April 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Keiser dispels increased salary myths

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser spent a good portion of Monday night's Town Council budget workshop clearing up the confusion about salary increases for municipal department heads. More...

News

Zoning board reverses decision by court order

The Zoning Board of Review reversed its decision to deny a special use permit application made last January by John J. Perotti following a March 11 decision of the Rhode Island Superior Court. More...

Retired military to meet April 12

The next regular meeting of The Retired Enlisted Association, Chapter 79, will be held at on Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at the VFW Post 4487. More...

Host an urban child this summer

Residents in and around the East Bay, Rhode Island area can help light up the face of a Fresh Air child this summer by hosting through the Fresh Air Fund. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for planting

On behalf of the Conservation Commission, I would like to thank all those involved in the sand dune restoration project at Mackerel Cove Beach. More...

Art show a big success

The Jamestown Arts Center would like to thank everyone who helped make our first fund-raiser art show "Collaboration" a huge success. More...

Green energy available for all island residents

Residents, businesses, and other establishments of Jamestown may switch to 100 percent fully renewable sources of electricity without any investments, planning, approvals, waiting, and risks. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 3 Chamber breakfast series, Bay Voyage, 7:15 a.m. Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center CIAA Photography show opening, Town Hall, 5 - 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

As reported in Publisher Jeff McDonough's editorial last week, the island will have fireworks as usual this upcoming Independence Day weekend. More...

Obituaries

Memorial service for Constance Armbrust on Saturday

Constance W. Armbrust, 100, formerly of Elm Street, Jamestown, died on March 7, 2008 at the South County Nursing Center. Connie had celebrated her 100th birthday last fall. A memorial service will be held on April 5, at 11 a.m., at St. More...

George R. Arnold, 83

George Raymond Arnold, 83, of Carr Lane, died Friday, March 28, 2008 at home. Born on Jamestown at Beavertail, a son of the late Alfred and Agnes T. (Washington) Arnold, he was the last surviving member of the Jamestown Arnolds. 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...

Work session addresses coyote and deer issues

Biologist Numi Mitchell, Ph.D., and Lori Gibson, from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, presented their coyote and deer management programs respectively at a special workshop, which preceded the March 24 council session. More...

Spring planting

The community no-till seeder was put to work Saturday at the Jamestown Community Farm. On hand for the demonstration were, from left, Phil Larson, John Kalooski, George Neale, Bob Sutton, Don Minto, and Melissa Minto. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mark your calender for shoreline cleanup

While we're on the subject of being green and kind to our island, we'd like to encourage everyone to mark their calendars for Saturday, April 26. More...

Dune restoration at Mackerel Cove

Kudos to all the folks who volunteered their time this past Saturday to help plant beach grass at the Mackerel Cove town beach. More...

Sam Bari

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

Spring is not around the corner - it's down south

Last week I ventured down to Ft. Lauderdale to do a little business, as I do from time to time, and in the land of eternal summer, I found spring. Ah yes . . . the wonderful season of spring does exist in Ft. More...

About Town

Vision to be discussed over breakfast

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

Garden club hosts talk on composting

Quononoquott Garden Club's first meeting of 2008 will be held at St. Matthew's Parish Hall on Monday, April 7. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m., with President Jill Meyer presiding. More...

Planning night for college-bound students

The North Kingstown High School Guidance Department is sponsoring its first annual Post- Secondary Planning Night on Wednesday, April 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. All NKHS parents and students in grade 9 to 12 are invited to attend this exciting evening. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

Capital Campaign Finale This spring brings with it the finale of the 2007-2008 Jamestown Historical Society Capital Campaign. On Sunday, May 11, the Capital Campaign Committee chairs, Anne Livingston and John A. More...

This week in Island history

Week of April 3

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 Stephen and Elaine Evangelista received a permit March 26 to construct a single family dwelling on Bayview Drive North, work estimated to cost $280,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 3 7 p.m., Lawn School library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, April 8 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. Wednesday, April 9 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS

4:45 p.m., March 26, Engine 2 was sent to Post Road in North Kingstown, for a mutual aid call. 9:22 a.m., March 27, Ladder 1, Car 3, Engines 1, 2 and 3 responded to a call about faulty electrical equipment on Narragansett Avenue. More...