October 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire department's looking for good men, women too

This Saturday the Jamestown Fire Department will hold an open house in hopes of recruiting new volunteers. More...

Demolition, ground breaking scheduled for new Town Hall

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News

Program your cell phone for emergencies

The American College of Emergency Physicians is advising people to program their cell phones with an emergency contact name and number under the acronym ICE. More...

Author Kelly Easton writes another winner

Jamestown resident Kelly Easton is a renowned author whose popularity is growing quickly, and for good reason. More...

Frighten your neighbors

Islanders are getting ready for Halloween with elaborate lawn decorations designed to scare visitors, young and old. photos by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Sam Bari

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

Flash the naked goldfish

Back in my grandfather's day, the media made a big More...

Upcoming Events

Islander to perform piano concert

The Jamestown Community Piano Group will present its first concert of the season on Saturday, Oct. 28. Pianist Nancy Bennett, a Beavertail resident, will perform at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew's church. More...

Wind ensemble, concert band to perform at URI Fine Arts Center

A double-header concert featuring 20th-century music for wind and band instruments and percussion soloist Ron Stabile will be performed at the University of Rhode Island Sunday, Oct. 29. More...

Knitting comes full circle at the library

In a modern age where many traditions have faded away, knitting has grown from a granny's pastime to a global passion. From online knitters' blogs to fashion fiber hunts, worldwide zeal has been sparked for this centuriesold textile art. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Why were three large enclosed trailers were parked Sunday on the More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

Monday, Oct. 23 7 p.m., library: a regular meeting of the Town Council. More...

Court news

Newport District Court dispositions for Sept. 22 + Ricardo Alfaro, 23, of Providence pleaded no contest to a charge of driving without a license. He was fined $250 and ordered to pay court costs, police said. More...

Rec commission idea nixed by council

Town councilors last week turned back a recommendation from the town administrator on rules for a new commission to oversee the town Department of Parks and Recreation. More...

Painting next for new water tower

Public Works Director Steven Goslee told the Town Council, sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners Monday, that the contractor, Fisher Tank, capped the new water tower on Howland Avenue Friday and would be staging and encapsulating the More...

Sing along

Kathy Fitzgerald leads a sing-along for pre-school children Wednesday morning at the Jamestown library. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Editorial

Amending the Constitution for a casino, an unprecedented question

By Guy J. Settipane Viewpoint

On Nov. 7, Question 1 will ask voters to approve "A Resort Casino in West Warwick to be Privately Owned and Operated by a Private business, in association with the Narragansett Indian Tribe." More...

EDITORIAL

Ground breaking for a new Town Hall

Sometime next week, if all goes as planned, history will be made when island earth will be officially broken for the new Town Hall on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Letters to the Editor

Memorial tournament thanks

The Jamestown Medical Fund held its annual golf tournament on Sept. 23 at the Jamestown Golf Course and it was a great success. More...

Youth soccer fund-raiser a great success

The Jamestown Soccer Association held its 2006 Glow Ball Golf Tournament last Friday on a brisk, starry night at the Jamestown Golf Course. More...

Stop deer hunting at Beavertail

Recently the Town Council received a letter from the (state) Department of Environmental Management stating that they wish to allow deer hunting at Beavertail State Park from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. More...

About Town

Halloween treats for children at the library

Children in costume are invited to visit the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, between 1 and 8:30 p.m. for special tricks and treats. More...

Buy tickets now for 'Charlie Brown'

Charlie, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the gang are bringing music, happiness, and the comfort of good friends to the Jamestown stage. More...

Shores group to meet next week

The next meeting of the Jamestown Shores Association will be on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse on Beacon Avenue. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 19 Yoga with Rose Russo, Community More...

Obituaries

Irene E. (Caisse) Johnson, 93

Irene E. Johnson, 93, formerly of Leominster, Mass., and a summer resident of Jamestown, died Oct. 3, 2006 in the Oak Lee Nursing Home in Harrisonburg Va., after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was the wife of the late Leonard T. More...

Maurice C. "Mo" Vandal

Maurice C. "Mo" Vandal, died peacefully in his sleep Oct. 16, 2006. Born in Woonsocket, he was More...