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News

20% hike proposed in town mooring, outhaul rates

The Harbor Management Commission voted 5-0 last week to recommend to the Town Council that they raise mooring and out-haul rates by 20 percent. More...

Town Council agrees to allow fishing at East Ferry pier

Town Councilors agreed by consensus Feb, 26 to allow fishing this year at the East Ferry Pier. More...

Adult day care needs expert witness

The Zoning Board of Review granted Charles and Gail Sheehan a continuance before ruling on their special use permit and dimensional variance application to build an adult day care center on North Main Road. More...

Sam Bari

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

Living in a system we can't understand

Concerned readers often ask these questions: "Why are we living in a system we can't understand? Can't something be done about it?" The answers are simple, but changing the system so it can be understood is complex. More...

Upcoming Events

Celtic music and dance show at 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...

Navy Choristers perform this Sunday

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present their "Music for a Sunday Afternoon" concert this Sunday, March 11 at 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church on 1697 East Main Road in Portsmouth. More...

Wickford to hold spring art show

The Wickford Art Association Gallery is hosting its annual Spring Members Show, Part One. An "All Media Show", the WAA will be welcoming new work from its members with last names beginning with A-L. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

It is unusual going to a Jamestown Community Theatre play and not knowing everyone on stage, or backstage for that matter. More...

Obituaries

Alexander P. Bates, Jr., 89

Alexander P. Bates, Jr., 89, of Beach Avenue, died Friday, March 2, 2007 at home. He was the husband of the late Louise W. (Welch) Bates. He was a Marine Engineer and a Naval Architect for over 40 years, retiring in 1985. More...

Edward W. Day, Jr., 76

Edward W. Day, Jr., 76, of Conanicus Avenue, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 at Roger William Medical Center. He was the former husband of Ann P. (Torphy) Day. Born in Cranston, a son of the late Honorable Edward W. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

       TOWN OF JAMESTOWN      ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF RE More...

Revaluation to determine new tax rate for next year

The whole idea of the current real property revaluation process, says Jamestown Tax Assessor Ken Gray, "is that people carry their fair share," and its purpose is to try to pick up variations in home values so that fairness can be maintained. More...

Chemical dumping alleged at Newport bridge

RITBA officials find no evidence of contamination

Jamestown's search for a site to build a new highway garage took a new twist last week when concern was voiced over possible pollutants that may have been buried on the Newport Pell Bridge property. More...

Editorial

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EDITORIAL

'Yours, Anne' not to be missed

This is the final weekend for the Jamestown Community Theatre's production of the musical "Yours, Anne." The musical is based on the "Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl." Told from the perspective of a young girl, it is the true story of two Jew More...

Letters to the Editor

Island should be for everyone

My family has been living in Jamestown for over fifty years. During these years we have experienced many changes on the island; some were good and some were not. More...

About Town

The Senior Times

In spite of the howling winds and frigid temperatures, seniors have been taking part in the senior programs. Monday through Friday, staff and volunteers welcome our diners to the nutritious meal, served piping hot and delicious. More...

Final weekend for musical

The Jamestown Community Theatre production of "Your's, Anne" continues this weekend at Central Baptist Church. Janet Grant (above) serves as the accompanist. See the advertisement on page 3 for details. More...

Town meetings

Monday, March 12 7 p.m., library, Regular town council meeting Tuesday, March 13 6 p.m., library, The Town Council will meet to discuss the school budget as well as the town's operating and capital budget for fiscal year 2008. 7 p.m., Ft. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Mar. 8     Open Rec, Community Center, 3-5 p.m.     Teen night, Community Center, 5:30-9 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 8

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

Birth

Bailey

A daughter, Calei Bailey, was born to Julia Gerald and Robert Bailey of Jamestown, on February 11, 2007 at South County Hospital. More...

Town Hall records

Building permits Arnold and Joanne Kahn received a permit on Feb. 23 to construct a new addition, site improvements and new pool at 71 Grinnel St., work estimated to cost $400,000. Joan Breakell received a permit on Feb. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 6:01 p.m., Feb. 28, Ladder 1, Engines 1,2 and 3 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation on Union Street. 7 p.m., March 1, All units turned out for a drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. More...