March 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

At the polls

Island voters, in top photo, line up at the polls to cast their votes in Tuesday's primary. Islanders chose Barack Obama by a 12-percent margain. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

News

North Kingstown school board fined for open meetings violation

Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch said that a Consent Judgment entered in Washington County Superior Court last week brings to an end his lawsuit against the North Kingstown School Committee for violating the State's Open Meeting Act (OMA). More...

Artists of all types sought for new exhibit

Join forces with the Jamestown Arts Center to create a beautiful mosaic of 10-inch squares reflecting the diverse talents of Jamestown and beyond. Artists of all disciplines, ages and abilities are invited to participate in this unique project. More...

Chamber Chatter

The Chamber is pleased to report that once again there has been great response to our Winter Breakfast Series. More...

About Town

SELAC meeting to host special guest

The Jamestown Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SELAC) will feature Carol West, of North Kingstown High School, at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. The session will be in the teachers lounge at the Melrose school. More...

Library board has new officers

The Trustees of the Jamestown Library held their February meeting and elected the following officers for the board for 2008-2009. More...

Realtors offering college scholarships

The Newport County Board of Realtors recently announced it is accepting scholarship applications for two $1,000 awards they will give to college-bound students this year. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 6 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 March 6

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, March 6, 1908 Mr. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Thomas Weaver received a permit Feb. 29 to add dormers to an existing attic at 36 Mount Hope Ave., work estimated to cost $40,000. More...

POLICE LOG

Bench warrant violations • Jorge Santana Lopez, 22, of North Kingstown was charged Feb. 24 with a bench warrant violation from Fourth Division District Court in South Kingstown for failure to appear for a court date. More...

FIRE AND EMS

8:02 a.m., Feb. 25, Ladder 1, Special Services 1, and Engine 1 were dispatched to Racquet Road for a false alarm. 10:34 a.m., Feb. 26, Car 1 and Engine 1 were sent to Narragansett Avenue for an overheated engine that was smoking. More...

Budget increase of 4.65% proposed

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser presented his fiscal year 2008-09 annual operating and capital budget for the Town Council's review and evaluation at a budget workshop on Tuesday night. More...

Obama tops vote count in Jamestown

Jamestown voters broke with the statewide Democratic voting trend in Tuesday's election, casting their ballots by a 56 to 44 percent margin in favor of Senator Barack Obama. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Give a pint on Monday

Islanders are asked to donate blood next week. There will be a blood drive on Monday, March 10, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Time springs ahead

You know spring can't be far away if we're setting our clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time. The big time change happens this weekend. The up side is that we'll have an extra hour of daylight in the evenings. More...

Sam Bari

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

Where have all the space guys gone?

Concerned readers have been asking an important question for quite some time that must be resolved. How are the space guys going to be treated when they officially land? I believe it should be a mandatory question for every presidential candidate. More...

Upcoming Events

'Fiddler' coming to NKHS stage

The North Kingstown High School music department will proudly present its production of "Fiddler on the Roof" from March 14 to 16 in the auditorium. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, March 10 Tuesday, March 11 Wednesday, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Next Wednesday marks the birthday of the Girl Scouts, founded on that date in 1912. In Jamestown, the organization is alive and well. More...

Obituaries

Nancy C. Swanson, 78

Nancy C. Swanson, 78, of 1106 East Shore Rd., died Feb. 12, 2008 at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Robert G. "Gerry" Swanson. More...

Peggy Ann Matoes Harris, 77

Peggy Ann (Gardner) Matoes Harris, 77, of Tiverton, and previously of Jamestown, died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Peter H. E. Harris and the late Raymond R. Matoes, Sr. More...

William "Bill" Daley

William E. Daley III, formerly of Jamestown, died in Wichita, Kan. on Feb. 5, 2008. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a graduate of the 1954 class of St. Andrews School in Barrington, and a graduate of the University of Wichita. 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...