March 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Dock project is touch and go

Town Council President Julio DiGiando reported to the Harbor Management Commission at its March 12 meeting that although the Town Council approved engineering requests for East Ferry that included a design for a touch and go dock, Town Administrato More...

News

Birds, birds and more birds at April fest

An all-day festival for bird enthusiasts will take place on Saturday, April 5, at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown. From 8 a.m. More...

Learn to be a public servant at 'clean government' course

Operation Clean Government will hold their Candidate School on Saturday, April 12, at the Quonset "O" Club. The one-day session will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $95. More...

Therapy breakthroughs have gone to the dogs

Aiko, a young yellow Labrador retriever, runs inside an enclosed fence with some canine cohorts. Unbeknownst to the dog, Aiko has recently passed an exam that qualifies him as a "therapy friend," a dog trained in pet-assisted therapy. More...

Sam Bari

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

I know you . . . You're . . .

When you watch television, do you ever wonder what life must be like away from the camera for some of the actors and actresses you see in the commercials? Imagine being the young woman in the "I have herpes, he doesn't," commercial. More...

About Town

Scholarships

Art association offers scholarships The Conanicut Island Art Association will provide a total of $3,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors this year. More...

Shores group will meet in April

The March 26 meeting of the Jamestown Shores Association has been cancelled. The group will meet in April. More...

Scrapbooking class at teen center

A new session of Scrapbooking will begin at the Teen Center starting Monday, March 24. The 8-week class will run every Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. The cost of the class is $10 and will be run by Student Assistance Counselor Stephanie Nocon. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 20 Clothing Drive, recreation center, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Holy Thursday Mass, St. Mark Church, 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 7 p.m. Communion service, Central Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says...

Can you imagine being homeless? Worst yet, can you imagine being homeless on the one day a year when you're in the spotlight? More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Tim and Pat Tuff received a permit March 17 to construct a new single family dwelling with an attached garage at 167 Walcott Ave., work estimated to cost $2,000,000. J. Patrick McIntyre, Jr. More...

FIRE AND EMS

12:30 p.m., March 14, Car 3 was sent to Beavertail Road to deliver a burn permit. EMS runs 2:40 p.m., March 10, EMS 1 was dispatched to North Main Road for a medical emergency and drove a patient to Newport Hospital. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged Sean Wilard, 31, of Providence, was charged March 15 with first offense drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test, police said. More...

Council approves Church housing bid

Sale rests on the results of archeological study

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced at the Town Council, sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meeting on Monday night, that Church Community Housing has agreed to purchase the old town offices at 44 Southwest Ave. More...

Commission votes in favor of SSA designation

The Jamestown Conservation Commission has voted to support the sole source aquifer label, a classification offered to communities by special request from the Environmental Protection Agency. More...

St. Patty's Spirit

Philip Yorkery, of Pemberton Avenue, was in the Irish spirit on St. Patrick's Day. His green shirt and matching beard caught everyone's attention as he strolled up Narragansett Avenue. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Deadline is now for new phone book

We are about to wrap up production of the 2008 Jamestown Telephone Directory. The phone book is mailed to every home on the island and extras are available in town for purchase. More...

Letters to the Editor

No tax increase

Councilors, don't raise our taxes!! We cannot afford it. The State is practically bankrupt, and the country is falling into a deep recession. Predictions have heating oil and gasoline at $4.00 a gallon! More...

SSA is a bad idea

Editor's note: This letter was sent to Karen Maguire of the EPA voicing opposition to the Sole Source Aquifer designation and copied to the Jamestown Press. More...

Support SSA designation

On Tuesday evening, March 11, I had the opportunity to sit in on a Jamestown Conservation Committee meeting, during which the members of the committee discussed and deliberated, among other things, the value and merits of the EPA's Sole Source Aqui More...

Upcoming Events

May 17 is club plant sale date

Planning has begun for Quononoquott Garden Club's spring plant sale set for May 17 at East Ferry from 9 a.m. to noon. May 18 is the rain date. More...

Diabetes day planned

Rhode Island Hospital will sponsor a Diabetes Awareness Day at the Cranston Senior Center on Saturday, April 5. The session is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is located at 1070 Cranston St., Cranston. More...

Church schedules Holy Week services

On Maundy Thursday, March 20 and Good Friday, March 21, Christ Church in East Greenwich will hold identical tenebrae services, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Thayer Laurie, 92

Thayer (Hutchinson) Laurie, 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...

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...