January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Downtown parking still top priority for planners

Town wants to promote alternative transportation options like biking, walking

Frustrations with traffic and parking continue to dog the village center, but the Planning Commission indicated at its Jan. 18 meeting that a few extra pages will be added to the Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan. More...

News

HIGH SPEED

More than 6 inches of snow fell on Saturday, and children and their parents took advantage of the fresh white powder on Sunday afternoon. More...

Final pieces of sunken barge lifted from bay

On Dec. 9, a 265-foot crane was used to raise the 350-ton sunken barge that plummeted to the depths of the Narragansett Bay below the Newport-Pell Bridge following an October nor’easter. More...

Jamestown’s Babe Ruth League baseball team at a ‘crossroads’

Both coaches are leaving, and only 5 players are on the roster for the spring

Jamestown’s Babe Ruth League baseball team is looking for a little help. To keep going, the team needs at least two adults to take over the coaching, according to outgoing coach Tony Rafanelli. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to everyone involved with pageant

The Jamestown Christmas pageant once again beautifully presented the Christmas story in a very meaningful way to the community who gathered Christmas Eve on Shoreby Hill. Thanks to everyone who came out for this heartwarming tradition. More...

Islander clarifies story on oyster farming

In response to the article appearing in last week’s Jamestown Press – “Islander applies for permit to grow clams in Sheffield Cove” – there were several points that require clarification. More...

Not going forward with turbine is a ‘no-brainer’

In my opinion, after reviewing the wind turbine data presented to the town last week, I am more convinced that Jamestown should not move forward on this project at the expense of both Jamestown taxpayers and electric rate payers. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 26 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...

Obituaries

Ellen E. Wright

Ellen “Midge” E. Wright, a cherished mother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Dec. 31, 2011. She is happy in heaven with her husband, Ed, and other family members. More...

WINTER WONDERLAND

Snow fell on Jamestown Saturday for the first time since Aprils Fools’ Day. More...

Coalition, police work to keep drugs off the minds of children

Store owner agrees to stop selling items that some say may entice marijuana use

BY KEN SHANE According to Jamestown Police Department Detective Derek Carlino, Jamestown is no different from any other town when it comes to the issue of drug abuse. More...

Editorial

Warm defines winter of 2012

This winter’s weather appears to be heading for the record books. On Saturday a winter storm dumped 6 to 8 inches of snow on the island. It was a good day to stay home and toast one’s toes by the fireplace. More...

Political Cartoon

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Scattering Seeds

After his retirement, Winston Churchill was cruising the Mediterranean on an Italian cruise liner, when some Italian journalists asked him why a former British prime minister would choose an Italian ship. More...

About Town

February book group to discuss ‘Oscar Wao’

 The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s book group will read Junot Diaz’s “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” for next month’s discussion on Feb. 21. More...

Republican signatures needed on Saturday

Republican Town Committee Chairperson Amy Gallagher will collect signatures at McQuade’s Marketplace and the Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store & Chandlery on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. More...

Accepting Apllications

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...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of January 26 Week of January 26 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 Joe Clifford received a permit Jan. 13 to replace beams at 41 Calvert Place. Work estimated to cost $3,500. Amy Bermingham received a permit Jan. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for EVOC and extrication training. Jan. 20, 12:41 a.m., all companies were dispatched to Narragansett Avenue for a working fire. Jan. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 26 The School Committee budget meeting is canceled Wednesday, Feb. 1 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Feb. 2 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School More...