May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters will decide whether bike path is wanted

With the Town Financial Meeting looming, one of the decisions that island residents will have is whether to allocate the $21,000 needed to draw up blueprints for the Cross-Island Bike Path Connector put forward by the town’s Bike Path Design Co More...

News

Hot meals and companionship each weekday at the senior center

The Jamestown Senior Center and Meal Site has been serving up hot weekday lunches and sandwiches to elderly and disabled islanders since 1994. More...

Bay Voyage’s new chef hopes to work with local farms

There have been some changes made at the Bay Voyage Restaurant this year. The restaurant is part of the Bay Voyage Inn & Resort, which is owned by Wyndham Vacation Resorts. More...

Town unveils sodar at wastewater treatment plant

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero, along with Jamestown officials, were on hand Tuesday for the unveiling of a sodar, which was erected at the Taylor Point wastewater treatment plant in order to determine if it is an efficient location for a wind turbine. More...

Sam Bari

In the best interests of recognizing our country’s founders

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

Last week, Jamestown celebrated Battery Day with a reenactment of the battles between the well-trained British armed forces and the ragtag militia comprised of poorly trained, ill-equipped colonists. More...

About Town

Boy Scouts to hold pasta supper Saturday

Jamestown Boy Scout Troop 1 will hold its annual pasta supper on Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

Volunteers needed to construct barn

The Jamestown Community Farm is looking for local contractors and carpenters to donate their time and skills on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 a.m. to help with construction of the community barn. More...

Local foundation to award island athletes

The Fuzz Foundation for Dedicated Athletes, a nonprofit volunteer organization created in memory of Donald “Fuzzy” Andreozzi by his daughters Megan Fox and Rachel Andreozzi, will present the 2011 awards to one male and one female high sch More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 19

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 19, 1911 More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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

Council takes aim at pension woes

Jamestown will probably have to spend more money to meet its pension obligations and support its water-service budget in the coming years, the town’s councilors learned during a pair of meetings on May 16. More...

Panels butt heads over responsibilities

Much of last week’s meeting of the Harbor Management Commission was spent discussing the implications of a Town Council appropriation of $50,000 from the commission’s retained earnings. More...

Editorial

Since 1776

Residents and reenactors joined forces Saturday to celebrate Battery Day at Conanicut Battery National Historic Park. More...

The fire squad

Edward Morinho, right, was the acting chairman at the Jamestown Fire Department’s annual meeting where he swore in six new officers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all for ‘Spring Fling’

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to thank everyone who played a part in the great success of our “Spring Fling” Broadway tribute concerts on May 7 and 8. More...

Battery Day was a big success

On behalf of the Jamestown Historical Society, I would like to thank those who contributed to making the 2011 Conanicut Battery Day such a success. More...

Record number of species spotted

Thanks for your participation in the 27th annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count on May 15. In spite of the projected inclement weather, 13 hardy birders participated and three more reported birds from home. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, May 198 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

I sland theater enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting the annual announcement of theater awards from Motif Magazine, a New England magazine for the arts. More...

Obituaries

Paul Greenberg

Paul Greenberg, 80, of Jamestown, died May 8, 2011. He was the husband of Marcia (Blazar) Greenberg. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 19 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School 7 p.m., Fort Getty workshop at Lawn Avenue School Monday, May 23 6 p.m., Shoreby Hill workshop at Town Hall Tuesday, May 24 More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs May 11, 2:18 p.m., all companies responded to Schooner Avenue for a fire in a driveway. May 12, 12:56 p.m., Car 25 went to Narragansett Avenue for a heat detector. More...

POLICE LOG

Bench warrant violation • John Kaiser, 45, of 169 Conanicus Ave., Apt. 8, was charged May 10 with a bench warrant violation issued from Newport District Court, police said. More...