January 19, 2006 RSS feed / News

New town administrator takes the reins in Jamestown

Bruce Keiser began his job Tuesday as Jamestown’s new town administrator, a job, he said, he hopes to have for a long time. More...

TV reporter talks about First Amendment issues

Jim Taricani, an investigative reporter for News Channel 10, will discuss “The First Amendment and the Role of the Investigative Reporter” in the third lecture of the Winter Series at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Newport Art Museum. More...

Iranian film next in library’s foreign series

“Children of Heaven,” a film from Iran, will be the second screening in the 2006 Foreign Film Series at the Jamestown library. More...

Tarbox Ramblers in concert Jan. 28

Common Fence Music will present the Tarbox Ramblers in concert on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. The opening act will be John Cremona. More...

Curves adds travel service

Curves, the world’s largest franchisor of fitness clubs, recently announced that the Jamestown Curves is participating in the launch of its new travel company to provide travel services and special deals and discounts to its members. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press? Elizabeth Andrews took the Press along when she visited the Pont du Gard in France — an ancient Roman aquaduct. The front page of the Press has a story about demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge. More...

Books overdue? Library declares amnesty next week

The Rhode Island public library consortium on the CLAN Network has announced that they would have a statewide amnesty on library fines involving all the free public libraries in the state. More...

Conservation panel reviews projects, trail maintenance

At its Jan. 10 meeting, the Conservation Commission discussed the status of the Conanicut Island Trails Guide, maintenance of town trails and properties, and approaches to the Hull Cove walkway as a waterfront project. More...

Last week, spring cleaning came early for the animal More...

Council fills vacancies

The Town Council last week struggled over too many qualified candidates vying for openings on town boards. Sometimes, there are not enough volunteers for all vacancies, but having too many is not a unique situation. More...

Town Council plans Feb. 1 workshop on highway barn site

The latest plan for the town landfill closure includes possibilities for the new public works barn, even though the state Department of Environmental Management in September cautioned against some aspects of the barn proposal. More...

Deer control document ready for Town Council’s review

The entire Jan. 12 meeting of the Wildlife Committee was used to cover the writing of recommendations to the Town Council for culling the island’s deer population. More...

Book group takes up McCullers’ book

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. with “The Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers. More...

On the job Town Administrator Bruce Keiser, center, shares information with Police Chief Thomas Tighe and Lt. Jack Dube of the Jamestown Police Department Tuesday during his first day on the job. Photo by Donna Drago More...

New town administrator gets first task

New Town Administrator Bruce Keiser’s first assignment from the Town Council Tuesday is to tackle a negotiations job with the state Department of Transportation. He said he is ready for the task and has a good relationship with DOT officials. More...

Islander helping others to adopt international babies

Christian World Adoption, a fully licensed and accredited nonprofit international adoption agency, is offering free adoption information seminars for prospective parents. More...