March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

John McCauley named to Chamber of Commerce’s top post

Retired banker will take over for Arlene Petit as executive director

John McCauley has been named the new executive director of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce. He will take over for Arlene Petit who served in the role for the last two years. More...

News

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Eighth-grader Jordan Smith stands in Old Quebec along the St. Lawrence River during a recent Rocky Hill School field trip to Canada. More...

CIAA will celebrate 4 years at Town Hall

From photography to 3-D, dozens of pieces will be unveiled Sunday afternoon

On a recent weekday afternoon, Conanicut Island Art Association members Allie Sabalis, Roger Birn and Carol Graves were in a room at Town Hall that not only serves as the council chambers, but also as the gallery for the six art shows that the CIAA m More...

Packed agenda keeps council busy

Harbor budget, affordable housing and a busy summer on the bay among concerns

Despite some lingering controversies, the Town Council this week adopted the harbor fees and budget proposed by the Harbor Management Commission for fiscal year 2012-13. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to tavern owner for extending gratitude

On behalf of the descendants of Samuel W. Smith and upon visiting the island this prior weekend, we would like to extend much gratitude to the new owner, Greg Johnson, of the Jamestown Tavern for contributing to the Smith family reunion in June 2012. More...

Taxpayers have full access to school budget

Eric Lexow’s March 1 letter to the editor (“Taxpayers should see entire school budget”) raises questions about taxpayer access to school budget figures. The budget approved by the Jamestown School Committee on Feb. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 8

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 8, 1912 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The “Jamestown in the Resort Era” exhibit in the back stairwell of the Town Hall opened officially with a reception on Feb. 21. More...

Financial analysis on Fort Getty released

If RV campsites are axed, multi-use facility may be answer to generate revenue

Ensuring that its pending debate on the future of Fort Getty will be well informed, the Town Council this week accepted an extravagantly detailed analysis of the existing and proposed uses of Jamestown’s only town park. More...

Council approves harbor budget

Combined operating and infrastructure account will be just shy of $290,000

The Harbor Management Commission met in a special session on Feb. 29 to finalize a draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. The commissioners unanimously voted to forward the completed budget to the Town Council. More...

Editorial

Report provides numbers for Fort Getty decisions

Much has been debated about what the community should do with the town-owned Fort Getty park. Currently, the town operates a popular campground that provides a net annual revenue of about $280,000. More...

TURBINE TRIP

Planning Commissioner Duncan Pendlebury (from left), John Kaplin of Gilbane Building Company, Town Councilor Bill Murphy and Gilbane’s Robert Vierra recently visited the three wind turbines tha More...

Scattering Seeds

More than 100 years before Thomas Jefferson began his efforts to promote religious freedom in colonial Virginia, the citizens of our tiny colony were experiencing that freedom. More...

About Town

Save your spot for trip to Wachusett Saturday

The Jamestown Teen Center will take a field trip to Wachusett Mountain on Saturday, March 10. The bus will leave the recreation center at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Cost is $75. To rent skis or a snowboard, the cost is $34. A helmet is $10 extra. More...

Balance Sports will hold open house

Balance Sports & Fitness will host an open house in conjunction with the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Basic computer skills will be taught Tuesday

On Tuesday, March 13, the Jamestown Philomenian Library will host two classes to help computer novices learn basic computer skills. From 1 to 2:30 p.m., participants will learn how to print, save and find files. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

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FIRE & EMS RUNS

EMS runs Feb. 26, 6:32 p.m., Rescue 3, Pennsylvania Avenue, refused. Feb. 28, 11:27 a.m., Rescue 2, Coronado Street, transported. March 1, 1:48 a.m., Rescue 3, Capstan Street, cancelled. March 2, 7:38 a.m., Rescue 3, Gondola Avenue, transported. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Mark Baker received a permit Jan. 13 to install a kitchen cabinet and replace windows at 2 Baldwin Court. Work estimated to cost $30,000. Catherine Cipolla received a permit Feb. 8 to build a 12-by-12-food shed at 35 Bay Terrance. More...