January 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen center taking shape at Community Center

There are no official activities scheduled for teens during the month of January. More...

Administrator reflects on first year on the job

After a year as management chief for Jamestown, Bruce Keiser of South Kingstown considers himself “one of the luckiest town administrators around.” He did not apply when the job first opened in 2004, but a year later, when it reopened, Keiser felt a More...

News

Struggling with alcohol?

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism offers help to those who are struggling with addiction to alcohol. More...

Island scenes needed for town calendar

The Jamestown Department of Public Works wants your pictures of the island for its new calendar which will highlight the need to recycle. More...

Doctor’s office hit by vehicle

A woman drove her car into the front of the Jamestown Family Practice office Dec. 29 at about 9:40 a.m. Lt. More...

Letters to the Editor

Holiday at Seamen’s

The holiday season of 2006 has been a remarkable one at Seamen’s Church Institute beginning with our Thanksgiving Dinner for the community when we cooked and served 75 dinners. More...

Chorus says thanks

It was a joyful experience for all of us in the Jamestown Community Chorus to perform our favorite selections in two concerts in December. More...

Thanks to good Samaritan

On Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, my wife and I left our home to seek supper because we were too tired for food preparation after rising at 3:30 a.m. to reach medical care in Boston. Before driving a mile, we developed a flat tire and called AAA. More...

Upcoming Events

Visit bird sanctuary on ‘welcome day’

The Norman Bird Sanctuary opens all its doors on Saturday, Jan. 13, for a Winter Welcome Day. Visitors are welcome to join sanctuary staff for all or part of the day. More...

Try seal watching for a day of fun

Seals have taken up residence in Narragansett Bay for the winter. Watch them from aboard the M/V Alletta Morris, operated by naturalists from Save The Bay. More...

Disco event benefits dance troupe

Island Moving Co. invites everyone to boogie at its Friday, Feb. 23, “Disco Inferno: Burn Snowball Burn,” from 9 p.m. to 1a.m. at the Boom Boom Room at the Clarke Cooke House on Newport’s Banister’s Wharf. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 4 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, 8:25-9:40, fee. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew’s church, 5:30 p.m. Foreign Film Series, library, “Bon Voyage,” library, 7 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy’s Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 4

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...

Legals

Legal Notice

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 ISLAN More...

Septic system application denied in Shores

The state Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Water Resources last month denied the Thurston application for 16 variances to build an individual septic disposal system for a two-bedroom house on a 7,000-square-foot lot in the enviro More...

Doctor’s office damaged by car

Damage to Jamestown Family Practice on Southwest Avenue was extensive after a car drove into it. See story page 3. More...

31st annual plunge a soaking success

Well over 600 swimmers braved pouring rain and bone-chilling temperatures to jump into the frigid waters of Narragansett Bay and participate in the 31st annual Penguin Plunge on New Year’s Day. More...

Editorial

Tales from the Lawn Ave. Lost and Found

“Mom, where’s my _____?” (You can fill in the blank.) In my house, nine out of 10 times the sentence ends with the word coat. More...

The Island Garden

Herbs for your garden

Over the last few weeks we’ve looked at starting a vegetable garden for the coming spring. An essential for a vegetable garden is an herb garden. With an herb garden you can grow many, many herbs and spices that add flavor and zest to your cooking. More...

Political Cartoon

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

The “I resolve” column

Every year most of us make at least a small effort to succeed at keeping one New Year’s resolution. We resolve to stop smoking, lose weight and myriad other standard things that affect our personal lives. More...

About Town

Clowning around in Westerly

The Chorus of Westerly has announced that longtime Celebration of Twelfth Night Jesters Randy Judkins and Tom Murphy will offer a Clowning Workshop on Sunday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 7 Elm St. in Westerly. More...

Walking in a winter wonderland

Slocum Grange will be having their next meeting on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Slocum Grange Hall, located on 96 Slocum Rd. in North Kingstown. More...

Story hours at the library

Starting Jan 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, the Jamestown library will offer a two-month-long children’s hour with a different community helper reading a story to children 3 to 8 years old. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

We first met Giovanni Castiglione at the 99 Resturant & Pub in Newport. We had been seated in the area that he was serving. He took our orders and when we asked for a pint of ale, we chided him for not knowing how many ounces there are in a pint. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits John Greco and Liz Byrnes received a permit Dec. 18 to add a garage and game room at 50 Umiak Ave., work estimated to cost $150,000. Georgia Dennen received a permit Dec. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Joseph A. Mendelsohn, 18, of 29 Marine Ave. was charged with drunk driving Jan. 1 at 12:30 a.m. after a traffic stop for driving erratically on Route 138. Mendelsohn is scheduled to appear Jan. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 12:27 p.m., Dec. 26, Engines 2 and 3 were sent to Grinnell Street for a fuel spill. 3:54 p.m., Dec. 27, Car 3 and Engine 2 went to Clarke Street to investigate a possible hazardous situation. 4:14 p.m., Dec. More...