January 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Two properties considered for affordable housing

Two properties in the downtown district were approved by the Affordable Housing Committee on Monday night for Planning Commission endorsement. One lot, publicly owned, is the site of the Town Offices at 44 Southwest Ave. More...

Tree Trimmer

Workers from East Greenwich Tree Service trimmed trees along the length of Narragansett Avenue Wednesday morning. Here a worker trims the giant Elm at the corner of Clinton Avenue. More...

News

Swimmers finish in third place at Brown meet

The North Kingstown High School swim team had reason to celebrate on Sunday when the team took third place in a field of 34 teams at the Bay View Girls' Invitational Meet held at Brown University. More...

Professor promotes fisheries worldwide

Jamestown resident Dr. Cathy Roheim is a professor at the University of Rhode Island in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the College of Environmental Life Sciences (CELS). More...

Bridge players sought

The group that plays bridge at the Pemberton Apartments Community Room on Tuesday mornings is looking for some new members. Current bridge players, who get together from 10:30 a.m. More...

Sam Bari

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

Time flies while we walk

Last week's column marked two years of "You Can't Beat a System You Can't Understand" in the Jamestown Press. The time flew by while we walked, or so it seems. More...

About Town

Book group reads 'Cane River'

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Feb. 13, the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. with "Cane River" by Lalita Tademy. "Cane River" was an Oprah's Book Club Selection. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Feb. 1 7 p.m., Lawn school: the School Committee meets. More...

Scout honored by tree committee

Emmet Turley, chairman of the town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee (right), presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Eagle Scout Brian Volpe. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Jan. 25 Open   Rec,   Community   Center,   3-5     p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

We usually think of the backstage crew as just that, out of sight backstage. But in the upcoming Jamestown Community Theatre's production of "Yours, Anne," the entire backstage crew moves on stage at one point to sing of hope. More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: Building permits Joy Kules received a permit Jan. 8 to reroof the house at 188 Conanicus Ave., work estimated to cost $4,500. Peter and Judith Twombly received a permit Jan. More...

Court news

Dispositions in Newport District Court Heather Skiba, 29, of Troy, N.Y., had a charge of domestic vandalism dismissed Jan. 19 as part of a plea agreement. More...

Fire & EMS runs

10:00 a.m., Jan. 14, EMS 1 was sent to Starboard Street to assist a patient. 10:48 a.m., Jan. 15, EMS 1 went to Pleasant View Drive on standby for the fire department. 1:42 p.m., Jan. More...

Treatment plant superintendent receives $1,000 grant for new lift

Douglas Ouellette, superintendent of the town's wastewater treatment plant, has been awarded the 2007 grant of the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust. His application earned $1,000 with which to buy a portable lift for his department. More...

Plan for new adult day-care center gets recommendation for approval

At its Jan 17 meeting, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend a new development plan for applicant Sheahan's Way LLC to construct an adult day-care center at 49 North Main Rd. More...

Council reviewing solicitor applications

Town Councilors have received 11 responses to the town's call for proposals to be appointed town solicitor, they reported at a special meeting Friday afternoon. Interviews are being scheduled with the applicants in February. More...

Editorial

Musings

What interests me most in current attempts to come up with an answer for Iraq is the notion that the war must continue, in some form at least, so that those who have died thus far will not have died in vain. More...

Political Cartoon

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EDITORIAL

State of the Environment

In his annual State of the Union address this week, President George W. Bush missed the mark when he suggested increasing the use of alternative fuels and enacting tougher mileage requirements for vehicles. More...

Letters to the Editor

The joys of living in a small town

Small towns can have their issues: pettiness, misunderstandings, and hurt feelings come to mind. I, however, want to say something about the joys of living in a small community. My husband, Bruce, loved being in a small community. More...

Looking for cost saving ideas

As many of you are aware, budget season for the town is rapidly approaching, with the Town Council and School Committee discussing the 2007-2008 budget throughout February and March. More...

Thanks, Shores residents

I'd like to thank the Jamestown Shores residents who attended the Jan. 8 Town Council meeting and voiced their opposition to the proposed parking restrictions that would have limited access to the Shores beach. More...

Upcoming Events

Book Fair

Jamestown Schools will be holding a book fair Wednesday, Jan. 31 to Friday, Feb. 2. There will be evening shopping hours at Melrose School on Feb. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be books for all ages, including bestsellers for adults. More...

Library film series continues

The second offering in the library's foreign film series will be the French film "Le Diner de Cons" on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. More...

Tall ships lecture tonight

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present Vice Admiral Thomas Weschler, co-chair of Amica Insurance Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007 tonight, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the library. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 25

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

Obituaries

Eileen M. Pryor, 87

Eileen M. (Devine) Pryor, 87, died Jan. 18, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. Richard E. Pryor, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel. A daughter of the late Joseph P. More...

Gerald M. Gallagher, 66

Gerald M. Gallagher, 66, of Bristol, died Jan. 11, 2007, at his winter home in Boca Grande, Fla., after a year of illness. He was the husband of Sigrid Schoenebeck Gallagher. Born Jan. 6, 1941 in New York City, he was a son of the late Stephen L. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE              February 1, 2007        Executive Session 6: 00PM        RIGL 42- 46- More...