March 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Aerial practice

Firefighters Mike Cabral and Bill Marsh recently practiced using the Jamestown Fire Department's ladder truck. More...

News

Tips for controlling coyotes in Jamestown

The NBCS asks that residents practice the following habits to help limit the number of coyotes in Jamestown: 1. Never feed coyotes or leave out foods that might attract them. Secure all trash. More...

Students, citizens can learn coyote management practices

The Narragansett Bay Coyote Study (NBCS), a key project of The Conservation Agency, announced last week the release of its formal online education program. More...

Jamestown girls invited to participate in Ophelia Fitness program

Child and Family Services and the YMCA announce an innovative program collaboration called "Ophelia Fitness." This collaborative effort will offer an opportunity for girls and young women ages 11 to 18 years to explore fitness. More...

Sam Bari

Is risking extinction a bad thing?

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

Writing about this system that we can't understand isn't always an easy task, but it never lacks for subject matter. If I can write five to ten minutes worth of amusing or at least mildly entertaining bathroom reading, then I've had a good day. More...

About Town

About town

Annual two saints dinner planned The St Mark Council of Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Two Saint Dinner celebrating St Patrick's Day and St Joseph's Day on Saturday, March 24, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Upcoming Events

A wacky one-man musical

Don't miss the Billy Jonas Family Concert at the Jane Pickens Theater on Sunday, March 25 to benefit the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation and List Academy of Music and Arts. More...

Casting call for Showtime drama

There will be a casting call for season two of the cable television Showtime drama "Brotherhood" this Saturday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Atrium, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence. All ages will be considered and no appointment is necessary. More...

PAC Cinco de Mayo tickets on sale

The Friends of the Jamestown Library announce the schedule for ticket sales to The Cinco de Mayo Party and Fund Raiser (formerly Mardi Gras in May). This major event will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Paul F. Barrett, 83

Paul Frank Barrett, 83, of Westwood, Mass. and Jamestown, died on March 15, 2007 of complications of prostate cancer. Mr. Barrett retired as Director of Physical Plant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. More...

Janet Pinsonneault, 66

Janet Pinsonneault, 66, of Jamestown died unexpectedly on March 14 at Newport Hospital where she was given very capable and kind care. She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Kathryn (Patt) Pinsonneault of Smithfield. More...

Edward Lindquist, Jr., 36

Edward Lindquist, Jr., passed away at the Royal Manner nursing home in Palm Beach, Fla., on March 10, 2007 after a long illness. He is survived by his parents, Elizabeth and Edward Lindquist. More...

Legals

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 7:00 P.M. More...

Solicitor examining alleged council open meetings violations

Town Solicitor Peter Ruggiero is collecting data about recent executive sessions held by the Town Council regarding a site for the highway barn. More...

School Committee welcomes new member

The Jamestown School Committee continued discussions on a new food service provider and welcomed a new appointee, David Dolce, at its meeting last Thursday, March 15. More...

Price of East Ferry pier project could be $284,000

The cost for curbs and rails at the town-owned steel pier at East Ferry could be nearly $284,000, Commissioner Bob Bowen reported at the March 14 meeting of the Harbor Management Commission. More...

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We're looking for your summer pictures

Do you have a great photograph from the summer that you would like to share? Here's your chance to see your picture in a local magazine. More...

Art association to award scholarships

Conanicut Island Art Association will award $3,000 in scholarship grants to graduating high school seniors. To be eligible you must be a resident of Jamestown and graduating from a Rhode Island high school. More...

Letters to the Editor

Performance was perfectly executed

One of the most moving performances ever presented by the Jamestown Community Theatre occurred over the previous two weekends at Central Baptist Church. More...

Let the Girl Scouts deliver those cookies

I'm a mother who has a daughter in Girl Scouts in Jamestown. The new school law states the Girl Scouts can't sell cookies in school to their friends or their teachers. The school claims it can only do this if it's a fundraiser for the school. More...

Antenna placement study needed

Over the last year, my family has suffered very serious health issues connected to EMF's (electro magnetic frequencies) or electro pollution. We have become quite knowledgeable about this very dangerous pollutant and the ways to protect ourselves. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Mar. 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Chris Crawford has received first-class recognition for his long devotion to the Indianapolis Colts. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 22

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

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 12:43 p.m., March 15, Car 1, Engines 1 and 3 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation on Clarke Street. 7 p.m., March 15, All units responded to a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Town Hall records

Building permits Susan and Bob Hart received a permit on March 13 to make structural repairs on the first and second floor of a home at 108 Columbia Lane, work estimated to cost $18,000. William J. More...

Town meetings

Monday, March 19 7 p.m., library: the Town Council meets. Tuesday, March 20 7 p.m., library: regular monthly meeting of the Zoning Board of Review. More...