April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town asked to manage $1.3 million in loans

Town Council will hold special meeting tonight at 5:45 p.m. to decide

In a special meeting scheduled for 5:45 p.m. More...

News

Turbine passes ‘aesthetic’ review

Ted Smayda was only one to vote ‘no,’ saying windmill would be ‘totally obscene’

The Conservation Commission this week decided that the visual impacts of the proposed Taylor Point wind turbine were not suffi- ciently objectionable for the panel to issue a recommendation against the project. More...

FOR THE RECORD

• On the front page of last week’s Press, the youngster petting the goat in the top photo was misidentified. She is 2-year-old Kailynn Lynch. More...

Horsing around: Islander opens farm across the Verrazzano

Morningstar unlocked its stable doors in February and already has 14 horses

Morningstar Horse Farm is open for business on the site of the former Freedom Farm at 2415 Tower Hill Road, according to owner Nancy Pottish of Jamestown. More...

About Town

Benefit dinner at St. Matthew’s Saturday

A benefit dinner for Cole Grace, a 7-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer, will be held on Saturday, April 14, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

Spaces limited for Farm Kids program

Farm Kids, a six-week afterschool program, will begin on April 27 at Watson Farm. Once a week the youngsters will explore the many different habitats that make up the historic farm and develop their observation skills. More...

Reserve seat today for senior center lunch

There will be a free lunch at noon at the Jamestown Senior Center on Wednesday, April 18. Chef Dana Flynn of Blenheim Senior Services will bring a surprise meal to serve to island seniors. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 12

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 12, 1912 More...

JHS 100 years: Allowing people into town, kicking people out

In their 1678 bid for incorporation, Caleb Carr and Francis Brinley had claimed that 150 people lived on Conanicut Island. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs April 6, 10:30 p.m., Car 1, Engine 3, Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 were dispatched to Ft. Getty Road for a brush fire. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 12 5:45 p.m., the Town Council will hold a special budget meeting tonight with the School Committee at Town Hall Monday, April 16 6 p.m., the Town Council will meet as water and sewer commissioners at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Counci More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges • A 17-year-old male juvenile from Jamestown was charged April 2 with simple assault or battery and disorderly conduct. The defendant was processed and brought to school. More...

Planners tilt towards turbine

No vote was taken, but commissioners didn’t raise any steadfast objections

Most of Jamestown’s planning commissioners last week expressed tepid support for the Taylor Point wind turbine proposed by the Town Council. More...

Attorney general admits mistake in press release of islander’s death

In a press release last week detailing why the attorney general decided not to criminally charge twin boys involved in a traffic accident in which two people died, there was one conspicuous mistake: who was driving the victims’ vehicle. More...

Editorial

A sad goodbye to The Walrus Says

It was September of 1991 when Jim Munro wrote the first Walrus Says column for the Jamestown Press. The rest, as they say, is history. More...

FERRY MEMORIES

Don Richardson (left) and Ernie Neronha recently installed the new sign at East Ferry commemorating the old Jamestown to Newport ferryboat. A previous sign was removed because it was in poor shape. More...

Scattering Seeds

It is great to witness the preservation of Jamestown’s heritage via the rehabilitation of its fine stock of old homes and commercial buildings. More...

Letters to the Editor

Let state know that teachers ‘deserve a break’

Last week’s Jamestown Press carried a full-page ad drawing attention to the 30 percent of Jamestown schoolteachers who received layoff notifications. More...

Too many problems to approve turbine

The latest cost projections presented at a recent Town Council meeting still leave me baffled as to why the council seems to be heading toward approval of the wind turbine, even to the point of generating a request for proposal. More...

Donations needed to upgrade play area

Now that spring is here, thoughts for many of us turn to going outside for recreational activities. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, April 12 More...

Obituaries

Virginia DeMolles

Virginia De- Molles, a 30- year resident of Jamestown, passed away April 9, 2012. She spent her senior years living happily in the loving community of Forest Farm Assisted Living and most recently at South County Nursing Home. More...

James M. Munro Jr.

James M. Munro Jr., 80, of Jamestown, died peacefully on April 6, 2012, at John Clarke Retirement & Nursing Center. Born in Newport, he was a son of the late James M. Munro Sr. and Frances (Vars) Munro. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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