October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town will not pay to record council meetings

Ending 20 months of debate, the Town Council this week defeated a motion to purchase cameras for a video-recording system, which means the town won’t be posting any videos of council meetings on its website. More...

News

JEF elects three new board members

The Jamestown Education Foundation elected three new board members at its annual meeting on Sept. 22. More...

PASTA PARTY

Joe Sullivan, left, receives a serving of sausage and peppers at the annual St. Mark Knights of Columbus pasta dinner on Saturday. More...

New program to ‘focus on positive behavior’

According to Lawn Avenue School Principal Kathy Almanzor, it was a trip to Nashville that provided the impetus for the school’s ROCKs program that has been successfully implemented at Lawn Avenue. More...

About Town

Jack O’ Lantern Jog planned for Oct. 30

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 23rd annual Jack O’ Lantern Jog on Sunday, Oct. 30. More...

CIAA sponsors display of art etchings at library

Gail Bolger will exhibit a selection of her prints in the Jamestown Philomenian Library gallery during the month of October. More...

Deadline looming for annual photo contest

The Humane Society of Jamestown is accepting submissions for its photo contest. Winners will be featured in the 2012 Humane Society of Jamestown calendar. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

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Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Oct. 20 Tomato and cucumber salad, country chicken breast with gravy, rice pilaf, carrots with dill, chocolate chip cookie, seafood salad on whole wheat bread Friday, Oct. 21 More...

Obituaries

BobbieJo Fournier

BobbieJo “Pooh” Fournier, wife of John Fournier and resident of Southbridge, Mass., passed away on October 14, 2011, at UMass Memorial Medical Center. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING OCTOBER 25, 2011, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND More...

Jamestown reps discuss new pension reform legislation

Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Gen. Treasurer Gina Raimondo rolled out their much-anticipated pension reform bill late Tuesday afternoon. Jamestown state lawmakers Rep. Deb Ruggiero and Sen. M. More...

Islanders call for ‘shared sacrifice’ between Pell, Mt. Hope bridge users

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority held a public hearing on the viability of a bridge toll on the Mount Hope Bridge at the Jamestown Philomenian Library Monday night, and many islanders feel it is time motorists start sharing some of the More...

East Ferry seawall repairs may cost more than expected

The East Ferry seawall is scheduled for repairs, but the job may cost more than originally estimated. More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

Taking care of birds that don’t fly south

Have you ever noticed birds flying around and across your garden? If so, do you know if they are blue jays, chickadees, crows, cardinals or starlings? More...

Cartoon

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Scattering Seeds

BY JOHN A. MURPHY There is a burgeoning number of magnificent garages on Conanicut Island. Surely you have noticed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Never too early to think about Christmas tree

Yes, it’s way too early to think about the Christmas holiday season – it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. But, it’s not too early to think about our town Christmas tree. More...

Arts center is a great asset to community

I am writing this letter to acknowledge the wonderful people who have worked so hard to bring our community the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Police should be more visible in town

My congratulations to Chief Mello. I wish him success in his new position. I do, however, hope for some changes in the department. More...

Upcoming Events

Benefit concert planned at ’Ganny in memory of island guitarist

On Oct. 30, the Narragansett Café will host a benefit in memory of guitarist Josh Barber who passed away a year ago on Sept. 30. More...

The Walrus Says

Walrus Says

island canines will have a chance to show off their costumes at the More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of October 20 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...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Mary Harding received a permit Sept. 30 to install four replacement windows at 85 Walcott Ave. Work estimated to cost $3,000. Paul Andrews received a permit Oct. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 20 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Oct. 25 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Oct. 11, 7:44 a.m., Car 1 and Car 3 went to Pemberton Avenue for a box alarm. Oct. 12, 12:55 p.m., Car 1, Engine 3, Car 4 and Car 3 were dispatched to Pemberton Avenue for a box alarm. Oct. More...