April 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Council's LNG opposition sent to Coast Guard

Town Councilors ratified a letter of opposition Monday prepared by Council President David Long about ongoing work to site a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility at Weaver's Cove in Fall River, Mass. More...

News

Mecray to speak at art association meeting

John Mecray, one of the world's leading marine artists, will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Conanicut Island Art Association. More...

Island teens will participate in Nicaragua project

Three Jamestown teenagers hope to travel to poverty-stricken Nicaragua this summer and bring back rich experiences to share with their own community. More...

Help Red Cross provide aid to victims of flooding

Last week's nor'easter will cost some $5 million in Red Cross relief across the northeast, according to initial estimates. More...

Sam Bari

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

Outsourcing, downsizing, and streamlining

The number of companies that are streamlining their operations by outsourcing labor to third world countries and downsizing facilities at home is alarming. Anything manufactured in America is practically a collector's item. More...

About Town

Tree planting events scheduled

+ Today, the town's tree committee will plant a tree at the triangle at the intersection of Ft. Wetherill Road, Walcott Avenue and Highland Drive. The tree, a dawn redwood, was donated by Harry Chase of Hodgkiss Farm, in memory of Russell Clarke. More...

Rotary club breakfast Saturday

The annual May Breakfast, hosted by the Jamestown Rotary Club, will be on Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Lawn Avenue School. On the menu is hearty New England fare and tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. More...

New Latin dance session begins

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department will be starting new sessions of its three Thursday evening adult dance/exercise classes on April 26 at the Community Center. Latin Workout will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday April 26 Tree Committee Tree Planting, Ft. Wetherill Triangle, 10 a.m. Morse Code workshop, library, 3 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

This week in Island history

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...

Obituaries

Penelope S. Clarke, 91

Penelope S. Clarke, 91, of Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of Jamestown, died April 15, 2007 after a short illness. Born in Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Ethel M. Clarke. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE Thursday, May 3, 2007 Executive Session 6:00PM RIGL 42-46-5: Exception (a) 1 Personnel Exception 2, Contract Negotiations Workshop Session 7:00PM Lawn Avenue School 55 Lawn Avenue Jamestown, RI 02835 AGENDA Call More...

Union workers like Lot 47 for barn site

Weighing in at Monday night's Town Council meeting, were employees of the town's highway department who have been waiting more than two decades for a new highway barn. More...

Cleanup crew

Justin Sularz and Jack Romano dragged a battered dinghy out of the water at East Ferry during the Earth Day cleanup last Saturday. More than two tons of refuse was picked up by volunteers that day. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Schoolyard politics in North Kingstown

North Kingstown School Committee Chairman Douglas Roth has offered Jamestown an olive branch. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town retains Tree City rating

The Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee announced this week that Jamestown has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. More...

Thanks to fire department volunteers

I would like to thank and acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department during the storm last week. More...

Panel chair welcomes Brennan back to table

Yesterday, a motion was made that questioned the participation of the Jamestown liaison, Bucky Brennan, in a North Kingstown school meeting, using the town charter-defining language in an opinion offered by the school committee solicitor of the Nort More...

Upcoming Events

Narragansett Bay seal watch tours end this weekend

The last of the year's seal watch cruises will depart this weekend from Bowen's Wharf in Newport. Cruises include a lecture by an expert guide and binoculars are provided. Cruises depart on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, at 10 a.m. More...

Police parade on May 6

The 24th annual Aquidneck Island National Police Parade will be on Sunday, May 6, beginning at 11:50 a.m. in Middletown. Organizers of the 2007 parade announced last week that New Bedford, Mass. More...

Wine to Dine

Wine making has been around for many thousands of years. In its basic form, wine making is a natural process that requires very little human meddling. Human processing is necessary, but the less meddling the better. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Boy Scouts of Troop 1 will add aprons to their uniforms on Saturday, May 5, and with the strains of beautiful opera music in the background, they will serve dinner to hundreds of islanders at the troop's annual Pasta Supper at St. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Juliana Wilson received a permit on April 19 to replace windows and doors as well as replace shed roofs and construct a new entryway at 199 Conanicus Ave., work estimated to cost $7,500. More...

Birth

Silvia A daughter, Gwyneth Marie Silvia, was born April 11, 2007 at Women and Infants' Hospital to Meredith (Curfman) and Judd Silvia of Jamestown. Grandparents are Ken and Peg Silvia and Harry and Marie Curfman, all of Jamestown. More...

Police Log

Simple assault charged Patrick Byrne, 19, of 20 Fairview St., was charged April 21 with domestic-simple assault and battery. Jamestown EMS responded to a call from a woman. More...