May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Vandals hit Lawn Avenue School

Superintendent Marcia Lukon briefed School Committee members of some grim news that happened at Lawn Avenue School over April vacation. More...

COMMUNITY AWARD

Vicki Gillerin, currently a resident of Cranston, was honored during a ceremony by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections on March 1 for the 2011 Community Corrections Award. More...

Open-road tolling should be ready for Newport’s busy summer

Turnpike authority plans to have pair of lanes ready – 1 east, 1 west– by late June

The upcoming America’s Cup World Series and other summer events are driving a number of local infrastructure improvements. More...

Sam Bari

Where did all the freedom go?

In 1938, composer Irving Berlin penned the introductory lyrics to “God Bless America.” Most people don’t know them. More...

About Town

Opening reception for islander’s exhibit

The opening reception for “Myth and Metamorphosis,” an exhibit that will feature island artist Jillian Barber, will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the DeBlois Gallery on Bellevue Avenue in Newport. More...

Girl Scouts will hold bake sale on Saturday

Girl Scout Troop 396 will hold a bake sale and basket raffle at East Ferry Deli on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be cookies, cupcakes and sweet treats available for purchase. More...

Two lectures planned by Benedictine sister

Benedictine Sister Carolyn Corny-Kopkowski will hold a lecture titled “Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today” on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, at St. Mark Church. More...

Obituaries

Ursula (Sproul) Pimentel

Ursula (Sproul) Pimentel passed away peacefully at home on April 17, 2012, surrounded by family to join her siblings and the rest of her loved ones at heaven’s gates. She was born in Windsor, Maine, on Nov. 2, 1920. More...

Council discusses clubhouse findings

Before decisions are made, town must decide where to hold community programs

The Town Council this week discussed the findings of a committee report on potential next steps to build a new clubhouse for the golf course. More...

Love is in the air this weekend at Central Baptist Church

Chorus’ spring concert will focus on romanticism from the 1800s to present day

Spring has arrived, and romance will be in the air this weekend courtesy of the Jamestown Community Chorus. The venerable singing group will present a program of quixotic music titled “Isn’t It Romantic? More...

Editorial

May Breakfast a spring tradition in Jamestown

The Jamestown Rotary Club will host its 48th annual May Breakfast this Saturday, May 5, at the Melrose Avenue School from 7 to 10 a.m. More...

SEE WALL REPAIRS UNDERWAY

Members of the Jamestown highway crew this week are repairing the concrete seawall along Dumpling Drive. Battered by the weather and the water, the seawall has crumbled beyond a simple patch job. More...

Scattering Seeds

For several years now, the residential real estate market in most areas of the country has been severely constricted. More...

Letters to the Editor

Friends of the Library needs new members

The Friends of the Library provided more than 30 programs this year, in addition to all the children’s programs, including the summer reading. More...

Many health problems can arise from turbine

As a long-time Jamestown resident who moved here in 1981, my family and I have enjoyed the rural town atmosphere and the easy access to ocean activities that Jamestown offers. More...

Reduce RV sites, up the cost of those remaining

The recent Town Council workshop on Fort Getty improvements seemingly left confusing solutions, if any for the RV park. All the council members were universally adamant that some level of revenue from RV campers should be maintained. More...

Upcoming Events

Theatre By The Sea announces schedule

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for the box office to reopen at Theatre By The Sea. Beginning on Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m., tickets may be purchased to any or all of the following productions scheduled for the 2012 summer. 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, May 3 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 3 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, May 3, 1912 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

The headline for the April 28 Fort Getty story incorrectly stated that the Town Council has decided to “give Fort Getty another committee.” No such decision was made because the council cannot vote during work sessions. More...

Governor’s son pleads not guilty

Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s 18-yearold son pleaded not guilty to accusations that he tried to buy beer at Jamestown Wine & Spirits earlier this month. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Richard Lynn received a permit April 13 to strip and reshingle a roof at 15 Seafarer Court. Work estimated to cost $4,800. More...