May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Island World War II veteran recalls his experience

Not every war hero has fired a weapon. Vic Richardson, 86, was unarmed for more than two years in Europe during World War II. More...

News

Annual Memorial Day Parade this Monday

This year’s annual island Memorial Day Parade and ceremonies will take place on Monday, May 30, beginning at 7 a.m. at Veterans Square for families to honor fallen soldiers. The parade itself will commence down Watson Avenue at 10 a.m. More...

Island family adds five born in eight months

Erica Smith and Teddy Comerford of Jamestown welcomed Rogue William Comerford to the family April 7. Rogue is the grandson of William and Kathleen Smith, and Jeanne Comerford of Jamestown. Rogue joins his brother, Talan. More...

Bryer re-elected chief of fire department

The 120th annual meeting of the Jamestown Fire Department was held on May 5, and James Bryer Jr. was re-elected to another two-year term as chief. Bryer has served as chief since 2005. More...

Letters to the Editor

Unwanted pests invade Jamestown

Have you noticed small green worms ravenously eating tree leaves around town? They are winter moth caterpillars, a pest that came from Europe about 1950. More...

Cub Scouts send thanks to veterans

Jamestown Cub Scout Pack 1 had a wonderful time participating in Battery Day. Thanks to Larry McDonald, Mary Heath and Rosemary Enright of the Jamestown Historical Society for organizing a fascinating event. More...

About Town

Memorial road race scheduled at Ft. Getty

The 10th annual Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Road Race will be held Sunday, June 5, at Fort Getty. The road race is a benefit in memory of Ali, a 15-year-old Jamestown resident and student at La Salle Academy who died in an automobile accident in 2001. More...

Adult softball league to start next week

The Jamestown adult softball program will begin Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue softball field. Teams will be made that night so interested participants should bring a glove and be ready to play. More...

Registration begins for summer programs

The Jamestown Arts Center announced its first series of summer programming beginning in July. Camps and classes, including ceramics, printmaking, drawing, photography and mixed media, will be available for islanders of all ages. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 26

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 26, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, June 1 7 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall Thursday, June 2 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School More...

POLICE LOG

Domestic-simple assault/battery More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs May 17, 5:16 p.m., Car 4 responded to Narragansett Avenue for a fire alarm. May 18, 9:57 a.m., Car 1, Car 3 and Engine 2 were sent to Fort Getty Road for a smoke alarm. More...

Open space, recreation at Ft. Getty, islanders say

Last week’s public workshop on the future uses of Fort Getty featured a vote on a wide range of ideas for the park and it was “open space and passive recreation” that emerged as the most heavily favored option among the residents wh More...

Shoreby Hill nomination will proceed

The pending nomination of Shoreby Hill for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places will proceed regardless of any rumored opposition from some of the neighborhood’s residents, Town Council President Mike Schnack said during this w More...

Holiday deadlines at the Press

Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day. The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule next week. Look for your copy of the Press on Thursday, June 2. Here are the holiday deadlines for the June 2 issue: More...

Editorial

Volunteers make our island a wonderful place to live

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It was a heart-warming scene last Saturday at the Jamestown Community Farm. More...

Brake for the geese

A couple families of Canada geese halted traffic Saturday morning as they crossed the road. Drivers should be careful near the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority administration building. More...

From the State House

Greetings, friends and neighbors. This is the second column updating you on what I’m doing at the State House to help you, small business and home owners. More...

Sam Bari

Imprisoned by the technocrats

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

Back in prehistoric times, as my son so delicately puts it, when I was a boy, the USA was a free country. The baby boomers, and anyone born before the post WWII era, understood the true meaning of freedom. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, May 266:15 a.m., Yoga, Beavertail8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, golf course10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, golf course5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

We called Jim McLoughlin as we do every year at this time to find out if anything out of the usual is scheduled to happen at the Memorial Day Parade this year. More...

Obituaries

Francis A. ‘Frank’ Fornari

Francis A. “Frank” Fornari, 84, of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, passed away May 20, 2011, at Heatherwood Nursing Home in Newport. He was the beloved husband of Pauline M. (Wolanin) Fornari; they had been married for 55 years. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE June 2, 2011 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Contract Negotiations More...