February 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Council names new town solicitors

The Town Council Tuesday voted 4-1 to name Peter Ruggiero of Warwick town solicitor and Carolyn Mannis of Providence town solicitor for criminal prosecution. More...

News

Three class-A ships added to tall ships festival

Amica Insurance Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007 has announced that three more Class A tall ships have been added to the festival. Organizers have released the final ship lineup for this summer's event, which will fill Newport Harbor with masts. More...

Harlequin duck population increasing in Rhode Island

An analysis of historic records and current observations of the rare harlequin duck in Rhode Island waters in winter has found that populations have increased at about 3 percent per year since 1975. More...

Town solicitor resigns after interview with council

J. William W. Harsch, town solicitor since July, 2003, submitted his resignation Monday. He had been interviewed by the Town Council during an intense special council meeting last Friday, Feb. More...

Sam Bari

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

Women mature and men just get larger

Readers often call or write to ask if our crack research department, the Googlamaniacs, will investigate troubling issues. More...

About Town

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Francis Curren and Jacqueline Hodgson took the Press with them on their recent visit to Zermatt, Switzerland, where Fran celebrated his 84th birthday. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Feb. 26 7 p.m., library: a regular meeting of the Town Council. Tuesday, Feb. 27 7 p.m., library: the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

Baseball registration still underway

Players can register for baseball early by picking up forms at the Recreation Center or at Baker's Pharmacy. Forms can also be downloaded at http://www.jamestownri.com/. Live registrations will occur as follows: today, Thursday, Feb. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 22 Open Rec, Community Center, 3-5 p.m. Teen night, Community Center, 5:30-9 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Yoga Flow with Kim Ferguson, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6-7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 22

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

Thomas J. Vieira

Thomas J. Vieira, 78, of North Providence died Feb. 13, 2007 at Berkshire Place Nursing Home. He was the husband of Dorothy R. (Montella) Vieira. Born in Jamestown, he was a son of the late Antone and Rufina (Rose) Vieira. 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...

Council tells harbor commission to revise mooring fee schedule

The town councilors by consensus Tuesday declined to adopt the mooring fee schedule recommended by the Harbor Management Commission, advising the commission to distribute the proposed fee increases more evenly and return to them with a revised propo More...

Archers take five deer at Beavertail

Five deer were harvested during the recent first-time-ever deer hunting season at Beavertail State Park. The state Department of Environmental Management opened 100 acres at the north end of the park to hunters with bow and arrow from Nov. More...

Proposed school budget nearly $12 million

Staff, classroom expenses trimmed in 4.26% increase

At its Feb 15 meeting, the School Committee voted unanimously to approve its proposed school operating budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year totaling $11,947,000, up 4.26 percent from last year's expenses. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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EDITORIAL

Help keep our island history alive

Our local history is important. The legacy of this land - our home - defines who we are. Without doubt, the history of Conanicut Island is as varied and colorful as any in New England. The island has changed dramatically over the centuries. More...

Letters to the Editor

Land agreement dates clarified

In the Feb. 15 issue of the Jamestown Press, a notice appeared about a celebration committee being formed for the 350th Anniversary of Jamestown. More...

Affordable housing and our neighbors

I would like to respond to the recent letters to the editor regarding affordable-housing, almost an oxymoron here with the current lowest price on the island at $385,000! More...

Lighthouse meant for education

I am responding to your Feb. 15 editorial on proposing a B&B for Beavertail. For your information, it is the U.S. National Park Service who act as administrators of the "US National Lighthouse Historic Preservation Act. More...

Upcoming Events

Latin and ballroom dance classes offered

The recreation department will start new sessions of its three adult dance classes on Thursday evenings at the Community Center on Thursday, March 1. Latin Dancing will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. No partner is necessary. More...

Sargent painting topic of lecture

Dr. Erica E. Hirshler will close the eight-week Winter Lecture Series with her "Cora Lee Gibbs Lecture" on the subject of John Singer Sargent and "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. More...

Book group chooses next book

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown Library continues on Tuesday, March 13, with the book "The Floating Brothel: The Extraordinary True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ship and Its Cargo of Female Convicts" by Sian Rees. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Jamestown Community Theatre is changing its usual venue for next month's production of "Yours, Anne." This moving version of "Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl" will be staged at the Central Baptist Church, which affords a symbolic mood to More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

Building permits Carmele Hill and B. Reed received a permit Feb. 13 to move most of an existing house eastward onto a new foundation and add a new bedroom suite, kitchen, and garage at 159 Longfellow Rd., work estimated to cost $250,000. More...

Police Log

12 cars burglarized On Sunday, Feb. 18, late in the evening, 12 cars were burglarized in the downtown area, mostly on Howland and Clinton avenues. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 11:27 p.m., Feb. 13, Truck 15 was sent to 689 Hopkinshill Rd., E. Greenwich to assist in a building fire. 12:56 a.m., Feb. 14, Car1, Ladder 1, Car 2, Engines 1, 2, and 3 responded to a malfunctioning alarm on Frigate Street. More...