February 8, 2007 RSS feed / News

Boys basketball team considers season a success

With 30 seconds to go in the game against Curtis Middle School on Monday afternoon, the Lawn School boys' basketball team looked like they might pull off a second straight tournament win and extend their season at least one more game. More...

Hear about religious freedom, slavery in Colonial Newport

Keith W. Stokes, executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and a speaker with expertise in early African- and Jewish-American history, will be the guest lecturer on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m. More...

School department gets top grade in audit report

The Jamestown School Committee at its Feb. 1 meeting heard good news concerning the district's fiscal budget. More...

Amended 'Peeping Tom' bill introduced to General Assembly

State Representative Bruce Long (R-Jamestown, Middletown) said that bill H5211, an amendment to the "Disorderly Conduct" law, closes an unforeseen loophole in the "Peeping Tom" section of the legislation. More...

Library offers new magazine index database

The public libraries in Rhode Island purchased a database for library card holders in the state. More...

BankNewport protects more than money

The community is invited to join BankNewport in its efforts to prevent the spread of colds and flu this winter through the distribution of free personal hand sanitizers at all branch locations throughout Newport and Bristol counties. More...

Why the council is seeking a new town solicitor

The search for a new solicitor was announced Jan. 19 as a result of Associate Solicitor A. Lauriston Parks' request last November to take over all work as town solicitor. More...

The Island Garden

The seed catalogs are piling up. Right now the pile is about a foot high and growing. But that's OK. It gives me an idea of what is available. More importantly, I order from many of them. Last year, I got the best onions I have ever grown. More...

About 50 members turned out mid-week and mid-winter to share dinner, along with ideas about a Jamestown Art Center. We heard many words of enthusiasm and support, tempered by notes of caution. More...

Vacancy on Conservation Commission

One vacancy with a threeyear term exists on the Jamestown Conservation Commission. The commission's purpose is to promote and develop the natural resources, protect the watershed resources, and preserve natural aesthetic areas within the town. More...

Council opposes ISDS plan for home in Shores

Town Councilors recently voted 3-0 to send a technical report to state officials to oppose an individual sewage disposal system plan for a proposed new house in the Jamestown Shores. More...