April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Holy Week services

Thursday, April 5Stripping of the Altar, 7 p.m., St. Matthew’s EpiscopalMass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m., St. MarkMaundy Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m., Central BaptistFriday, April 6Ecumenical Celebration of the Passion, noon, St. More...

News

11 ships announced for this summer’s festival

East Ferry is a popular spot for spectators, which drives business to local merchants

This summer on Narragansett Bay is going to begin with a powerful one-two punch that promises to bring thousands of visitors to the area, and to inject a massive infusion of much-needed cash into the local and state economies. More...

Council supports bills to revise pensions

Governor attends meeting even though legislation won’t affect Jamestown

The Town Council this week adopted a resolution supporting seven General Assembly bills which, if passed, would enable distressed Rhode Island municipalities to ease their pension costs by revising or canceling the terms of their collective bargainin More...

JENNINGS, DIGIANDO TO WED

Andrew John Jennings was recently engaged to Dana Adele Di- Giando, whose parents – Julio DiGiando and Charlene and Ned Gamble – all hail from Jamestown. More...

Sam Bari

First, Second and Third Worlds: Where do we stand?

The terms First, Second and Third World are outdated geopolitical models that are scoffed at by most modern scholars. There never was a universally accepted definition for the terminology. More...

About Town

N.K. senior will perform at arts center April 12

North Kingstown High School senior and lifelong Jamestown resident Sydney Keen will present her senior project as a benefit dance performance at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. More...

Sign-language classes to be held at library

A 10-week course in sign language will be held from April 12 through June 14 at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The class will be taught by Gemma Guinguing, who won Miss Deaf Rhode Island in 2005. More...

Community band will hold concert Tuesday

The Jamestown Community Band will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens Club. The performance is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. More...

Obituaries

Joseph “Sam” Bernath

Joseph “Sam” Bernath, 82, of Hamilton Avenue, Jamestown, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2012, at home surrounded by his family. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...

Town Council focuses on Fort Getty plans

Council sets deadline for schools and town to finalize proposed budget

The Town Council this week set the stage for a group of major decisions to come, spending much of its meeting scheduling dates for budget adoption and the Fort Getty workshop. More...

Congregation launches ‘Seeds of Hope’

Youngster inflicted with brain tumor will be among fundraising recipients

The “pay-it-forward” concept is not particularly new. In fact, the humanitarian initiative was the subject of 2000 film that starred Kevin Spacey. Recently, Central Baptist Church, led by its pastor, Rev. More...

Editorial

CHERISHING COMMUNITY

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce recently announced Jack and Mary Brittain as its winner for the 2nd annual Community Service Award. More...

SCIENCE IN SONG

Fourth-graders at Melrose Avenue School take part in a dress rehearsal Wednesday morning in preparation for that night’s performance of “It’s Science!” It was directed by Gild More...

Scattering Seeds

He is a most generous and giving human being. And not in a way that seeks to garner any credit for his good works. In those communities lucky enough to have experienced his presence from time to time, he is known as a living saint. More...

Letters to the Editor

Building a turbine should be put to another vote

Reading the Press for the past few weeks, visitors to Jamestown would leave the island shaking their heads at the goings-on surrounding the proposed turbine. Here’s a recap of recent events: More...

Attorney general made mistake in Prior death

As you know, my brother Kenny and his friend and co-worker Kathy Meunier were killed in a car crash caused by a teenage driver on the Newport Pell Bridge on the night of Oct. 21. More...

Reduced admission would bring people out

I would like to thank the Jamestown Arts Center for the wonderful job they have done by bringing such diverse cultural experiences to the community. The performance by Arif Lohar last week was especially impressive. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 5

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, April 5, 1912 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Nick DiGiando will talk about native plants at the first program of the Jamestown Historical Society’s 2012 lecture series. The event will be held on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Marijuana possession More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs March 29, 7 p.m., all units turned out to the fire station for drill. March 30, 10:59 p.m., Engine 3 was sent to the Newport Pell Bridge for a motor-vehicle accident. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 5 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, April 10 The meeting of the Bike Path Design Committee will not be held 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall More...