February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Robert Cournoyer took an unconventional approach to the fairway at the Jamestown golf course by cross-country skiing after last week's snow. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

News

Make Easter eggs in "Pysansky" class

A workshop to learn to make Ukrainian Pysanky eggs will be held on March 15 at the Jamestown library. Lisa Schipritt will conduct the class, which begins at 3 p.m., and participants will learn the art of Pysanky. More...

Ballet theatre to perform March 15

Rhode Island's Ballet Theatre announces that tickets are now on sale for their spring production of "Angels and Reflections," which will be performed at Roger Williams Performing Arts Center in Bristol on Saturday, March 15. 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 good life is just a zipper away

When I was a kid, the worst age to be was around 14, give or take a year or so. That delicate age was difficult for both boys and girls alike. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 28 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

Island residents of all ages who share a love for the stage are honing their talents each week under the direction of members of the Jamestown Community Theatre. Students are still signing up with the classes underway at the golf club. More...

Obituaries

Mary Josephine Dunn, 53

Mary Josephine Dunn, 53, formerly of Jamestown, died Feb. 21, 2008 at Crestwood Nursing Home in Warren. Born in Wellesley, Mass., a daughter of John E. Dunn, Jr. 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...

Every vote counts in state presidential primary

Usually by the time the Rhode Island presidential primary takes place on the first Tuesday in March, the nation has a fairly clear idea of who the front-runners are in each political party. More...

Coast Guard denies lighthouse lease

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced in his report at the Monday Town Council meeting that the U. S. Coast Guard rejected the town's request to lease the Beavertail Lighthouse to a lighthouse keeper as a residence. More...

Vision report suggests preservation avenues

Donald Powers, team leader for the Jamestown Vision consultation project, gave a presentation Feb. 20 of results from last fall's charrette before the Planning Commission and other town offi- cials at Town Hall. More...

Editorial

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From the Town Administrator

The Providence Journal is publishing a series of articles on municipal and school budgets to inform readers about the size and cost of their local governments. I applaud the Journal for its commitment to gather and report on local fi- nances. More...

Tomorrow is a rare day for our calendar

Tomorrow is Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. You may remember that February usually has 28 days. This year is different because every few years we add an extra day to the month of February for astronomical bookkeeping reasons. Feb. More...

About Town

Not all plastics are recyclable

Island Rubbish, the town's recycling contractor, is asking islanders to be aware that there are only two types of plastic items that are recyclable. Only plastic jugs and bottles bearing a stamp on the bottom with a 1 or a 2 can be recycled. More...

Jamestown Chamber supports "Night for..."

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce is soliciting letters of interest from local organizations to be the 2008 recipient of funds from its annual "Night for..." fund-raiser. More...

Taguchi to perform on community piano

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will present the first concert of the spring season on Sunday, March 2, at 4 p.m. at St. Matthew's church. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 28

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 James Procaccianti received a permit Feb. 20 to construct a pool and cabana according to plan at 42 Standish Rd., work estimated to cost $237,000. Candace Noll received a permit Feb. More...

FIRE AND EMS

1:01 p.m., Feb. 19, Ladder 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Hamilton Avenue for a carbon monoxide incident. 11:46 a.m., Feb. 20, Ladder 1, Tanker 15 and Engine 3 responded to a false alarm on East Shore Road. 7:13 a.m., Feb. More...

POLICE LOG

Bench warrant violation Joshua M. Neves, 19, of 126 Narragansett Ave., was charged with a bench warrant violation from Fourth District Court in South Kingstown, police said. More...