNG Threat meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission meets More...

POLICE LOG

Suspended license Jeffrey Records, 26, of 148 Main St., Apt. 6, East Greenwich, was charged March 30 with driving with a suspended license after he was stopped on Bay View Drive for a traffic infraction, police said. More...

JEMS workshop planned

The Jamestown Town Council has scheduled a workshop to assess the findings and recommendations of a report on the town’s Emergency Medical Services. More...

State releases school spending comparisons

On March 25, the state Department of Education released the 2009-10 school districts’ expenditure comparisons made possible by the new Uniform Chart of Accounts. More...

Local restaurant group purchases Narragansett Avenue property

The island buzz has already started with the news late last week that Narragansett Café owners John and Cathy Recca are leading a group of investors that have purchased the former Tricia’s Tropi Grille property. More...

Editorial

Narragansett Ave. is open for business!

Village merchants want everyone to know that they remain open despite the ongoing sidewalk construction. Scott Sherman of Jamestown Hardware says the construction these past two weeks has had an impact on his business. More...

Community Service Award winners

May and Bill Munger of Conanicut Marine Services were named the first winners of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award last week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you during tough times

The family of Dalton Brownell would like to thank everyone who sent cards of condolences, prayers, baked goods and donations to the Jamestown Fire Department. Your support during this most difficult time was greatly appreciated. More...

Your letters are welcome

The Jamestown Press invites readers’ letters about issues of local concern. Letters are limited to 500 words in length and should include your full name and address. Your letters may be e-mailed to News@JamestownPress.com. More...

Please pick up after your dog

I walk my dogs every day along Southwest Avenue, Narragansett Avenue and other streets in town. I am noticing a growing problem with people not picking up after their dogs. More...

About Town

Chamber to hold breakfast meeting

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host the third in its series of breakfast meetings on Thursday, April 14, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Narragansett Cafe. More...

Group to debate bio of Emily Dickinson

The Jamestown Philomenian Library Book Discussion Group will meet on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, April 19, at 1 p.m., at the library to deliberate the biography of poet Emily Dickinson. More...

Girls’ softball league open for registration

The Jamestown Girls’ Softball League is open for registration. Two age groups will be available: an instructional league for grades 1-3 and a youth league for grades 4-7. The deadline for registration is April 15. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 7

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, April 7, 1911 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Tuesday, April 12, is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. On that date in 1861, soldiers of the army of the Confederate States of America, which had been formed two months earlier, fired on the U.S. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Jan. 4: Whale Rock sold to Maxfield, property at 34 Whale Rock Road for $590,000. Jan. 5: Wilkinson sold to Ward, property at 8 Spirketing St. for $222,000. Jan. 21: Bishop sold to Bishop, property at 50 Bay View Drive for $4.4 million. Jan. More...