June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Designer envisions outdoor arts at Fort Getty

Scanning the vacant hillsides at Fort Getty during a recent visit to the park, designer Mary Meagher sees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jamestown. “Wouldn’t this be a great place to sit and listen to music?” she asks. More...

News

The 'Ganny plans its menu and music for the summer

There is no point in tampering with success. That is the philosophy of John Recca, who purchased the venerable Narragansett Cafe nearly three and a half years ago with his wife Cathy. More...

Islander awarded highest honor from secretary of state

Jamestown’s Cindy Butler is a Medallion Award winner. Butler, 57, received the national award for supporting the Voters in the Workplace campaign, according to Chris Barnett, communications director for Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis. More...

Assistant clerk discusses openings on town’s committees and commissions

The May 25 meeting of the Jamestown Shores Association was highlighted by a visit from Heather Lopes, an assistant clerk at Town Hall. Lopes was invited to speak to members regarding the 27 active town commissions and committees. More...

Sam Bari

I love my ‘puter and my ‘puter loves me

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

The “Terminator” movie franchise starring the currently unpopular Ahnold appears to have been more prophetic than the creators intended. The computers are indeed taking over, but not by way of a violent revolution. More...

About Town

Ali’s Run to be held on Sunday 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...

Arts center announces summer programs

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

Chamber to meet at Slice tomorrow

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host an informational meeting at Slice of Heaven on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. with Keith Stokes, the executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, and state Rep. Deb Ruggiero. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 2

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, June 2, 1911 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The 1787 windmill on Windmill Hill will open for the season on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. This first day also includes orientation of the volunteers. More...

Capital improvement fund has most to lose at FTM

This year’s Financial Town Meeting, which is scheduled for Monday, June 6, carries with it a Town Council-recommended combined budget of $21,476,795 for fiscal year 2011-12. More...

Changes made to Financial Town Meeting procedures

In an effort to prevent the misbehavior that disrupted last year’s Financial Town Meeting, Jamestown’s Board of Canvassers recently adopted a rule that will impact some of the people who attend this year’s meeting. More...

Visitors flock to Beavertail to spend the holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, but with so much to do on a Saturday and so little time to pack in everything, dozens skipped the rat race to the Newport Bridge and turned off for Beavertail State Park. More...

Editorial

Financial Town Meeting needs your attention on Monday

 EDITORIAL 

On Monday, June 6, the Financial Town Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School. Voters should consider attending this important meeting. More...

Memorial Day ceremony

Those who have given their lives in the service of their country were remembered Monday at the Memorial Day ceremony at East Ferry. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Scattering Seeds

You probably have confronted a situation where moral courage is needed. It usually arises like this: there is strong, even overwhelming consensus in your peer group, to take some action, or to hold a particular opinion. Yet you are troubled. More...

Letters to the Editor

Veterans needed to keep posts open

Time is running out for the continuation of the American Legion Post 22 and the VFW Post 9447 in Jamestown. There are not enough members attending meetings, parades and functions to keep our charters. More...

Budget reduction bad for schools

The Jamestown School Committee welcomes scrutiny of the school budget. More...

Having a pet is worth the cost

I’m writing in response to Donna Drago’s article in the May 19 issue titled “The Puppy Confl ict.” How disappointing to read that she did all that research online; I have never seen her in our store, Island Animal. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday8 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. Matthew’s ChurchFriday8 a.m., Rosary, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Don’t forget! On Sunday, June 5, the 20 women of the a capella group, “Accidental Sisters,” will entertain with music from around the world that explores themes of nurture and peace. It begins at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Royal ‘Bud’ C. Taft Jr.

Royal “Bud” C. Taft Jr., 91, of Jamestown, died peacefully at his home on May 28, 2011. He was the loving husband of Joan Potter Taft. Bud was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Dec. 7, 1919, to Margue rite Wood Taft and Royal Claflin Taft. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Bench warrant violation More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs May 25, 9:30 p.m., Car 1, Car 2, Car 3, Car 4, Engine 1, Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 were dispatched to Beavertail State Park for a missing person. May 25, 10:15 p.m., Car 3 and Engine 2 were sent to North Kingstown Fire Station No. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Keri Macintosh received a permit May 25 to construct a new deck at 16 Lawn Ave. Work estimated to cost $8,000. Irene Newsham received a permit May 25 pour a cement slab in the basement at 35 Pierce Ave. More...