April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

School Department proposes a nearly flat budget

Spending would increase by $101,034, which is lessthana1percentraise

Jamestown’s School Department last week unveiled a fiscal year 2012-13 budget which proposes to keep total spending at nearly the same level as that of its current budget. More...

Longtime dream of a Jamestown tree nursery comes to life

The farm, which is 7,500 square feet, is located just off of Eldred Avenue

The idea of a tree nursery for Jamestown has been contemplated for the last couple of years, and now it is about to become a reality. More...

Earth Day cleanup Saturday

Earth Day is Sunday, which for Jamestowners means the Conservation Commission is looking for volunteers to help clean up the shorelines around the island. More...

Sam Bari

Let’s talk taxes

It’s that wonderful time of year when the flowers bloom, the weather warms, and the taxman cometh. I am sure many of you are still reeling after writing that annual check to the dreaded Internal Revenue Service. More...

About Town

Learn about bubbles during April vacation

On Friday, April 20, Keith Michael Johnson’s The Secret World of Bubbles will bring state-of-theart bubble sculptures to Jamestown from 11 a.m. to noon at the library. More...

Chamber plans open house at Island Scoop

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold a business after hours at the Island Scoop on North Road on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served, including ice cream, candy, coffee, bagels and pastries. More...

Reserve your space today for Farm Kids

Farm Kids, a six-week afterschool program, will begin on Friday, 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...

Obituaries

Leonard A. (Lenny) Brosius

Leonard A. (Lenny) Brosius, 65, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2012, at his residence. Born in Danville, Penn., on June 6, 1946, he was the son of Marlin E. and Elizabeth J. Brosius, who preceded him in death. More...

Bessie Marie Martin Smith

Bessie Marie Martin Smith, 79, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully April 16, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Earl E. Martin and the late Lawrence Smith. More...

Francis R. Costa Jr.

Francis R. Costa Jr., 87, of Dewey Lane, Jamestown, passed away peacefully April 15, 2012. He was the husband of the late Lily P. (Cabral) Costa for 55 years. Born in Dighton, Mass., he was a son of the late Frank and Rose (Souza) Costa. More...

Property tax could increase 12 cents

Bruce Keiser says reforms by state legislators will keep benefit costs at same level

The Town Council last week tweaked the budget that Jamestown voters will be asked to approve at the Financial Town Meeting. More...

Subcommittee formed to mull ferry proposal

Boat would be handicap accessible, but harbor panel isn’t sure dock is

A newly formed ferry subcommittee will study the pros and cons of accommodating the Aquidneck Ferry – or another handicap-accessible ferry – in Jamestown, the harbor commission has decided. More...

Editorial

EDITORIAL

Lend a hand with the shoreline cleanup

All hands are asked to help with the Island Shoreline Cleanup slated for this Saturday, April 21. More...

READING WEEK

To celebrate reading week, teachers and students at Melrose Avenue School dressed up as their favorite book characters. More...

Scattering Seeds

This is for those who have been disappointed that they did not receive justice when they had a right to expect it. More...

Letters to the Editor

Increase in meals tax would hurt economy

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors officially oppose the proposed increase of the tax on meals from 8 percent to 10 percent as it will place an undue burden on consumers and local dining establishments and put Rhode Island a More...

Town should allow bed-and-breakfasts

I was born in Newport in 1937 and spent the first 22 years of my life in Jamestown. More...

Fort Getty is ‘delicate’ land worth protecting

I believe we can agree on one commonality: that we have been blessed with a rare and spectacular tract of land at Fort Getty. 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 19 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 19

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 19, 1912 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Suspended license Jessica McKinstry, 22, of Boon Street, Narragansett, was charged April 14 with driving with a suspended license. The defendant was held at the police station and released with a summons. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building David S. Martin received a permit March 29 to reshingle a roof at 23 Clinton Ave. Work estimated to cost $1,000. William Crowell received a permit March 22 to strip off old layers and replace with new 30-year architectural shingles. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs April 12, 7 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for drill. April 13, 9:20 p.m., all companies responded to Narragansett Avenue for a fire alarm. April 15, 11 a.m., Engine 2 went to Melrose Avenue for a pumping drill. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING April 24, 2012, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...