April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Supreme Court sends Clancy case back to town

In a case that dates back to 2005, the Rhode Island Superior Court in Newport once again remanded the case of David and Jennifer Clancy v. the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review back to the Board. More...

News

Trio of churches announce Easter schedules

The three Jamestown churches have set their schedules for their Holy Week and Easter services, which begins tonight and will run through Sunday. More...

Partners in planting

Samantha Nelson and her brother Stanton helped plant beach grass Saturday at Mackerel Cove. About 50 people planted more than 6,000 seedlings at the town beach. More...

Island sailor prepares for world-class Laser competition

Rachel Bryer is an accomplished Laser class sailor who has qualified to compete on the world stage in San Francisco this July. More...

Sam Bari

The separation of church, eggs and bunnies

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

As sad as it makes me to report this, the politically correct extremists have struck again. In their infinite stupidity, they have decided to attack the Easter Bunny. Oops! More...

About Town

CIAA to hold ‘Reflections’ art show

The Conanicut Island Art Association will display its new show, “Reflections,” at Town Hall from April 28 to May 5. All media will be accepted. More...

Women’s club sponsors an 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. Students through the fourth grade are invited. An egg toss will be held for fifth and sixth graders. More...

Charity walk to be held at Fort Wetherill

The third annual Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Wetherill. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 21

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 21, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, April 25 6 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall Tuesday, April 26 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review meets at Town Hall Thursday, April 28 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School More...

POLICE LOG

Suspended license Maryanne Sticca Guertin, 36, of 90 Mast St., was charged April 16 with driving with a suspended license after she was stopped for a traffic infraction and the police called in for license validation, police said. More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire Runs April 12, 11:49 a.m., Car 3, Engine 1 and Rescue 3 were sent to the Newport-Pell Bridge toll plaza for a two-car motor-vehicle accident. April 13, 8:36 a.m., Engine 2 and Car 3 went to the North Kingstown Fire Station No. More...

Report on emergency services sparks passioned debate

Council extends JEMS contract through June

The Jamestown Town Council’s April 14 review of a report advising major changes in the town’s emergency medical services sparked public opposition reminiscent of the animal control officer controversy of 2010. More...

Council hikes Fort Getty outlay

Fort Getty spending emerged as a big winner during a work session held on April 14 by the Jamestown Town Council. More...

Editorial

FarmVille

Martha Neale, who owns Windmist Farm with her husband George, hangs out with a chicken at Secret Garden’s annual Spring Open House on Sunday. More...

Modern ship

Looking somewhat like a spacecraft, the U.S. Navy ship Sea Fighter (FSF-1) arrived for a short visit in Narragansett Bay on April 16. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for six years of business

All of us at Forster Orthodontics are saddened to be closing our Jamestown office on Narragansett Avenue. After taking over the practice six years ago from the unexpected passing of Dr. More...

Shut down URI’s nuclear reactor

The recent situation in Japan gets me thinking about such situations that could develop closer to home. It has made me particularly aware of the nuclear reactor at the URI Marine Campus. More...

Many questions yet to be answered

I left the EMS “workshop” on April 14 feeling a bit confused. Town Council President Mike Schnack said it was a workshop and no decisions were going to be made regarding JEMS. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, April 218:30 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

Dr. Carla Vaccaro will join the Jamestown Family Practice on Aug. 1. A board certified family practitioner, Dr. Vaccaro is currently practicing in Chelmsford, Mass., and Tewksbury, Mass., and is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. More...

Obituaries

Matthew H. Barber

Matthew H. Barber, 21, a student at the University of Rhode Island, died on April 16, 2011. Born in Newport, he was the beloved son of Ronald and Beverley K. (Gebelein) Barber of Jamestown. He was a lifelong resident of Jamestown. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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