May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Methoprene banned from Jamestown waters

The Town Council voted unanimously at the April 30 meeting to stop using methoprene and other toxic chemicals for the islandwide mosquito abatement program. However, the motion to ban the use of the larvicide was not without conditions. More...

News

Reed, DiStefano receive accolades

Two Jamestown residents, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Joseph DiStefano, Esq., were inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame on May 3. The dinner and ceremony, with some 650 in attendance, were held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, in Cranston. More...

Bird count changes meeting location

The 2008 Conanicut Island Spring Bird Count will be held on Sunday, May 18, from 6:30 a.m. to noon. Birding enthusiasts should meet at the Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave. This is a change in location from previous bird counts. More...

Historic mansion open for summer tours

Linden Place Mansion, built in 1810 by the seafaring General George DeWolf, has opened for visitors for the 2008 season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Playground has a new tree

We would like to express our thanks to Matt Largess of Largess Forestry, Inc. for the time and effort he spent to obtain and plant the new tree on the playground at Melrose School. More...

Thanks for helping renovate hall

There is nothing greater than a donation of one's time. Bridges, Inc., a local agency committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities, sincerely appreciates all the volunteers associated with Central Baptist Church, St. More...

Toll increases may happen in November

Editor's note: The following letter was sent to Governor Donald Carcieri from the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority and copied to the Jamestown Press. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 8 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

We were looking for a Mother's Day item for the column, so we asked Cathryn Jamieson if she had any ideas. After all, at her salon she comes in contact with a lot of island mothers. Without hesitation she replied, "Karen Rafanelli. More...

Obituaries

Grace Walls, 97

Grace Butterworth Walls, 97, died peacefully Wednesday morning at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence following a short illness. She was the wife of the late Alden R. Walls, a prominent Narragansett Bay yachtsman. More...

Madeline Bronovitsky, 88

Madeline (Horton) Bronovitsky, 88, of Warwick, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the Kent Regency. She was the wife of the late Alek Bronovitsky. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late George W. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE May 15, 2008 6:00 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re: Retirement Benefits RIGL 42-46-5 Exception 2, Contract Negotiations RIGL 42-46-5: More...

A mother for all generations

Islander Charlotte Richardson marks her 59th Mother's Day this weekend. She observes 60 years of marriage to her husband Victor in the fall. Turning 80 next month, Charlotte has much to celebrate this year. More...

Photo

Yummy breakfast Christopher Head enjoyed a donut from Allie's Donuts at the Jamestown Baseball opening day ceremonies on Saturday morning. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Town budget ready for voters

$20 Million spending plan ok'd by council

The Town Council unanimously approved the $20 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2009 at its April 30 meeting. The school budget and proposed administrative structure however, continued to be contentious issues. More...

Editorial

"What are your favorite Mother's Day traditions?"

"I let my wife do whatever she wants!" Jim Britton, Jamestown Hardware More...

Plans for LNG port not yet dead

Just when we thought we were safe, Jamestown is again threatened by developers. We learned recently from state Rep. Bruce Long that new plans have surfaced to build an LNG terminal here. More...

Cartoon

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Sam Bari

A mother's day story

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

When I was a kid, one of the biggest challenges in life was deciding what to buy Mom for Mother's Day. For some reason, gifts that mom was sure to like were always too expensive. And the things we could afford, we didn't think she'd like. More...

About Town

Book group to discuss Tyler novel Monday

The next sessions of the Book Discussion Group will be on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, May 13, at 1 p.m. to discuss "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," by Anne Tyler. More...

'Invisible Children' screening and club

The Jamestown Invisible Children Club at the Teen Center is now forming and will meet on Monday nights beginning May 12. Invisible Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of people in Uganda. More...

Free compost bags now available

With the help of two local businesses, Jamestown Hardware and the Secret Garden, the Jamestown Department of Public Works is kicking off its annual composting program with the free distribution of composting bags. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

We made it! Let the celebration begin! More...

This week in Island history

Week of May 8

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 Paul Sullivan and Gloria Dahl received a permit April 23 to add a second floor bathroom at 30 Providence Ave., work estimated to cost $25,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, May 12 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, May 13 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Wind Committee meets. Wednesday, May 14 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 9:37 a.m., April 29, Cars 1 and 2, Ladder 1, Tanker 15, Engines 1 and 3 were dispatched to Columbia Avenue for an electrical fire. More...