March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Council rebuffs idea for ferry service

Also, panel votes to build tree farm near North Pond with capacity of 60 plants

The Town Council this week rebuffed in no uncertain terms a proposal for additional ferry service between Jamestown and Newport. The rejection doesn’t mean the idea is sunk for good. More...

Teen coordinator takes her talents across the bridge

Debbie Tungett held the post since 2008, will be replaced by Molly Conlon

Debbie Tungett is leaving her post as the Jamestown teen coordinator, a position she has held since June 2008. Although she is stepping down, Tungett will continue to work part time at the recreation center. More...

Deadline Saturday to register for primary

Jamestown residents have until Saturday, March 24, to register to vote in the April 24 presidential primary. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to everyone who helped with D.C. trip

We recently returned from Washington, D.C., with a group of eighth-grade students and wanted to acknowledge those that helped to make this special trip possible. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Let’s see now, where were we? Since our last column, John Doty called to add that it was Frank Pemantell and his wife Isabel who were the keepers of the old dump on North Road in the early 1950s. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of March 22

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 22, 1912 More...

Town to draft RFPs for turbine

Consultant will draw up requests for contractors and third-party developers

In an effort to gather “solid” numbers for its pending decision on a Taylor Point windmill, the Town Council this week directed turbine consultant Harley Lee to draft a pair of requests for proposals (RFP) to solicit the additional data. More...

Turnpike authority won’t take town to court over turbine

Chairman David Darlington says RITBA won’t waste public money for lawsuit

Despite whispers of possible legal action against the town, a letter sent recently by the state Turnpike and Bridge Authority to Town Council President Mike Schnack was nothing more than another effort to let Jamestown officials know of its oppositio More...

Editorial

Click It or Ticket

We’ve heard the slogan “Click It or Ticket” for several years now as law enforcement agencies around the country have told motorists to wear their seat belts or face fines. Before that it was “Buckle Up for Safety.” More...

VERY HOT AIR

Lawn Avenue School teacher Jim Kaczynski demonstrates to his science class how hot air balloons work. Unfortunately, the one above didn’t soar too high – it immediately caught on fire. More...

Scattering Seeds

Shouldn’t we…! Shouldn’t we be able to walk along our state’s beautiful rural roads without being hit by, or being forced to jump out of the path of, an errant vehicle operated by a distracted driver? More...

About Town

Argentinian film tonight at library

The next feature in the Jamestown Philomenian Library’s international film series will be shown on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. More...

Beach stickers go on sale next week

Beach stickers for residents will be available for purchase starting Monday, March 26, at the recreation center during the week from 9 a.m. to noon. Stickers will also be available at Fort Getty starting May 17 and Mackerel Cove starting June 9. More...

Tuesday is first class for driver education

Driver education begins on Tuesday, March 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jamestown Fire Station. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 8. No classes will be held on April 17 or April 18 because of school vacation. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation • Luke Verrier, 31, of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, was charged March 13 with a warrant violation. The defendant was held at the police station. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs March 15, 6:35 p.m., Ladder 1, Engine 1, Car 3 and Car 2 were dispatched to Bell Lane for a chimney fire. March 15, 6 p.m., all units turned out to the fire station for drill. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Thomas Harris received a permit March 12 to replace a window and door at 826 East Shore Road. Work estimated to cost $8,900. More...