April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Council to debate town larvicide use

Patrick Heaney, a Rhode Island lobsterman, addressed the Town Council at its meeting last Monday during open forum. More...

News

13th Annual All American Soap Box Derby set for May 10

The 13th Annual All American Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 10, at Easton's Beach in Newport, a rain date is set for Sunday, May 11. More...

Free alcohol addiction screenings offered

The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island is offering free alcohol assessments at Salve Regina University on Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Help available for coyote issues

The Potter League for Animals, in collaboration with The Conservation Agency's Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, this week announced the opening of the Coyote Info Line, which is 924-HOWL (4695.) A knowledgeable wildlife expert will man the phone. More...

Sam Bari

Do you think we should we beware of the Ides of April?

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

April 15 has mercifully passed. Did everyone survive? I hope so. Most Americans remember April 15 as the darkest day of the year because Federal Income Taxes are due. More...

Upcoming Events

Art portfolio raffle for gallery benefit

Hera Gallery's spring fundraiser will be a raffle of an entire portfolio of works created by several area artists. Raffle tickets for this fundraiser are $25, and are available at Hera Gallery. Only 200 tickets will be sold. More...

Golf cards benefit lung association and golfers

The Southern New England Golf Privilege Card allows participants to tee off at over 125 golf courses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. More...

Learn to hook rugs from '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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

There were no bridges then. A little over a year later, the island would be slammed by The Great Hurricane, but in 1937 things seemed serene. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Susan B. Rasmussen received a permit April 8 to construct a dormer and add a half bath to an existing home at 153 Beach Ave., work estimated to cost $41,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, April 21 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meets. Tuesday, April 22 Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets, is cancelled. 7 p.m., library, the Wind Energy Committee meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS

9:30 a.m., April 8, Truck 1 was dispatched to Ferry Wharf for a service call. 10:04 a.m., April 9, Car 1 and Engine 3 responded to a smoke in area call on East Shore Road. 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...

Spring is here

Rita Antine, from the Quononoquott Garden Club, cleans the debris from the fire department's Memorial Museum Garden to get it in top shape for spring. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Wind energy study put off until next month

The Jamestown Wind Energy Committee hoped to have its feasibility study kick-off meeting last week, but the lack of a quorum pushed the introductory phase back one month. More...

Editorial

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Coyote information hotline has answers

• EDITORIAL •

It seems that just about everyone in Jamestown has a coyote story to tell. The critters are now an entrenched part of our island life. We see the coyotes in our backyards and along the roads. More...

Letters to the Editor

New construction a monster to privacy

What has happened to Lower Shoreby Hill? Home construction in keeping with its 19th century appearance? Or with pleasant blending? Or neighborly consideration by builders? Nothing. Gone with the winds! More...

About Town

Old books on sale at library

A library discard book sale at the Jamestown library will be held on Saturday, April 19, through Monday, April 21 during library hours. Some much-loved volumes will be available at great prices. More...

Shores group to meet

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold a meeting on April 23 at the Senior Center on West Street. The meeting will begin at 7pm. Neighbors are invited to get up to date on all the latest issues and to enjoy coffee and dessert with friends. More...

Quilt game ready to play in library

A number of quilts in the lobby of the library are there to test the knowledge of children and adults who look at them. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 17 Life Cycles 1, library, 11 a.m. - noon Life Cycles 2, library, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Open Rec, grades 3 - 6, noon - 2 p.m., recreation center Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2 - 7 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 17

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

Mary Maxwell, 90

Mary Allerton Newhall Maxwell, 90, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., Worcester, Mass. and Jamestown, died April 10, 2008 at the Grand Islander Health Center in Middletown. She was the widow of Dr. James Ackley Maxwell. More...

Michael Marsh, 57

Michael R. Marsh, 57, a longtime Jamestown resident, died April 10, 2008 in Florida. He was the husband of Rachel Marsh of Newport. Born in Newport in 1950, he was the son of the late William and Norma M. Marsh. 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...