February 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Two Islanders join Spanish Honor Society

Eight of Millie Howe's grade 7 and 8 students at the Pennfield School were recently inducted into the Sociedad Honoria Hispanica De Amistad. Among the inductees were Callie Reis and Hailey Novis, both from Jamestown. More...

Islander brings scientific awareness to the epidemic of alcoholism

Psychologist Santi Meunier has spent most of her adult life exploring the ravages of substance abuse. More...

Spring concerts take on the cinema

B. J. Whitehouse, director of the Jamestown Community Chorus, has announced the choral program for their upcoming Spring Concert to be held in Jamestown in early May. More...

Sam Bari

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

The season of drought

We survived yet another Holiday Season, Super Bowl and Valentine's Day. Most of us managed to keep from going bankrupt. This is a good thing. Now, however, we are going through the tough times. The season of drought is upon us. More...

About Town

Shores group to meet

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center on West Street. Various topics will be discussed relating to Jamestown Shores issues as well as other town issues. More...

Sen. Paiva Weed to discuss budget woes

Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed, the Rhode Island Senate Majority Leader, will be speaking at the Central Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 24. Paiva Weed will discuss the state budget and its affect on local social and island services. More...

NKHS info session for next year's students

North Kingstown High School will host two sessions to allow grade 8 students and their families to get to know the school. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Thursday, Feb. More...

Harbor improvements outlined by commission

Commissioners discussed at length the state of planned projects for the waterfronts at East Ferry and Fort Getty during the February Harbor Management Commission meeting last week. More...

Parking, trail access eyed at water plant

Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners on Tuesday, the Town Council reviewed the plans for parking and public access to the trails and osprey viewing area across from the water treatment plant on North Main Road. More...

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Island teens finally have a place to call their own

Jamestown's Teen Center opened last week with a big celebration. On Friday evening an enthusiastic crowd of teenagers, parents and town officials filled the Community Center on Conanicus Avenue where the new facility is housed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Nostalgic for the days of old

I wanted to write about an experience I had at Trattoria Simpatico a couple of Thursdays ago. My husband and I were set to have a café menu dinner of burgers and fries at the bar at Trat and then to go home early. More...

Thanks to town for new teen center

If you haven't heard already, the Jamestown Teen Center is officially finished and open for teens Monday through Friday at the Jamestown Recreation Center! More...

Students support wind energy plans

The Jamestown Wind Energy Committee recently received a petition signed by students, along with a few parents and teachers, from the Melrose School supporting a wind generator for Jamestown. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 21 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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 21

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 Eric Cote received a permit Feb. 15 to add a story and build a living area, bath and replace an existing garage according to plans at 67 Columbia Ave., work estimated to cost $60,000. More...

FIRE AND EMS

7:36 p.m., Feb. 11, Special Services 1 was dispatched to Plymouth Road for a flooded basement. 4:26 a.m., Feb. 13, Car 2, Engines 1 and 3 were sent to Route 138 westbound for an automobile accident with injuries. 3 p.m., Feb. More...

POLICE LOG

Larcenies reported • A Cole Street resident reported that his car alarm went off about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 14 and he found his door open when he went out to investigate. More...