February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Jamestown Bridge will be part of bicycle route

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bike MS: Ride the Rhode, the cycling route this year will feature a crossing of the Newport and Jamestown bridges. More...

Tickets now available for athletics fundraiser

Tickets are now available for the North Kingstown High School Booster Club’s annual Evening of Champions Dinner. This is the biggest fundraiser on the club’s calendar and features dinner, dancing, auctions and a $2,500 raffle. More...

13-year-old islander qualifies for national fencing championship

Joe Cohen, who is in seventh grade at the Montessori School, recently won gold

Jamestown’s Josef Cohen, 13, has qualified for the USA Fencing National Championships, starting June 29 in Anaheim, Calif. More...

Letters to the Editor

Your letters are welcome

The Jamestown Press invites readers’ letters about issues of local concern. Letters are limited to 500 words in length and should include a daytime telephone number and address for verifi cation. More...

Use bike path money to fix up town’s roads

I just have a few comments concerning an article in last week’s Press, “Surveying for bike path begins next week.” Why is it that when the town or a group of folks want to build something like a bike path, which is supposedly going More...

Ban on plastic bags would help protect bay

With Rhode Island’s miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean, our marine environment is a precious resource. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Sunday is President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. By the usual wisdom of Congress, he was lumped together with the other presidents for a holiday named Presidents’ Day to be observed this year on Feb. 20. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Jan. 30, 5:17 p.m., Car 1, Car 3 and all companies responded to Bay Street for a fire alarm. Feb. 2, 6 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for a quarterly meeting. Feb. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Paul Vieira received a permit Feb. 2 to construct a 12-by-16- foot shed at 45 Pennsylvania Ave. Work estimated to cost $3,000. Electrical permits More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Feb. 13 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Feb. 14 3 p.m., the Bike Path Design Committee will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Feb. 15 More...

$11.9 million budget proposed for school department

Superintendent tells School Committee that $358,264 would come from state aid

In hindsight of Governor Lincoln Chafee’s budget proposal Tuesday to increase state aid to schools by $38.2 million, Superintendent Marcia Lukon proposed at the School Committee’s Feb. More...

TO BEE, OR NOT TO BEE

Twelve students competed in the Lawn Avenue School’s spelling bee on Tuesday, which lasted 28 rounds. More...

Editorial

From the State House

Greetings friends and neighbors. It was interesting to sit on the House floor and hear Governor Chafee invoke Charles Dickens in his state of the state address. More...

Scattering Seeds

Once upon a time? No, this is a true story. Let’s provide a more specific time frame: the late 1950s. But we shall withhold some specifics in order to protect the innocent. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Elite media – the biggest Super Bowl losers

The New England Patriots and their fans were unfortunately disappointed at the outcome of the game on Super Bowl Sunday. The contest could have gone either way. But both the Giants and the Patriots had a major win. More...

About Town

ABOUT TOWN

Photography course Saturday at Beavertail More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of February 9 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...

Obituaries

Leopercio V. Pereira

Leopercio “Leo” V. Pereira, 88, of East Shore Road, Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Feb. 2, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Maria C. (Pacheco) Pereira for 59 years. More...