October 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Life after charrette: the work has just begun

The Jamestown Downtown charrette is over, but the planning team continues to keep their sleeves rolled up. More...

News

Bridge gone but forever remembered in new book

The original Jamestown Bridge was born through hostile opposition and shattered before the loving eyes of devoted fans. A book, which chronicles the life of the controversial bridge in Rhode Island history, is now on bookstands. More...

Town gets $250,000 grant for sidewalks and pathways

The Rhode Island Division of Planning has slated $250,000 for infrastructure development that will create more formalized travel routes in the school neighborhood, the state office announced today. More...

H.M.S. Bounty

This boatload of pumpkins and their Captain greet visitors at Hodgkiss Farm on North Main Road. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Sam Bari

Frightenstein and Count Laughula

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

The warm-up to Halloween in today's world is often a week's worth of really scary horror movies pre-empted by dad wanting to watch something dumb, like the World Series. More...

About Town

Help center plan activities for teens

The Jamestown Teen Center invites all teens, parents and the public to an open discussion and planning meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30 , at 7 p.m. at the recreation center. More...

Flu shot clinic set for Monday

The Friends of the Jamestown Library are sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic from Blue Cross at the Jamestown library on Monday, Oct. 29, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Getting the flu can make people feel rotten. More...

Tour Jamestown's new Town Hall

Everyone is invited to an open house to see the interior of the new Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 25 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 25

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, October 22, 1907 Mr. J. P. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Hugh Baertlein received a permit on Oct. 18 to renovate a third floor, construct a deck, install new windows and shingles according to plan at 16 Walcott Ave., work estimated to cost $25,000. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Oct. 25 4:30 p.m., Rhode Island College, building 6, the School Committee holds a fall retreat. Monday, Oct. 29 6 p.m., Town Hall, open house for new facility. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Town/ School budget work session. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Katie S. Padula, 33, of North Kingstown, was charged Oct. 19 with first offense drunk driving after a motorist reported her vehicle swerving erratically on Route 138 West. More...

Harbormaster's boat problems still a mystery

Representatives of Ribcraft of Marblehead, Mass., met with town officials, and chemical engineer and consultant, Professor Otto Gregory of the University of Rhode Island at the police station on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the galvanic corrosion p More...

Dutch Harbor Boatyard debt on council agenda

Town councilors took up several diverse issues at Monday night's town meeting. More...

Editorial

Kids model parents behavior

Sports are big business. Gone are the days of little league games and high school rivalries being played out for bragging rights or even just for fun. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Etcetera

EDITORIAL•

Jamestown was well represented in the audience Tuesday evening at the Rhode Island premier of Disney's new movie, "Dan in Real Life," at the Providence Performing Arts Center. More...

Letters to the Editor

Making wishes come true

Recently I was asked if I could help make a wish come true for a 10-year-old boy with cancer. Shane, who lives in Saunderstown, wished for a table to set up his trains. More...

When did we cross the line?

I was raised to believe that the spirit of the Creator lives in every human being and, as such, every human being is as deserving as any other. More...

Thanks for town's bike race help

On behalf of the Jamestown Rotary Club, I want to thank each and every one of you for your patience and support in making the 32nd annual Jamestown Classic bicycle race a phenomenal success. More...

Upcoming Events

Finances for women at URI

The University of Rhode Island Women's Council for Development will hold a "Financial Makeover" for recent alumnae and female juniors and seniors at the university. The event will be held Monday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. More...

Student council hosting socials

The Lawn Avenue School student council will sponsor a fifth and sixth grade social on Friday, Nov. 2, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

New dramatic group forming

Join Lisa Tyre and Patti Cassidy as they launch Jamestown's new play reading group at the Jamestown library. The first meeting, on Wednesday, Nov. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

"It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to be working with 'old friends' and 'new faces.' It also gives me a feeling of accomplishment to see some of the young people who started out as timid children now being featured in starring roles," Pat More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE November 1, 2007 7:00 PM Workshop Lawn Library AGENDA Call to Order and Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance 1.0 Public Forum 2.0 Workshop Topics 2.1 2008-09 budget format, schedule, process 2.2 Draft policy on buil More...