May 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Let's play ball!

Firefighter Lew Kitts was one of the volunteers who escorted young ballplayers to the fields on opening day. More...

Coast Guard says no to lighthouse housing

The U.S. Coast Guard has denied the town's request to continue the use of the Beavertail Lighthouse caretaker quarters for affordable housing. In a letter dated April 11 and released Tuesday by Town Administrator Bruce Keiser, J. J. More...

News

Giant yard sale teaching students about giving

The School Improvement Team at the Melrose Avenue School is putting on such a big yard sale they are calling it an "Extravaganza." The yard sale will serve multiple purposes, while offering great bargains to buyers on May 12, from 8:30 a.m. More...

Long on disaster study panel

State Rep. Bruce Long (R-Middletown, Jamestown) is serving this legislative session as a member of a special House commission to study the effects of natural disasters on property insurance costs in Rhode Island. More...

Meetinghouse opens for summer worship

The 1787 Old Quaker Meetinghouse on Weeden Lane, which is maintained by the Jamestown Historical Society, will re-open for religious services on Sunday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Sam Bari

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

Give a man a fish and he'll want beer

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he will have a sudden desire to drink beer. He will probably like it. Then he will tell all of his friends about fishing and drinking beer. They will like it, too. More...

Upcoming Events

Lighthouse volunteer events

Islanders are needed to help with cleanup and volunteer opportunities at the Beavertail Lighthouse this summer. Two dates have been scheduled by the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association (BLMA) for upcoming events. More...

Island sports schedule for the week of May 3 to May 10

                               Thursday, May 3 Lawn Avenue School Track, at Mt. More...

Grange to meet

The next meeting of Newport County Pomona Grange #4 will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 4:30 p.m. at Kickimuit Grange, 92 Vernon St., Warren. There will be a memorial program, public service award presentation and election of officers. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

It's sort of a dinner theater, but better. Islanders will have the opportunity on Saturday to enjoy a pasta supper at St. More...

Obituaries

Esther C. Fantoli, 81

Esther C. Fantoli, 81, of Jamestown died Monday, April 30, 2007. She was the wife of the late Robert Fantoli. Born in Stafford Springs, Conn., she was a daughter of the late Victor and Josephine (Geovanas) Tonidandel. She was a communicant of St. More...

Joseph F. Andrade, III, 73

Joseph F. Andrade, III, 73, of Lawn Avenue and West Palm Beach, Fla., died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at Newport Hospital. Born in Jamestown, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Mary M. (DeSoito) Andrade. Mr. Andrade was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Mary D. Harris, 78

Mary D. Harris, 78, a longtime Glastonbury, Conn. resident, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at Hartford Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond S. Harris, Jr. Born in Jamestown on May 1, 1928. More...

Mock disaster this weekend

A simulated disaster will be held at the Melrose Avenue School emergency shelter this coming Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is part of a nationwide drill designed to test the readiness of emergency shelters throughout the country. More...

Old Jamestown Bridge project coming to an end

The old Jamestown Bridge, for the most part, will be a memory preserved in photographs, books, and historic archives in about five weeks. More...

Highway barn saga continues on May 21

Town Councilors, at the meeting on Monday, set a date for a public forum on highway barn issues for Monday, May 21, to start after the regular water and sewer meeting that opens at 7 p.m. in the town library. More...

Council approves $19.8 million budget

Town Councilors on Monday added $50,000 and adopted a total budget of $19,877,132 for the town and local schools for the year to start July 1. It will be presented to voters at the annual Financial Town Meeting on Monday, June 4. More...

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Have fun with the library's Friends this Saturday evening

The Friends of the Jamestown Library have invited all islanders to join them this Saturday evening for their Cinco de Mayo Party. The annual event will be held south of the border at the PAC Club. More...

Letters to the Editor

A real spring fest

Saturday night memories of the USO and Big Band era came to life at the PAC Club thanks to Joe Medeiros, president of the Holy Ghost Society. More...

Thanks for a spectacular event

As co-chairmen of the Scholarship Fund-Raiser for the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society, Manuel Neronha and I wish to extend a very warm thank you to all who helped make this event a spectacular success. More...

Thanks to Maureen Dunn Packer

On behalf of the Jamestown Police Department and the Town of Jamestown, I want to thank you for your generous donation of $1,128 to the Town of Jamestown from the Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation. More...

About Town

Ft. Wetherill cleanup Saturday

A major geocaching event will be held at Fort Wetherill on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is called CITO, which is an abbreviation for Cache in Trash Out. More...

Cinco de Mayo this Saturday

Some tickets are still available for the Cinco de Mayo Party to benefit the Jamestown library. This major fund-raising event will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Chorus to perform Saturday and Sunday

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present their spring concerts this weekend, Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, at the Central Baptist Church. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday May 3 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Yoga Flow with Kim Ferguson, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6-7 p.m. Latin Workout, Community Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Latin Beginner, Community Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 3

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

Engagement

McCandless, Raué to wed Patsie and Tom McCandless announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate, to Paul-Erik Raué, son of Marijke and Dick Raué of Uithoorn, the Netherlands. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 9:01 a.m., April 23, Engines 2 and 3 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation on Columbia Avenue. 1:24 p.m., April 24, Car 1 and Engine 2 were dispatched to Knowles Court for a carbon monoxide incident. 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 MAY 22, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT More...