January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Water resources board proposes disbanding

New technical committee would replace defunct panel

Jamestown’s Water Resources Protection Committee would be disbanded, and some of its responsibilities shunted to a technical panel, under a committee proposal adopted on Jan. 9. More...

News

Sophomore will tryout for team usually occupied by upperclassmen

Garrett Bucklin is only 15, but got plenty of experience from last year’s title run

When the Skippers’ volleyball team holds varsity tryouts in a few weeks, Jamestown sophomore Garrett Bucklin, 15, will bring his A-game. “I’m looking forward to the season,” he said. More...

New Year’s resolutions? Not for many notable islanders

If you’re one of the islanders who had trouble coming up with those pesky New Year’s resolutions, not to worry. This time, the federal government’s got your back. The U.S. More...

DMV introduces new driver’s safety guide

When it comes to influencing safe teen driving behavior, studies find that parents play a critical role. More...

About Town

Island preschool now accepting applications

The Melrose Avenue Preschool is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year. All children applying to the preschool must first be screened through the Jamestown Child Outreach Program. More...

Rehearsals for spring concert begin Monday

The Jamestown Community Chorus is looking for singers in all voice ranges for its 2012 season. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church. Auditions are not required. More...

Plein air paintings are on display at library

An exhibit of plein air paintings of Jamestown will be on display at the Jamestown Philomenian Library through Feb. 14. The workshop, lead by Evelyn Rhodes, met at island locations during the warmer weeks of 2011. More...

Obituaries

Helen Foster Cunha

Helen Foster Cunha, 94, of Jamestown, died Jan. 7, 2012, at Newport Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Manuel Cunha Jr. More...

Planning panel looks at parking

Businesses are forced to meet ‘impossible standards’

The Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan has almost neared its completion after the Planning Commission updated stipulations under land use on the island at its Jan. 4 meeting. More...

New dock could arrive near Fort Getty ramp

A new touch-and-go float could be coming to the waters by the Fort Getty boat ramp, the harbor commissioners said on Tuesday night, as they considered which capital improvement projects they want to prioritize. More...

New yoga studio is open for business on Narragansett Avenue

Island Heron will offer classes that range from beginner to experienced

One of Jamestown’s newest businesses opened recently in the former Jamestown Press building on Narragansett Avenue. The Island Heron is primarily a yoga studio, but also offers other holistic services. More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

Seed catalogs are coming

If you have ever bought anything from a garden website, expect to see seed catalogs coming through your doors over the next month or so. And there will be a lot of them – my pile is 6 inches high already and growing daily. More...

Scattering Seeds

Yes, Jamestown has greatly changed, and continues to change. The simple fishing and farmstead community that existed for more than 200 years is long gone. The sleepy summer colony that dominated life here from 1890 to 1970 is also gone. More...

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Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 12 6 a.m., open yoga, Hammett Court 8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Arts Center 10 a.m., gentle flow yoga, Hammett Court 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Bill O’Brien, the Patriots’ offensive coordinator who just accepted the job as the new football head coach at Penn State, is a nephew of island attorney John A. Murphy. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of January 12

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 , Jan. 12, 1912 More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits ADGKS LLC received a permit Dec. 27 to construct a new two-bedroom dwelling with 2.5 bathrooms at 35 Spanker St. Work estimated to cost $145,000. Electrical permits More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Jan. 17 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town hall Wednesday, Jan. 18 7 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Jan. 19 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Jan. 1, 10:30 a.m., Engine 3 was on detail for the 1st Day Plunge. Jan. 4, 7:04 a.m., Car 2 and Engine 2 were sent to Seaside Drive for an oil burner malfunction. Jan. More...