May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Centenarian

Friends and family gathered at Alite Care on Monday to wish Helen Peckham Anderson a happy 100th birthday. Anderson was born on May 2, 1911 on Union Street in Jamestown. More...

News

Island youngsters cope with diabetes, look to help others

On May 14, two Jamestown youngsters will work and try to save enough money to attend a special camp in North Oxford, Mass. More...

Shores association welcomes CRMC staff to island

The Jamestown Shores Association held its monthly meeting last week, welcoming guest speakers from the state Coastal Resource Management Council in a relaxed question-and-answer forum. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Gary and Anita Girard enjoy the day with granddaughters Danielle and Nicole Grosso from the bridge in Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France. More...

Sam Bari

The ‘rights’ of spring

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

Spring, that beautiful time of year, is upon us. Trees are budding, the daffodils and crocuses have bloomed, and the grass is greening. Nature is letting us know that state and national parks will be open within a few weeks. More...

About Town

Senior center to hold seminar for retirees

The Jamestown Senior Center will host a seminar on Friday, May 27 at 1 p.m. at Grange Hall. The conferences are designed to answer questions regarding recently retired seniors and baby boomers who are considering retirement in the near future. More...

Schools to hold Scholastic Book Fair

The Jamestown Parent Teacher Organization will hold a Scholastic Book Fair at the Melrose and Lawn Avenue Schools from Monday, May 9, to Wednesday, May 11. There will be books for all ages, as well as posters and school supplies. More...

Library to hold food preservation talk

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will host “Food Preservation Basics” with Martha Smith Patnoad on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Joyce A. Maxwell

Joyce A. Maxwell, 67, of Jamestown, passed away surrounded by her loving family on April 27, 2011. She was the wife of the late James M. Maxwell, III. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Ellia (Bianchi) Martinelli. More...

Francis J. “Jim” West

Francis J. “Jim” West, 96, of Green Lane, died on April 27, 2011, in Portland, Texas. He was the husband of the late Alberta F. (Mc- Nair) West. Born in Jamestown, he was a son of the late Francis X. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Council looks at voting procedures

The Jamestown Town Council this week agreed to reconstitute the Charter Review Committee as the first step towards revising the voting procedures at financial town meetings. More...

Panel focuses on amending misleading data made by state

The Jamestown School Committee discussed problems relating to the misleading presentation of comparative district expenses on Rhode Island’s Unified Chart of Accounts Web site at its meeting on April 28. More...

Chorus gives island a touch of Broadway this weekend

The Jamestown Community Chorus will celebrate its annual “Spring Fling” concert with a salute to Broadway this weekend. More...

Father of son killed in car crash delivers powerful lecture

On Nov. More...

Editorial

Destinations of LNG tankers in bay ‘not a mystery’

VIEWPOINT

The “Viewpoint (April 14, 2011)” in the Jamestown Press is yet another example of Dick Lynn playing fast and loose with the facts. We respect Mr. More...

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article — “Council proposes budget for upcoming fiscal year” — the property-tax increase for the Jamestown Town Council’s budget proposal was reported incorrectly. More...

Rhode Island independence – first and last of the colonies

It was 235 years ago this week that Rhode Island declared its independence from Britain. Rhode Island may have been one of the smallest colonies, but its residents were leaders among those living in the New World. More...

Letters to the Editor

Child abuse is preventable

I have written my two U.S. senators on this subject and to date have received no reply. It is about child abuse, which seems to go on and on. Shame on the human race. We have the SPCA for the protection of animals — what about our children? More...

Island author to hold slideshow

I am writing to comment on the informative and timely article that appeared in the Newport Daily News (April 25, 2011). Specifi- cally, the article by Arline A. Fleming on one of our local Jamestown authors, Walter K. Schroder. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, May 58 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Golf Course10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, Jamestown Golf Course5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

A s Beej warms up the Jamestown Community Chorus for its weekend presentation “Spring Fling: Our Salute to Broadway,” he offers a bit of nostalgia. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 5

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, May 5, 1911 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Battery Day is here! More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 5 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, May 10 3:30 p.m., the Bike Path Design Committee will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Committee on LNG Threat will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Conservation Comm More...

POLICE LOG

Crank/obscene telephone calls Samuel Baugh, 57, of 73 Carr Lane, was charged April 30 with making several unwanted telephone calls after police responded to a complaint, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs April 26, 1:41 p.m., Car 3, Car 4 and Engine 3 were sent to Narragansett Avenue for a fire alarm. April 27, 3:27 p.m., Rescue 1 went to Cole Street for a bicycle accident. More...