May 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fright inspired Jamestown officer

Sgt. Keith Woodbine, 47, has been with the Jamestown Police Department for nearly 18 years. He is a Rhode Island native who has lived in Warwick all his life. More...

News

Art exhibit to benefit autism center

Campany and Thornton Fine Jewelry of South Kingstown, and the Groden Network of Providence, will be hosting "Artists with Autism," to benefit the art programs for persons with autism at the Groden Network. More...

Lawmakers vote to close state polls at 8 o'clock

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted last week 51 to 9 to approve Rep. More...

Wild party at guild planned

The Neighborhood Guild in Peace Dale will host a children's celebration of all things animal on Wednesday, May 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Children can create their own animal-inspired floral arrangements, make animal crackers and animal music. More...

Sam Bari

If we wait long enough, everything gets recycled

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

Going green and recycling are showing signs of becoming national pastimes, and they should be. Turning the world into a giant trash heap is not a good thing. More...

About Town

Start this Saturday with Rotary breakfast

The Jamestown Rotary Club will hold its annual May Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, May 3, at the Lawn Avenue School. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children. More...

Walk to support pet shelter

The North Kingstown Pet Refuge is holding their second annual "Walk for No-Kill" dog walk on Sunday, May 4, at Goddard State Park in Warwick. Registration will be at the carousel at noon, with the two-mile hike beginning at 1 p.m. More...

Theatre group to hold annual meeting

The Jamestown Community Theatre (JCT) will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. It will be held at a residence located at 17 Intrepid Lane. The meeting is open to all current members of JCT. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 1

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...

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...

Photo

Net block Jon-Michael Degidio, of Jamestown, blocks a shot during Friday's North Kingstown High School boys' volleyball 3-1 win over East Greenwhich. Photo by David Zapatka More...

Improvements considered for East Ferry structure

The Harbor Management Commission Facilities Committee held a special meeting of all stakeholders last Thursday to discuss the improvement projects at the East Ferry marina. More...

Editorial

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Island beaches require our constant efforts

• EDITORIAL •

Saturday's annual Island Shoreline Cleanup can be summarized simply: They came. They saw. They picked up 20 cubic yards of litter - enough to fill a big dumpster. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cleanup effort a great success

The Jamestown Conservation Commission would like to express appreciation for all those who made the annual Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup a success this past Saturday. More...

Fishermen weigh in on methoprene

This is in response to the letter from Joseph M. Conlon, technical advisor for the American Mosquito Control Association. Rhode Island lobstermen never claimed that methoprene was the sole cause of the dwindling lobster population. More...

School committee salutes teachers

It is with pleasure that the Jamestown School Committee takes the opportunity to celebrate the fabric of school life - the closely woven partnership of teachers, administrators and parents who provide a healthy, challenging learning environment in More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 1 Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

They call it snail mail, but this is ridiculous. It seems that one of the assistants at the library went on vacation a few weeks ago and sent a postcard back to the gang at work letting them know she was having a wonderful time. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Paul Sullivan and Gloria Dahl received a permit April 23 to add a second floor bathroom at 30 Providence St., work estimated to cost $2,500. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 7 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, May 8 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 7:36 p.m., April 21, Cars 1 and 3, Ladder 1, Engines 1, 2 and 3 responded to a false alarm on Conanicus Avenue. More...