April 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Osprey return to Great Creek Marsh

The male and female osprey residing at Great Creek Marsh have finished their spring migration and returned to the North Main Road nest, Chris Powell, scientist at the Wildlife and Fisheries Division of the state Department of Environmental Managemen More...

Wind energy study now under way

Town councilors last week held an election and chose by paper ballot seven members for two year terms on the town's new wind energy committee. The seven were chosen from among 16 applicants and one nominated member. More...

News

Scout project complete

Eagle Scout Zack Volpe stands in front of his final scouting project, a two-tier kayak rack for Fort Getty. Volpe designed the rack with his father Dave and solicited the help of friends. More...

Beachfront home is a summertime nightmare

Bob Vickers is tired of removing trash and cleaning up after fishermen who dispose of everything from nests of tangled fishing line to soiled baby diapers on his Seaside Drive property. More...

Sam Baines on winning NK high school tennis squad

The North Kingstown boys' tennis team would like to repeat the state championship seasons they have had for the past two years, but a division change is going to make the competition a little stiffer for the Skippers this year. More...

Sam Bari

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

The separation of retail and religion

Did you ever notice that just about the time you pay off the Santa season, the Cupid credit charges come rolling in, quickly followed by the bills for the bunny buying spree? More...

About Town

About Town

Rabies clinic at fire station this Saturday The Town of Jamestown will conduct a Rabies Vaccination Clinic this Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. until noon at the fire station, 50 Narragansett Ave. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday April 5 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

There'll be no Peter Rabbit nor Bugs Bunny at the Jamestown Women's Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday morning on Shoreby Hill. At least they haven't been invited. More...

Obituaries

Stephen Bruce Murray, 65

Stephen Bruce Murray, 65, died We d n e s d a y , March 28, 2007, at his home in Jamestown. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

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 APRIL 24, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. More...

Teen Center gets $50,000 Grant

The Jamestown Teen Center will have a permanent home at the Jamestown Community Center due to a $50,000 Youth Opportunity grant from the Newport County Fund of The Rhode Island Foundation. More...

School board's Kaiser commended

The Rhode Island Association of School Committees (RIASC) recently recognized Catherine Kaiser, chairwoman of the Jamestown School Committee, for participating in the association's professional development program. More...

Options studied for failing Ft. Getty leach fields

Town Councilors were advised last week about some sewage disposal options at Fort Getty for seasonal visitors in recreational camping vehicles because existing leaching fields have failed or are otherwise inadequate. More...

Not just a sheet metal business

Edward Holland sat in his office on Hammett Court this week with installation designs spread out before him. More...

Editorial

Musings

In each new edition of "What Color Is Your Parachute?" Nelson Bolles reminds us that the person who gets the job isn't always the one who will do the best work. It's the prospect who comes out on top in the interview. More...

Island Opinion

Full Story

EDITORIAL

Let the voters decide where to put the barn

We've been arguing about where to build a new highway garage for an eternity. The debate over location and funding has relegated the town's public works employees to a dilapidated facility that most would consider less than tolerable. More...

Letters to the Editor

John Ragland's spelling achievement

Congratulations to John Ragland for alternate rank in the statewide spelling bee. He has achieved distinction. What an honor! Virginia Perry      Jamestown More...

What a great night, Mary Wright!

Last Saturday night, 180 lucky people were treated to an incredible evening of song, laughter and good food as we honored the contributions Mary Wright has made to our community. More...

Rocket Dawgz plan big fireworks finale

The Rocket Dawgz are going to hang up their fireworks after this July 4, but we hope to go out with a bang! The Dawgz have blown up your money for 12 years and want to say thanks in a big way, by blowing up more of your money! More...

Upcoming Events

Teen volunteer session

Newport Hospital will hold an information session for students who wish to volunteer at the hospital during summer vacation on Wednesday, April 18, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Preschooler sing-along at the library

The children's department of the Jamestown library will present a sing-along for babies and preschoolers and their caregivers with Kathy Fitzgerald on Wednesday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. This free program will be held in the library meeting hall. More...

Upcoming

School report night rescheduled The school report night originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Melrose school multi purpose room. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 4

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 Portia Little received a permit on March 27 to install three replacement windows at 33 Friendship St., work estimated to cost $1,862. Kenneth R. More...

Town meetings

Monday, April 9 7 p.m., library, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, April 10 7 p.m., Fort Wetherill, the Conservation Commission has their regular monthly meeting. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 6:45 p.m., March 18, Car 1, EMS 1, and Special Services 1 were dispatched to Route 138 eastbound to search for a person in the water. More...