April 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Going green

The Hirsch sisters, Julia, left, Abigail and Madeline saved the environment some harmful emissions by riding their scooters to school on Wednesday morning. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

News

Learn to hook rugs from master 'thrummer'

On Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 3 pm, Dolores Bannister, of the Little Rhody Thrummers will offer a workshop in the art of traditional rug hooking. This workshop is recommended for adults and older teens. More...

Meet Ida Lewis at annual meeting

The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation will present a visit with lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis at its 24th Annual Meeting, which is to be held on Tuesday, April 22, at the Newport Yacht Club on Long Wharf. Ms. More...

Senior chorus movie winning raves nationwide

The Newport International Film Festival will host an exclusive screening of "Young@Heart," an uplifting documentary about a group of senior citizens from Massachusetts and their stories of friendship and life told through contemporary music artists More...

Sam Bari

Giant tarantula holds woman hostage

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

I have always wanted to write a headline like that. It's one of those perfect tabloid headlines that are generally followed by stories that do nothing but disappoint readers. More...

About Town

Scholarship offered for advertising students

Rhode Island residents who are full-time college students, at the sophomore level or above, and who are pursuing a career in advertising are invited to apply for the J.D. More...

Island company receives Microsoft recognition

Lush Group Inc. of Jamestown announced this week that it has been named a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, which recognizes the company's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. More...

Apply for Holy Ghost Society scholarship

The Holy Ghost Society will award two scholarships to graduating high school students who live in Jamestown, to be applied to tuition, books or related course fees. Students must be of Portuguese heritage. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 10

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 Bill and Kira Greene received a permit April 1 to add a new addition, rebuild a rear deck and construct a new front deck at 50 Cole St., work estimated to cost $74,300. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, April 10 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, April 15 7 p.m., library, the Tree Committee meets. Wednesday, April 16 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS

10:10 a.m., April 3, Engine 3 was dispatched to East Shore Road for a smoke scare call. 6:30 p.m., April 3, All units responded to a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Town Council trudges through budget revisions

Salaries and fuel costs continued to nip at the ongoing town budget discussion for the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Are pesticides killing Rhode Island lobsters?

Rhode Island lobstermen are worried that a pesticide used to control the development of mosquito larvae is killing young lobsters in Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. More...

School committee studies teacher job fair

Opinions and hints of emotion surfaced from teachers who offered input about the district's job fair policy at the school committee's regular meeting last Thursday. More...

Editorial

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Full Story

Time to stop dumping pesticides into our bay

• EDITORIAL •

There's frightening news on page one of the Press this week. A pesticide endorsed by the state to kill mosquito larvae could also be killing the lobsters in Narragansett Bay. More...

Letters to the Editor

What's the point, really?

A few weeks ago the Press published a point-counterpoint article written by myself and Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. Since some of my points have morphed beyond "the point," there's a need for clarifications. More...

Teachers need your support

As a teacher, I feel the need to respond to letters regarding teachers and the state of our educational system. First, teacher contracts and unions do much more than just "protect" and "limit the restrictions" on teachers. More...

Rabies clinic a success

The Town Clerk's Office would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped and volunteered their time at the Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 5. The Town Clerk's Office registered 51 dogs in just one hour. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 10 Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Zumba Latin workout, 5:15 - 6 p.m., Jamestown Country Club, fee Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The number one dog on the island is a beautiful yellow Lab named Rose. She has the number one dog tag that is valid from May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009. Now is the time to renew. More...

Obituaries

Barton Hirst Lippincott, 82

Barton Hirst Lippincott, 82, a lifelong summer resident of Jamestown, died in Philadelphia on March 25, 2008. Born in Jamestown in 1925, he was the son of Bertram and Elsie (Hirst) Lippincott. More...

Rosalie Kincaid, 92

Rosalie (Hunt) Kincaid, 92, of Howland Avenue died Friday, April 4, 2008 at Village House in Newport. She was the wife of the late Leslie M. Kincaid, who died in 1979. More...

Phillip H. Hunt, 53

Phillip H. Hunt, 53, of Jamestown died on March 22, 2008 after a long illness. Born on June 12, 1954 in Brookline, Mass., Phil attended Lynnfield High School before entering the Navy in 1972. 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...