September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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Historic house tour this weekend

The Jamestown Historical Society’s annual historic house tour weekend is Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. On Friday, a “members only” party will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Draining issues complicate pair of Spindrift proposals

Plans to construct a two-bedroom dwelling on a vacant lot on Spindrift Street is one step closer to being realized after the Planning Commission recommended approval to the Zoning Board of Review last week. More...

GONE FISHING

A fisherman braved the waves brought by Hurricane Katia last week at Beavertail. The hurricane remained offshore and waves attracted surfers to Hull Cove. More...

About Town

Library to show movie about 1938 hurricane

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will host a screening of “Nature’s Fury: New England’s Killer Hurricane” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

BLMA plans events for National Museum Day

National Museum Day is Saturday, Sept. 24, and the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will commemorate the day with the unveiling of the newly restored 1905 oil storage building. More...

Piano concert Sunday at St. Matthew’s Church

The first concert of the Jamestown Community Piano Association’s upcoming season will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Rehearsals for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s presentation of “The Wizard of Oz” began last week, but Anza DiGasper has been singing and memorizing her lines as Dorothy since July when she was selected to play the lead role. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Sept. 11, 2:48 a.m., Car 3, Special Services 1, Engine 3, Car 4, Car 2 and Engine 1 were sent to the Jamestown Bridge, west bound, for a truck leaking oil. Sept. More...

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation William Cregan, 29, of Howland Avenue, was charged Sept. 9 for a warrant violation from 2nd Division District Court in Newport for failure to appear for sentencing, according to police. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 15 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Monday, Sept. 19 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...

RITBA takes hard look at reinstituting Mt. Hope toll

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority at yesterday’s meeting discussed the possibility of reinstituting a toll on Mt. Hope Bridge, a fee that has been defunct since 1998. More...

Islander sets sights on one of two school panel seats

For the last time under the current Town Charter, Jamestown will hold an off-year election – meaning, town elections now will sync up with state and national elections on even-numbered years. More...

Editorial

Bridge tolls should be shared by communities

It comes as no surprise that the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority says additional revenues are needed to maintain the Newport Pell Bridge and the Mt. Hope Bridge. More...

Scattering Seeds

Among the issues being discussed around town is a desire for a vigorous enforcement of the speeding law on town roads, with less focus on the cross-island highway which appears to have been designed for safe travel at a speed well above 40 mph. More...

This Week In Island History

Week of September 15 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 More...

Letters to the Editor

Fort Getty campers help local business

There was a very lengthy story in the last issue concerning the discussions of the council about the future of Fort Getty (Sept. 8, 2011: “Support for Fort Getty referendum emerges”). More...

Fort Getty campers helped build island

Do you remember when Jamestown was a bluecollar working-class community? When the majority of residents were fishermen and farmers, electricians and plumbers, teachers and accountants. More...

Thanks to family, friends for support

I wish to thank all of the wonderful family and friends who supported me during my recent illness. It is so gratifying to know just how much people care. God bless all of you. Emmie Cabral Pemberton Avenue Jamestown More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 15 6 a.m., yoga, Denise, Jamestown Golf Course 8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Mass, St. More...

Obituaries

John R. Collart

John R. Collart, formerly of Jamestown, died on Sept. 4, 2011, in Clayton, Okla., with his wife and three children by his side. He was the husband of the late Sylvia L. (Hubbard) Collart and the husband of Margaret E. (Evans) Collart. More...