August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Downstairs at St. Matthew’s to get facelift

Thrift sales, Sunday school will take place elsewhere

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church is about to undergo major renovations. As a result, the church’s thrift shop, as well as its meeting rooms on the lower level, will be closed for a period of six to eight weeks. More...

4 Independents run for Town Council

Four Independent candidates – Dan Capuano, Evan Katz, J. William Harsch and incumbent Ellen Winsor – have thrown their hats into the ring to try and win one of five Town Council seats in November’s election. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Sydney Keen recently began studying at the Beijing Culture and Language School in China. She brought a copy of the Press along with her on the nine-month immersion. More...

About Town

Elderly Brothers will perform Sunday for free

The Elderly Brothers will bring their catalogue of original and classic rock-and-roll songs to the Jamestown Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. More...

Listen to what Democratic Town Council candidates have to say

A forum with the nine Democratic candidates for Town Council will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Register now for the Columbus Day race

Registration is open for the 37th annual Jamestown Classic, which will be held on Columbus Day, Oct. 8. Atwood Racing Services will once again organize the event. The event is sponsored by the Jamestown Rotary Club. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Dennis Breneiser received a permit Aug. 16 to remodel a kitchen at 33 Frigate Street. Work estimated to cost $8,000. Wayne and Regina Skudera received a permit Aug. 7 to construct a 10-by-10-foot unattached deck at 59 Green Lane. More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Aug. 28 The Zoning Board of Review will not hold its regularly scheduled meeting More...

Town axes turbine

Council votes 4-1 to dismiss proposal; Bowen disagrees

After years of discussion and planning, the Town Council voted Monday 4-1 to abandon the proposed Taylor Point wind turbine. Councilman Bob Bowen voted against the measure, stating that more information was needed before the project was dismissed. More...

Jamestown officer allows drunk driver to leave scene

Operator of vehicle blew two times the legal limit

Jamestown Patrolman Ted Hebert was recently suspended without pay for pulling over a young woman on Route 138 for suspicion of DUI, and then allowing her to drive to Coventry. More...

Conservation panel worried about coastal buffer vegetation

Board says as much as a mile was cleared illegally

Jamestowners lost more than “a mile” of coastal buffer vegetation during the past year, due to infractions by three waterfront homeowners and one state agency, Conservation Commissioner Michael Brown said. More...

Editorial

Scattering Seeds

The value of persistence in pursuit of a worthwhile goal is an important lesson for a child. Some measure of persistence is inherent, garnered naturally though the process of learning to walk and to talk. More...

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Letters to the Editor

JHA board should act more professional

On July 1, during the Housing Authority board meeting – which was filmed and posted on the Jamestown Daily Record – a discussion took place concerning a new position being called an operations center manager. More...

Donations will help local animal shelter

On Aug. 3, Friends of the North Kingstown Animal Shelter held a fundraiser at Pelly’s 19th Hole at the North Kingstown Golf Course. The fundraiser included an artistic cheese, fruit, veggie and cracker table, and also dinner and dessert. More...

Fools’ Rule Regatta caps off ‘best vacation’

On behalf of me, my wife and three young daughters, thanks for the best vacation ever in Jamestown last week. The beaches were perfect, the town was lovely, and the folks were terrific. 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, Aug. 23 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 23 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...