July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Open tolling a ‘success,’ RITBA settles into new digs

More than 600,000 vehicles have used new E-ZPass lane

The new open-road tolling system at the Newport Pell Bridge has scored a “fabulous success,” according to the chairman of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s board of directors. More...

News

New principal ready to lead Lawn Avenue

Deb DiBiase is in process of earning Ph.D. from JWU

Deborah DiBiase’s desk was stacked with papers, and the white walls were mostly bare, though the piles of work led to no noticeable dismay as she smiled from behind her desk and said, “Call me Deb.” With her position as the new prin More...

URI student conducts soil research at Fox Hill Marsh

Local scientist wants survey expanded to Round Marsh

Andrew Paolucci is a 22-yearold graduate student from North Kingstown. For his master’s thesis, he is conducting research at Fox Hill Marsh in Fort Getty. More...

Amnesty for toll dodgers ends in August

In response to public feedback, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority on June 22 added open-road tolling on the Newport Pell Bridge with dedicated lanes for E-ZPass. 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 26 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 26 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

Willful trespass Joel Mistowski, 55, of Oakland Avenue, Johnston, was charged July 14 with willful trespass. The defendant was held at the police station and arraigned by a justice of the peace. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs July 18, 11:48 a.m., Car 1 and Engine 1 were sent to Walcott Avenue for a fire alarm. July 19, 7 p.m., all companies turned out to the fire station for drill. July 22, 10:30 a.m., Engine 1 and Ladder 1 went to Lawn Avenue School for drill. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Aug. 1 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Aug. 2 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School More...

Old town building will get facelift

The Chemical Company will move to Southwest Avenue

The Planning Commission at its July 18 meeting approved plans for expansion and renovation of the former town office building at 44 Southwest Ave., now owned by West Ferry LLC. More...

Panel approves variances for shores proposal

Special-use permit granted for 1,961-square-foot house

The Zoning Board of Review at a July 24 public hearing approved the application of Bartholomew and Marjorie Catanzaro of Johnston to construct a three-bedroom, 1,961-square-foot house plus garage on a 22,000-square-foot lot abutting wetlands on Beach More...

Letters to the Editor

Town Council not governing effectively

The Town Council’s July 16 meeting was an excruciating display of “micromisman agement.” After generously listening to comments from the floor, the councilors presented a litany of their “ideas” that only served to prove More...

Easy solution is to cut RV sites, increase rent

This is regarding the endless Fort Getty decision-making saga. It seems to have been going on forever, and we are still on square one. I am a professional real-estate appraiser. I can give you the solution to this mess in one paragraph. More...

About Town

Body-art workshop next month at library

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 learn about body art and its history, particularly henna. More...

Chamber fundraiser at Fort Getty pavilion

Tickets are now on sale for the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s annual summer fundraiser that will be held at the new Fort Getty pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 25. More...

Fundraiser Saturday at Dutch Harbor

The Jamestown Education Foundation will hold its biennial summer fundraiser on Saturday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard. The event will feature beer, wine, soda and appetizers provided by Jamestown Fish. More...

Obituaries

Genevieve (Matoes) Currie

Genevieve (Matoes) Currie passed away July 16, 2012, suddenly and surrounded by her family to meet with God. Born in Jamestown, she was the daughter of Frank Matoes and Mary (Serpa) Matoes Sheehan. More...

Dr. Godfrey H. Parker

Dr. Godfrey H. Parker, 84, pastor emeritus of Bethany Baptist Church in Pawtucket, of Bow Street, Jamestown, died July 21, 2012, at South County Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Evelyn (Singer) Parker. Rev. and Mrs. More...

Eleanor C. Gravdahl

A memorial service celebrating the life of Eleanor C. Gravdahl will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Friday, Aug. 10, at 1:30 p.m. A reception for friends and family will be held at Conanicut Yacht Club following the service. More...