May 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Search begins to replace principal at Lawn Avenue School

Kathy Almanzor will leave her post to take over as director of curriculum

With a unanimous vote, the School Committee decided on May 3 to appoint Kathy Almanzor to the newly created position of director of curriculum, assessment and professional development. More...

News

Planners discuss commercial district

Commission reiterates its opposition against fast food and big-box stores

Jamestown’s downtown commercial district is 96 percent built out, according to Town Planner Lisa Bryer, but the “limited commercial” district down Southwest Avenue is just 10 percent developed. More...

Council’s plate full, mulls handful of issues awaiting resolution

In new business, chief of police briefs panel on status of animal control on island

The Town Council this week discussed a wide range of issues awaiting resolution, including a replacement for the golf course clubhouse, the proposed wind turbine, a proposal for accessory apartments, and the future of Fort Getty. More...

CONANICUT DERBY

First-grader Jack Garcia competed in the Kentucky Derby – the human version – on Friday at the Lawn Avenue fields, the day before the big horse race at Churchill Downs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Headline for recent council article is false

I was very surprised to read the headline in the April 26 edition of the Press, which read, “Council decides to give Fort Getty another committee.” The council held a public “workshop” on April 23 where we discussed Fort Getty More...

Turbine syndrome is not actual health risk

It is up to each person to form their own opinion about the wisdom of a wind turbine next to the Newport Bridge, but last week a letter was published (“Many health problems can arise from turbine,” May 3) in the Jamestown Press citing the More...

Letters to editor should have sources cited

Over the years, it has been good to see the level of debate expressed in the letters section of the Jamestown Press by residents discussing controversial issues affecting the town. This public debate reflects a healthy democracy in action. 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 10 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 10

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 10, 1912 More...

UPDATE

Jamestown Tavern remains open

The Jamestown Tavern is still open this week and coming weekend as parties work to correct deficiencies in the liquor license which has been held by the PAC Club. More...

PAC Club’s liquor license suspended

Alcohol board gives the two parties involved until noon Friday to sort things out

The town’ s Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Board this week temporarily suspended the Portuguese American Citizens Club’s liquor license, but decided to grant the club and its tenant – the Jamestown Tavern – 3 1/2 days to address More...

Editorial

Bunker at Fort Getty poses public threat

Kudos to the firefighters for the dramatic rescue on Monday of a dog that had fallen into a pit that was inside a World War II-era bunker at Fort Getty (see page 23). It was a job well done by the volunteers. More...

WE.RE GONNA BARGE INTO EAST FERRY!

Full Story

Scattering Seeds

“Divided highway ahead.” That was the headline at the top of the front page of a local daily newspaper recently. The article that followed did not mention the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

Sam Bari

We’re annoying the elephant in the room

This column will probably get me crucified in some circles. The “elephant in the room” that I’m talking about represents the subject of the American educational system. More...

About Town

Save the Bay director will be guest speaker

The Jamestown Aquaculture Movement will hold its annual meeting on June 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. at 15 Melrose Ave. The guest speaker will be Jonathan Stone, the executive director of Save the bay. More...

Open house at Ocean Essence Spa next week

The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an open house at Ocean Essence Spa & Therapeutic Massage on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Also, a drawing will be held for $20 in Chamber checks. More...

Volunteers needed for Saturday’s bird count

The 28th annual Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will take place Saturday, May 12. Those wishing to participate should meet at the police station at 6:30 a.m. with binoculars, a field guide and sturdy walking shoes. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs May 2, 3:58 p.m., Engine 3, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Car 1 and Car 4 were dispatched to Conanicus Avenue for a fire alarm. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Bill Prichett received a permit May 2 to connect two existing decks with a 6-by-22-foot deck at 19 Bridgeview Drive. Work estimated to cost $5,000. Lenny Brescia received a permit May 3 to remodel a kitchen at 19 Seaview Drive. More...

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation Lauren Davis, 26, of Mountview Road, Narragansett, was charged May 4 with violation of a bench warrant from 2nd Division District Court. The defendant was held at the police station and was arraigned by a justice of the peace. More...