April 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Panel tries to boot Jamestown liaison

William "Bucky" Brennan, a member of the Jamestown School Committee, who also serves as the liaison to the North Kingstown School Committee, left his place at the table at last Wednesday's NK school board session after two members of that school com More...

News

No secret to success of island garden shop

Tenth anniversary this weekend

Many in Jamestown think about the "three sisters," as being the three stately Victorian houses that have faced east to Newport for more than 100 years. More...

Where in the world is the Jamestown Press

These three Jamestown couples got together recently in Stuart, Fla.- the winter home of Karan and Charles Osenton. From left are Varoujan and Rose Karentz, Karan Osenton, Gloria O'Laughlin, Charlie Osenton and Donald O'Laughlin. More...

Lobster v-notch program continues

The Department of Environmental Management announced that it has filed permanent regulations barring the taking of female lobsters with a v-notch of 1/8 inch or more. More...

About Town

The Island Classifieds

ANTIQUES WANTED: RI PAINTINGS (especially Jamestown, Newport, southern RI scenes). Art, pottery, stoneware, crocks, jugs. Oak, mahagony, 294-7556/423-0910. AUTOMOTIVE DONATE YOUR VEHICLE! UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION. More...

Corn grinding the old fashioned way in May

The Gilbert Stuart Museum in Saunderstown will hold an Old Mill Day, on Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. to show off the newly refurbished mill. More...

Dem bones

Dem bones Students in grade 4 performed a play about "Bones," last week at the Melrose Avenue School. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday April 19 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...

Island History

Jamestown purchase 350 years ago this week

Plans are already underway for a weeklong summer celebration of the 350th anniversary of the purchase of Conanicut Island from the Narragansett Indians. More...

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of April 19

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 Susan McKibben received a permit on April 12 to strip and install a new roof and sheathing at 1031 East Shore Rd., work estimated to cost $5,600. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 1 p.m., April 9, Car 1, Truck 15 and Engine 3 responded to an unintentional alarm activation on East Shore Road. 10:23 a.m., April 10, Car 3 and Special Services 1 were sent to an animal problem call on Grinnell Street. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Eric S. Whitfield, 38, of 33 Canam Drive, Topsham, Maine, was stopped on Route 138 westbound on April 14 for turning his lights on and off while driving, police said. More...

Plan emerges for new Fort Getty septic system

Based on staff findings and committee discussion, the town expects to hire a specialist to design a septic holding tank for the recreational vehicle (RV) campgrounds at the town's Fort Getty Park, Town Councilors were advised last week. More...

Color on a gray day

Samantha Rafferty, Ally Sabourin and Julia Coty don't seem to mind the rain under their cheerful umbrellas. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Editorial

Cartoon

Full Story

Lend a hand with the shoreline cleanup

Earth Day is nearly here. It is a time for remembering that this planet is our only home - our selfcontained spaceship orbiting the sun. We must take good care of Mother Earth. She's all we've got. More...

Letters to the Editor

Help with cleanup on Earth Day

Please join the Jamestown Conservation Commission on Earth Day and help keep Jamestown beautiful! We will be cleaning up all of Jamestown's public shoreline access areas on Saturday April 21st from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Sam Bari

Gadgets, gizmos and whatchamacallits

This country has suffered from a problem of pandemic proportion for some time that needs to be addressed. Our culture is obsessed with gadgets, gizmos and whatchamacallits. More...

Upcoming Events

Planting in containers

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "Gardening in Containers" on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Sail with this Island artist

Jamestown photographer Onne van der Wal celebrates 20 years in the business with a cocktail party, show and auction at Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center, Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. More...

Tickets Available for Spring Concert

"Going Home," the spring concert of the Jamestown Community Chorus, will reflect heritage songs and dances of the members of the chorus. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to the island's Junior Girl Scout Troop 865 that Saturday spearheaded the first phase of a three-part effort to clean and restore Mackerel Cove beach. More...

Obituaries

Ray Williams Wadleigh, 91

Ray Williams Wadleigh, 91, of 74 Bayview Drive, Jamestown, formerly of Newport, died Monday, April 16, 2007 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown, with her two daughters by her side. More...

James M. Maxwell III, 63

III, 63 James M. Maxwell III, 63, of Mast Street, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence. He was the loving husband of Joyce A. (Martinelli) Maxwell for 26 years. More...

John J. Martin, 86

John J. Martin, 86, of Pemberton Avenue died Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at Village House in Newport. He was the husband of the late Vera E. (Piva) Martin. Born in Jamestown, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Brazil) Martin. Mr. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE Thursday, April 26, 2007 Executive Session 6:00PM RIGL 42-46-5: Exception (a) 1 Personnel Exception 2, Contract Negotiations Business Meeting 7:00PM Lawn Avenue School 55 Lawn Avenue Jamestown, RI 02835 AGENDA More...