March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Proposed capital budget declines

Despite spending requests exceeding $1 million for the 2012- 13 fiscal year, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser has recommended a budget in line with current capital spending by proposing some belttightening in Jamestown’s budget for asset mainten More...

Retired Marine prepares for 3-month trip to Afghanistan

Col. David Fuquea will be the sixth War College professor to go overseas

Longtime Jamestown resident David Fuquea is about to deploy for a three-month tour in Afghanistan. But after a 30-year career in the Marine Corps, Fuquea is going overseas as a civilian. More...

LIGHTS OUT

Jamestown students (from left) Kseniya Farrell, Calvin Conover and Zach Theisen pose in front of the electrical invention they made. More...

Sam Bari

Navigating the slippery slope

When journalists confront the unspoiled whiteness of a blank page, they are much like skiers standing atop a mountain covered with virgin powdery snow. Both page and mountain present awesome possibilities. However, they are also slippery slopes. More...

About Town

Sail Newport director will discuss ACWS

Brad Read will be the next speaker at the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast series, held at Narragansett Café on Wednesday, March 21, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. He will be the chamber’s final guest this winter. More...

Knights of Columbus hosts ‘all you can eat’

The St. Mark Church Knights of Columbus will hold its Two Saints Dinner on Saturday, March 17, at the church beginning at 5 p.m. The all-you-can-eat event will also have a 50-50 raffle. For more information, call 423-1421. More...

Lego club to meet this afternoon at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s Lego club will meet on each Thursday in March from 3 to 4 p.m. The Lego club is for kids of all ages, but children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs March 7, 12:21 p.m., Car 1, Car 5 and Engine 3 responded to Narragansett Avenue for a fire alarm. March 8, 7 p.m., all units reported to the fire station for drill. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 157 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue SchoolMonday, March 196 p.m., the Town Council will meet aswater and sewer commissioners at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, March 217:3 More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits David and Mary Berry received a permit Feb. 27 to construct a 12-by- 20-foot residential addition at 103 Howland Ave. Work estimated to cost $20,000. Shamus and Courtney Flaherty received a permit Feb. More...

Keiser: Budget proposal kept at ‘bare-bones minimum’

The town administrator’s $21.55 million plan raises property tax just 12 cents

Jamestown is less than three months away from its Financial Town Meeting, and the propertytax increase that voters will be asked to approve is going to be modest unless the spending plan proposed this week is significantly modified by the Town Counci More...

Planning board mulls policy for bed-and-breakfasts

Planning board talks about relaxing restrictions on B&Bs outside of village

The bed-and-breakfast has been slowly disappearing on the island, and that’s a problem, Commissioner Michael Smith said at the March 7 meeting of the Planning Commission. More...

Honorable Francis J. Darigan Jr. hangs up his robe after 28 years

The Superior Court judge heard suits of every scale, including The Station case

Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Francis J. Darigan Jr. retired from his position on the bench last month after a 28-year judicial career. Darigan was born and raised in Providence, and he has lived in Jamestown for the last 18 years. More...

Editorial

How do you get them to return to the farm?

It used to be that we were a nation of farmers. But farming was a hard, demanding lifestyle. In the early 1900s people began migrating away from rural America to the cities where factory jobs were plentiful and life was easier. More...

‘CHECK’ US OUT

Three Jamestowners were on hand for the Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital last week. More...

Scattering Seeds

This is an essay written 16 years ago, as an entry in a boat log. The vessel was a small wooden ketch, restored by a master boat builder. The log entry describes the writer’s first sail aboard his newly purchased boat. More...

Letters to the Editor

Conanicus Avenue speed limits confuse drivers

I was glad to have the chance this week to point out to a police officer the confusing situation of the speed limit on Conanicus Avenue near the police station. Heading south down the hill towards town is a posted 30- mph sign. More...

Donations needed for JCT’s Vandal Award

Once again the Jamestown Community Theatre is getting ready to offer up to two awards for $1,000 each to graduating seniors for achievement in theatre and performing arts. This award recently was named the Patti Vandal Award. More...

All we need from consultant is numbers

The Jamestown Press has stated that Mr. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 15

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 15, 1912 More...

JHS 100 years: From private corporation to Rhode Island town

For 20 years after the purchase of 1657, a council of proprietors governed Conanicut and Dutch islands in accordance with the rules spelled out in the prepurchase agreement. More...