March 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Keiser calls landfill reports 'good news'

Last week the Town Council received two reports on landfill monitoring tests conducted in September and December from consultants GeoEnvironmental (GZA) of Providence and Norwood, Mass. More...

News

Thank a Friend at the library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library have from the beginning had the goal of helping to make as many resources as possible available to as many people as possible on this island. More...

NKHS names second quarter honor roll

The following Jamestown students were named to the honor roll at North Kingstown High School for the second quarter. More...

Two years in a remote village

After growing up in Jamestown and completing his education in Washington, D.C., David Reynolds decided to join the Peace Corps. He was assigned to the remote village of Alcalá, in Bolivia. More...

Letters to the Editor

Food, fun for a good cause

My name is Caty Schnack. I am a seventh grade student at Lawn Avenue School. I was recently interviewed and accepted to participate as a member of the "People to People Student Ambassador Program" to Australia this summer. More...

Setting the record straight on Lot 47

Contrary to Mr. More...

Island no longer for the working class

I am writing in response to Mr. Salvatore's letter on affordable housing. I was raised in Jamestown. My wife's father was born and raised in Jamestown and he raised his children in Jamestown. More...

Upcoming Events

Enjoy Celtic music at the library

The Friends of the Library are excited to present the third program in their annual music series on Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. More...

NKHS to hold next PTSO meeting

The North Kingstown High School PTSO will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Media Center. All parents are welcome. More...

Project runway meets Ophelia

Child & Family Services of Newport County and its Ophelia Sessions Program invite young women to "Project Runway Meets Ophelia," an evening of promising new designers from the Rhode Island School of Design Apparel Department. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The welcoming storefronts of Narragansett Avenue took on a different and emptier look yesterday as Paws and Claws closed its door for the last time. More...

Obituaries

Edward J. Fairfield, 87

Edward J. Fairfield, 87, of Starboard Avenue, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2007 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Margaret M. Kelly. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Richard and Annie (Donahue) Fairfield. More...

Joyce Ioanes, 62

Joyce Ioanes, 62, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at Miriam Hospital. She was the partner of Deb Ruggiero for 22 years. J o y c e was born in Wa s h i n g - ton, D.C., and was the daughter of Irma "Betty" Ioanes and the late Raymond Ioanes. More...

David Dolce named new school committee member

The Town Council voted 4-0 Monday to name Republican David Dolce to a seat on the School Committee to fill the vacancy created by the death last month of James Filkins. A Democrat, Filkins was elected in May, 2003, to a term that ends in November. More...

Town learns more about federal aquifer designation

The main goal of a federal designation of Conanicut Island as a sole source aquifer (SSA) would be to increase public awareness and efforts to protect the environment and the water, according to Douglas Heath, hydrogeologist in the Office of Ecosyst More...

Editorial

Wine to Dine

Way back in the seventies (from what I've heard) when Americans were still calling Chardonnay "Pinot Chardonnay," many a refrigerator usually held wines with names like Blue Nun, Piesporter and Liebfraumilch. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sam Bari

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

A nose by any other name would still smell

The evolution of living languages, particularly the American version of the English language, never ceases to amaze me. The twists and turns that languages take are primarily influenced by circumstance, confluence of cultures, and invention. More...

About Town

Town meetings

Tuesday, March 6 Noon, Town Hall: Agenda deadline for the March 12 Town Council meeting. Wednesday, March 7 7:30 p.m., library: Regular meeting of the Planning Commission. More...

At the library

The Jamestown Historical Society has unveiled an exhibit about Fort Wetherill in the display case in the lobby of the Jamestown library. A variety of photographs and artifacts detail the history of the fort from the early 1900s through World War II. More...

Chamber donation

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce this week presented the Jamestown Historical Society with a check for $6,000. The money was raised by the chamber at its Night at the Windmill last summer and will go to the JHS capital campaign now underway. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday March 1 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. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 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 came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

Building permits Jane Payne received a permit on Feb. 22 to construct a 20 by 26- foot addition with one bedroom w/ bath and a handicap ramp at 1322 North Main Rd., work estimated to cost $70,000. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 2:34 p.m., Feb. 19, Truck 15, Engines 2 and 3 answered a brush fire call on Highland Dr. 6:35 p.m., Feb. 19, Ladder 1, Car 2, Engines 1, 2 and 3 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation on Seaside Dr. 8:50 p.m., Feb. More...