October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Low water

Autumn foliage at North Pond on Wednesday provides a colorful background to the reservoir's low water level . Town officials say a three-month supply of water remains if no significant rain is received. More...

News

How to keep your car safe from thieves

Car thieves can strike at any time- when your car is parked in the lot at work, at the supermarket, in your driveway or while you are on vacation. The experts at H.E.A.T. More...

Beekeeping is fun and helps the food supply

Honey bees account for pollinating anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of food consumed in the country, according to National Geographic news. More...

Tennis team starts with a win

The North Kingstown High School girls' Junior Varsity tennis team began the second week of October with a pass. The Cranston West team was unable to make the match scheduled for Oct. More...

Sam Bari

Fashion or lack thereof

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

Not long ago, I was in a restaurant that I frequent, when a tricked out Harley-Davidson motorcycle pulled into a parking space in front. A tall, athletically-built man wearing jeans, boots and a black T-shirt was driving. More...

About Town

Eat pasta with the Democrats

The Jamestown Democratic Committee will hold a fund-raising pasta dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizen's Club, 138 Narragansett Ave. More...

Music for little ones at the library

Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers of young children and babies are invited to come gather around with Christopher "Kavi" Carbone, the musical troubadour of light and warmth. More...

Watson Farm Quest Sunday

The Historic Watson Farm will be open for a special day this Sunday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. for the "Watson Farm Quest." The quest is a scavenger hunt for all ages and is free and open to the public. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 18 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Chair Yoga, Central Baptist Church, 5-6 p.m., fee Hatha Yoga Basics, Central Baptist Church, 6:15-7:45 p.m., fee Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 18

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...

News of Record

Real estate transfers

Aug. 1, McDevitt sold to Oldewurtel, property at 20 Pemberton Ave., for the sum of $433,000. Aug. 1, Todd sold to Bopp, property at 118 Highland Drive, for the sum of $4,000,000. Aug. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Oct. 18 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Oct. 22 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Oct. 23 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

Town hall records

Building permits C. Kristen Kennedy received a permit on Oct. 10 to replace an existing deck with a larger deck at 18 Lugger St., work estimated to cost $12,000. Edward Kaloust received a permit on Oct. More...

Architects unveil school neighborhood pathways design

The Jamestown Schools and surrounding neighborhood are flagged for a facelift, or so the area residents hope. Consultants offered a plan for transportation route improvements in the district at a presentation in the new town hall on Oct. 10. More...

Council considers restructuring the town's water rates

In an effort to get a better handle on the island's water use, Town Councilors on Monday discussed the possibility of restructuring the town's water and sewer rates in order to take advantage of recent improvements to the town's water infrastructur More...

Island zoning rules need an overhaul

"Your zoning ordinance is not a strong enough document to protect what you want to protect," says planning consultant and architect Donald Powers. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Here we go again

EDITORIAL•

Jamestown is yet again facing a potential water crisis. The low water level in the North Pond reservoir has town officials expressing concern. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town elections letters policy

During the campaign season, which ends with the Nov. 6 elections, the Jamestown Press will not print letters in support of, or in opposition to candidates running for town offices. More...

Legislators were great teachers

The Honorable Teresa Paiva- Weed and Honorable Bruce Long put partisanship aside to give students a civics lesson. More...

No local pass for the bridge?

In the past two editions of the Press, I have read the articles about the Newport Bridge, i.e. EZ Pass and the PR firm hired to assuage my dissonance about the bridge and turnpike authority. After reading both, my head is about to explode. More...

Upcoming Events

Sign up now for 'jog' fun

The annual Jack O'lantern Jog will be run on Sunday, Oct. 28, beginning at 1 p.m. The fun-filled event pits costumed runners against each other, competing for best costumes as well as fastest times. More...

Gallery opening this Sunday

A new collection of paintings and drawings entitled "Bold Points" by Mark Freedman will open at Didi Suydam Contemporary in Newport on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Reed instruments in concert at URI

The next University Artist Series offering at the University of Rhode Island will be a concert featuring music for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano on Friday, Oct. 26. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Natalie Toland has come a long way since she was just a segment of a caterpillar. 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. 2007-0532 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO ROSWELL D. PINE, JR., the unknown heirs of ROSWELL D. More...