July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town buys new buoys for West Passage

USCG tells town to replace its substandard markers

The Harbor Commission responded to the Coast Guard’s recent complaint about substandard buoys in the West Passage entrance, according to Police Chief Ed Mello. More...

News

Keiser rejects recycling bids, Island Rubbish will continue service

Town received four bids that were solicited in June

Island Rubbish will continue to provide recycling services to Jamestown on a month-to-month basis since all recent bids have been rejected. More...

Volunteers earn their green thumbs at community farm

About 16,000 pounds of veggies will be harvested

Volunteers were busy planting beets at the Jamestown Community Farm on a bucolic summer evening earlier this month. More...

Portsmouth turbine out of order

Town officials in Portsmouth traced the problem with its malfunctioning windmill to a faulty gearbox, a repair that could cost as much as a half a million dollars. More...

About Town

Teens to hold car wash at fire station Saturday

The Friends of Jamestown Youth and the Jamestown Teen Center will sponsor a car wash on Saturday, July 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the fire station. The suggested donation is $10 per car. More...

Get ready for the Fools’ Rules Regatta

The 35th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Aug. 11 on the town beach at East Ferry. The rain date will be the following day. More...

Create a henna tattoo at library next month

A body-art workshop for teens will be held at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, Aug. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will be able to learn about body art and its history, particularly henna. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENTHAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONINGBOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD APUBLIC HEARING July 24, 2012,AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE,JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT7:00 P More...

No action on Fort Getty

Council discusses the park, but no decisions are made

The Town Council on Monday night remained undecided about what to do with Fort Getty despite hours of testimony from townspeople and council members. The council met on July 16 and Town Hall was lined with residents and visitors. More...

Data collection begins for revaluation of properties

Assessments are mandated by state every nine years

Jamestowners shouldn’t be alarmed if they witness two strangers knocking on doors in their neighborhoods. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for all the help during Windmill Day

In 1912, a small group of forwardthinking people saw great value in preserving and protecting the windmill on North Road, which has become an iconic symbol of Conanicut Island. More...

Turbine should be privately funded

The July 12 Newport Daily News reports that a new gearbox will be required to fix the Portsmouth wind turbine at a cost of as much as $500,000. Can you imagine how the taxpayers in that town feel? More...

Thanks to women’s club for new wagon

Once again the residents of Pemberton Place are humbled by the generosity of the people of this town. 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, July 19 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 19 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

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runsJuly 10, 1:47 a.m., Engine 3, Engine 1, Ladder 1, Rescue 3, Car 1and Car 4 were dispatched to BayView Drive for a tripped heat detector. More...

POLICE LOG

Expired license Wildo Archila, 38, of Melissa Street, Providence, was charged July 7 with driving with an expired license. According to police, Archila’s vehicle was involved in a hit and run with a mailbox. More...