June 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Town budget passes without fanfare

Just over 70 residents gathered at the Lawn Avenue School on Monday night to vote in the town's annual Financial Town Meeting. More...

News

Triangle garden to honor Will Reynolds

A sixth grader's enchantment with the likes of the Boston Public Garden has led to plans for Jamestown's first public garden. More...

Science center open for season

Save The Bay Exploration Center at Easton's Beach in Newport is now open. This marine science center offers activities for families, children and groups interested in learning more about Narragansett Bay and its inhabitants. More...

CIAA awards scholarships

The Conanicut Island Art Association recently awarded a visual arts course at Newport Art Museum to several island students in the Jamestown schools. More...

Sam Bari

Summer fashions and Bari's Law

Our crack research department, the Googlamaniacs, dedicated hundreds of nanoseconds to gather statistics on laws that need to be written, but for unknown reasons have never been considered by a lawmaking body. More...

About Town

Visit secret gardens in Newport

The annual Secret Garden Tour in Newport runs June 15 to 17 in the historic point section. Tour-goers will be treated to several gardens, many tucked-away behind classic Colonials, where they can only be seen on tour days. More...

Botanical garden visit set

The Quononoquott Garden Club will take a trip to the Roger Williams Park Botanical Garden as part of their June 12 monthly meeting. More...

Latin dance classes continue

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department will be starting new sessions of its two adult dance/exercise classes on Thursday evenings at the community center beginning June 7. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday June 7 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Thursday, June 14, is Flag Day. It is a holiday many Americans ignore. Others, due primarily to the lack of fanfare and it being an ordinary work day, forget about it until it's too late to participate. We're giving fair notice this year. More...

News of Record

Police Log

Simple assault charged David C. Harpool, 18, of 149 Hamilton Ave., was charged June 4 with assaulting an 18-year old male. The victim was walking home from the incident when officers found him and he asked to press charges. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 2:32 p.m., May 28, Ladder 1, Car 3, Engines 1, 2 and 3 answered a false alarm on West Street. 7:17 a.m., May 29, the fire marshal was dispatched to Pemberton Avenue for a code violation call. More...

For the record

In the May 24 article about graphic artist Jason Hamel, the Tall Ships photographer was misidentified as Clint Clemens. The photographer of the ships is Thad Koza. More...

And they're off

Kids cross the starting line at the Children's Fun Run, a portion of the Ali's Run races held Sunday, June 3. More...

State bickers with Jamestown over water data

State Water Resources Board officials late last month renewed recommendations to rule the Jamestown Water Department in non-compliance because required water supply data is long overdue. A board vote on the recommendation is set for June 12. More...

Editorial

"First in war, last in peace"

When I left the governorship in 1995, I did not know Rhode Island history, but I now have been studying, lecturing and teaching it at URI for twelve years. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

One meeting we can do without

What if there were a Financial Town Meeting and no one came? Only 70 people out of the 4,580 registered Jamestown voters - about 1.5 percent - attended the Financial Town Meeting held Monday evening at the Lawn Avenue School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Some dogs are wired wrong

Tie them up, they won't shut up. Yelp, yelp, yelp. Rude wake up calls. Frenetic daily cycles of high, stiletto-like yelps are an unbearably toxic affront to anyone within earshot that isn't deaf. More...

Hull Cove is the new town dump

In the summer of 2004, Rhode Island had 380 beach closings at 19 coastal beaches. Water quality plummets when it rains due to contaminated runoff from the streets or storm drain systems that feed directly into the ocean. More...

Highway barn decision factors

I had the opportunity to attend the Town Council work session that was held on May 21 for the purpose of discussing the site alternatives for the proposed DPW highway garage facility. More...

Upcoming Events

Central Baptist festival June 23

Central Baptist Church will hold a June Festival on Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Strawberry Fest coming June 16

Savor Smith's Castle's celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry, a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett tribe at the annual Strawberry Festival. More...

St. Peter's holds yard sale Saturday

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA), of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Newport, will hold its third annual community yard sale on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the church grounds located at 525 Broadway. More...

Island History

This week in Island history Compiled by Sue Maden Week of June 7

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

John Chasse, 76

John Chasse, 76, of Casa Grande, Ariz. and Jamestown, died April 16, 2007 at home in Casa Grande. He was the husband of Dorothy (Doorley) Chasse for 52 years. Born in West Warwick, he was the son of John and Laura (DeLobbe) Chasse. More...

Robert "Red" Moser, 80

Robert deLancey "Red" Moser, 80, of the Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville, Pa. and formerly of Hagerstown, Md. and St. Louis, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN N. M. NO. 07-226 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO JOSEPH J. More...