November 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Final council meeting for Long, likely Schnack

Business went on as usual at this week's council session as Town Council President David Long presided over his final meeting. "Last one?" an audience member asked before the meeting began. Long replied with a nod and a smile. More...

News

XtraMart is now Jamestown Mobil

The new owner of the XtraMart on Narragansett Avenue, Mahmood "Ali" Allam, made changing the name to Jamestown Mobil his first official act. "Other than that, for right now, everything will pretty much stay the same," said the affable Allam. More...

Town needs to fill committee slots with volunteers

One (1) vacancy exists on the Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee for a three-year term appointment. This Committee is charged with overseeing the use and operation of the park. Meetings are conducted semiannually. More...

Rachel Bryer joins FAST for fall sailing

Even though the junior sailing season has ended in Jamestown, you won't find 11-year-old Rachel Bryer rolling up her sails until mid-November. More...

Sam Bari

'Tis the season to stop vegging

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

It's over, folks. The season has ended. We are in a new phase. There will be no more vegging for the rest of the year. Not one weird fresh vegetable will be brought into this house from anybody's garden until next summer. Look outside. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 15 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Newporter Jan Shapin, who has written plays and screenplays for over 20 years and has recently turned her attention to fiction, will be at the Jamestown library on Sunday, at 2 p.m. to talk of "Fact and Fiction, Writing an Historical Novel. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 15

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

Town hall records

Building permits Fred Clark received a permit on Nov. 6 to replace seven rotted windows at 64 Pemberton Ave., work estimated to cost $9,500. Janice E. Gilligan received a permit on Nov. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Nov. 15 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Nov. 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meets. Tuesday, Nov. 20 Noon, deadline for the Nov. 26 Town Council agenda. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 7 p.m., Nov. 8, All units responded to a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. 11:29 a.m., Nov. 11, Ladder 1, Car 3 and Engine 1 responded to a false alarm on Narragansett Avenue. 11:53 a.m., Nov. More...

School special education staff welcomes parents to open house

Melrose Avenue School was the venue Tuesday evening for the second annual open house presented by the Jamestown Special Education Local Advisory Committee. More...

Town Council election vote recount today

Jamestown voters may have gone to the polls last week, but the election isn't over for one council candidate. Michael Schnack, who narrowly lost reelection last week, has exercised his right to a recount. More...

Rocky rescue

Members of Jamestown's fire and ambulance squads rescued a man who fell on the rocks at Beavertail State Park on Monday morning. The North Smithfield man suffered a broken lower leg in the fall and was taken to Newport Hospital. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Choosing the next Town Council chief

•EDITORIAL•

The island election is over. A new Town Council has been voted into office. All that's left is to swear in the new council members and get down to the business at hand. The first agenda item for a new Town Council is to select a president. More...

Letters to the Editor

Scouts do good deeds for the poor

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mark Church would like to express a sincere thank you to the Boy Scouts for donating the canned goods collected in their recent food drive for the needy. More...

Stick with council president tradition

As you are aware, I was the highest vote getter in the Town Council election and I thank the townspeople for their support of my candidacy. More...

About Town

About Town

Dinner to fund capitol trip Jamestown's grade 8 students will be traveling to Washington D.C. next June for a four-day field trip. A dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov.17, to help raise money to pay for this trip. More...

Upcoming Events

Pet shelter to hold holiday sale

The Pet Refuge in North Kingstown is holding its annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cold Spring Community Center, on Beach Street in Wickford. More...

Artisans open house scheduled

The historic Shady Lea Mill, situated on the scenic Matatuxet River in North Kingstown, houses over 40 artists, artisans, and craftsmen working in various media. On Sunday, Dec. More...

Holiday concert coming soon

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its 2007 Holiday Concerts on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., in Jamestown. More...

Obituaries

Lily C. Costa, 83

Lily C. (Cabral) Costa, 83, of Dewey Lane, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at home. She was the beloved wife of Francis Costa for 55 years. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Gloria (Medeiros) Cabral. 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. 2007-0585 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO PATRICK H. More...