March 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Disputed landfill closure to set standards for others in state

Dr. W. Michael Sullivan, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, last week said closure of the Jamestown landfill will break new ground. More...

Town Council begins review of new budget

The three Town Council newcomers Tuesday spent more time suggesting items not included in the proposed town budget for next year than looking for ways to cut the administrative recommendations. More...

News

Islanders on dean's list

+ Laura Christine Hamilton of Jamestown was named to the dean%27s list at Roanoke College in Salem, Va., for the fall 2005 semester. More...

Missouri school honors Brownell

Barbara Brownell, a Jamestown native now living in Missouri, was recently named Teacher of the Year at Nipher Middle School in St. Louis. More...

Lussier wins Erma Bombeck writing award

Weekly columnist for the Providence Journal and Jamestowner Rita Lussier has won first place in the Global/Human Interest category in the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition. More...

About Town

Summer playground program announced

The Parks & Recreation Department will offer its Summer Playground Program at Ft. Getty again this summer. More...

Shores association meeting cancelled

The March meeting of the Jamestown Shores Association scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, has been cancelled to enable members to attend the state Department of Transportation workshop regarding demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge. More...

Contest underway to guess osprey arrival

Bird watchers and fans of the island%27s ospreys are encouraged to participate in a contest to guess the precise moment when the first osprey will land on the nest at Marsh Meadows. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday March 16 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force has always been a generous financial backer of the Jamestown School%27s eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Legal Notices

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 7:30 p.m., March 7, Car 1, the special services team, and Marine 2 went to Narragansett Bay for a marine rescue. More...

DEM hears from town on no-discharge plans

Town Council liaison Julio DiGiando told the Harbor Management Commission last week that the council signed commission%27s letter opposing the state mandate requiring pump-out stickers on any vessel with sleeping accommodations. More...

Statehouse bills would have island impact

Municipal court among those pending

Two months into the 2006 General Assembly, Jamestown%27s lawmakers are backing bills that will enable the town to have a municipal court, change the way state Department of Environmental Management looks at lots to determine if they are suitable for More...

Combined budgets total $19 million

The proposed town government and school budgets, aired Tuesday, total $19,019,138 which is $1,370,970 or 7.76 percent more than the current budget. More...

Letters to the Editor

Write a Letter to the Editor

LETTERS: We invite readers to share their views. Letters should be limited to 700 words. More...

Solutions other than hunting

I have been following the controversy over the Jamestown deer population with some interest, and realized after reading the article in your March 9 edition that the Town Council may be near making some decision about this problem. More...

Sam Bari

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

Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

Okay, I admit, I did it. I wrote about politics. Although my wise and astute editor and publisher warned me, I did it anyway and it felt great. Unfortunately, I hear that a few politicos have their knickers in a twist. More...

Upcoming Events

Save The Bay holds annual meeting

Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey will deliver the keynote address at Save The Bay%27s 36th annual meeting and brunch. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, April 2, at Oceancliff in Newport. More...

Learn how to discourage deer in your yard tonight at the library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "Spring into your Garden" on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Author on evolution and religion's commonalities to speak at Central Baptist

Kenneth Miller, author of "Finding Darwin%27s God," will speak on Sunday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries

John W. Gravdahl, 82

John W. Gravdahl, 82, died Friday, March 10, at Newport Hospital after a series of illnesses. He was the devoted husband of Eleanor C. (Johnson) Gravdahl for 57 years. More...

Dorothy May Hall, 91

Dorothy May (Cadorette) Hall, 91, of Pemberton Avenue died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Heatherwood Nursing Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late John J. Hall. More...

Nancy P. Baker, 54

Nancy P. (Flynn) Baker, 54, of Walcott Avenue died Tuesday, More...