June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Islanders will elect 5 to council, 3 to school panel

Deadline is Wednesday to declare candidacy

Twelve seats will be up for grabs in November, and interested Jamestown residents will have three days next week to throw their hats in the ring. More...

News

Passageway built below toll plaza

Tunnel will allow workers to get to other side safely

Boston had the Big Dig. Now Jamestown has the Little Dig. More...

Panel discusses possible ACWS crowds

Conservationists want protection assured

Is Jamestown ready for the hordes of tourists expected for the America’s Cup World Series? More...

100 YEARS YOUNG

Virginia Deterra, who was born on Howland Avenue on June 16, 1912, celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday. Deterra was the wife of the late Anthony Deterra. More...

About Town

Teens invited to make cupcakes at library

Teens entering grades 7 through 12 are invited to cupcake decorating at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Monday, June 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. Participants will learn how to make batter and icing, and then decorate their own homemade cupcakes. More...

Island Heron will host folk duo tomorrow

Lover’s First Quarrel, a husband and wife duo, will perform at The Island Heron on Friday, June 22, at 8:30 p.m. More...

Magician to perform at library tomorrow

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites children of all ages to a magic show by Mat Franco on Friday, June 22, from 4 to 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Bruce R. Brakenhoff Sr.

Bruce R. Brakenhoff Sr., 80, a notable member of the American yachting industry, died on June 15 at his home in Jamestown. 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...

No toll increases on Pell Bridge

Governor’s budget nullifies turnpike authority’s vote

The increased toll on the Newport Bridge that was expected to take effect July 1 is no longer a threat to Conanicut Island residents. Gov. More...

Police plan for America’s Cup crowds

State will control parking at Fort Wetherill during races

A detailed plan for the incoming America’s Cup World Series crowds was presented by Police Chief Ed Mello at the Town Council’s meeting Monday. More...

Editorial

From the State House

Greetings friends and neighbors. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for making Memorial Day special

Some times in life, a person surprises you in the most extraordinary way. It’s an act of kindness given from the heart that you didn’t expect – a kindness that asks for nothing in return. More...

Council president ‘out of line’ at town meeting

At the recent Financial Town Meeting, Town Council President Michael Schnack chose to begin his remarks, not about the budget, but instead with criticism toward a certain group of taxpayers – the Taxpayers’ Association of Jamestown. More...

‘Fast track’ wasn’t an insult towards teachers

Last week, Jamestown Teachers’ Association member Mark Allard wrote a letter objecting to the use of the term “fast track” to describe the teachers’ salary step system (“Teachers should not be seen as ‘fast tracker 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. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of June 21

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 21, 1912 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs June 13, 4:31 p.m., Engine 3 and Special Services 1 went to North Road and Laural Lane for an oil spill. June 14, 8:21 a.m., Car 1, Car 3, Engine 3 and Ladder 1 were dispatched to Clark Street for a fire alarm. More...

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation Kenneth F. Camadeco, 57, of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, was charged June 14 for violation of a bench warrant for failure to appear for a disorderly conduct charge. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Nick Benson and Alix Flood received a permit June 11 to renovate a kitchen and install a new window at 193 Conanicus Ave. Work estimated to cost $29,000. Williams Chow Sr. More...