February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Restaurant owners not happy about Chafee’s proposition

New sales tax in governor’s budget proposal would add 2 percent to hospitality bills

Governor Lincoln Chafee has asked for an increase in the state sales tax on prepared food and beverages in his latest budget proposal. More...

News

State to offer voter IDs at Town Hall

Photo IDs not necessary for 2012 elections, but will be requirement by 2014

March 8 will be a notable day for many Jamestowners planning to vote in the state’s presidential preference primary. More...

Planning board may take more time with community plan

Town planner says panel could still make deadline, but may ask for state help

Work on Jamestown’s Comprehensive Community Plan is progressing, according to Town Planner Lisa Bryer. More...

DOGGY DONATION

Sarah Devries (second from left) from Potter League for Animals recently accepted a $56 donation from islanders Ela Gamble (from left), Lindsey Broomhead and Maya Gamble. More...

Sam Bari

So you want to be president…maybe not

Whenever election time comes around, many of us fantasize about how we would solve the country’s problems if we were in charge. More...

About Town

Free blood pressure readings every Sunday

There will be free blood pressure screenings at the Jamestown EMS barn at 11 Knowles Court on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Children’s magician to perform this afternoon

Magician Mat Franco will perform on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Franco will provide a “high-energy show” complete with magic, music, spontaneous humor and audience participation. More...

Scholarship offered by Jamestown Yacht Club

The Jamestown Yacht Club is now accepting applications for its Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Memorial Sailing Scholarship, which is eligible for children between the ages of 8 and 14. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of February 23

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, Feb. 23, 1912 More...

JHS 100 years: Rediscovering the Indians of Conanicut Island

In 1676, less than 20 years after selling Conanicut Island, the Narragansett were virtually destroyed in King Philip’s War. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Feb. 15, 7 p.m., all units turned out to the station for drill. Feb. More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges • Makiel Nunes, 18, of Butternut Drive, North Kingstown, Jacqueline Glassie, 21, of High Street, Jamestown, and a 17-yearold male juvenile from Jamestown were charged Feb. More...

BIRTHS

John “Jack” William Summa was born at 9 p.m. on Dec. 20 at Newport Hospital. His parents are Caroline and Greg Summa of Summer Street. Jack will join his proud siblings, Sam and Elizabeth. More...

School board OKs $12 million budget

Taxpayers ask for budget posted online, also wants teachers’ salaries released

The School Committee has approved a $12.1 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Water resources committee disbanded

Conservation board given responsibilities that newly defunct panel once held

In its shortest session ever, the Town Council this week agreed to disband a committee charged with the purchase of open land near or over the island’s aquifer. More...

Editorial

Let’s keep RITBA in charge of the bridges

Legislation has been introduced at the General Assembly that would abolish the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Clarification on the police, harbor patrol

Following last week’s editorial on police joining the harbormaster on patrol, Lt. Angela Deneault emailed to point out that it would not be a full-time measure. More...

OLD GLORY RITES

Members of the local chapters of the American Legion and the VFW gathered recently to dispose of United States’ flags that have become unserviceable. More...

Letters to the Editor

Police on our bay takes away from our rights

I feel that the controversy regarding the police department on the bay is a good opportunity to have a town-wide discussion regarding our police department. More...

Thanks for helping knit hats for the needy

I would like to thank the following people who helped me collect and make 41 hats and scarves that were donated in Jamestown at the end of 2011: Marion Sheehan, Barbara Cournoyer, Ellen Greene and my friend Eleanor Bertherman from Cumberland. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Wednesday is leap day. There hasn’t been one for four years and there won’t be another one until 2016. It’s an extra (intercalary) day added during a leap year and brings with it some 2,000 years of traditions and superstitions. More...

Obituaries

Helen (Peckham) Anderson

Helen (Peckham) Anderson, 100, of East Shore Road, Jamestown, passed away peacefully Feb. 20, 2012, at her home with her children by her side. She was the wife of the late John M. Anderson. A lifelong resident of Jamestown, Mrs. More...

William E. Caldarone

William E. Caldarone, 94, died peacefully on Feb. 16, 2012, at Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Peter J. and Rose (Cappelli) Caldarone, and brother of the late Dr. More...