January 31, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

de Angeli is a modern day Renaissance man

Most Jamestown residents recognize Michael de Angeli as Chairman of the Harbor Management Commission and a sailboat racing enthusiast. Few are aware that he is a prominent attorney specializing in the complex field of international patent law. More...

News

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Practice makes perfect Trainees Anthony J. Will and Josh Page practice for their professional certification in CPR at the Jamestown Fire Station. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

CIAA received grant for new art space

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has awarded $500 to support the establishment of an art gallery space in Jamestown's Town Hall. More...

Newport Hospital looking for volunteers

Newport Hospital needs new volunteers for its Caring Team. Volunteers for this team will be trained to offer patients hand massage, relaxation music, and simple art activities to decrease stress and promote healing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hospital offers several support groups

South County Hospital is offering several support groups beginning in February. A postpartum support group to assist new mothers in the first few weeks of breastfeeding will meet Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Crime can still happen in Jamestown

Like many of you reading this letter, I was lucky enough to have been born and raised in Jamestown. More...

EPA to hold public hearing on aquifer

I encourage Jamestown residents to mark their calendars and attend the US Environmental Protection Agency's Sole Source Aquifer Public Hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jamestown library in the large meeting room. More...

Upcoming Events

Church organ recital features works by Bach

Dr. Neal Campbell will present an organ recital on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. at Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, Newport. He will play works by Bach, Frank, Mozart and Friedell. Campbell is the director of music and organist of St. More...

Dracula at the Firehouse Theater

The Newport County Teen Repertory Company will present Bram Stoker's "Dracula," directed by Ellyn Eaves-Hileman at the Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, in Newport. Performances will be Friday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. More...

Booklovers can choose discussion time

Night or day, booklovers will be able to choose between two book discussions at the Jamestown library each month. An evening discussion will be held the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Sheila Kraut, 72

Sheila M. (Gorman) Kraut, 72, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the beloved wife of William F. Kraut for 49 years. More...

Ethel M. Kitts, 86

Ethel M. (Diddlebock) Kitts, 86, of Howland Avenue, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at home. Born in Philadelphia on Aug. 9, 1921, she was the wife of the late William F. Kitts. Mrs. More...

Violet Drury, 81

Violet F. Drury, 81, of 16 Knowles Court, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. Born in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Peter F. and Violet (Cooper) Drury. More...

Ready for the big game

Steve Jepson, of Columbia Lane, has everything he needs to cheer on the Pats on Sunday. He is so excited about his team being in the Superbowl, that he even got his snowman, Frosty, in on the act. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Jack's Electric gets certificate of occupancy

The vote for approval of a special use permit application for shared parking at 14 Clinton Ave. was followed by resounding applause. More...

Council sees presentation on highway barn project

Several diverse topics made up the agenda for Monday's regularly scheduled Town Council meeting, beginning with an update on the town's highway barn project. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of January 31

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...

Cartoon

Full Story

Of astrophysics and groundhogs

Saturday is Groundhog Day. But it seems that the grumpy old groundhog is getting some highflying competition from Chicken Little. What's that you say - the sky is falling? More...

Sam Bari

Image is Everything

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

Image has been a problem for this country since it was first conceived. For some unknown reason, we have always had difficulty presenting a good image of our nation to the rest of the world. More...

About Town

Learn during winter vacation

Parents are encouraged to register their children for a set of February school vacation programs sponsored by The Friends of the Jamestown Library in cooperation with the Audubon Society. On Wednesday, Feb. More...

Hear a children's story at the library

The Jamestown library children's room will hold story times for children and their caregivers throughout the month of February. More...

Cassidy's film debuts at reception

Jamestown filmmaker Patti Cassidy's new short film "Three Haiku," will premiere at the closing reception of the "Kimonos" exhibit at Rhode Island College's Bannister Gallery today, Thursday, Jan. 31. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 31 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6 p.m., fee Zumba Latin workout, 5:15 to 6 p.m., Jamestown Country Club, fee Sailing Lecture Series, Jamestown library, 7:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

His leadership, character and perseverance speak to us today - not simply to our political leaders, but to all of us. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Conanicut Yacht Club received a permit on Jan. 28 to remodel a bath and shower room at 40 Bayview Ave., work estimated to cost $35,000. Electrical permits Evan Hutchingson received a permit on Jan. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Jan. 31 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Wednesday, Feb. 6 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

Police Log

Larceny reported An Arnold Avenue resident reported an alleged felony larceny (theft of over $500) on Dec. 29. 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...