April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Education commissioner praises island schools

In addition to a warm welcome that Rhode Island Department of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist received on Monday, she was also greeted by substantive and probing questions during her “Transforming Education in Rhode Island” presentati More...

News

Federal court rules that bridge tolls are constitutional

“We are very pleased with the favorable federal court decision affirming that the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has the right to set a discounted toll rate for Rhode Island residents,” said David Darlington, chairman of the R More...

Islanders stand out at regionals for Wahoo Swim Team

At the recent Newport County YMCA Wahoo Swim Team banquet, Jamestowners Noah Simmons and Sam Avayzian-Hancock were named Co-Swimmers of the Year. More...

Open house on Friday, Saturday at Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store

Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store at 20 Narragansett Ave. will host its annual Spring Sale and Open House this Friday and Saturday, April 15-16. The sale includes 25 percent off in-stock clothing, shoes and marine hardware. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you from Troop 1397

Girl Scout Troop 1397 would like to thank Cliff Dimon at Trattoria Simpatico for welcoming our 12 girls for an afternoon teddy bear tea party. The girls enjoyed themselves while learning about proper etiquette and earning their manners patch. More...

Collaboration ’11 was a success

The Jamestown Arts Center Board of Directors — Kate Petrie, Dianne Grippi, Anne Livingston, Mary Beth Murphy, Vivi Valentine and myself — would like to thank the Jamestown Press for its coverage of the new JAC and this year’s Collab More...

Thanks for help with rabies clinic

The Town Clerk’s office would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped and volunteered their time at the rabies clinic on April 2. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, April 148 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

Joshua, our 14-year-old vallhund, is proudly showing off his new No. 221 Town of Jamestown dog tag. Be sure to get new tags for your pets at Town Hall by April 30. More...

Obituaries

Catherine (O’Donnell) Clifford

Catherine (O’Donnell) Clifford, a resident of Jamestown, died April 7, 2011, at home. She leaves her beloved husband Joseph of Jamestown, son John Clifford of New York City, daughters Patricia Clifford of Franklin, N.H. More...

Helena Elizabeth Barry Kelly

Helena Elizabeth Barry Kelly, 94, of Morehead City, N.C., died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Harborview Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Morehead City. She was a former resident of Jamestown. Mrs. Kelly was born on Sept. More...

Janet Schaus

Janet Schaus, an educator, author and greatgrandmother of 13, died at Duncaster Lifecare Community in Bloomfield, Conn., on April 4, 2011. She was 106. More...

Panel approves major facelift for St. Mark Church

The Jamestown Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the application by St. More...

Dancing the night away

Fourth-grade students at Melrose Avenue School rehearse for their annual play, “Movin’ in the Right Direction.” Melrose Avenue teacher Gilda Bullard directed the play; Bullard teach More...

Earth Day cleanup this Saturday

The Jamestown Conservation Commission will hold its annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 16. Participants should meet at the recreation center at 8:30 a.m. More...

Editorial

Your help needed with the Island Shoreline Cleanup this Saturday morning

 EDITORIAL 

The spring cleaning of our island beaches has become a Jamestown tradition. Held every April since the early 1990s, the Jamestown Conservation Commission’s annual Island Shoreline Cleanup is our local Earth Day celebration. More...

Bookworms

Last week was “Reading Week” at Melrose Avenue School and students read a total of 25,701 minutes between April 4 and April 8. More...

Potential LNG anchorage proposed offshore in Rhode Island Sound

VIEWPOINT

According to sources close to federal permitting of liquefied natural gas, it was recently stated, via the Federal Register, that the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has delegated to the U.S. More...

Sam Bari

A day at the prosthodontist

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

Tomorrow morning, my life could very well change for the rest of my days on Planet Earth. I am going to the prosthodontist. More...

About Town

Central Baptist to hold forum Sunday

Leah Schroder Fox, a Jamestown native and the director of public programs at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H., will hold a forum at Central Baptist Church on Sunday, April 17 at 11 a.m. More...

Girls’ softball team to hold Bingo Night

The North Kingstown High School girls’ fast-pitch softball team will host a family bingo night tomorrow — Friday, April 15 — from 6 to 8 p.m. in the high school’s cafeteria. More...

Women’s club to hold Easter egg hunt

The Jamestown Women’s Club will hold an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 23, at the school fields at 10 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 14

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 14, 1911 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

• In last week’s Police Log, it was incorrectly reported that Jeffrey Records was charged on March 30 with driving on a suspended license. In fact, Records was charged with driving on an expired license. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 14 6 p.m., the Town Council holds a special JEMS workshop at Town Hall Monday, April 18 The Water and Sewer meeting is rescheduled to Monday, April 25 The Town Council meeting is rescheduled to Monday, April 25 More...

POLICE LOG

Breaking and entering into a business • Wilfred Dumont 44, of 43 Bayberry Drive, Mashpee, Mass., was charged April 7 with breaking and entering the East Ferry Deli on April 5. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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