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EPA hearing next week on Sole Source Aquifer

The federal Environmental Protection Agency will hold a hearing in Jamestown next week as the next step in the process to determine whether Conanicut Island should be designated a Sole Source Aquifer. More...

News

New owner keeps tradition at the Narragansett Café

Super Bowl Sunday kicked off a new beginning at the Narragansett Café. "We didn't have an official re-opening," said John Recca, new owner of the Narragansett Avenue nightclub. More...

Agency can assist homeowners

Rhode Island Housing offers no-interest or low-interest loans for qualified residents who need assistance with addressing either unhealthy conditions such as mold or lead contamination, or for increasing energy efficiency in their homes. More...

Learn to protect your well water

On Tuesday Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Jamestown library the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension and the state's Department of Health will conduct an educational workshop on private well water protection. More...

Sam Bari

Super Bowl septic tank caper

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

The age of super everything, from the Super Bowl to Super Tuesday, and super models to super stars, occasionally comes with super problems, mostly because of the super stupid and the extraordinarily dumb. More...

About Town

URI to host Iranian drummer

Shamou, an exotic drummer from Iran, will perform in concert Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m., at the University of Rhode Island. The program is part of the URI Jazz and World Music Festival. More...

Senior group to meet Sunday

Seniors looking to form connections with others are invited to the upcoming meeting of SRI at Home. On Sunday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church will host a meeting of the newly formed Jamestown branch of Southern Rhode Island at Home. More...

JHS displays island letters in library

Letters and postcards were the way islanders kept in touch with each other in the ninteenth and twentieth centuries. More...

Obituaries

W. G. Brooks Thomas, 82

W. G. Brooks Thomas, 82, died Jan. 30, 2008 in Newport, from medical conditions related to Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of Constance (Beels) Thomas for 55 years. The son of C. Lloyd and Jocelyn Parker Thomas, he was born on Dec. More...

Frederic C. Caswell, 78

Capt. Frederic C. Caswell, Jr., 78, of 2 Bryer Ave., Jamestown, died on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Farrington) Caswell. Born in Newport on August 21, 1929, he was a son of the late Frederic C. 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...

Island Board of Canvassers prepares for March primary

The Jamestown Board of Canvassers is using the focus this week on the Super Tuesday primaries to highlight the local election process. More...

Jamestown may lose in state's budget cuts

Governor Donald Carcieri released two budgets late last week and the town of Jamestown stands to lose $31, 000 in the remaining fiscal year and the same amount in the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Photo

Cooking for fun Jackson Hawkins, at front, and Isaac Spivak learn about pizza making from Joy Vieira at Ace's pizza. The two boys were there with their Cub Scout den to complete a cooking badge. Photo by Adrienne Downing More...

Editorial

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Details needed on sole source aquifer

•EDITORIAL•

Next week representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will visit Jamestown to conduct a hearing on whether the island should be designated as a Sole Source Aquifer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Facts were left out of article

Two key issues were left out of last week's Jamestown Press article about the certificate of occupancy for Jack's Electric. More...

Fond memories of childhood football

Although I now reside in San Jose, California and have not lived in Jamestown for many years, I do enjoy reading about the island news and events through the online version of the Jamestown Press. More...

Zoning decision story is biased

As former residents of Jamestown for nearly eleven years, we still check into the island via the Jamestown Press. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 7 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 Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Love is in the air as we approach St. Valentine's Day. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 7

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 Janice Martin received a permit on Feb. 4 to replace a storage shed with a chicken coop at 915 East Shore Rd., work estimated to cost $800. Jim Procaccianti received a permit on Feb. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Feb. 7 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Feb. 11 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Feb. 12 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Wind Committee meets. More...

Fire and EMS

3:19 p.m., Jan. 31, Car 3 was dispatched to North Main Road for a false alarm. 7 p.m., Jan. 31, All units responded to a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. 11:19 p.m., Feb. More...