March 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Town receives $540K appraisal for old town offices

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser reported at the Monday meeting of the Town Council that the old town offices at 44 Southwest Ave. were recently appraised at $540,000 by an appraiser hired on the town's behalf. More...

News

USDA housing programs available for Jamestown residents

The USDA Rural Development announced that special office hours will be held at the North Kingstown Senior Center, Wednesday, March 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. The center is located at 10 Beach St., North Kingstown. More...

Family quilt finds home with historical society

Quilting is a traditional pastime across many world cultures, and breathes new life into long-forgotten dry goods. The spreads created offer families and communities an artistic chronicle of generations gone by. More...

The Island Garden

Have you looked at your house plants lately? If not, this is the time of year to take a look. You want to inspect the root system, take a look at the growth, and maybe start them growing with a little weak fertilizer. More...

Sam Bari

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

Dollars and sense

Not for so much as a nanosecond do I consider myself an authority on economic matters, especially on a national or global scale. More...

Upcoming Events

Join expert for talk on popular houseplant

Growing African violets is a lot of fun- they thrive under a variety of conditions and provide bloom all year long. More...

Stone wall expert to speak in Peace Dale

The South Kingstown Public Library in Peace Dale will present Robert Thorson with "Stone Walls to Kettle Ponds: Rhode Island Has the Best of Both" on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Books will be available for sale and autographing after the talk. More...

Benefit for MLK center slated

The 12th annual Swing into Spring fund-raising event is coming to Newport on March 20. The evening will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, and the smooth sounds of the Bob Kendall Band at the Atlantic Beach Club. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 13

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...

Obituaries

Laurie Thayer, 92

Laurie (Hutchinson) Thayer, 92, of St. Elizabeth Way, died Friday at St. Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich. She was the wife of the late William D. Laurie, Jr. Born in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of the late B. Edwin and Helen M. More...

Barbara A. Dickinson, 58

Barbara A. (Bandura) Dickinson, 58, of Jamestown, died Monday, March 10, 2008 surrounded by her loving family at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Bert A. Dickinson, Jr. More...

Jonathan N. Welch, 60

Jonathan Nelson Welch, 60 of Hidden Basin, Alaska, formerly of Jamestown and Needham, Mass., died March 5, 2008 in Anchorage after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Wellesley Mass., he was the son of the late Lt. Col. 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...

Making rank

Members of Diane Archibald's Webelos 2 Cub Scout den, top photo, participated in the Arrow of Light ceremony at the annual Blue and Gold dinner. The award is the highest rank in Cub Scouts and is the only advancement recognized in Boy Scouts. More...

Renewable energy consultant may begin study in April

The Jamestown Wind Energy Committee plans this month to recommend a sustainable energy consultant to the Town Council. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Cape Wind proposal of interest to islanders

Federal hearings are underway this week in Massachusetts to solicit public comment on the environmental impact of a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound. You've probably heard about the ongoing debate. More...

Letters to the Editor

Time is ticking for SSA designation

Jamestowners: Your name, address and one sentence is enough to help protect our island's water supply now and in the future: "I support the Conanicut Island Sole Source Aquifer petition." The email address for your one sentence is mcguire.karen@epa More...

Regulations hurt baking industry

I am a member of the U.S. baking industry and am proud to be a part of a business that produces an essential staple of our diet - bread. More...

About Town

Support given to first responder screenings

Deputy Minority Whip Bruce Long (R-Dist. 74 Jamestown, Middletown) and Senate Majority Leader Teresa Paiva-Weed (D-Dist. 13 Jamestown, Newport) have introduced legislation that will protect the health of firefighters in Rhode Island. More...

Knights plan 'Two Saints' dinner

The St. Mark Knights of Columbus Council #9197 will hold its annual "Two Saints" parish dinner on Saturday, March 15, at St. Mark Catholic Church on Narragansett Avenue. The dinner, held in the church hall, begins at 5 p.m. More...

Clothing drive benefits women's shelters

As part of her North Kingstown High School senior project, island resident Kyra Reppe will host a clothing drive on Thursday, March 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 13 Leprechaun Hat Workshop, library, 3:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Zumba Latin workout, 5:15 - 6 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

With St. Patrick"s Day coming up on Monday, we asked Irish enthusiast Kathy Brownell if she remembered what went on in Jamestown on previous St. Patrick's Days. Although not of Irish decent, she has been to Ireland so many times she thinks she is. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Allan Randall received a permit March 5 to install a new foundation at 7 Howland Ave., work estimated to cost $37,000. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged Kathryn Cote, 48, of 46 Carr Lane, was charged March 9 with first offense drunk driving after being stopped for erratic driving, police said. More...

FIRE AND EMS

7:30 p.m., March 6, All units responded to a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. 7:52 a.m., March 7, Car 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to North Main Road for a public service call. More...