December 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Surplus may be used for energy efficiency

Superintendent Robert Power told the School Committee Dec. 21 that the end-of-year audit has been wrapped up and there would be a budget surplus. More...

Year in Review

Town Council’s focus was on projects in 2006

The year 2006 well may go down in Jamestown history as the year construction finally began on a long-overdue new town hall. More...

News

Increase the value of your home for under $1,000

If you’re like most, your home is your biggest investment and you want to get the most money possible when you sell it. Getting top dollar for your house means it needs to look its best when you put it on the market. More...

RIDOT completes traffic signal change over to LED technology

Program saves the state more than $500,000 annually

Just as residents try to save money on electricity by switching to energy efficient light bulbs, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is realizing significant savings by changing out the bulbs in all of its traffic signals. More...

Dump truck gets sprung from the ACI

In addition to several pieces of new equipment bought by the town in recent weeks, the highway department has received a 2003 dump truck that was recently refurbished by prisoners at the state Adult Correctional Institutions in Cranston. More...

Sam Bari

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

The New Year Baby

Did you ever notice that icons or symbols represent all the major holidays? More...

Upcoming Events

Contra dance in Newport

A Community Contra Dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, from 8. to 11 p.m. in Fenner Hall, at 15 Fenner Ave.in Newport. The dance is open to all ages and no partner or experience is necessary. More...

Hot Latin dance Thursday nights

The Jamestown Department of Parks and Recreation will be starting three new adult dance classes on Thursday evenings at the Community Center after the first of the year. Latin Workout will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a partner is not necessary. More...

Well water series on television

To help private well owners protect their drinking water supply, the University of Rhode Island is sponsoring a television program that will be broadcast on Cox channel 15 in January. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Dec. 28 Yoga with Rose Russo, Community     Center, 8:25-9:40 a.m., fee. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 28

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News comes from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Obituaries

Margaret A. Belloni

Margaret A. Belloni, formerly of 60 Mt. Hope Avenue, Jamestown, died Wednesday Dec. 20, 2006 in Chicago, Ill, after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Victor L. Belloni. More...

Captain Forrest A. Pease, USN (Ret.)

Captain Forrest “Buster” A. Pease, USN (Ret.), 91, of Jamestown, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006 at home. He was the husband of Margaret (Hall) Pease with whom he celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. More...

Press deadlines for next week

Monday, Jan. 1, is New Year’s day. The Jamestownn Press will be published on schedule on Thursday, Jan. 4. Following are the deadlines for the next issue: Display Advertising: 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday, Jan. 2. More...

Aquifer work not tied to landfill opposition

A relatively new effort to get the island federal designation as a sole source aquifer is being incorrectly tied to the outcome of opposition by north end residents to landfill activities, according to the residents. More...

Cooking up a storm

Chopmist Charlie’s chef Dave Rajotte is one of the many island restaurant chefs busy preparing for the upcoming New Year’s Eve feast. More...

Editorial

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New Year’s resolutions can make a difference

Another year has gone by, and it’s almost time to ring in the next one. A new year implies a new beginning and many of us will pledge a resolution or two. Often these resolutions involve healthy living, such as losing weight or quitting smoking. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sidewalks needed

I find it increasingly hazardous and sometimes downright dangerous to walk as a pedestrian on lower Clinton Avenue just south of Narragansett Avenue. Why is this? There are no sidewalks for people to walk. More...

Thanks for helping

Many thanks to all who have contributed to Operation Support Our Troops. We hope to make another mailing on the first of the year. More...

About Town

The end of an era

An explosion on the center span of the old Jamestown Bridge dropped the landmark structure into the West Passage of Narragansett Bay at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18. This photo appeared in the April 20th issue of the Press. More...

Santa’s visit

A young Kate Maloney sat on Santa’s lap Thurday evening at the fire station during his last-minute visit to Jamestown prior to Christmas Eve. More...

The Island Garden

Starting a vegetable garden

Last week, we looked at starting a vegetable garden in a 4- by 12- foot area and got as far as planting the first crops. At the back of the bed, we have peas, spinach, and lettuce growing. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Four members of Boy Scout Troop 1 advanced in rank during a Court of Honor held last week at the Senior Center. More...

News of Record

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 4:18 a.m. Dec. 18, Car 3 and Engine 2 were dispatched to Mt. Hope Ave. for a malfunctioning smoke detector. 12:19 p.m., Dec 18, Cars 1 and 3 and Engine 1 were sent to Wright Lane for an unintentional smoke detector activation. More...

Police Log

Domestic vandalism Heather L. Skiba, 28, of. Troy, N.Y., was arrested for cutting up her boyfriend’s clothes during a domestic dispute and charged with domestic vandalism. She was arraigned and given a court date of Jan. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON JANUARY 23, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND More...