May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning panel mulls turbine

Commission may vote on recommendation on June 6

The Planning Commission has requested additional data about the proposed Taylor Point wind turbine. More...

Town employee charged with embezzlement

After a two-week investigation, Jamestown Police last week arrested Andrea Masterson, an employee of the town’s Parks and Recreation Department. More...

News

DREAM COME TRUE

Bodacious Dream won the second leg of the Atlantic Cup, crossing the finish line in Newport Harbor on Sunday. This weekend marks the final leg of racing. The Jamestown vessel sits in second overall. More...

Bodacious Dream wins second leg of race, sits in second overall

Two days of in-port racing in Newport this weekend will determine the winner

Bodacious Dream came home in high style late Sunday night. The Class 40 racing sailboat was the first to arrive in the area, winning the second leg of the Atlantic Cup, the first carbon neutral sailing race in the United States. More...

Plenty of local talent on display at Island Treasures

On May 17, Lawn Avenue School hosted its sixth annual Island Treasures, an educational outreach day that connects students to talented members of the community who share their passions with the children. More...

About Town

Flags will be on sale at parade Monday

The Jamestown Medical Fund will sell flags at the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28. Flags can be purchased at tables set up along the parade route. Also, several North Kingstown High School students will walk the route selling flags. More...

Central Baptist Church accepting donations

With the June Festival right around the corner, Central Baptist Church is accepting donations for the June 16 event. Donations may be dropped off at the church from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through June 9. More...

Director of Save the Bay will speak June 1

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

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 24

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 24, 1912 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

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FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs May 17, 10:02 a.m., Special Services 1 and Car 1 went to Howland Avenue for water in a basement. May 17, 7 p.m., all units turned out to the fire station for drill. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Valerie Southern received a permit May 5 to strip and reshingle a roof at 43 Clinton Ave. Work estimated to cost $9,400. The town of Jamestown received a permit to swap 12 existing antennas with new ones at 11 Howland St. More...

Former councilor named moderator

Barbara Szepatowski will be in charge of June 4 FTM

Aside from speculation over the weekend on who would be the new town moderator, Barbara Szepatowski is expected to be named to the position this morning at a special Town Council meeting. More...

Marine will lead Memorial Day observance

See Page 3 for schedule of Monday’s festivities

An American hero will address his neighbors as the guest speaker on Monday for the town’s annual Memorial Day celebration. Although Col. Gerry Leonard was raised in North Kingstown, his Jamestown roots are deep. More...

Bids sought for seawall repair at East Ferry

Only half of the cost will come out of harbor fund

The Town Council on Monday approved Town Administrator Bruce Keiser’s recommendation to put the East Ferry seawall repair project out to bid. More...

Editorial

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A somber reflection on Memorial Day

Memorial Day has become a festive holiday for many of us. The holiday, which has come to unoffi cially mark the beginning of the summer, is often celebrated across America with parades and cookouts. More...

Memorial Day from Afghanistan

VIEWPOINT

Memorial Day is a great holiday. It marks the beginning of summer with parties and the return of good weather. As a kid growing up in Jamestown, it was the day the old fire engine came out and everyone lined Narragansett Avenue for the big parade. More...

Letters to the Editor

Turbine information has been unbalanced

William Tuthill recently (“Turbine syndrome is not actual health risk,” May 10) told us to “rest assured” wind turbine syndrome does not exist, and without referencing a source, claimed that the author who coined the term had More...

Thanks for supporting Ali’s Run baseball team

Thank you to Jamestown merchants for their support of the recent Newport Babe Ruth League fundraiser held on May 19 at O’Brien’s Pub in Newport. The event was a tremendous success! More...

Jamestown Designs like a ‘family friend’

Jamestown Designs has been a wonderful member of the Jamestown community, almost like a family friend. My mother was a Jamestown resident for 30 years and was infamous for doing her holiday shopping in July. 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 24 More...

Obituaries

Marion McClellan Prehn

Marion Mc- Clellan Prehn, a longtime summer resident of Jamestown, passed away on May 12, 2012. Born July 17, 1922, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Marion was the daughter of the late Pelham L. and Laura C. Mc- Clellan. More...