March 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Library carries CDs donated by Jamestown Community Chorus

The Jamestown Community Chorus has donated over 60 compact discs to the Jamestown library over the past 10 years as part of its commitment to promote choral singing in the Jamestown community. More...

Ragland wins spelling bee for second consecutive year

Sixth grader John Ragland prevailed as the island champion for the second year in a row at last week's Jamestown school spelling bee. More...

Jamestown's credit rating up

Moody's, a leading international provider of independent credit ratings and financial information, has increased its rating of Jamestown for town bonds to Aa3, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced at Monday's Town Council meeting. More...

Sam Bari

Confessions of an information junkie

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

According to alleged experts, addictions, both good and bad, come in many forms. However, when I stop and seriously think about it, that might not be quite true. Could it be that "good" addictions are non-existent? More...

About Town

Lighthouse Association offers scholarship

The Beavertail Lighthouse Association is once again announcing the availability of two $1,000 scholarships. The scholarship may be applied toward college tuition, books or fees related to the course of study. More...

Lent observed at St. Mark Church

The St. Mark Parish Lenten Mission begins this Saturday, March 17, at the 4 p.m. Mass and continues with the weekend Masses on Sunday, March 18, at 8:30 and 10 a.m. The presenter is Father Robert E. Lacombe, STL. On Sunday, March 18, at 7 p.m. More...

Baseball sign-ups drawing to a close

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...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Mar. 15 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 15

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, March 12, 1907 Mr. 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 REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 27, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH RD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT More...

4.14% hike proposed for next town budget

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser last Wednesday presented his annual budget to the Town Council, proposing that the town spend $8,086,885 in the fiscal year that starts July 1. More...

Living the American dream

Hard work leads to success for island business owner

Ilesh Patel of Jamestown Wine and Spirits is a first-generation American. The soft-spoken Patel seized the opportunity to emigrate from India to the United States in 1991. His tale combines a leap of faith with a trust in love. More...

Editorial

Island Opinion

Full Story

EDITORIAL+

Keep the waterfront open for everyone

Spring arrives next week. The days are getting longer and warmer. The fishing and boating season won't be far behind. So it was a relief to many locals when the Town Council voted recently to keep the East Ferry wood pile pier open for fishing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Please stop aggressive driving on island

Over 34 years ago I moved here and began to enjoy the quiet, friendly and pleasant people and surroundings of this island. No one was hurried and everyone respected your privacy. More...

Library offers thanks for card protectors

On behalf of the Trustees of the Jamestown Library, I would like to thank BankNewport for providing the library with handy, new library card protectors. More...

JEMS does more for town than put out fires

It can't be said often enough: Jamestown is extremely fortunate to have the dedicated volunteers both in the fire department and JEMS. In the last two months we have had personal experiences with both organizations. More...

Upcoming Events

Town meetings

Thursday, March 15 7 p.m., library, Town Council budget work session 7p.m., Lawn school, Regular meeting of the School Committee. Monday, March 19 7 p.m., library, the Town Council sits as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners. More...

Teen trip to see Bruins

The Jamestown Teen Center will offer a trip to see the Providence Bruins vs. the Hartford Wolfpack on Sunday, March 25. Tickets are $10 per student, including transportation. The van will leave the Community Center at 2:30 p.m. for the 4:05 game. More...

Russo offers yoga class

A yoga class is offered every Wednesday, from 9-10 a.m. at the Wellspring Wellness Center. The instructor uses a multistyle/ vinyasa approach with attention to breath, alignment, and focus. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Father Bill O'Neill says that Jamestown reminds him of him of his home, Malin Head in County Donegal, the most northern point in Ireland. "I grew up surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, our farm was about a mile from the sea," he explained. More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

Building permits Katharine Demieri received a permit on March 5 to convert a portion of the basement to habitable space, approximately 24-feet by 11- feet at 30 Standish Rd., work estimated to cost $10,000. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 8:26 a.m., March 5, Cars 1 and 3, Engine 1, responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation on Conanicus Ave. 7 p.m., March 8, all personnel responded to a drill at the station on Narragansett Ave. More...

Police Log

Suspended license, possession Craig Rich, 27, of Newport, was stopped for speeding on March 9 at Beacon Ave. and Spindrift St., police said. More...