June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents appeal mooring-permit forfeitures

The Harbor Management Commission addressed the appeals of 19 concerned mooring permit holders during Monday’s meeting. More...

News

New director of student services applies open-door policy

Ken Duva, the next director of student services for the Jamestown School District, chose a career in special education and he wants his students to succeed. More...

Lindsay, Russo get engaged

Christina Snow Lindsay and Dr. Joel Russo of Burlington, Vt., announced their engagement on Memorial Day weekend at a party at the home of her mother, Marcia A. Lindsay. More...

Slice plans on expanding hours for the summer season

When Steve Liebhauser opened Slice of Heaven with his wife Maria 10 years ago, he didn’t have a lot of restaurant experience. “I had a background in commercial finance and theater,” Leibhauser said. More...

Sam Bari

Let there be light

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

As boring as it may be to report this, with so much as a modicum of good conscience, I cannot allow this subject to be cast aside unaddressed. More...

About Town

Scholarships available for arts center camps

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...

‘Little Bee’ next title for book discussion

June’s book discussion at the Jamestown Philomenian Library will focus on “Little Bee,” a novel by Chris Cleave. The group will meet on Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m., and Tuesday, June 21, at 1 p.m. More...

Library to hold annual book sale next month

The Jamestown Philomenian Library is now accepting donations for its upcoming book sale. Donations will be accepted until Saturday, June 25. The sale will be held from July 7 through July 16. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 16

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...

Jamestown joins other communities in bids for housing grants

A regional approach to affordable housing has won support from the Town Council, which decided during its June 8 meeting to join the newly forming East Bay Home Loan Consortium. More...

Founder of Jamestown Hardware decides to retire after two decades

After more than 20 years at Jamestown Hardware, the store’s founder, Steve Sherman, is ready to retire. The business will remain in family hands, however. More...

Editorial

Battle over LNG terminal comes to a surprise end

Jamestown received much welcomed good news this week when Hess announced that it was abandoning its efforts to establish a liquefied natural gas terminal at Weaver’s Cove in Mount Hope Bay. More...

Little miss in the mirror

First-grader Natalie Conover checks out the face painting she received during Monday’s Penny Carnival at Melrose Avenue School. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support and donations

We would like to thank everyone who showed their support for our son Gregory and other childhood stroke survivors by joining us and contributing to our third annual Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk on May 14 at Fort Wetherill. More...

More timely action needed for roadkill

When leaving to ride my bike to school two weeks ago, I noticed an animal carcass decaying on the side of Beavertail Road. This is not a pleasant sight, especially for bikers, runners and walkers. More...

Its ‘common sense’ to keep Ft. Getty campers

Admittedly we have not followed all the discussion on the Fort Getty proposals or perhaps we are making a suggestion that is based solely on common sense. Why we would want to eliminate the campers at Fort Getty? 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

Kudos to Sonora. Sunday is Father’s Day, and Wikipedia tells us that the day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who reared his six children in Spokane, Wash. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, June 16 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Monday, June 20 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 More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs June 8, 4:27 a.m., Engine 1 and Car 4 were sent to Seaside Drive for a carbon monoxide alarm. June 8, 10:27 a.m., Car 1 and Car 3 were sent to Howland Avenue for a fire alarm. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Justin McAloon received a permit June 8 to replace front and side doors at 327 Beacon Ave. Work estimated to cost $2,000. More...