March 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Islander runner-up in state spelling championship

Sixth-grade student John Ragland is somewhat of a celebrity about town, according to his middle school principal. More...

News

Safford receives leadership award

Jamestown resident Kathryn Safford was named the North Kingstown High School representative to the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) program, which is offered to high school sophomores. More...

Community Theatre offers two performing arts awards for students

The Jamestown Community Theatre is offering two $1000 awards to graduating seniors for achievement in theater and performing arts. More...

Another open meetings complaint filed against council

Resident and town committee volunteer Pat Bolger has filed an independent complaint with the state attorney general about frequent executive sessions by the Town Council on matters involving potential litigation. More...

Sam Bari

The springtime reality check

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

The real signs of spring are finally making themselves evident. More...

About Town

About town

350th committee meets tonight The next meeting of the 350th Anniversary Committee will be tonight - Thursday, March 22 - at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown library. Representatives of the island's various community groups are invited. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Mar. 29 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

The July 4th fireworks shoot at Mackerel Cove will be the Rocket Dawgz last. Lead dawg B.J. Whitehouse said this week, "It's been great, but situations, life and age have conspired to make the endeavor diffi- cult. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 29

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 Lisa Ferrell received a permit on March 21 to replace two existing sliding doors at 41 Walcott Ave., work estimated to cost $2,000. More...

Births

Keller Melissa Marie Goncalvez Keller, granddaughter of Jim and Gwen Keller of Jamestown, and the late Sebastiáo and Terezenha Goncalvez of Brazilia, Brazil, was born on Feb. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 10:55 a.m., March 19, Car 3, Engine 3, Ladder 1 responded to a smoke detector at Central Baptist Church on Narragansett Avenue. 10:55 a.m., March 19, Engine 3 was sent to assist EMS 1 for a medical call at 28 Hawthorn Rd. More...

Long finds fatherhood a full-time job

David Long thrives on pioneering. These days he's well into the role of stay-at-home dad, caring for his twin daughters who will soon be 3 years old. It is a transformed lifestyle for Long, who is also the president of the Jamestown Town Council. More...

Sole source aquifer bid gets water panel's okay

The Town Water Resource Protection Committee agreed March 22 to support the citizen petition for Sole Source Aquifer (SSA) designation if the petition removes reference to potential dangers of the aquifer. More...

Editorial

Opinion

Full Story

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Accessory apartments could help make island housing affordable

There's no question that the value of real estate in Jamestown has skyrocketed over the past few years, especially since the island became a hot market for second home buyers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Coyote menace a growing problem

Over the past few years the island's pets have been held hostage by coyotes in Jamestown. I recall a number of years ago the divisiveness on this island when the leash law was passed. More...

Codington Cove ship building memories

Your article introducing Commander Bill Kelly was missing some information concerning his U.S. Coast Guard cutter. The Seneca was built right across Narragansett Bay, in Middletown, at the Robert E. Derecktor Shipyard. More...

Speeding traffic is the Clinton Ave. problem

I am writing in response to last week's letter titled "Leadership is disappointing." To clarify some of the writer's points, there is no barrier limiting pedestrian traffic between Howland Avenue and Clinton Avenue. More...

Upcoming Events

Free hands-on abstract art class

Martha Milot will teach "Exploring Abstraction" for the adult novice on Wednesday, April 18th, from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m, Focusing on reproductions of paintings, students will discuss theories of abstraction and create a collage of their own. More...

High school PTSO meeting April 10

The North Kingstown High School PTSO will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the school's media center. More...

Sing and dance with Toe Jam puppets

The Pennfield School will present The Toe Jam Puppet Band on Thursday, April 5, from 4 to 5 p.m., as the primary school celebrates "The Month of the Young Child." The Toe Jam Puppet Band has emerged as the latest children's musical group to gain po More...

Obituaries

Donald J. Neil

Retired Master Sgt. Donald J. Neil, a 22-year Army veteran, was killed outside Najaf in Iraq. He was killed protecting his colleagues from the sudden detonation of a 155mm. munition. He was an explosive ordinance disposal expert. More...

Betty Jane Hagenmiller, 80

Mrs. Betty Jane Hagenmiller, wife of Harold Hagenmiller, died on March 19, 2007 in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, on November 30, 1926. She is the daughter of George and Angie Keene Sheehan. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

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