February 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Affordable apartments plan gets nod from council

The Town Council last week endorsed a recommendation by Town Planner Lisa Bryer and the town's Affordable Housing Committee to develop town-owned property at 44 Southwest Ave. into at least 12 units of affordable rental apartments. More...

News

Brennan makes All-state first team for cross-country

The phrase "you don't know what you got till it's gone" may seem clichéd in some circumstances, but for North Kingstown High School junior Erin Brennan, it's motivation. More...

Trustees announce meeting dates

The Trustees of the Jamestown Philomenian Library will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Dates for their meetings in 2007 are Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4. More...

Island architects receive mentorship award

Ron DiMauro and John Tumino have taken 14-year-old Chad Woodward under their wing and given him the skills to become an architect. More...

Sam Bari

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

An obsession with first

Since the day our founding fathers stepped foot on North American soil, our society has been obsessed with being first. More...

About Town

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

This happy group of Jamestowners took off recently for warmer climes, sailing around the British Virgin Islands. Pictured are, in first row from left, Alexa Flinton, Linda Flinton, Betty Buckley, Judy Calabretta, and Judy Knight. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 1 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., police station: the Town Council interviews town solicitor candidates. 7 p.m., Lawn school: the School Committee meets. Saturday, Feb. More...

Kennedy on new committees

Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy has been appointed to the Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs. A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Kennedy serves on the Subcommittee on Labor, Health, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Colts will try the run first. If that doesn't work, they'll attack the secondary. When that opens up, they'll burn'em deep." That's Chris Crawford's formula for the Indianapolis team to take home the Super Bowl Championship on Sunday. More...

Obituaries

Theresa A. Rybar, 93

Theresa A. "Tessie" Rybar, 93, of Seaside Drive, formerly of Bradenton, Fla., and the Love Lane section of Warwick, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Rybar. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN PLANNING BOARD OF APPEAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN PLANNING BOARD OF APPEAL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE I More...

Cell phone antenna gets okay from zoning board

The application for a specialuse permit by Omnipoint Communications, Inc. was unanimously approved at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Zoning Board of Review. More...

Ice rescue practice at night

Jamestown firefighters are ready if someone falls through the ice covering one of the many island ponds. Above, firefighter Dan Page uses a water sled to rescue fellow firefighter Gary Largess during last week's Thursday night drill. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

EDITORIAL

Keeping island living affordable

The Town Council has endorsed a proposal to build 12 rental apartments at 44 Southwest Ave. The Town Offices now located there will be moved to Narragansett Avenue when the new town hall is completed this summer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Donation thanks

I have been remiss in keeping up with correspondence but I wanted to take the time to extend a belated thanks to Steve Cirella and the Newport Sunset League for their donation to Jamestown Baseball. More...

Students thank sponsors, chaperones

The sixth-grade students recently participated in Project Adventure at Alton Jones. More...

Why I Went to D.C.

I think it was the applause: all those newly empowered Democrats jumping to their feet to applaud Bush at the State of the Union Address. The man deserves derision, not an ovation, for all the damage he has done. More...

Upcoming Events

Sign up for spring baseball

Jamestown Baseball will begin registration on Monday, Feb. 5.. Players can be registered in one of three ways: 1. More...

Ball to support museum scheduled

The Snow Ball is this year's theme for the Newport Art Museum's annual Artists' Ball scheduled for Friday, Feb. 16, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the museum. More...

Get your tickets for JCT's staging of 'Yours, Anne'

Anne Frank's diary is one of the best-selling books in history and has been translated into 67 languages. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Feb. 1 Open   Rec,   Community   Center,   3-5     p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 1

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

News of Record

Town Hall records

Building permits Samuel Belshaw received a permit Jan. 12 to lower floor 31 inches in a 14- by 28- foot addition to a house at 9 Brig Ave., work estimated to cost $6,000. Joshua and Rebella Lentz received a permit Jan. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 6:58 p.m., Jan. 11, Ladder 1, Car2, Engines 1,2 and 3 were sent to Top O' The Mark Drive in response to a faulty smoke detector activation. 7:00 p.m., Jan. 11, all units turned out for a training drill at the fire station. 5:57 p.m. More...

Police Log

Cocaine possession Luke D. Verrier, 25, of 66 B Pemberton Ave. was charged Jan. More...