September 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers can't keep up with fire code demands

The state's new fire code requirements have taken their toll on the town's fire inspectors, according to town officials. More...

News

Coyotes subject of science study on island

There is a tiny girl on the island with a fancy new necklace. Foxy, the latest coyote to be trapped and collared by Narragansett Bay Coyote Study scientists, was caught in a trap at a Beavertail property on Sept. 19. More...

Island Sports schedule

Thursday, Sept. 27 Lawn School Soccer, Davisville, 3:30 p.m. Girls' Soccer, at LaSalle, 7 p.m. Girls' Tennis, at Barrington, 3:30 p.m. Boys' Soccer, at Toll Gate, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 Field Hockey, Lincoln, 3:45 p.m. Football, Rogers, 7 p.m. More...

The Senior Times

Don't forget to come on down to the senior center for our seminar on 'Protecting Your Nest Egg' on Saturday, Sept.29, beginning at 1 p.m. There will a great deal of pertinent information on how to be prepared for your future. More...

Sam Bari

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

Three generations of payback

"One day you're gonna have kids, and you'll get yours. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 27 Chair Yoga, Central Baptist Church, 5-6 p.m., fee Hatha Yoga Basics, Central Baptist Church, 6:15-7:45 p.m., fee Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

For the first time, the Jamestown Community Piano Group will present a chamber music ensemble, rather than a solo piano concert, this Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. 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 came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 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. More...

Town Hall will open for business next week

A pre-opening tour of the new town hall on Monday showed a typical work-in-progress construction scene- with sawdust being vacuumed and signs of incompleteness. More...

Creating a vision of the island's future

The recreation center is reserved tonight, Sept. 27, for the Jamestown Vision Workshop. Residents, town officials, business people and all interested in creating a solid path for the island's future are encouraged to attend the 7 p.m. town meeting. More...

Editorial

A zoning primer

VIEWPOINT•

Prior to the beginning of the 20th century, most land use regulations relied upon the common law theory of nuisance, which prohibited unreasonable uses of land that impacted the public's health and safety. More...

Defining a word: Jamestown's 'charrette'

EDITORIAL•

Big changes are afoot as Jamestown is getting ready to change its planning process and zoning ordinance to comply with the Comprehensive Community Plan. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

Long petitions Grid on LNG

This letter was sent to the President of National Grid and copied to the Jamestown Press. Michael Ryan President, National Grid RI 280 Melrose Street Providence, More...

Blocked view devalues property

This letter was sent to the Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee and the Town Council, and copied to the Press. Dear Mr. More...

Upcoming Events

Sen. Reed banquet set

Save The Bay, a non-profit, member-volunteer organization that for 37 years has guarded the health and future of Narragansett Bay and its watershed, will hold an event celebrating U.S. More...

Friendly Visitors need some help

Child & Family Services has many volunteer opportunities for people who would like to lend a hand to someone who could use some extra support. Call the volunteer office at 848-4210 for more information. More...

Help fill needs at food pantry

Victims of domestic violence, served by the Women's Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties, are in need of items to stock the food pantry. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Victor Bell received a permit on Sept. 18 to replace half of a roof at 23 Ocean Ave., work estimated to cost $3,000. Peter and Patricia Cook received a permit on Sept. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Sept. 27 7 p.m., community center, Jamestown Visioning session meets. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Noon, agenda deadline for Oct. 9 Town Council meeting. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged • Jamie C. Alarie, 28, of North Kingstown, was charged Sept. 19 with first offense DUI after he was stopped on North Main Road for failure to stop at a stop sign and erratic operation of a vehicle. More...