December 15, 2005 RSS feed / News

Save The Bay’s seal watch cruises to start

Save The Bay’s Rose Island Seal Watch Cruises aboard M/V Alletta Morris provide an for an up-close look at the winter seals of Narragansett Bay. More...

Panel denies appeal to overturn Jack’s Electric permit

The appeal of Frank and Magdalena Andres of 13 Clinton Ave. to overturn the approval of the Jack’s Electric request for a special-use permit to build a new facility at 14 Clinton Ave. was denied at the Dec. 13 meeting of the Zoning Board of Review. More...

Frostbite sailing results

On Sunday morning, Dec. 11, under blue skies and shifty west winds, eight frostbiters held five races off East Ferry town beach. More...

High winds wreak havoc on island during Dec. 9 storm

Power outages, fallen limbs, downed power lines, and bridge closures were some of the results of an icy wind storm that raced through the area last Friday afternoon. More...

Thirty seconds over Jamestown Last week, the flying camera caught this view of West Ferry and Dutch Island. Photo by Nate Bousquet More...

Island deer check station closed

The Fish and Wildlife Division of the state Department of Environmental Management has closed the deer checking station at Ft. Wetherill as of Sunday, Dec. 11. More...

Does the Lawn school really need a principal?

School Superintendent Kathy Sipala told the School Committee Dec. 1 that while she is not proposing it at this time, the Lawn Avenue School’s needs are not being met with the combined superintendent/ principal position, which she now fills. More...

Put the annual bird count on your new year’s calendar

The Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will be on Saturday, Jan. 7, beginning at 7 a.m. at the police station. More...

Teen events

Movie night tomorrow A Teen Movie Night will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jamestown library. Snacks and beverages will be provided and pizza will be sold for $1 a slice. More...

Vidaurre earns state orchestra position

Jason Smith Vidaurre of Jamestown was named to the Junior All-State Orchestra. More...

Eagle Scout helpers These Jamestown youths lend a hand with Matt Bernardo’s Eagle Scout project of clearing the brush from the Carr Cemetery on North Main Road. From left are John Chase, Ross Bohensky, Kyle Wright, and Shane Farrelly. More...

New student counselor at Jamestown schools

The Lawn Avenue School will have a new student assistance counselor beginning this week. More...

Council reviews new rules for school gym use

The Town Council Monday briefly reviewed, with little comment, the School Committee’s agreement about joint town and school use of the Lawn Avenue School gymnasium and all the ball fields adjacent to the Lawn and Melrose schools. More...

Winter scene Last week’s snow highlights the windmill on North Main Road. Photo by Don Miller More...

Lisa Clay indicted on arson charge

Nearly one year since a night of mayhem resulted in two assaults and the destruction by fire of a house on Coulter Street, a Newport County Grand Jury handed down an indictment Dec. 9 of Lisa Clay, 36, whose last known address is 101 Stern St. More...

LNG dredging hearing tonight in Bristol

The Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public hearing tonight on dredging to widen the shipping channel in Fall River, Mass. so that LNG tankers can reach the proposed gas storage facility at Weaver’s Cove. More...

Flu clinic at South County Hospital

South County Hospital Healthcare System will hold a public flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wakefield Mall. The flu clinic will be open to everyone. More...

This Saturday at 11 a.m. sharp, the highlight of the More...

Two development proposals continue through planning commission stage

At its Dec. 7 meeting, the Planning Commission asked the Dutton family to consider a cluster development for their proposed five-lot major subdivision near North Main Road. More...

The Island Garden

Iwas at a garden center in England a couple of weeks More...

Council makes plans for next year

Town Councilors Monday were planning to cancel their regularly scheduled meeting for Dec. 27. They said they might consider some decisions at the regular Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meeting on Dec. More...

Volunteers needed to fill town panels

Town officials are looking for volunteers to serve on two commissions and one committee: More...

Births

Heelan A daughter, Shea Addison Heelan, was born Nov. 24, 2005 at Women and Infants’ Hospital to Beth and John Heelan of Grinnell Street. More...

Talk on Medicare Prescription Program

On Thursday, Dec. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. the Friends of the Jamestown library will host a discussion on the Medicare Prescription Program Part D. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 15 Noon, Town Offices: agenda deadline for the Dec. 19 meeting of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners. More...

Tiexiera named to allstate soccer team

Kyle Tiexiera, a junior at the Prout School, was recently selected for the All-State Second Team in soccer by the Rhode Island Soccer Coach’s Association. More...

Ready to sing Members of the Lawn Avenue School seventhand eighth-grade choir last week traveled to the Warwick Mall, where they sang for shoppers. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Grants available for island arts groups

Non-profit organizations that want to provide quality performing arts to residents of Jamestown are invited to apply for a grant from the Jamestown Fund for the Performing Arts at the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

Public ignores council hearing on storm-water rules

No townspeople attended the Dec. 6 public hearing on three ordinances pertaining to storm-water runoff. The Town Council unanimously adopted the new regulations, which under a state mandate must take effect by Dec. 31. More...