October 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Wind-power, movies and deer on minds of council

Wind energy and movie production fees were introduced as new municipal concerns at the Town Council meeting Monday. The topics joined repeats and updates on long-standing issues, such as deer hunting, on the council agenda. More...

News

Jamestown descendent of Capt. Riley, subject of History Channel program

On Saturday night, the History Channel will present a two-hour story about the 1815 journey of ship's Captain James Riley and the brig Commerce. More...

High groundwater ordinance recommendations forwarded to council

The Planning Commission dedicated its Oct. 18 meeting to a workshop with the town solicitor and town engineer on the proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to the high groundwater table and impervious layer overlay district. More...

Harsch closing gap on Attorney General Lynch

J. William W. Harsch of Jamestown, Republican challenger for the office of state attorney general, continued his intensive campaign this past week through three debates and several press releases on his positions. More...

Sam Bari

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

Serious research into all things scary

Halloween night is next Tuesday, the time when all More...

About Town

Sutton honored for farm work

The Town Council Monday adopted a proclamation to honor Robert W. Sutton Jr., who was named Rhode Island State Grange Agriculturist of the Year earlier this month. More...

Campaign laugh

Campaign laugh U.S. Senate candidate Sheldon Whitehouse, at right, shares a joke with Shirley Dean at the Jamestown Oyster Bar Monday night. Photo by Andrea vonHohlenleiten More...

Ophelia sessions go green this Sunday

Child and Family Services of Newport County and the Ophelia Sessions are excited to present "Growing Up Green," an evening with Dolly Briggs at her home and greenhouses in Newport on Sunday, Oct. 29. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 26 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of October 26

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown More...

Obituaries

Clem memorial announced

A memorial service for Elisabeth K. Clem, who died Sept. 22, 2006, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Peace Dale Congregational Church, 261 Columbia St. in Peace Dale. More...

Jude Lyons, 66

Jude Lyons, 66, of Pemberton Avenue passed away Oct. 18, 2006 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. More...

Florence "Blossom" Cole

Florence "Blossom" (Fahrig) Cole, formerly of Grinnell Street, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at the Grand Islander Nursing Home in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Francis "Frank" S. Cole Jr. More...

BankNewport expands to North Kingstown

BankNewport announced last week its intention to open a new branch in North Kingstown, at the intersection of Routes 4 and 102, in the new Stop & Shop plaza across from Home Depot. This will be More...

Zoning grants continuance on house plan after debate

At Tuesday's meeting of the Zoning Board of Review, a debate between board members, Town Solicitor J. William W. Harsch, and attorney John C. Revens, representing applicant Elaine Enterprises, resulted in a 4-0 vote to continue the matter. More...

Disney to film at Lawn school

At the Oct. More...

Editorial

Musings

I confess that for a long time I regarded Halloween as the More...

EDITORIAL

Rec commission would make department better

The Town Council recently rejected the first draft of a proposal outlining a new commission that would oversee the community's Parks and Recreation Department. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help with bowls

Thank-you to all the island churches and teachers who have helped in the preparation for Empty Bowls 2006! More...

Making wishes come true

Most of us had a special place growing up. It might have been the home of an aunt, or our grandmother, or our best friend, someplace we knew that the door was always open. More...

Looking for the perfect tree

It is way too early to start thinking about Christmas! But not too early to think about the town Christmas tree. For more than two decades, the tree erected at East Ferry has been donated by generous Jamestowners. More...

Upcoming Events

Puppy expert to speak in Middletown

The author of "My Smart Puppy," will give a demonstration on strategies to raise a well-behaved canine companion More...

Boy Scouts give it their spookiest at pumpkin event

The third annual Troop 1 Pumpkin Spooktacular will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. each night. More...

Rocky Hill open house this weekend

On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rocky Hill School will host an Admission Open House for families interested in preschool through grade 12. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The last time we talked to Georgia Wright about a role she was playing in a Jamestown Community Theatre show she was the French mouse in "Down the Rabbit Hole." More...

News of Record

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 11:27 a.m., Oct. 16, Car 1 and Engine 1 were sent to Providence Avenue for a public service call. More...

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

Wednesday, Nov. 1 2 p.m., library: Probate Court convenes. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN, BEING THE LICENSING BOARD IN SAID TOWN AS PROVIDED UNDER TITLE 3, CHAPTERS 1-12 OF THE GENERAL LAWS OF RHODE ISLAND 1956, AND AS AMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING REN More...