March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Businesses resurrected at exhibit

Jamestown Historic Society hangs signs of old ventures such as Godena’s Garage

The Jamestown Historical Society has a new exhibit of signs from prominent local businesses and buildings at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Attorney discusses estate planning in uncertain times

Eric Archer says the government is unsure how it will deal with ‘death tax’

This is a time of uncertainty for estate planners, according to local attorney Eric Archer. More...

Islanders file to become presidential delegates

Three Jamestown residents were among 135 Rhode Islanders who filed to run for presidential delegate in the state’s April 24 presidential primary. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chief: Police on bay helps build relationships

Recently, I have requested that the Harbor Management Commission fund a program, which would allow for a police officer to patrol the Jamestown waters along with the harbormasters on a very limited basis. More...

Fort Getty will be on council’s next agenda

Fort Getty returns to the Town Council’s agenda on Monday, March 5, with the report on the economics of the park by Landworks Collaborative, the consultant hired by the town for this purpo se. More...

Thanks to everyone who helped find dog

We would like to thank the entire Jamestown community for pitching in and helping to locate our dog, Ceili. She was lost for more than a day and was eventually found in good shape in a bunker at Fort Getty. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 1

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, March 1, 1912 More...

Obituaries

Paul T. Whitehead

Paul T. Whitehead, of Enfield, Conn., entered peacefully into eternal rest at the age of 87 on Feb. 20, 2012, at the Suffield House with loved ones by his side. More...

Olive D. Richardson

Olive D. Richardson, 94, of Saugerties, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2012, at the Kingston Hospital in Kingston, N.Y. More...

Providence Avenue will stay put

Surveying mistake leads to pair of property owners giving land back to town

A neighbor complained his house would end up looking “putrid,” but the Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday night granted a dimensional variance to Jeffrey and Brenna Jordan. More...

Island goes high tech in emergency readiness

Landlines will receive alerts from Jamestown’s new notification system

At its Feb. 13 meeting the Town Council formally approved the installation of an emergency notifi- cation system for the town. More...

N.K. files lawsuit against school board due to possible deficit

With the risk of going into the red, town manager, officials want to take reins

North Kingstown school leaders are facing budget problems, according to Kim Page, chairwoman of the North Kingstown School Committee. This year the school system is struggling to avoid going into the red, which is illegal under state law. More...

Editorial

NEW WHEELS

The Parks and Recreation Department recently showed off its new bus, which will be used to transport teens on field trips. Rep. Deb Ruggiero (in doorway) was on hand to check the new vehicle out. More...

The sun, the bridge and the wind turbine

There has been quite a bit of debate over whether the town should build a wind turbine at Taylor Point. More...

Scattering Seeds

One of the great things about living here in beautiful Jamestown is the proximity to Newport, a true gem of a small city. Newport has just about every cultural and general amenity one could want. More...

About Town

Free blood pressure screenings on 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...

Lock-in, minigolf this Saturday at rec center

The fourth annual lock-in at the recreation center will take place on Saturday, March 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will last until 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Participants have the option to leave at midnight. More...

Workshops planned to discuss library space

A space reconfiguration workshop will be held on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Both workshops are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., although they may not go that long. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The new restaurant Fish is located in the building that has been the home of eateries feeding islanders and tourists for many years. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Feb. 22, 9:24 a.m., Car 1 was sent to Bay View Condominiums for a box alarm. Feb. 23, 6 p.m., all units turned out to the fire station for drill. Feb. More...