June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Middle school gets new principal

Deborah DeBiase hired to top post at Lawn Avenue

With an all-in-favor vote at its June 21 meeting, the School Committee appointed Deborah DeBiase to be the new principal at Lawn Avenue School as of July 1. More...

News

Zoning approves special-use permit

Approval paves way for new home on Spindrift

The Zoning Board of Review at its Tuesday meeting unanimously voted to approve the application of Eric Bell of Wakefield for a special-use permit to build a threebedroom home on a 7,200-squarefoot lot on Spindrift Street in Jamestown Shores. More...

Islanders declare candidacy for office

Registered voters in Jamestown should have plenty of options this year when they go to polls. As of Wednesday morning, four of the five sitting Town Council members threw their hats into the ring and will seek re-election. More...

Taking care of stray and lost animals just got easier

NK’s animal shelter is now officially Jamestown’s, too

Benji, a 6-year-old beagle, used to live in Jamestown. But for the past month or so, his mail has been forwarded to 395 Hamilton Allenton Road in North Kingstown. More...

About Town

Poetry readings, book signing at Island Heron

Gretchen Steele Pratt, the author of “One Island,” a book of poems that was chosen as the winner of the 2009 Anhinga Prize for Poetry, will read some of her work and hold a book signing at The Island Heron on Monday, July 2, at 7:45 p.m. More...

Summer book sale will begin July 12 at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s annual summer book sale will be held July 12 through July 21 at the library. On sale will be books, CDs, DVDs, children’s literature, and books on CD and cassette. More...

JEF fundraiser next month at Dutch Harbor

The Jamestown Education Foundation will hold its biannual summer fundraiser on July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard. The event will include hors d’oeuvres provided by Jamestown Fish and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of June 28 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 28, 1912 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Suspended license More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, July 2 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Thursday, July 5 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Island teens recognized for achievements

• Jessica Safford, a 2012 graduate of North Kingstown High School, was the recipient of the Marine Corps’ Semper Fidelis Award for musical excellence. The award was presented at May’s symphonic band awards concert. More...

Breaking News - 6/28/2012 10:28 AM

16 declare for candidacy for Town Council

Sixteen island residents declared candidacy for the Jamestown Town Council by the filing deadline at Town Hall on Wednesday, June 7. It will be the largest slate of Town Council candidates in recent memory. More...

American boat currently in first by a small margin

The America’s Cup World Series is in Newport this week, and local and state officials are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure that Jamestown is not overrun by visitors hoping to get a view of the event from Fort Wetherill. More...

Planners mull in-law apartments

Commission discusses easing restrictions

Debate on how to expand Jamestown’s zoning ordinance to permit additional accessory-dwelling units – also called in-law apartments – dominated the June 20 meeting of the Planning Commission. More...

Editorial

Blow up your money on Saturday, July 7

The clock is ticking. Jamestown’s annual summer fireworks will return to East Ferry at dusk on Saturday, July 7. This year’s extravaganza promises to be spectacular. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the East Ferry channel. More...

Photo

Full Story

Sounds from a Taylor Point turbine

VIEWPOINT

When siting a wind turbine, the sound it creates is an important consideration. More...

Letters to the Editor

kidsROCK project to become a reality

And now, some great news for Jamestown: The kidsROCK project will soon become a reality, as the Town Council awarded the contract last week for the climbing-boulders play area to be constructed behind the Lawn Avenue School. More...

Thanks to those who came to surprise party

I wish to thank all of the guests who came to my surprise 80th birthday party. It was great to see all of you, including many people I have not seen for ages. It was by far the best party anyone could have wished for. More...

Where would turbine complaints be filed?

Commercial wind turbines generate ice throw, shadow flicker and two types of noise. The first type of noise is regulatory. Regulatory noise is measured in decibels. The second is infrasound or low-level sound. 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 28 More...

Obituaries

Eleanor C. Gravdahl

Eleanor C. Gravdahl, 88, passed away peacefully in the loving presence of her children on June 24, 2012, at Newport Hospital. She was the devoted wife of the late John W. Gravdahl for 57 years. More...

Dena E. Wilkie (Little)

Dena E. Wilkie (Little), 81, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at the home of her son, Brad, and his wife, Cathy, surrounded by her loving family on June 21, 2012. She was the wife of the late James K. Wilkie. More...

Kathleen B. Bartley (Bourne)

Kathleen B. Bartley (Bourne), 60, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Lawrence J. Bartley Jr. for 37 years. More...