January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Paiva Weed opposes Quonset casino

Sens. Teresa Paiva Weed, Dominick J. Ruggerio and Dennis L. Algiere recently expressed strong opposition to any proposal to bring a casino to the Quonset/Davisville port. More...

Platform tennis catches on with members at Conanicut Yacht Club

The 80-year-old sport is played by people of all ages and in sunshine or snow

Isabel Coyle set up at the net and waited to pounce on the ball as her foursome from Jamestown matched wits over a game of platform tennis. More...

JHS unveils notable animals exhibit at Lawn Avenue School

The display is part of the group’s yearlong celebration for its 100th anniversary

The Jamestown Historical Society celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. There will be a number of events to mark the occasion, including exhibitions at several locations around town. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Council should abandon turbine plan

Dear Councilman Bowen: In September 2010 I wrote about the good news of “The FAA letter rejecting the Taylor Point wind turbine location – and a blessing which could save Jamestown hundreds of thousands of dollars; only, if you abandon th More...

Thanks to those who bought, promoted CD

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of those people who were kind enough to purchase my music CD, “a capella.” It was a long time in the making but well worth the effort. More...

Many island residents helped with holidays

How quickly the holiday season comes upon us, then it’s over. But it takes an endless team of volunteers working as individuals and in numerous groups and committees over many weeks to make Christmas in Jamestown very special. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of January 19

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. 19, 1912 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In the sailing education story in the Jan. More...

Authority delays vote on Mount Hope tolling

RIDOT director wants more time to discuss other options with governor, legislators

The possibility of major changes regarding tolls on the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s two structures highlighted the board’s agenda Wednesday, but no vote was taken after the panel opted to delay its decision until its Feb. More...

Islander applies for permit to grow clams in Sheffield Cove

Phil Larson says the project will be used to educate Lawn Avenue School pupils

Islander Phil Larson wants to plant a small oyster farm in Narragansett Bay, and he has applied for a state aquaculture permit to grow shellfish – Eastern oysters, hard clams and soft-shelled clams – in Sheffield Cove. More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

What seeds shall we buy?

With a foot-high pile of garden seed catalogs it is often hard to know what seeds to buy. But around here we have a fairly short season, from about May 15 to Oct. 15, give or take a week or two at each end. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Scattering Seeds

jamurphy@jamestownlawyer.com

This is a year in which decisions important to our country’s future will be undertaken. The process in which the decisions are made is messy. The “deciders,” otherwise known as voters, are subject to enormous forces of manipulation. More...

About Town

ABOUT TOWN

Deadline to submit art today at Town Hall Artists are invited to enter their original artwork in pastels, charcoal and watercolor in the next Town Hall gallery show, sponsored by the Conanicut Island Art Association. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 19 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

Welcome to the island three new cats adopted from the Potter League for Animals in Middletown. Nick DiGiando has two of them, Hunter and Percy, both 1-year-olds, at his shop at Atlantic Lawn & Garden on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Obituaries

Stephen M. Cooper

Stephen M. Cooper, 65, of Jamestown, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 11, 2012. He was the devoted husband of the late Carolyn L. (Ross) Cooper for 43 years. Born in Newport, he was a son of the late Lewis F. and Edith M. More...

Tracy L. (Brown) Ouellette

Tracy L. (Brown) Ouellette, 47, of Jamestown, died unexpectedly Jan. 14, 2012. She was the beloved wife of Douglas E. Ouellette for 27 years. More...

John Charles Mosby

John Charles Mosby, 65, of Jamestown, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, at John Clarke Nursing Home in Middletown after a long illness. Born in South Kingstown, he was the son of Charles W. Mosby and Helen J. (Murray) Mosby, formerly of Narragansett. More...