August 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Planners want community input

Architect Donald Powers introduced his consulting team for the town's zoning ordinance update project at the Planning Commission's Aug. 15 meeting. More...

News

Married 50 years

A surprise 50th anniversary party for Joan and William "Andy" Anderson was celebrated July 14 in Raleigh, N.C. Joan is a native Jamestowner, who moved to Raleigh in 1996. More...

Bishop to visit Jamestown

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, of the Diocese of Providence, will celebrate the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mark Church on Sunday, Sept. 2. A reception on the church lawn to welcome the bishop will follow the mass. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club race results

Race number 10 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on 8/21. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 2. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 3. High Voltage, Viper 830, B. Jacobsen. More...

Sam Bari

Surviving childhood by playing "the game"

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

When I was a kid, as many of you know, I ran around with a noname ragtag group of ne'er-do-wells with questionable virtue, character, and sense of purpose. More...

About Town

School starts next week

The first day of school for students attending North Kingstown High School is Wednesday, Aug. 29, with the opening bell scheduled to ring at 7:25 a.m. In Jamestown, classes for students in grades 1 to 8 will begin on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Orientation day for new families

The Jamestown schools will hold an Orientation Day for new families on Wednesday, Aug. 29. For families new to the schools, meet at the Melrose Avenue Multipurpose Room at 4 p.m. More...

Film premier at library tonight

Independent filmmaker Jay Craven will be at the Jamestown library tonight, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. to introduce his film, "Disappearances," in its Rhode Island premiere. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

From taking coffee orders at the East Ferry Deli counter to a stage at the NBC studios in Los Angeles must be a heady experience for anyone. But islander Rochelle Rose, who turned 18 last Saturday, is taking it all in stride. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Paul and Suzanne Andrews received a permit on Aug. 14 to erect a post and beam barn with attached recreation room and bath at 55 Blueberry Lane, work estimated to cost $120,000. Alan DuBois received a permit on Aug. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Aug. 27 7 p.m., library, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Aug. 28 Election day. Polls open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 p.m., library, the Zoning Board of Review meets More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged •Patrick Byrne, 19, of 20 Fairview St., was charged Aug. 16 with first offense drunk driving after police witnessed Byrne run a stop sign at the corner of Narragansett Avenue and North Main Road. More...

Water and sewer rates to climb in next billing cycle

Jamestown residents will be paying more for water they are not using under two budgets adopted by town councilors sitting as the Water and Sewer Commission on Monday. More...

Chowing down

An old-fashioned pie-eating contest was just one event at the teen center sponsored, Bands at the Bunker Family Picnic, held at Ft. Wetherill Aug. 13. More...

Vote Tuesday on public works garage

There is just one question on next Tuesday's ballot and it asks voters to either approve or reject the construction and funding of a highway garage on property at upper Taylor Point. More...

Breaking news

Voters approve highway barn

Jamestowners on Tuesday approved the construction of a new highway garage at Taylor Point by a vote 934 to 753. More...

Editorial

The highway barn belongs on lot 47

• V I E W P O I N T•

The DPW facility, to be or not to be at Taylor Point that is the question? Obviously there was a dissenting vote by two council members not to locate the facility at Taylor Point. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

It's time to build a new highway barn

•EDITORIAL•

An old islander once told me that Jamestowners can never get anything accomplished without first fighting about it for 10 years. More...

Letters to the Editor

Too many deer

"Home, home on the range where the deer etc., etc." For several summers, after a considerable expenditure of time, energy and money, my son Bruce's vegetable garden has been decimated before harvest by deer! More...

Thanks to caring school staff

I want to thank Wendy Williams, Miss Jenny and Mrs. Caswell on behalf of my daughter for the wonderful summer Peer Model Program provided at the school this year. I want to thank the special education staff for supporting this endeavor. More...

Thanks for GSO benefit

On behalf of URI's Graduate School of Oceanography I thank the Jamestown community for their support by attending the recent benefit performance for GSO. More...

Upcoming Events

Popular artists will perform

Maria Muldaur, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin and Aine Minogue are just a few of the many big name acts lined up for the fifteenth season of Common Fence Music. The first concert of the year is on Sept. 15, with Bill Morrissey. More...

'Men' will perform Sept. 1

The Men's Chorus of Jamestown will perform in concert on Saturday, Sept. 1. The popular group, formerly known as the Jamestown All-Guy Choir, will present a fun evening of music and just a bit of silliness. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 23 Military Families Ice Cream Social, 830 East Shore Rd., 1:30 p.m. Teen Center Open Rec., community center, 3-6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 23

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

Philip Wharton memorial Aug. 31

A memorial celebration for Philip Wharton will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at 4 p.m. at the Wharton's home, 615 Wakefield St., West Warwick. Philip Wharton died suddenly on April 18 in Lake Placid, N.Y. More...

Muriel E. Pratt, 92

Muriel E. (Bedal) Pratt, 92, formerly of Jamestown died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at the Scandinavian Home in Cranston. Born in Chicago, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Vera (Yetter) Bedal. Mrs. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIENN. M. NO. 2007-0420 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO LORRAINE Y. MOSHER, the unknown heirs of LORRAINE Y. More...