March 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Easter Bonnet

Olivia Rogers, 4, above, found a better use for her Easter basket than collecting eggs at the Jamestown Women's Club annual egg hunt on Shoreby Hill Saturday morning. More...

News

Poets meet in North Kingstown

The next Poetry Night, sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council, meets Tuesday, April 1 at Davisville Free Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Poetry Nights continue through June and all ages are welcome. More...

Klimt is artist at lunch series

The artist Gustav Klimt and "The Most Expensive Painting Ever Offered at Public Auction," will be the topic of "Lunch with the Artist" on Tuesday, April 15, at the Newport Art Museum. More...

Art gallery launches show in new space

Montanaro Gallery, in Newport, will host an exhibit called "Toward the Great Expanse," with a reception on Saturday, April 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. The gallery has moved to a new location at 18 Franklin St. More...

Sam Bari

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

Spring has sprung - just enjoy it

This is an important message, not an exaggeration of statistics by a crazed columnist attempting to alarm readers everywhere. More...

About Town

Largess to speak on being a sailing coach

The final talk in the Friends of the Jamestown Library Sailing Lecture Series will be today, Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Be part of 'earth hour'

Last year, on March 29, some 2.3 million residents of Sydney, Australia turned off their lights for one hour. The date for Earth Hour 2008 is approaching. More...

Vision to be discussed over breakfast

The final session of the 2008 Winter Breakfast Series, sponsored by the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, will be Thursday, April 3, from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the Bay Voyage Inn. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 27

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 John Albaugh received a permit March 21 to strip and re-roof a house at 14 Grinnell St., work estimated to cost $6,421. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged Kerri L. Tonlan, 36, of West Warwick was charged March 21 with first offense drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after police responded to a motor vehicle accident. More...

FIRE AND EMS

7 p.m., March 20, All units responded to a drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. 11:17 a.m., March 21, Ladder 1, Car 3, Engines 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to a chimney fire on Westwood Road. More...

Council supports municipal salary increases

Municipal department heads listened in on Monday night as the Town Council discussed their possible wage increases at the third fiscal budget workshop. More...

Island teens sound off about wind energy

Conservation is an important matter, especially with high oil costs and energy prices going nowhere but up. More...

Council debates cost of landfill closure

A letter from the state's Department of Environmental Management concerning the closing of the former Jamestown landfill inspired a discussion between the Town Council and Town Administrator Bruce Keiser at Monday's meeting. More...

Editorial

Cartoon

Full Story

Fireworks tradition returns to town beach

You may recall that last summer's fireworks extravaganza was the swan song for the Rocket Dawgz, an informal organization of islanders that for 12 years raised the money for and produced the annual Fourth of July pyrotechnical display. More...

Letters to the Editor

Time to rework teacher contracts

The results of the New England Common Assessment Program proficiency tests (NECAP) administered to the states eleventh graders last year were truly disturbing. More...

Great team of young men

Unique in today's extraordinarily selfish 'what's in it for me' world are 14 local teenage boys I recently had the honor of coaching alongside Frank Rosa, the St. Mark's High School Boys team, which competed in the Catholic Athletic League. More...

Help crack down on teen drinking

Does your child drink? According to statistics, two out of five children have consumed alcohol before entering the ninth grade, and the average age to begin drinking is not as an upperclassman in high school. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 27 Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Zumba Latin workout, 5:15 - 6 p.m., Jamestown Country Club, fee Sailing lecture series, library, 7:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

It's that time of the year again. The warm weather is coming, and along with it, the ticks. No longer can you put the kids into shorts on a hot day and send them out to play in the backyard. More...

Obituaries

Carol Rezendes, 71

Carol F. (Gillette) Rezendes, 71, of Mast Street, died March 20, 2008 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Rezendes and the companion of Jack A. Simmonds for 24 years. More...

Gregory S. Frame, 37

Gregory S. Frame, 37, of Jamestown, died Monday, March 17, 2008 at the Hospice of Palm Beach County Gerstenberg Inpatient Unit. More...

Edna Brazil, 84

Edna Taylor Brazil, 84, of Providence, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late William Brazil. Born May 1, 1923, in Warwick, she was a daughter of the late John T. and Marie S. 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...