September 29, 2005 RSS feed / News

Window sills need checking regularly

Take a careful look at the window sills of your home. If they are made of wood, there is a good chance that rot has started in them, especially if you own an older home. What can you do about rot? Basically, nothing. More...

Fall is a good time to paint your house

At this time of the year, while the humidity is low, it might be a good time to touch up house trim or repaint external parts of the house. How do you do it? First, you should take a look at the trim. Is the paint flaking off? More...

JYC race results

Race number four of the Jamestown Yacht Club Fall Series was held on 9/25. The following are the results: More...

Jamestown Soccer Scores

Results for the week of Sept. 24. More...

Wanted: Halloween haikus at the Jamestown library

The Jamestown library is inviting children, teens, and adults to submit their original Halloween haikus, with or without an illustration, by Monday, Oct. 17, to the circulation desk of the library at 26 North Main Rd. More...

hurricane relief while eating at local restaurants

Next Wednesday, Oct. 5, both restaurants — Chopmist Charlie’s and Tricia’s Tropi-Grille — owned by Chuck and Trish Masso, will donate a portion of their sales to hurricane relief efforts. More...

Artists’ guild to meet this Sunday

The Artists’ Guild of the Newport Art Museum will meet on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at the museum. More...

Rhodes to speak on Degas, pastels

Island artist Evelyn Thistle Rhodes will give a lecture and demonstration at the RISD Museum on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2:30 p.m., in conjunction with the current exhibit “Edgar Degas: Six Friends at Dieppe.” More...

Beach view The weather may still be warm, but the town beach at Mackerel Cove is a quiet place these days. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Wigton receives memorial scholarship

Rachel Wigton of 46 Pennsylvania Ave. is the recipient of this year’s Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. More...

Bay Voyage welcomes new executive chef

The Bay Voyage Inn in Jamestown has announced the appointment of Michael A. Civali Jr. as its executive chef. Civali had previously held the position of chef de cuisine and kitchen manager of the Sea Fare Inn in Portsmouth. More...

Steps to a safe bathroom

Nearly 200,000 people are injured annually in their bathrooms, according to statistics from the National Safety Council. The most common accidents are slips, falls and scalding from hot water. More...

Extend your growing season with a cold frame

Psst, got a few old storm windows? If you have, your plants are going to love you. Why not use them to build a simple cold frame? More...

Keeping warm: 20 ways to reduce your heating bill

Man-o-man, it’s goin’ t’ get cold this winter, that’s for sure, and with the price of home heating oil going up, how are you going to stay warm? More...

Home check now can save money

Take a look around the exterior of your home. What needs to be done before winter’s snows fall upon us? There are many things that you might want to do to get ready. More...

Public works director calls DEM requirements for landfill site ‘minor’

The state has “numerous concerns regarding the proposed reinterment of solid waste” at the former town landfill to make way for the proposed highway barn, according to a letter from the state released at the Town Council meeting Monday. More...

Practice time

The Jamestown School junior high soccer team (above) and cross-country team (below) practice after school last week. Photos by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Rotary’s annual bicycle race ready to ride Oct. 10

Plans for the 30th annual Jamestown Classic, an all-day multi-bike racing event to be held on Monday, Oct. 10, are taking shape. More...

Upcoming workshops to determine future direction of school district

At the Sept. 22 meeting of the School Committee, the school superintendent released a schedule for upcoming workshops on restructuring, reorganization, and shared services. More...

Council wants to fix up town properties

Town Councilor Barbara Szepatowski Monday spawned a new review of the disarray of town facilities, and suggested that a volunteer corps work on the problem. More...

Crime lab director talks at library

As part of its teen program series, and to usher in Teen Read Week, the Jamestown library will present a program about forensic science featuring the director of the Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory. More...

Town Meetings

Tuesday, October 4 Noon, Town Hall: agenda deadline for the Oct. 11 Town Council meeting. More...

Garden club plans daffodil bulb sale Oct. 15

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its second annual Daffodil Bulb Sale on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at East Ferry. More...

Gaillard to be named to college hall of fame

The Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome four new inductees in a special ceremony to be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Luce Fieldhouse. More...

‘Food for Fines’ at the library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library is holding its first “Food for Fines” Days through Sunday, Oct. 9. More...

Builder goes to zoning without planning board’s okay

By Michaela Kennedy

Seeking approval of a plan to build a two-bedroom house on Ferry Street, STD Builders last Wednesday received a tie vote from the Planning Commission for the second time. More...