April 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Pets turn out for rabies clinic

"Moses, " owned by Jim McLoughlin, was one of 65 island pets to receive a rabies vaccine last Saturday at the fire station. More...

News

The Senior Times

Well it's beginning to feel a lot like springtime, everywhere you look! And that's a good thing. The Jamestown Senior Citizen's Association has put together a small, but helpful scholarship, in memory of the seniors who have passed on. More...

Frostbiters enjoy a cold Easter

The frostbite sailors were greeted with cold and windy weather on their next-to-last racing day of the season. More...

The Island Garden

Even though the weather is moderately cold, it is nice to be able to attack the garden again after ignoring it all winter. More...

Sam Bari

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

Why the space guys don't officially land

Everybody seems to think that columnists are allowed to write whatever we want even if our material does not contain so much as a grain of truth. In other words, people feel that we just sit at our computers and lie for a living. More...

About Town

About Town

Free bus ride to health fair in Newport The Jamestown Medical Fund is sponsoring free transportation to the Newport Hospital Health Fair, this Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday April 12 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

Kudos to Boy Scout Troop 1's Zack Volpe who passed his Eagle Board of Review on March 22 and is now an Eagle Scout. The 18-year-old attends Landmark School in Beverly, Mass. He has been in scouting for nine years. More...

Island History

Historian donates Dutch Island gun battery sign

Walter Schroder, the wellknown historian and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Jamestown Historical Society, recently gave the JHS a Battery Mitchell sign from Fort Greble. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Spring is a busy time for the Jamestown Historical Society. We're sprucing up the windmill, pulling together the final details of the summer museum exhibit, and putting finishing touches on our summer programs. More...

This week in Island history

Week of April 12

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...

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 APRIL 24, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND A More...

Council seeks new tree warden

Town Councilors decided Monday to seek applications from persons interested in becoming the town tree warden after the current warder David Nickerson, had a disagreement with the Town Administrator over the planting of trees to be bought through a g More...

Autism program may lease Lawn Avenue School space

The Jamestown School Committee, at their April 5 meeting, heard a presentation from the director of Pathways, a division of the Trudeau Center, on possibly leasing space at the Lawn Avenue school for a classroom for up to six children with autism. More...

Oversized building on Clinton Avenue faces continued criticism by neighbors

Downtown neighbors showed up at the April 4 Planning Commission meeting to discuss the new building for Jack's Electric on Clinton Avenue. More...

Location of highway barn site may be a decision left to voters

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser recommended Monday to Town Council members that they consider three options for the highway garage that has been under discussion for more than 20 years. More...

Editorial

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Laws protect coastal homeowners from insurance cancellation

Whereas there soon will be a gradual reawakening of those sleeping signs of more gentle weather, likewise has there been a gradual reawakening of property owners, on Jamestown and elsewhere, as they read dark and foreboding letters from their insura More...

Opinion

Full Story

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How green can our island be?

It's is good that we've established a committee to study the feasibility of harnessing the wind to provide all of our community's electricity. Indeed, wind energy is an exciting idea. The possibilities are compelling. More...

Letters to the Editor

Wind conference at URI Bay Campus

Since you published the story that the newly formed Jamestown Wind Power Committee has been invited to a conference for leaders, government officials and experts on wind energy, the venue has moved to Corless Auditorium at the University of Rhode Is More...

Recycle to slow down global warming

My name is Megan Lepre and I am a senior at North Kingstown High School. I have been taking part in a Senior Exhibition program since September. More...

Reconsider the new town hall windows

The construction of our new Town Hall is progressing and the overall appearance of the building is taking shape. As the building comes together, I observe that special steel supports have been erected in the northwest corner of the first floor. More...

Upcoming Events

Antique bookbinding techniques on display

The University of Rhode Island's library gallery will showcase, "25 Years of Dragonfly," a display of bookbinding restoration, which runs through April 26. More...

Spring concerts planned at URI

The University of Rhode Island will offer three concerts in April as part of its "Spring Slam" series. The URI Symphony Orchestra will present its last concert of the academic year on Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m. More...

Pint sized hockey stars

Madison Tregenza and Colin Moffet played on the Newport Whalers Mite C hockey team this season. The team won 2-1 in their division's State Championship last week against Edgewood in a nail-biting triple overtime game. More...

Obituaries

M. Marjorie Moran, 84

M. Marjorie Moran, 84, of Pemberton Avenue, died Sunday, April 8, 2007 at home. She was the wife of the late Arthur "Cliff" Moran. Born in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Serpa) Matoes. Mrs. More...

News of Record

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 1, 2006, Wayt sold to Johnstone, property at 40 Clarke St. for the sum of $640,000. Dec. 12, 2006, Mason sold to Fernwood, property at 27 Luther St. for the sum of $280,000. Dec. More...

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: Building permits Tanya Roberts received a permit on April 3 to renovate a kitchen at 93 Umiak Ave., work estimated to cost $25,000. More...

Town meetings

Monday, April 16 7 p.m., library, Town Council sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meets. Tuesday, April 17 Noon, Town Council agenda deadline. 7 p.m., library, Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. More...