September 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

What's next for town-owned Ft. Wetherill site?

Jamestown has several options for use of the old highway barn site at Fort Wetherill now that voters have approved a new barn at Taylor Point. More...

News

Bishop comes to island

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Diocese of Providence said Mass at St. Mark Church on Sunday morning. Here, he greets Michael Perik along with Fr. William O'Neill. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Bill Knapp and Judy Bell read the Press online at the Indian Lake Library in New York. The Press is available around the globe at www. Jamestownpress.com. More...

Rough start for tough Skippers soccer team

The North Kingstown girls' soccer team did not have much time before facing their most anticipated opponent this season. After only playing two pre-season scrimmages, plus a 40-minute Injury Fund game against Pilgrim on Sept. More...

Sam Bari

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

The Hornsickle Stubfester Soggy Mountain Band (Part II of II)

"The Hornsickle Stubfester Soggy Mountain Band" was now an official entity. The day after we decided on the name of our newly-formed musical ensemble, Louie the Lip announced that he had written an original song for us. More...

About Town

Bus trip to galleries planned

On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Friends of the Jamestown Library will provide bus transportation to Citizen's Plaza in Providence for a fun night out on Gallery Night. More...

Car wash to benefit Skippers

A car wash to benefit the North Kingstown girls' soccer team will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dave's Marketplace in Wickford More...

Infant storytime begins next week

Beginning Sept. 10, Mother Goose Time for infants and babies up through 24 months old will be held on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Mother Goose Time will feature board books, play rhymes, finger games, and music. Beginning Sept. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 6 Teen Center Open Rec., community center, 3-6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. Friday Sept. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

There's a cobra on the island. And, it's all Aidan Regan's fault. That's what the 6-yearold decided to name his new rabbit adopted from the Potter League and given to him for his birthday on Aug. 6. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Clarke Westall received a permit on Aug. 28 to re- roof a house at 37 Melrose Ave., work estimated to cost $1,200. Fred Ferri received a permit on Aug. 28 to re-roof a house at 11Aquidneck Court, work estimated to cost $12,000. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Sept. 6 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Sept. 10 7 p.m., library, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Sept. 11 7 p.m., Ft. Wetherill, the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Police Log

Suspended license, fugitive charges Guy Frigon, 48, of 865 East Shore Rd., was charged Sept. 3 with driving on a suspended license and for being a fugitive from justice in violation of a warrant from another state. 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...

Harbor boat tests continue

More than six weeks ago, the new harbormaster's boat, manufactured by Ribcraft of Marblehead, Mass., was hauled out of the water for what harbor authorities assumed was routine maintenance and warranty repairs. More...

Skate park behind the schools may close because of weekend vandalism

Just two weeks after the successful SkateFest 2007, the Jamestown Recreation Department is now faced with the decision of whether or not to close the island's skate park after vandals damaged some time over the Labor Day weekend. More...

Editorial

Musings

My favorite physics formula is: Work equals force times distance. It's so clear and simple. More...

Take time to drive safe this school year

EDITORIAL•

Another school year has begun, and our island streets are once again filled with cheerful youngsters on their way to and from school. This is no time for drivers to be careless. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

More people must be thanked

The Holy Ghost Society wishes to thank the following people, whose names were left out of a previous thank you letter. More...

Zoning rulings inconsistent

As reported in the Press of Feb. 2, 2006, Cingular Wireless was denied an application to construct a communication antenna at 179 Tashtassuc Rd. where the generator used to sit. The reason for the request was to reduce significant gaps in coverage. More...

Thanks for great job

All Jamestown Police Officers want to acknowledge and thank Ramon Ibarlucea of the highway department for the outstanding job he did in renovating and restoring our break room at the department headquarters on Conanicus Avenue. More...

Upcoming Events

Apply soon to be an intern for Sen. Reed

U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) announced that his office is accepting internship applications for the 2007 fall semester. College and graduate students are welcome to apply for paid internships in the Rhode Island or Washington, DC offices. More...

Food and wine star in Newport mansions event

Television chef, author and teacher Nancy Verde Barr has joined the exciting line-up of food and wine experts for the 2nd annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival on Sept. 27 to 29. More...

URI concert series starts soon

"Two Pianos Plus" is the title of the first concert in the 2007-08 University Artist Series sponsored by The University of Rhode Island Department of Music. The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 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

Robin E. D'Abrosca, 54

Robin E. D'Abrosca, 54, of Jamestown, died Sunday, September 2, 2007 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Louis D'Abrosca for nine years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Isabel (Patton) Spinney. Mrs. More...

Ruth Van Slyck, 77

Ruth "Mali" Van Slyck, 77, of Middletown, died peacefully at home on Aug. 28, 2007, after a long illness, which she fought courageously every step of the way. More...

Pauline F. Broad, 100

Pauline F. (Trask) Broad, 100, a resident of St. Clare Home in Newport, formerly of Pemberton Apartments in Jamestown, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Eric O. Broad. Born in Spencer, Mass. on Aug. More...