April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

School bike path ready for comment

Spearheaded by Rolling Agenda, a local group of bicycling enthusiasts, a full-blown plan to create outdoor recreational spaces for all Jamestown residents to value and use is ready to present to the School Committee and Town Council. More...

News

Help available with prescription drug costs

This week, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance - a nationwide effort sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies - is celebrating its third anniversary of helping uninsured and financially-struggling Americans get access to t More...

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Spring cleaning Members of Christine Bernardo's fifth grade class clean up the area around Lawn Avenue School in honor of earth day. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

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Changing of the guard The Rocket 'Hogz accept the seed money for the Jamestown fireworks fund from the Rocket Dawgz. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

Town comes through for fresh air kids

National Volunteer Week is one of the highlights of the year for The Fresh Air Fund, and I would like to use this opportunity to extend my deepest thanks to our dedicated Fresh Air hosts, volunteers and supporters in the Jamestown area. More...

Distant reader looking for information

I wonder if I might ask your readers for some help? I am researching an event on the island that took place on Oct. 30, 1974. More...

Methoprene blame is premature

Regarding last week's news story "Are pesticides killing Rhode Island lobsters?" public health officials, too, are very concerned about the area's dwindling lobster population. More...

Upcoming Events

Women's center gala tomorrow

The Women's Resource Center hosts its annual fund-raiser, Men Who Make a Difference, at the Hotel Viking this Friday evening, April 25, The gala begins with cocktails from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner, dancing and a silent auction. More...

Safe driving programs half price

From May 1 to June 15, AARP Safe Driver Programs are 50-percent off when two friends or family members join together. Drivers over 55 years old can see a reduction on their car insurance premiums by successfully completing the two session course. More...

Family fishing derby planned

The South Kingstown Parks and Recreation department will host a family fishing derby on Saturday, May 3, at Ninigret Park in Charlestown. The time is 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 24

100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, April 22, 1908 The fire alarm was rung about 10:30 this morning for a brush fire on Taylor's point. The man in charge of Miss E. H. More...

Obituaries

Memorial service for Gregory Frame

There will be a memorial service for Gregory S. Frame this Saturday, April 26, at St. Matthew's Church. The service will start at 11 a.m. More...

Robert Broadhurst, 64

Robert Broadhurst, 64, formerly of Mishnock Road, West Greenwich, died Monday, April 21, 2008 at the home of his sister in Jamestown. Born in Newport, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Conca) Broadhurst. 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...

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Springtime on the farm A Scottish Highland cow, Rhuna, and her baby, Macbeth, enjoy springtime on Beaverhead Farm. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Water and sewer rules reviewed

During a special workshop Monday night, the Town Council went over the rules and regulations of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners with Steve Goslee, the Public Works director. More...

Editorial

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Frank and Jill Meyer read the Jamestown Press in Appenzell, Switzerland, a country where they lived and worked for five years and revisited this April. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

The Knollmeyer family took the Jamestown Press to the Grand Bahamas during their spring break trip. Left to right are, Pete, Jennifer, Andrew, and Jessica. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Why we wear pie

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

Not long ago I finally broke down and went on a diet. More...

About Town

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...

Container gardening demo planned

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "Gardening in Containers" on Thursday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Go bird watching in East Greenwich

A May 3 bird-watching walk at Boesch Farm will be led by Geoff Dennis, who has given talks at the farm a number of times over the past few years. Early risers who are interested should meet promptly at the parking lot by 9 a.m. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 24 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 July 22, 1937 issue of the Jamestown Gazette declared that it was "Published every Thursday and dedicated to a better Jamestown for you and me to live in." To prove its point, the editors called for a platform at the Town Beach to watch over sw More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits William and Evelyn Sink received a permit April 15 to construct a three-bedroom wood framed dwelling with attached two-car garage and screened porch at 120 Columbia Lane, work estimated to cost $275,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 24 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, April 28 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

1:17 a.m., April 14, Cars 1 and 3, Engines 2 and 3 responded to a false alarm on Bayview Drive. 7:30 p.m., April 17, All units responded to a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. More...