May 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Bridge authority might sell land to Jamestown for highway barn site

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority last week agreed to consider selling, subject to several conditions, land the town has requested to be part of a site for the highway barn. More...

News

Donate items for June event

Central Baptist Church in Jamestown is requesting donations of gently used games, books, DVDs, decorative items, jewelry, wooden or wicker furniture and garden equipment for its June Festival. More...

Every day is a celebration of mother's day

Mother's Day falls on May 13, which is also the 15th wedding anniversary of Susan Baccari and Christopher Varrechione. The day may turn into a zany affair for Baccari, who is the mother of six. More...

'Anne' takes two at Motif magazine awards event

The Hi Hat Restaurant and Club in downtown Providence was the venue Monday evening for Motif Magazine's annual Theatre and Music Awards. Jamestown Community Theatre was well-represented by JCT actors, board members and supporters. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for a great birthday surprise

Recently I celebrated a "milestone," birthday and Heidi at the Secret Garden helped to make the day special by going above and beyond the call of duty. More...

Thanks for 'going home' with us

The recent Jamestown Community Chorus spring concert, "Going Home," was enjoyed by so many islanders whose heritage was reflected in the songs and dances performed by the chorus on May 5 and 6 at the Central Baptist Church. More...

Workers storm damage repair was professional

I would like to express my appreciation to the members of the Jamestown Public Works Department for their excellent job in repairing the damage to Mackerel Cove beach and Beavertail Road left by the recent storm. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday May 10 Beavertail Lighthouse Cleanup, 10 a.m. 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. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

On May 18, Alice Dunn will graduate with high honors from the CCRI School of Nursing as a registered nurse. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

The renovation of the interior of the museum has begun! I know some of you have noticed, because I've received a couple of telephone calls asking why the windows were boarded up. If you could see the inside, you'd be even more startled. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Vivian Sugalski received a permit on May 2 to install a 12- by 16-foot shed at 6 Dory St., work estimated to cost $1,000. Arthur H. More...

Police Log

Larcenies reported + A fisherman reported May 1 that a cooler full of squid was taken from his truck parked on Ft. Getty Road. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

3:52 p.m., April 29, Engine 3 went to Columbia Avenue for a false alarm. 6:26 a.m., May 1, Truck 15, Car 3 and Engine 3 were sent to Calvert Place for a false alarm. 6:30 p.m., May 3, All units turned out for a training drill at the fire station. More...

Giant benefit yard sale this weekend

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...

Squid bear silent witness to fishing pier controversy

There are two sides to every story. This one is about who started what on the wood pile pier last Saturday night. More...

Editorial

Musings

In the first debate among Democratic presidential candidates, each candidate was asked how they would respond if two U.S. cities were leveled by nuclear devices planted by al Qaeda. More...

Full Story

A great island weekend ahead

This Saturday, May 12, will be busy here in Jamestown. The weather outlook holds promise for a spectacular day, so forget the yard and garden chores. Have fun! More...

Sam Bari

The cost of manhood

If my mother remembers the days of my youth as the Dark Ages, I suppose I can't fault her. I hung out with a rag-tag gang of self-styled adventurers that were akin to a band of pirates, crossed with the likes of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. More...

About Town

Join the Chamber after hours

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce May After Hours event will be on Thursday, May 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Jamestown Wine and Spirits, 30 Southwest Avenue. The cost is $5 per person. More...

Upcoming Events

URI offers summer garden classes

Amateur gardeners interested in learning more about their hobby are invited to participate in the third Summer Gardening School sponsored by the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension. More...

Handbell ringers at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library are proud to present "Shoreline Ringers" on Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. in the library meeting hall. Shoreline Ringers, Inc. More...

Blood drive May 20

The island's veterans groups will sponsor a blood drive on Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holy Ghost Hall. More...

Obituaries

Ernest Mason, 83

Ernest A. Mason, 83, of Lugger Street, died May 3, 2007 at South County Nursing Center in North Kingstown. He was the husband of Nancy Mason. He is survived by Rosalind V. More...

Eleanor Tyler

Eleanor Beede Tyler died Thursday, May 3, 2007. Eleanor grew up in Jamestown, and although she resided in Cincinnati for over 50 years, she spent a good deal of time at her house on Arnold Street on the shore of the West Passage. More...

Help clean up lighthouse today

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association (BLMA) will hold its annual spruce-up today, May 10, at 10 a.m. Help is needed to clean windows, dust off displays, and tidy up the museum for visitors. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE Thursday, May 17, 2007 Executive Session 6:00PM RIGL 42-46-5: Exception (a) 1, Litigation Exception 2, Contract Negotiations (8) Home Schooling Requests Business Meeting 7:00PM Lawn Avenue School 55 Lawn More...