June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Islander releases crime-thriller sequel

‘Mystic Fear’ is second in Nikki O’Connor series

Island author Jan Whitford recently released his newest book, “Mystic Fear.” It is the direct sequel to “Mystic Island,” a part of his Nikki O’Connor series, and a wicked crime thriller. More...

Long-lost ship Endeavour located?

British ship was brought to Narragansett Bay in 1778

A fascinating 20-year journey through the history of this region took a major step forward Sunday. More...

BOB’S BUCKS

Bob’s Discount Furniture recently awarded Lawn Avenue School with a $1,000 check. More...

About Town

Saturday’s fundraiser will feature 2 auctions

“Dragonflies for Dori” – a fundraiser to benefit the daughter of Melrose Avenue School teacher Peggy Wark – will take place on Saturday, June 9, at the Jamestown Golf Course. It will include both a live and silent auction. More...

Central Baptist Church plans annual festival

Central Baptist Church will hold its annual June Festival on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the church grounds. The festival will include a silent auction, food, an outdoor flea market and raffles. More...

Today is drop-off date for CIAA exhibit

The opening reception for the Conanicut Island Art Association Town Hall exhibit titled “Americana” will be held on Thursday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. The dropoff date for submissions is Thursday, June 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Suspended license Stuart Rice, 58, of Gondola Avenue, Jamestown, was charged May 20 with driving with a suspended license. The defendant was held at the police station and released with the summons. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs May 30, 9:29 p.m., Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3 and Ladder 1 responded to Gondola Avenue for a fire alarm. June 2, 10:35 a,m., Engine 3, Marine 1, Car 1 and Rescue 3 were dispatched to South Gould Island for a marine rescue. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Paul O’Connell received a permit May 29 to expand a deck at 159 West Shore Road. Work estimated to cost $3,000. West Ferry LLC received a permit May 29 to repair an existing shed at 44 Southwest Ave. More...

Islanders approve town’s spending package of $21.6 million

Vote goes to paper ballot, 62 percent accept budget

Voters approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year Monday, but the meeting wasn’t without controversy as a motion was passed to force a paper ballot. Still, taxpayers approved the 1.9 percent increase by a 36-vote margin, 97-61. More...

BioBlitz survey of 600 island acres begins tomorrow

More than 300 volunteers will count every organism

If you’re driving on North Road late Friday night or early Saturday morning, don’t be alarmed if you see the glow from dozens of flashlights peeking through the fields and farms. More...

Editorial

How diverse is the ecology of Jamestown?

We’ve always known that Conanicut Island is a unique environment. Situated at the mouth of Narragansett Bay, this wind-swept spot of land is home to a broad cross-section of natural habitat. More...

Letters to the Editor

Residents should meet to discuss police force

I feel that the residents and taxpayers of Jamestown should have a townwide meeting regarding the Police Department. More...

Recycling just got a little bit easier

Equipment improvements at the Rhode Island Resource and Recovery Corporation in Johnston have made recycling easier. The sorting equipment can now automatically distinguish various grades of plastic, paper, glass and metal. More...

Community once again shows its generosity

On behalf of Girl Scout Troop 396, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the generosity of the community for its support in our recent butterfly bake sale and raffle. 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, June 7 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

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, June 7, 1912 More...

Obituaries

Charles T. (Ted) Schmidt

Charles T. (Ted) Schmidt Jr. Ph.D., 77, of Saunderstown, former director and professor emeritus of labor and industrial relations at URI, passed away May 31, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Crawford) Schmidt. More...

Robert Strang

Robert Strang, 80, of Jamestown, died peacefully on June 2, 2012, after a long illness. More...

Elizabeth “Betty” Netten memorial scheduled

A memorial service will be held for Elizabeth “Betty” Netten, formerly of Reservoir Circle, on Saturday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the John Clarke Nursing Center Chapel at 600 Valley Road in Middletown. More...

Legals

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING June 26, 2012, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...