April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents could face early water restrictions

Residents of Jamestown are used to water restrictions. Each year between June and August the watering of lawns and gardens is banned in the town’s water district. More...

News

Council adopts $21.6 million budget

If voters don’t revise the proposal at June’s FTM, increase will be $394,220

The Town Council this week adopted a $21,586,065 budget for Jamestown’s schools and municipal operations. More...

New golf clubhouse eyed

Council will discuss the proposal during a workshop on Monday

Jamestown should replace the rapidly deteriorating golf course building with a similar structure designed for ease of expansion, the Buildings and Facilities Committee will advise the Town Council. More...

North Kingstown bands dominate festival in New York City

The symphonic band and jazz ensemble both won first-place prizes

The North Kingstown High School’s symphonic band and the jazz ensemble performed in a recent competition at the Heritage Festival in New York City. The students brought home two firstplace prizes and major recognition from the judges. More...

About Town

Yard sale May 5 to benefit trip to Europe

Eighth-grader Jamie Gillette will hold a garage sale on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon at 57 High St. More...

Open house tonight at the Island Scoop

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house at the Island Scoop on North Main Road on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served, including ice cream, candy, coffee, bagels and pastries. More...

Jamestown doctor will discuss her new book

Dr. 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 26 More...

Obituaries

Ursula (Sproul) Pimentel

Ursula (Sproul) Pimentel of Jamestown passed away peacefully April 17, 2012, surrounded by family, to be with our Lord. More...

Council decides to give Fort Getty another committee

The standing-room-only workshop once again revolved around RV camp

Despite the Town Council’s reluctance to create committees, it looks like they will establish one to address an unyielding controversy: the future of Fort Getty. More...

Planners delay turbine vote

Commissioners say they lack adequate data to either approve or deny plan

The progress of Jamestown’s wind turbine initiative stalled last week, as residents argued that the Planning Commission should “slow down” its review of the multimillion dollar plan. More...

DEM slashes brush, shrubbery at Beavertail

CRMC: Department went outside of scope of permit, but wasn’t done maliciously

Whether or not you describe it as “vegetation management,” all of the brush and shrubbery around the perimeter of Beavertail State Park has been clear-cut. More...

Editorial

EDITORIAL

Do you ever wonder if there is a catch-22 rule?

Sometimes in the news business, the facts can be stranger than fiction – especially when there are government bureaucrats involved. Such is the case with the School Committee budget reported last week in the Press. More...

When in doubt we can always form a committee

It is an overworked expression describing the actions of various governmental bodies these days, but one has to wonder if the Town Council is again “kicking the can down the road.” The council announced Monday evening that it is now consi More...

BUBBLY

Third-grader Kaylie Cowman gets engulfed in a bubble as part of a showcase by Keith Michael Johnson during April vacation at the library. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for making fundraiser a success

On April 14 a lobster roll fundraising dinner was held at Central Baptist Church for Cole Grace, the 7-year-old grandson of Steve and Mary Lovegreen of Jamestown. More...

Don’t forget to renew dog licenses in April

The town clerk’s office would like to extend its thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped and volunteered their time at the rabies clinic on April 21. More...

Press columnist spot on with his tax views

Bravo to Sam Bari for his article on the Fair Tax Act (“Let’s talk taxes,” April 19). Taxes are too complicated! Think of the waste in government today. More...

Upcoming Events

Cruise Night at tavern starts next week

The first Jamestown Cruise Night will be held on Wednesday, May 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Jamestown Tavern. The event will benefit the Oliver Hazard Perry Fund. Any automobile, truck or motorcycle is welcome. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of April 26

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. From the Newport Journal, April 26, 1912 More...

News of Record

BIRTHS

• Mila Annabelle Cochran was born March 25 at Newport Hospital. Her parents are Jana (Trckova) and Marcus Lee Cochran. • Torben Bjorn Borgschulte was born April 3 at Newport Hospital. More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs April 19, 6:30 p.m., all units turned out to the fire station for drill. April 21, 9:12 a.m., Car 1 and Engine 1 went to Calvert Place to check on an electrical smell. More...