May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Panel reviews applications for community grants

The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) were reviewed in detail at the May 4 meeting of the Jamestown Planning Commission. More...

News

Battery Day reenactors prepare for battle this Saturday

This Saturday is Battery Day, a military pageant that honors the memory of those who have served our country through the centuries. The celebration also calls into focus the historical treasures upon which Jamestown is built. More...

Fundraising group works to make money for school playgrounds

In the summer of 2002, a volunteer group was formed to raise money and build a new playground on the Melrose Avenue School campus. More...

Senior center to hold Q-and-A 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...

Sam Bari

Passive terror: a multi-billion dollar business

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

According to the dictionaries and thesauruses, “terror” is synonymous with extreme fear, dread, horror, fright, alarm and panic. More...

About Town

Volunteers needed for bird count Sunday

The 27th annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will take place on Sunday, May 15. Interested participants should arrive at the Jamestown Police Department at 6:30 a.m with binoculars, a field guide and walking shoes. More...

Deadline tomorrow for Carlisle Scholarship

Applications for the Leigha Carlisle Scholarship are now available at the North Kingstown High School’s guidance office. To be eligible for the college grant, students must be graduating seniors and residents of Jamestown. More...

Central Baptist community celebration

A celebration of the Jamestown community will be at the center of a special worship on Sunday, May 15, at Central Baptist Church. The 9:30 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 12

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 12, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, May 16 6 p.m., the Town Council meets as the Water and Sewer Commissioners at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall Wednesday, May 18 7 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall Thursday, May 19 More...

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article — “Father of son killed in car crash delivers powerful lecture” — it was incorrectly reported who sponsored the event. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs May 3, 5:12 p.m., Engine 1, Engine 3 and Rescue 1 were dispatched to Route 138E for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. May 5, 8:13 a.m., Car 1, Car 3 and Engine 2 were sent to North Road for a box alarm. More...

Public opinion sought on Fort Getty’s future

On Thursday, May 19, islanders are invited to participate in a public workshop to discuss future uses of the Fort Getty Town Park. More...

Island teacher one of 85 recipients of Presidential Award

Melrose Avenue School fourth-grade teacher Charlene Tuttle was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. “It was just magnificent actually, it felt great,” Tuttle said. More...

Editorial

Advocates for LNG terminal in bay spinning the issue

VIEWPOINT

In Ted Gehrig’s Viewpoint in last week’s Press, the president of Weaver’s Cove Energy touts the company’s one-sided blog—the inappropriately named LNGFact- Check.org— and crafts a message that is heavy on spin and More...

Weighing the costs of the unfunded pensions

This week we learned that Rhode Island is facing an overwhelming shortfall of $9.4 billion in unfunded pensions for public employees. More...

Arbor Day planting

From left, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser, Tree Warden Steve Saracino, Paul Dolan and Peter Lockwood, both of the state Department of Environmental Management, plant an American elm tree in Jamestow More...

Letters to the Editor

Taxpayers should be on committee

In previous months, the Taxpayers’ Association of Jamestown has spent a great deal of time and energy addressing the concerns of many Jamestowners regarding the way in which last year’s Financial Town Meeting was conducted. More...

‘U.S. is in a natural gas glut’

Ted Gehrig (“Destinations of LNG tankers in bay ‘not a mystery,’” [May 5, 2011]) needs to heed his own advice regarding facts. More...

Thanks to all our customers

To all our loyal customers and supporters, I would like to extend our sincere thanks. 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

Our Swedish vallhund, Joshua, often got second looks when he was out for a walk. Not everyone had seen the breed. His short legs said he was a herder and his thick black, brown, gray and white coat prepared him for harsh weather. More...

Obituaries

Beverly E. Cianfarani

Beverly E. (Jernquist) Cianfarani, 95, of Mast Street, died May 2, 2011 at home. She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Cianfarani. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Edna (Eastman) Jernquist. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOLCOMMITTEEMay 19, 20116:30 p.m. More...