January 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

School hears about the effects of energy drinks

School may bar some beverages

The School Committee learned that new lines of alcoholic beverages are packaged to look like energy drinks at its Jan. 17 meeting. The committee agreed to discuss adopting an energy drink policy next month. More...

News

Radio host shares classical world of music

Disc jockey Robert Kinzel stands smiling in his study, a home workshop lined with walls of vinyl, tape and compact disc recordings. More...

Dinner fund-raiser set for mission trip

A group of 21 volunteers from Emmanuel Church in Newport will return to New Orleans during the week of April 12 to work for Hands On New Orleans to help provide relief to those still struggling following Hurricane Katrina. More...

He shoots, he scores

Anthony Will, above, was the 13-year-old winner of the 2008 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. More...

Sam Bari

What about the beer?

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

Last Sunday, I was invited by friends to celebrate the yearly tradition of watching the NFLChampionship play-off games backto back. More...

Upcoming Events

Melrose preschool taking applications

The Melrose Avenue Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2008 - 2009 school year. The program is designed to be a fully inclusive program, supporting all children, ages 3 to 5. More...

Art association to hold juried show

The Wickford Art Association will host a "Man and Beast" openjuried, all-media show and sale from Feb. 2 through Feb. 20. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3. Refreshments will be served. More...

Guild offers free demonstrations

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is holding its first Art-O-Rama open house on Sunday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Instructors from the upcoming spring classes will be giving free demonstrations. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 24 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6 p.m., fee Zumba Latin workout, 5:15 - 6 p.m., Jamestown Country Club, fee Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. More...

Island History

Week of January 24

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 Conanicut Marine Services received a permit on Jan. 16 to construct additions to an existing boat storage shed according to plan at 260 Conanicus Ave., work estimated to cost $215,000. Mary Vieira received a permit on Jan. More...

Births

Zeek-Hargis A daughter, Rylee Elizabeth Zeek- Hargis, was born on Nov. 16, 2007, at South County Hospital to Robert Hargis and Emily Zeek of North Kingstown. More...

Police Log

Bench warrant violations charged Rye Satterly, 27, of North Kingstown was charged Jan. 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 moves closer to approving highway barn water source

Sitting as the Water and Sewer Commission on Tuesday, town officials moved one step closer to gaining approval for water and sewer hookups for the town's planned highway barn facility at Taylor Point. More...

Subdivision hearing airs road, wetland concerns

A public hearing for a two-lot minor subdivision, which would include an extension of Prospect Street off Summit Avenue and Holly Street, was opened at the Jan. 17 Planning Commission meeting. More...

Editorial

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Full Story

Contribute to our agrarian preservation

•EDITORIAL•

The hard work is done. The island farms have been saved. The Town of Jamestown has secured the development rights to the Dutra and the Neale farms. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to the land trust

Our memories seem to be short. It is plain to see that preserving the Neale and Dutra Farms from development is something that most islanders support. More...

Great day at the State House

The eighth grade class would like to thank Representative Bruce Long and Senator Teresa Paiva- Weed for hosting the them at the State House on Thursday, Jan. 17. More...

JHS clarifies position on studio

There has been much public debate lately about the application to make retail sales at the Clancy glass blowing studio at 382 North Main Rd. This case, "David M. Clancy and Jennifer R. Clancy v. More...

About Town

JCC announces concert dates

Island residents are asked to mark their calendar for the Jamestown Community Chorus' annual spring concert to be held the evening of Friday, May 2, and the afternoon of Sunday, May 4, at the Central Baptist Church. More...

Bridge history lecture set

Jamestown historian Sue Maden will tell the history of the Jamestown Bridge in a lecture at the Jamestown library on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. More...

Youth volleyball league in session

The Jamestown Recreation Department will host an open-play youth volleyball program on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School gym. The league is open to teens and adults. Netters are encouraged to come ready to play. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

WJan. 4 column about the state-wide achievements of the Salvation Army, we were unaware that two islanders represent the organization on Jamestown. More...

Obituaries

Carol Wright, 51

Carol L. Wright, 51, of Jamestown, died Monday after a long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Guy Frigon. Carol had a 28-year career with IBM where she had been the Director of the IBM Project Center of Excellence. More...

Edward J. Capobianco, 84

Edward J. Capobianco, 84, of Bayberry Road, passed away Friday at South County Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Lydia M. (Ripanti) Capobianco for 58 years. More...

Francis X. Zweir, 60

Francis X. Zweir, 60, of Pemberton Avenue, died Monday at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag, R.I., after a brief illness. Born in South Kingstown, he was a son of Stephen J., Jr. and Kathryn M. (Spry) Zweir of Jamestown. More...