April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Two seats up for grabs on 2011 ballot

The terms of Jamestown School Committee members B.J. Whitehouse and Julie Kallfelz will expire in November, which will mark the last time an offyear election will be held on the island under the current Town Charter. More...

News

Couple hosts Fort Wetherill walk for stroke awareness

Imagine taking a newborn home from the hospital with a clean bill of health only to find out months later your baby had suffered a stroke at birth. More...

Island golfer named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week

Seven is Andrew Fiorenzano’s favorite hole at the Jamestown Golf Course. And although he didn’t learn to play golf there, it is where he and his father bonded over the sport. More...

Weekend ‘Big Bag Sale’ at Jamestown Hardware

Back by popular demand, Jamestown Hardware on Narragansett Avenue will hold its annual “Big Bag Sale” this Saturday and Sunday, April 30 to May 1. More...

Sam Bari

For the love of the written word

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

A visit from Mr. Writer Person is long overdue. He has graced us with his presence to answer the piles of mail that I know you faithful readers intend to write, but want to give more thought to your profound and lofty questions. More...

About Town

Resident beach stickers go on sale Monday

Resident beach stickers will be available for purchase starting on Monday, May 2, at the Jamestown Recreation Center. Stickers will be available throughout the season on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Beavertail association looks for volunteers

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association is looking for volunteers to help clean up the museum in preparation for the upcoming season and arrival of summer visitors. The cleanup is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Date set, volunteers needed for bird count

The 2011 Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will take place on Sunday, May 15. Interesting participants should arrive at the Jamestown Police Department at 6:30 a.m. Bird counters will broken up into groups and scattered around the island. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 28 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Monday, May 2 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall Wednesday, May 4 7 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire Runs April 22, 5:09 a.m., Engine 1, Rescue 1, Car 2 and Car 23 were sent to Sampan Avenue for a carbon monoxide alarm. More...

POLICE LOG

Incidents • On April 19, a gold bracelet with sapphires was reported missing from a house at 34 Columbia Ave. The case is under investigation. More...

Council proposes budget for upcoming fiscal year

Vote for $21.48 million pitch set for June 6

The Jamestown Town Council adopted the budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year at Monday’s meeting, which will be presented to the town voters at the Financial Town Meeting scheduled for June 6. More...

Island wind turbine prospects still uncertain

Jamestown’s councilors tackled a wide range of issues on Monday including the ongoing effort to reach a final decision on the proposed, multi-million dollar wind turbine, which drew the most attention among the front-burner issues. More...

A hero dies

Francis “Jimmy” West (right) was reported to have died Wednesday morning. West was Jamestown’s oldest living veteran. More...

Editorial

The writing tool that changed our world

News outlets were aflutter earlier this week with the announcement that the last factory to manufacture typewriters had closed. It was a false alarm, as we have since learned. There are still a couple of overseas companies producing typewriters. More...

Progress on the barn

Joe Oliveira (left) donated his time on Monday to finish a concrete floor that was poured for the new barn at the Jamestown Community Farm. More...

Letters to the Editor

Donations needed for play area

As some members of the Jamestown community may be aware, the kidsROCK project is part of an overall outdoor fitness area (fitZone) envisioned for the campuses at the Lawn Avenue and Melrose Avenue Schools. More...

We appreciate our island teachers

This year marks the first of the state’s new education funding formula. Jamestown is slated to lose a significant portion of our state funding over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, health care and pension costs continue to soar. More...

Anxiety of dentists no laughing matter

I read with some interest Mr. Sam Bari’s article titled “A Day at the Prosthondontist, (April 14, 2011).” More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, April 288 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

This is your last chance to buy a duck. Saturday afternoon at around 2:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 28

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 28, 1911 More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOLCOMMITTEEMay 5, 20116:30 p.m. More...