August 25, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Say goodbye to summer! School bells ring Sept. 1

There will be many new faces when the Jamestown schools start classes on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 8:15 a.m. More...

State DEM has control over highway barn site

Issues about the quality of ground water running off from the former landfill on North Main Road and the ability of the town to build a new highway barn at that location are in the hands of the state Department of Environmental Management, and the to More...

News

Garden club invites everyone to ‘Fall into Jamestown’ on Saturday garden tour

The Quononoquott Garden Club will host a tour of seven island gardens this Saturday, Aug. 27, each representing the unique skills and diverse aesthetics of the selection of growers that the club has assembled for the tour. More...

Save The Bay announces fall Marine Science Homeschooling Series

Save The Bay’s Newport BayStation will offer marine science classes for homeschool children ages 9 through 12 and their parents starting in September. More...

A true Patriot

Paul Brunelle, better known as an employee of the U.S. Postal Service at the Jamestown post office, represented the Second R.I. Regiment, the outfit that once manned the Conanicut Battery, at the Aug. More...

Sam Bari

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Insurance, hypochondriacs, and cow kissers

If the scientists who tell us we are not alone in the universe are correct, and other intelligent life forms really exist, I am concerned. What if the space guys are watching us? More...

Upcoming Events

Presentation on Plum Beach Lighthouse planned

The dramatic restoration of the Plum Beach Lighthouse in North Kingstown will be the topic of a presentation by Keith Lescarbeau, president and owner of Abcore Lighthouse Restoration Co., at the South County Museum on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. More...

Community chorus wants everyone to sing

The chorus invites all singers to their first fall rehearsal on Monday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave. More...

Maden to talk on history of houses Friday at library

On Friday, Aug. 26, at 1:30 p.m. join local author Sue Maden at the Jamestown library for an enlightening discussion called “This Old House: How to Research the House in Which You Live.” More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The scoutmaster said that Ross Bohensky completed an extensive week of Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) which is a program that teaches team building on a high ropes course. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: More...

Police Log & Court News

Drunk driving charged Richard Shutt, 62, of 800 Beavertail Rd. was charged Aug. 22 with drunk driving after he was observed speeding in Beavertail State Park just before midnight. More...

Fire/Emergency Runs

“ Fire runs 1:45 p.m., Aug.16, Engine 3 went to North Main Road for a fuel spill. More...

Mackerel Cove

‘A slice of paradise we can call our own’

Mackerel Cove, a picturesque seascape nestled into the shoreline bordering the east side of the isthmus between Beavertail and the main body of Conanicut Island is the subject of postcards. More...

North enders say they are tired of deer problems

A group of residents from the far northern extremes of the island have had enough of the deer that are destroying their gardens and making many of them sick with tick-borne diseases. More...

Cingular wireless presentation postponed to September meeting

At the Aug. More...

Editorial

The LNG economic impact on Jamestown

This week two special reports detailed the longterm economic impact of liquified natural gas tankers navigating Narragansett Bay. More...

Animal shelter needs your help

Jamestown may soon have its own animal shelter thanks to the efforts of Barbara Szepatowski, the owner of Paws & Claws, a local pet supply store. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for neighbors

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, our family dog was struck by a car and killed. We are so saddened by his death. He was a devoted friend and companion who brought us so much joy. It is a very tragic loss. More...

Beach debris

I don’t know who is supposed to be cleaning Mackerel Cove beach, but whoever it is should be fired or replaced. More...

Respect the graves

I was so saddened to read, and then to hear from the owner, about the vandalism that had been done to the Secret Garden, one of this town’s outstanding and beautiful businesses, on Southwest Avenue. More...

About Town

Tracking Conanicus An osprey travel update

In early August, Conanicus, a young male osprey from the nest at Marsh Meadows, was fitted with a solar-powered radio transmitter. More...

Agenda deadlines for Town Council meetings to change in September

The deadline for the Town Council agenda has been changed to enable the town clerk’s office to prepare the council packet for review by the town administrator and town solicitor prior to delivering it to the council and to give the councilors additio More...

Community Band will play this Sunday

The Jamestown Community Band has been rescheduled for this Sunday night’s concert at East Ferry square. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 25 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Obituaries

James Whitfield Belshaw, 98

James Whitfield Belshaw, 98, of 9 Brig Ave., Jamestown and 9 Fox Run Rd., Portsmouth, died Aug. 1, 2005 at Newport Hospital. He was active until he was hospitalized for pneumonia last February and then later suffered a stroke. 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 ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2005, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...