February 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Lead paint spurs new debate over lighthouse keeper's home

Lead paint contamination inside the Beavertail Lighthouse keeper's quarters and around the perimeter of the tower have led to a renewed controversy over control of the facility, and its use for affordable housing, according to talks at Monday's Town More...

News

Library received incorrect IRS forms

The IRS sent 6,000 public libraries incorrect 1040X forms and instructions. The incorrect forms bear the revision date, "REV. December 2006." The correct forms have a revision date of February 2007. More...

Council accepts $75,000 grant to hire new police officer

Town Councilors agreed Monday to accept a $75,000 federal grant to hire another police offi- cer, as originally awarded in 2004. The addition will enable the police department to have 15 full-time members. More...

Time to register for baseball

Baseball players can register early by picking up forms at the recreation center or at Baker's Pharmacy. Forms can also be downloaded at http://www.jamestownri.com/. Inperson sign-ups will occur Wednesday, Feb. 21, Thursday, Feb. More...

Sam Bari

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

The time and time again zone

Our perception defines the way we respond to everything in our life experience. Today's column is about the skewed perception of two young boys who had limited knowledge of time zones and how they work. More...

About Town

Family services seeks volunteers

Child and Family Services of Newport County is looking for women who could spend time with a young girl. The agency provides services to the families of a fiveyear old and a nine-year-old who need some special attention. More...

Field trip to the post office

Young Jamestowner Ilse Novis mails a Valentine post card to her Mom. The Jamestown Post Office was visited last week by a group of "young sprouts" who attend Young Sprouts Day Care in Middletown. More...

Two chamber scholarships available

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce plans to award two $500 scholarships. Any island resident who wants to take business courses for career advancement or is studying business is eligible. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Feb. 15     Open Rec, Community Center, 3-5 p.m.     Alcoholics   Anonymous,   St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 15

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

Isabel Perry Young, 91

Isabel Perry Young, 91, formerly of Jamestown passed away peacefully in Las Vegas, Nev., on Jan. 27, 2007. She was the wife of the late Joe Young and the widow of the late Robert Howe. More...

Margaret Bentley, 85

Margaret "Peg" Bentley, 85, of Newport, formerly of Barefoot Bay, Fla.,and a longtime Jamestown resident died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. More...

James R. Filkins, 58

James R. Filkins, 58, of Bayberry Road died peacefully at Brigham & Women's/Dana - Farber Cancer C e n t e r , B o s t o n , Mass., on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. More...

Holiday newspaper deadlines

On Monday, Feb. 19, we will observe Presidents' Day. Next week's issue of the Jamestown Press will be published as usual on Thursday. However, the holiday will affect the following deadlines: Display Advertising 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. More...

Harsch calls action by Town Council illegal

Three Town Councilors Monday said they had reached a preliminary consensus in a Feb. 5 closed-door session to discuss the selection of a new town solicitor. More...

Island historical society seeks funding for future

The Jamestown Historical Society recently kicked off a major fund-raising effort to support expansion, upgrades, and maintenance of its facilities. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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EDITORIAL

Maybe we should put the lighthouse to work

This week we learned that affordable housing at the Beavertail Lighthouse keeper's quarters has been put on hold, at least temporarily. Lead paint is the culprit. The building must be made safe inside and out. More...

Letters to the Editor

End politics of highway barn

This is in response to Lisa Tyre's letter in the Feb. 8 issue of the Press. More...

Paving the landfill is dangerous

Think "pothole, pothole, pothole"! Councilor Kelly says pave the landfill with asphalt and/ or concrete so surrounding wells will never get polluted. Worst possible solution! More...

Support the special education budget

We are writing to urge the Jamestown School Committee to support and approve the Jamestown School's Special Education program budget proposal for the 2007-08 school year. More...

Upcoming Events

Central Baptist hosts guest speaker

Elizabeth Delude-Dix, executive producer of several documentaries on slavery in Rhode Island, will speak at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church this Sunday, Feb. 18. More...

Cartoonist to speak this Saturday

Illustrator and painter Jim Bush, an editorial cartoonist for the Providence Journal and co-author of the book "Is Social Security Broke? More...

Get your tickets now for "Yours, Anne"

It is clear that with only a few weeks left until the Jamestown Community Theatre's production of "Yours, Anne" that we have an extraordinary show coming up in March. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Dr. Steve Groskin will join Dr. Joe England and Nurse Practitioner Kathy Westall in the Jamestown Family Practice beginning in April. Replacing Dr. Kyle Murray, who left two weeks ago to reside in New Hampshire, Dr. More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

The following construction permits were recently filed at town hall: Building permits Wayne Deitrich received a permit Feb. 6 to install framing for a two-car garage at 13 Lawn Ave., work estimated to cost $23,900. More...

Police Log

Assault charged Steven Hackett, 23, of 67 Cole St. was charged Feb. 6 with domestic simple assault and domestic vandalism. More...

Court news

Dispositions in Newport District Court + Jerome McDevitt, 20, of 20 Pemberton Ave. pleaded no contest a charge of conspiracy to commit minor assault at a Feb. 2 pre-trial hearing in the Newport District Court.. More...