March 29, 2007 RSS feed / News

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...

Register now to play baseball in town leagues

Baseball players can register by picking up forms at the recreation center or at Baker's Pharmacy. Forms can also be downloaded at www.jamestownri.com/ (click on "Community Organizations, and then on Jamestown Baseball). More...

Six days of hard work puts family in the swim

The Rudman-Roberts family spends a lot of time in their car. More...

Islander named to health service board

Joseph G. Samartano Jr., DDS, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island. Dr. Samartano, a resident of Jamestown, is chief of the Division of Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at St. More...

Neighbors concerned about radiation from antennas

Three neighbors of the town water towers on Howland Avenue asked the Town Council Monday for help with what they said are potential radiation dangers associated with antennas being installed on the new tower near their homes. More...

Vogue highlights Newport fashion

"What She Wears at Newport!" was the headline article of the August 26,1909 issue of Vogue, reporting on the most minute details of what was worn at the fashionable beaches and about town. More...

Kelley named Jupiter vice president

Charles F. "Chuck" Kelley has been promoted to vice president of operations of Jupiter Systems, where he has been responsible for streamlining and restructuring manufacturing operations and ensuring product quality. More...

Hearing on revised 'developer' fees proposal continues next month

A proposed "developer" ordinance has a number of islanders worried that the town may hire high-cost consultants at a developer's expense. The amendment is scheduled for a continued public hearing with the Town Council on April 9. More...

Jamestown Hardware's new owner follows his father's footsteps

Every customer is important for the Sherman team

There may be a new name on the manager's office door inside Jamestown Hardware, but you won't find much else different. Scott Sherman recently purchased the Narraganset Avenue institution from his father, Steve. More...

Planners examine a new commercial building proposal

The Planning Commission offered advice and opinions on a major land development project being proposed for the southeast corner of Howland and Narragansett Avenues at their March 21 meeting. More...

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...

Budget talks fail to draw interest from residents

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser presented his 2007-08 budget plan to small audiences, mostly town workers, at three relatively short Town Council workshops, totaling not quite five hours, earlier this month. More...

Derby tests car builders' creativity

Forty-two Cub Scouts gave up sleeping in and morning cartoons on Saturday and flocked to the Jamestown Community Center for the annual Pinewood Derby. More...

Island Sports

Frostbiters enjoy close sailing in shifty winds

Eight sailors had a lively day of close racing under partly sunny skies and in shifty, puffy winds. Four different sailors won races. Three of the six races had boats over early at the start and they had to go back and restart. More...

Tree committee issues include budget and inventory

The Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee focused on the annual budget and a transition to a new team of officers at its March 20 meeting. More...

Council adopts insurance resolution

Town Councilors agreed Monday, by a vote of 3 to 0, to adopt a resolution about the growing nonrenewal of insurance for coastal properties. Two members were absent. More...

From the Town Administrator

A responsible budget

I want to thank the Press and reporter Dotti Farrington for the thoroughness in reporting details of the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2008 and the discussions at the recent Town Council workshops. More...

Club members take blue ribbons

Quononoquott Garden Club members took several blue ribbons at the Federation of Garden Club's "Art in the Garden" in the Rhode Island Spring Garden and Flower Show at the Providence Convention Center, February 22 through February 24. More...

Volunteers trained for emergency shelter

A class of 15 volunteers gathered at the Melrose school on March 21 to learn how to operate the emergency shelter at the school. More...

For the record

The cost of a fire tanker, as recommended in the budget proposal for the year to start July 1, is $190,000. The tanker is expected to be acquired through a five-year lease purchase with interest costs projected to total $22,200. More...

Women's Club scholarships offered

The Jamestown Women's Club is accepting applications for two, $500 annual scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to two Jamestown senior high school students who are planning to further their education. More...