March 8, 2007 RSS feed / News

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...

Baseball deadline approaches

Jamestown baseball registration period continues. Players can register by picking up forms at the Recreation Center or at Baker's Pharmacy. Forms can also be downloaded at http://www.jamestownri. More...

Islanders excited to swim for a good cause

Swimming conjures up images of sandy beaches, swimming pools and warm summer days for most people, but for the Newport Blues swim team, swimming is a yearround event. More...

Committee approves money for path study

Last week the School Committee asked the superintendent to find $5,000 in the present budget to help fund a recreational development project on and near school grounds. More...

Town to sign lease for Beavertail property with Coast Guard

Town Councilors voted 4-0 Feb. 26 to sign the licensing agreement with the US Coast Guard for continued use, until September, of the federal Beavertail Lighthouse property at Beavertail State Park. More...

Chairs for the band

The Jamestown Rotary Club last week donated more than $1,500 to the Lawn Avenue School to purchase new chairs for the band room. Band director Karyn Kauffman (center) accepted the check from Rotary member Mike Schnack. More...

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...

Windy day a challenge for frostbite sailors

Frostbite sailing is risky business on a blustery day. The sunny sky and 40 degrees were great. However, the swooping westerly wind gusts gave frostbiters second thoughts about racing in boats. More...

St. Mark boys learn a lot during season

St Mark's fourth and fifth grade CYO basketball team, coached by Chris Varrecchione and Chris Crawford, completed their season this past weekend with a conference game in Bristol. More...

Golf course lease extended to current operators

The town has renewed its lease with Joseph and Harriet Mistowski to continue operation of the nine-hole municipal golf course that is part of the Conanicus Island Center Island District of more than 1,000 contiguous acres of protected land. More...

Winter gear

Steve Bonner and Joe Ford show off Jamestown's new $88,000 dump truck, which has been put to use this season for snow removal. More...

JEMS gets new pulse CO-Oximeter

The Jamestown Emergency Medical Service, at its Feb. 27 business and training meeting, elected to use funds from our recent fundraising drive to purchase two Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-Oximeters at a cost of $3,000 each. More...