April 19, 2012 RSS feed / 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...

Walrus will be missed by community chorus

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to say how sorry we were to read of the passing of Jim Munro. Jim at one time sang with the chorus and served on its board of directors. More...

Turbine would disturb residents with noise

Town Planner Lisa Bryer was quoted in the Jamestown Press (“Planners tilt towards turbine,” April 12) in an article about the proposed wind turbine saying that “the expected noise level of the spinning blades would be no more than 6 More...

Volunteers needed for Earth Day cleanup

Please join the Jamestown Conservation Committee on Saturday, April 21, for our annual Earth Day cleanup. We need your help, and especially, we need the help of your children. More...

Town doesn’t need a new toy ‘to play with’

Like Fred Basso (letters to the editor, “Too many problems to approve turbines,” April 12), I agree the taxpayers do not need another monetary headache at this time. 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...

2 special-use permits, 3 variances are too much

As former chairman of the Jamestown Conservation Commission for more than 25 years, I have been involved in many requests to the Zoning Board of Review for relief from our town’s Zoning Ordinance. More...

Remembering Jim Munro with a poem

For Jim Munro: “‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said, ‘To talk of many things, ‘Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax ‘Of cabbages and kings, ‘And why the sea is boiling hot, ‘And whether pigs have wings More...