May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Newport police officer honored again

Newport Police Officer Jason Head was honored by the American Legion in 2009 after he resuscitated an unresponsive child at the Marriott Hotel. More...

Along with his horse, islander promotes personal growth

Brian Reid and Brenda Lee hold workshops nationwide Jamestowner Brian Reid built a business in town as a home remodeler, but he said success didn’t bring happiness. He kept searching for something more. More...

John Mayers honored by secretary of state

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis (left) honored John Mayers (right) of Jamestown recently with a 2012 Civic Leadership Award, which is given annually to high school seniors who make outstanding contri More...

About Town

Fundraiser will include live and silent auctions

The Dragonflies for Dori golf tournament will have both a live and silent auction at the Jamestown Golf Course on Saturday, June 9. More...

Aquaculture group will meet Friday

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 at 15 Melrose Ave. The guest speaker will be Jonathan Stone, executive director of Save the Bay. More...

Open house planned at N.K. animal shelter

The North Kingstown Animal Shelter will hold its annual open house and family day celebration on Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – rain or shine. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of May 31 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 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Zero Blueberry LLC received a permit May 3 to build a new single-family house at 75 Blueberry Lane. Work estimated to cost $175,000. Scot Dorsi received a permit May 23 to strip and reshingle a roof at 20 Grinnell St. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs May 23, 4:11 p.m., Engine 3, Engine 2, Ladder 1, Car 1, Car 2 and Car 3 were sent to Columbia Lane for a tractor fire. May 24, 10:42 a.m., Car 1, Engine 2 and Engine 3 went to Pemberton Avenue for a fire alarm. More...

Get ready for Monday’s Financial Town Meeting

FTM will begin at 7 p.m. at Lawn Avenue School

While the Financial Town Meeting was swirling with anticipation in recent years passed, expect no such hullaballoo on Monday when Jamestown voters will be asked to approve a combined budget of $21,586,065. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Principal leads educational turnaround at charter school

Former islander Tom Kaiser is a 2000 graduate of NKHS

An educator who grew up in Jamestown is achieving some startling results at a New York City charter school. More...

Editorial

REMEMBER

The Memorial Day observance at East Ferry on Saturday included Col. Gerry Leonard (above) of Jamestown as the guest speaker. Retired Col. More...

DRESSING THE PART

Third-graders Ryan Eves, Samuel Summa and Emma Lazzara learned about the Native America culture from Mr. Juhnowski last week at Melrose Avenue School. More...

It’s more than just pennies

VIEWPOINT

In years past, taxpayers of Jamestown have asked the town – based on the economy, pension liabilities and real issues with respect to spending in Jamestown – to either cut the growth in the budget, keep spending at the same level as previ More...

Letters to the Editor

Pierpont’s wind turbine syndrome a ‘scare tactic’

I hope your readers seek a second opinion before believing the diagnosis that wind turbines are bad for your health, as highlighted in the May 17 letter titled “There is evidence that turbine syndrome exists.” More...

Police were helpful, but iPad is still missing

I want to commend the efforts of the Jamestown Police Department in trying to locate my iPad that was stolen sometime Saturday morning. More...

Letter carriers collect nearly 70 boxes of food

The members of the St. Mark Outreach Committee would like to thank the Jamestown postal workers for their donation from the recent food drive. They collected close to 70 boxes of non-perishable items. 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 31 More...

Obituaries

Martha E. Pemantel

Martha E. Pemantel, 66, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully May 28, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She entered God’s hands and was joined by her loving parents. Born in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Capt. William A. Sr. More...