June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Superintendent discusses other high school options

Superintendent Marcia Lukon asked for the School Committee’s endorsement of her plan to determine if East Greenwich and Portsmouth are interested in being a potential host high school for future Jamestown graduates. More...

News

ACHIEVEMENTS

North Kingstown announces third-quarter honor roll More...

Melrose Avenue fourth-graders donates books to Providence schools

Carolyn Petrocelli’s fourthgrade students at Melrose Avenue School understand the best gifts keep on giving. More...

Panel mulls over affordable housing for island residents

The Planning Commission tackled the final element of the Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan at its June 1 meeting. More...

Sam Bari

Debunking the mythical media

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

By Sam Bari One of my favorite sports is poking fun at the folly of the media business. The media’s ability to skew historical accuracy is astounding. More...

About Town

Arts center to offer summer camps in July

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...

Driver’s education classes planned for July

A driver’s education course will begin on July 12 at the Jamestown Fire Department. Classes will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants must be 15 years and 10 months old by the first class. More...

Island garden club to hold monthly meeting

The Quononoquott Garden Club will meet on Monday, June 13, at 8:45 a.m. in the St. Matthew’s Church parking lot. Members will then car pool to Tranquil Lake Nursery in Rehoboth, Mass., to conduct a business meeting and tour the gardens. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 9

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. Scattering Seeds By John A. Murphy More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, June 14 7 p.m., the Committee on LNG Threat meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Conservation Committee meets at Town Hall Wednesday, June 15 7 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall Thursday, June 16 More...

POLICE LOG

Larceny over/under $500 More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs May 1, 11:11 p.m., Car 1, Engine 3, Ladder1 and Engine 1 went to Pemberton Apartments for a box alarm. May 3, 7:30 a.m., Engine 2, Car 1, Car 3, Rescue 1, Ladder 1 and Engine 1 were dispatched to Conanicus Avenue for a box alarm. More...

Voters approve recommended school, town budgets

Bid for zero budget increase defeated

Turning down a motion to reduce spending, Jamestown voters this week adopted the fiscal year 2011-12 town and school budgets recommended by the Town Council. More...

Debate heats up over Fort Getty town park

The Friends of Fort Getty met last Saturday at the Jamestown Philomenian Library to share ideas for the replacement of the John C. Remijas Memorial Pavilion, which collapsed during a February snowstorm. More...

Editorial

Taking a look at economic development in Jamestown

One doesn’t normally use the words “economic development” and Jamestown in the same sentence. But that is what is on the agenda for the next Jamestown Planning Commission meeting set for Wednesday, June 15. More...

This is war

Second-grader Emily Humphrey (front) and first-grader Luke Grismer (second in line) try to pull the other team across the threshold during a tug-of-war at Melrose Avenue School’s annual field d More...

Letters to the Editor

Jamestown is a unique island

At the time of writing, I am preparing to fly back to Denver, which has been home for me for the last three years. I left my home in Jamestown in 2002 and lived in Phoenix until about a year after I had finished college. More...

Community a big help with food drive

The members of St. Mark Outreach Committee would like to thank the postal workers for their donation of food items from their food drive. Our food closet is well stocked thanks to your generosity of those who donated items to the drive. More...

Thanks to all whom helped with parade

Many thanks to those who made it possible for the Jamestown Fire Department to participate in the Memorial Day Parade. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, June 96:15 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

Head ‘hog Gregg Charest reports that the Rocket ‘Hogs have received donations from Police Chief Thomas Tighe and his wife, and the Newport County Convention and Visitors Bureau as the July 2 fireworks display date rapidly approaches. More...

Obituaries

Shirley M. St. Germain

Shirley M. St. Germain (Newman) 85 of Jamestown passed away on May 28, 2011, at home surrounded by her children after a long illness. She was the daughter of George and Mildred (Cole) Newman of Foster. She was the widow of Walter E. Brayton Jr. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE June 16, 2011 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Contract Negotiations More...