January 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter sunset

The setting sun painted the western sky Monday evening on the island's north end. More...

Council restricts Shores beach parking

After an orderly but heated public hearing, the Town Council Monday voted to approve part of a proposed ordinance to restrict parking at the town-owned beach on Seaside Drive in the Jamestown Shores. More...

News

NKHS winter sports preview

An early season schedule laden with away games has North Kingstown High School boys' basketball coach Aaron Thomas thinking a little like Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz." There will be no place like home when the Skippers take on Bishop Hendricken o More...

Senior Center updates lunch menu

From noon to one o'clock every weekday, the Jamestown Senior Center hosts a lunch for anyone who enjoys a home-cooked meal and a chat with neighbors. More...

Woodbine promoted to police sergeant

Jamestown Police Officer Keith J. Woodbine was promoted to the rank of sergeant at a ceremony held at the beginning of Monday's Town Council meeting. More...

Sam Bari

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

Cold war - the sequel

The staggering losses suffered during World War II had a sobering effect on the way people perceived war. More...

About Town

History tour volunteers needed at John Brown House

The Rhode Island Historical Society is now recruiting energetic, inquisitive lovers of history to be volunteer museum guides and educators at its John Brown House Museum in Providence. More...

Environmental scholarships offered

Sterling College is currently accepting applications for the Environmental Steward Scholarships. Each fall, two students are awarded the scholarship to cover tuition expenses for four years of study. More...

Lawn Avenue hoopsters

Boys from the Warriors basketball team hope for a winning season. They are coached by Eric Bush. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 11 Yoga with Rose Russo, Community Center, 8:25-9:40, fee. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. Friday Jan. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 11

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

Nicholas Coste, 71

Nicholas Coste, 71, of Flourtown, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at his home. He was the husband of Anne Hord Coste for 42 years. Mr. Coste grew up in Jamestown. He attended St. Michael's School in Newport and graduated from the Kent School. More...

Baxter Venable, 76

Baxter Venable, 76, of Lawrenceville, N.J., a longtime summer resident of Jamestown died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton, N.J. Born in Lakewood Ohio, he was an acquisitions editor for the D. More...

Dr. Vincent I. MacAndrew Sr., 86

Dr. Vincent I. MacAndrew Sr., 86, of Grinnell Street, formerly of Dean Street, Cranston, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007 at South Kingstown Rehabilitation Center, West Kingston. He was the husband of Kathryn Marie (Horan) MacAndrew for 50 years. 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...

Arson suspect extradited to face felony charges

Lisa Clay, the woman who allegedly set the Jan. 5, 2005 fire that destroyed a house on Coulter Street, is back in custody in Rhode Island after having fled the state before her trial, which had been scheduled for Oct. 23, 2006. More...

Town eligible to share $50 million voter-approved affordable housing bond

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser told the Town Council Monday that the town is eligible for a share of the $50 million state affordable housing bond that voters approved in November's general election. More...

Former town administrator under scrutiny in Conn.

Mark Haddad, who served as Jamestown's town administrator from Dec. 2004 until his resignation in June 2005, was recently hired as the chief administrative officer in Stratford, Conn. More...

Editorial

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EDITORIAL

Help build a new shelter

Next week, the Friends of the Jamestown Animal Shelter will meet twice to once again begin, and hopefully end, the process to transform the rickety former recreation garage at the back of the Town Offices property into a facility for wayward pets. More...

Letters to the Editor

New face at annual Christmas Pageant

This was a transitional year in pageant history as islanders, accustomed to seeing Matt Bolles at the microphone, were perhaps a bit surprised to see a new face. More...

Movie no benefit to island residents

Editor's note: This letter was sent to the Town Council and copied to the Jamestown Press As we recently paid our quarterly installment of property taxes due to the town of Jamestown, we were prompted to let you know that we did not have the b More...

Birders made count a success

Thanks to all birders for their participation in the 2006, 24th annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 30. The weather was cloudy, temperatures in the upper 30s, with calm to building winds. More...

Upcoming Events

I want to dance! Do you like cha-cha-cha?

Jamestown is stepping into rhythm this winter with three new Latin dance classes that start tonight at the Community Center and run for six weeks. Kana Kubota, guest dance instructor from New York City, will teach all classes. More...

Concert of international songs

Temple Shalom in Middletown will host an international music concert on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. Featured will be songs of the Yiddish Theater, tangos of Carlos Gardel, and Parisian cabaret by Jacques Brel. Tickets cost $18. More...

Music classes for babies coming to Jamestown

Kindermusik Village, one of several programs originated by Kindermusik International, is being brought to Jamestown by the Ready, Set Play with Cindy Studio, newly created by Cindy Olsen of Jamestown, a Kindermusik educator. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Lola's first days of 2007 seemed bleak until Abby came along. On New Year's Day at about 4 p.m.while visiting Mike Messenger on East Shore Rd. the boxer decided it was time for a solo walk. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: Building permits Peter and Sally Schott received a permit Jan. 2 to remodel two bathrooms and replace seven windows at 85 Longfellow Rd., work estimated to cost $30,000. More...

Police Log

Domestic vandalism charged Amy Gladding, 31, of 885 North Main Rd., was charged with domestic vandalism, malicious injury to property and domestic vandalism after she damaged glassware, dishes, a TV, lamps and a kitchen table during an argument in More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire 9:30 a.m., Jan. 1, the special services team went to Mackerel Cove for the Penguin Plunge. 10:42 a.m., Jan. 1, all units were dispatched to Watson Avenue for a false alarm. 7:00 p.m., Jan. More...