November 24, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

New water tower contract awarded

Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, the Town Council Monday awarded the contract for the new water tower to be located on Howland Avenue to the Fisher Tank Company of Chester, Pa., the lowest of three bidders for the project, at $1 More...

News

A night aboard the battleship Massachusetts

On Nov. 12 and 13, a group of 44 Scouts and parents from Jamestown Pack 1 shipped off for an overnight adventure on the battleship Massachusetts. Outfitted with sleeping bags and lots of snacks they embarked on a cruise back in time. More...

Firefighters to get new protective gear

Town Councilors unanimously agreed Nov. 14 to award a contract for $26,325 to Stillman Uniforms of Westerly, the third lowest of four bidders to supply 20 sets of firefighter protective clothing and equipment for the Jamestown Fire Department. More...

Bids in for town forest project; new tree panel chairman named

The Town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee announced at its Nov. 15 meeting that bids to clean up the town forest on Melrose Avenue were received. The committee also approved committee member Emmett Turley as their new chairman. More...

About Town

Honor roll announced at Lawn school

The Lawn Avenue School has announced the student honor roll for the first quarter. More...

Holiday entertaining class features chef

The Bay Voyage Inn restaurant, 150 Conanicus Ave. in Jamestown, will host a seminar on Holiday Entertaining and Cooking on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Open recreation begins next week

Open Recreation at the Community Center will begin on Monday, Nov. 28, running from 3 to 5 p.m. each weekday until the end of March. More...

Island Calendar

Wednesday Nov. 23 Transform, golf course, 9-10 a.m., More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Thanksgiving is a time to go home. A time to hug family More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Fire Runs

10:00 a.m., Nov. 14, Car 1 and Engine 2 were sent to East Shore Road for a carbon monoxide incident. More...

Police Log

Arrested on warrant Quin Iovinella, 27, of Woonsocket was picked up Nov. 21 on a bench warrant from second district court after a traffic stop on Clinton Ave. More...

Conanicus – First adventure, the journey south to Cuba

A six-month-old Jamestown osprey recently made his first southern migration. This is the story of his journey. More...

Council undecided on noise ordinance

The Town Council was split over what to do about a noise ordinance that has been in development for at least four years, after a 75-minute work session on Nov. More...

Exercise, diet are key to healthy students, panel says

At the Nov. 17 School Committee meeting, the Health and Wellness Subcommittee presented an interim report that focused on the promotion of physical activity and healthy diets for students. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of November 23

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Giving thanks

Thursday is Thanksgiving, a day that is steeped in tradition and historical significance. More...

Letters to the Editor

Troubling issues with meeting

The following letter was recently sent to the Town Council and copied to the Press: More...

Sam Bari

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

Gift buying guide for men – part II

After judging the responses from both men and women concerning last week’s column, “Gift buying guide for men,” I can see that much work is yet to be done. Women said that I left out important details. More...

Upcoming Events

Visit the new CCRI campus in Newport

The Community College of Rhode Island Newport County Campus will hold a college information session and campus tours on Thursday, Dec. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

Choristers plan holiday concert

As part of the Christmas in Newport celebration, the Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of Jamestowner JoAnn Loewenthal, will present its “Christmas in Song” concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at St. More...

Deer management topic of lecture at URI on Dec. 1

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey will host a free lecture entitled “White-Tailed Deer: Natural History and Management,” by noted wildlife biologist Gary Alt at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Potter memorial service

The family of Thomas A. Potter invite friends to join them in a memorial celebration of his life on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. More...

Evelyn A. Turcone, 91

Evelyn A. (Sarcione) Turcone, 91, of North Providence, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 at home. She was the wife of Michael Turcone. They had been married for 65 years. More...

John A. ‘Jack’ Civic, 80

John A. “Jack” Civic, 80, of Ella Terrace, Castle Hill, Newport, passed away at home with his family by his side on Nov. 15, 2005. He was the husband of Audrey (Kenyon) Civic for 55 years. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING December 1, 2005 More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The following is intended to amend Section 22 of the Code of Ordinance in the Town of Jamestown. A public hearing to solicit public input is scheduled on Tuesday December 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The following is intended to amend Section 22 of the Code of Ordinance in the Town of Jamestown. A public hearing to solicit public input is scheduled on Tuesday December 6, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. More...