January 19, 2012 RSS feed / News

Farrelly makes dean’s list at AIC for semester

Hannah Farrelly of Jamestown has been named to the fall 2011 dean’s list at American International College in Springfield, Mass. Farrelly was one of more than 450 AIC students recognized for their academic achievements. More...

Potter League announces auction date

The Potter League will host its 39th annual Have A Heart Cocktail Party and Auction on Feb. 10 at the Hotel Viking in Newport. More...

Animations show 2 different sized turbines

This week the Town Council is getting an update on the wind project. More...

Keiser named to pension study commission

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser was one of 14 members recently named to the state’s municipal pension study commission that was established by the Rhode Island Retirement Security Act of 2011. More...

Contractor chosen by council to rebuild Fort Getty pavilion

Narragansett Dock Works was awarded contact after submitting lowest bid of 16

The Town Council this week awarded a bid to launch the reconstruction of the Col. John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Central Baptist Church received a permit Jan. 9 to replace two doors at 99 Narragansett Ave. Work estimated to cost $8,000. Jamestown Restaurant Group received a permit Jan. More...

Swain pleads not guilty to drunk driving charges

Former Jamestown Town Councilor David Swain on Jan. 12 pled not guilty to drunk driving charges stemming from a Dec. 18 arrest following a traffic stop in Portsmouth. More...

HALL OF CLARKES

Members of the Clarke family – (from left) Susanne, Sue, Steve, Matthew, Bethany and Alexander – were on hand when Central Baptist Church dedicated a hall to Fred and Dorothy Clarke. More...

‘Rough Surf at Sunrise’

Katie Gendreau of Bristol was the January winner of Washington Trust’s monthly “I Luv RI” photo contest. The photo was chosen out of more than 350 entries that were submitted. More...

Unlike many R.I. municipalities, Jamestown ‘is in good fiscal shape’

Island’s unreserved fund balance stands at 18 percent, has highest bond rating

The results of Jamestown’s annual fiscal audit confirm that the financial performance of the town and its schools was healthy and stable during fiscal year 2010-11. More...

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...

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...

Uttley given honors at Quinnipiac University

Brett Uttley of Jamestown was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Quinnipiac University. More...

Trailer released for ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

The Rhode Island Film & TV Office has recently announced that the theatrical trailer for Wes Anderson’s newest feature film – “Moonrise Kingdom” – is available at film.ri.gov/Moonrise. html. More...

Librarians call on local artisans to turn dream into reality

The ever-popular children’s room is in need of its first renovations in 20 years

The Jamestown Philomenian Library has been standing in its present location since 1971, although the creation of the library dates back to 1874 when Conanicut Island’s two lending libraries were combined into one. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3.

Thursday, Jan. 19 Vegetable rice soup, hot dog on bun, baked beans, corn, peaches, salami and cheese on Italian bread Friday, Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

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FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Jan. 12, 7 p.m., all units reported to the fire station for EVOC training. Jan. 13, 9:01 a.m., Car 3, Rescue 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Garboard Street for a fire alarm. Jan. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 19 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Jan. 24 The Zoning Board of Review meeting is canceled More...

ROCK BY ROCK

Nolberto Herrera braved a blustery cold wind on Wednesday morning to rebuild a stone wall along Beavertail Road. More...

More than 30 businesses open on island

At least 30 new businesses opened their doors in Jamestown in 2011, based on new data from the secretary of sate’s office, which tracks yearly business filings. More...

Four teams of island students enter robotics competition

MIT graduate Jack Hubbard has led the after-school program for the last 2 years

Lawn Avenue School was a beehive of activity last week as a group of students prepared for a statewide robotics contest at Roger Williams University. More...