May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tavern meets filing deadline

Restaurant resolves license issues raised by council

The Jamestown Tavern met the May 11 deadline for the criteria given by the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Board, meaning the liquor license for the Portuguese American Citizens Club – which the tavern leases the property from – will not be More...

News

Harbor panel hears two cases

New ordinance language says charter boats cannot use private moorings

The Harbor Commission heard two appeals at its May 9 meeting, including one where the panel upheld the harbormaster in a matter involving R. Rand Ross and a commercial charter boat tied to his private mooring. More...

Governor affirms recognition of gay marriage

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Volunteer needed to drive island seniors

The Jamestown Senior Center is looking for a volunteer driver who is qualified and properly licensed to provide rides to and from the center on West Street, and to take part in meal-site activities a couple days a week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for everyone for help with concerts

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to thank everyone who had a hand in the success of our “Isn’t It Romantic” concerts on May 5 and 6. More...

There is evidence that turbine syndrome exists

I would like to respond to last week’s letters commenting on my letter alerting Jamestowners to the potential suffering associated with living near a wind turbine such as the one proposed for Taylor’s Point. More...

Let all residents decide on fate of Fort Getty

I just can’t wrap my head around why the Town Council would spend $1 million to increase the voltage to 50 amps for the Fort Getty RV campers so they can have air conditioners and other high-voltage equipment, as well as improved water lines to More...

Upcoming Events

Accidental Sisters will perform on island Sunday – with a twist

A cappella group will be joined by guest drummer and guitarist for its concert

The women’s struggle for survival will be the focus of the Accidental Sisters’ concert Sunday, when more than two dozen ladies will join one another at the Jamestown Arts Center to perform their concert, “Global Rhythms.” More...

Annual plant sale at East Ferry on Saturday

The Quononoquott Garden Club’s annual plant sale will take place Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon at East Ferry. Buyers will have extensive selections of unusual, locally grown perennials. More...

Island Treasures planned for tomorrow

Island Treasures, an educational outreach day to connect children with the community, will be held on Friday, May 18. There will be 26 presentations, some at Lawn Avenue School, and others spread around the island. More...

Obituaries

Clarke N. Westall

Clarke N. Westall, 61, of Jamestown passed away May 1, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn (Nadeau) Westall for 32 years, and the loving father of Katrina N. Westall of Jamestown. Born in Newport on Dec. More...

How safe are the island’s parks?

Residents show concern after last week’s incident

The Public Works Department has rolled two boulders into an open World War II bunker at Fort Getty to seal it, according to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

Harbor board sinks ferry proposal

Special panel meets just once, recommendation now sent to Town Council

The Aquidneck Ferry has hit a major snag in its bid to add a Jamestown stop to its seasonal schedule. The Harbor Commission at its May 9 meeting voted to follow the advice of its newly formed ferry committee. More...

Editorial

ARTS ALIVE

Melrose Avenue Students Keilee Takata (from left), Joshua Gray, Garrett Corsi, Kseniya Farrell, Reed Limoges and Cadence Pages show off their artwork which will be displayed for the 11th annual Arts More...

Island scenes

The sheep were lined up to get their winter wool coats trimmed on Saturday. The weather was beautiful for the annual Sheep Shearing Day at Watson Farm. More...

Scattering Seeds

Please forgive some stream-of-consciousness reverie. I am about to experience a personal milestone – turning 67 on Sunday – and the impending event has produced a little bit of introspection. More...

Sam Bari

Separation of church and state

Religion and the application thereof is indeed a touchy subject. That’s why the framers of the U.S. Constitution were careful to ratify a secular document that has been amended 27 times without breaching that fundamental principle. More...

About Town

CIAA’s annual meeting at Tavern on Tuesday

The Conanicut Island Art Association will host its annual meeting for members on Tuesday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Tavern. A brief annual meeting will start the evening followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. More...

Golf tourney sold out, come for lunch, auction

Spots for the “Dragonflies for Dori” golf tournament have been sold out, but people are still invited to attend the event for lunch and the silent auction. The event will take place at the Jamestown Golf Course on Saturday, June 9. More...

Walk for charity at Fort Wetherill Saturday

The fourth annual Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Wetherill. 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 17 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 17

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 17, 1912 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

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TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 177 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue SchoolMonday, May 216 p.m., the Town Council will meet as water and sewercommissioners at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, May 226:45 p.m., More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs May 9, 3:48 p.m., Engine 1, Engine 2 and Tanker 1 were sent to Schooner Street for a smoke alarm. May 10, 4:09 p.m., Special Services 1 and Car 4 responded to Baldwin Court for water in a basement. More...