May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

JEMS volunteers prepare for busy summer season

The ambulance barn at 12 Knowles Court houses three ambulances and 68 volunteers at one time or another each week. More...

News

Pretty in pink

Kristjana McCarthy holds a lamb at the annual sheep shearing at Watson Farm. Photo by Sam Bari More...

Dutch Island Boat Yard up for auction

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced the June 4 public auction of the Dutch Harbor Boat Yard at Monday's Town Council meeting. More...

My foray into the world of golf

Flotsam and Jetsam

If you had asked me a few years ago if I played any sports, I would have said no. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rotary flapjacks went like hotcakes

The Jamestown Rotary Club hosted its 44th Annual May Breakfast last week and, by all accounts, everyone had a great time. More...

A 'dream team' gets the job done

Congratulations and hooray to Rolling Agenda for positioning the Town of Jamestown to receive a $250,000 Federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant. More...

Sheep shearing day a success

The entire Watson Farm flock of sheep was shorn this weekend, and we thank everyone for coming out to make the event a huge success. Close to 1,000 people ventured to the farm for what turned out to be a beautiful day. More...

Upcoming Events

Colonial day at Whitehall mansion

Celebrate the arrival of spring and enjoy some time in the country with traditional craft demonstrations, colonial activities and Johnny Cakes at Whitehall. More...

Gospel choir to perform in Newport

For over 25 years the Delco Mass Choir of Delaware County, Pa. has been presenting gospel music concerts and delighting audiences across the country. More...

Chafee to speak at annual meeting

Former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee will address the Friends of the Jamestown Library Annual Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 15

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 Jim McLoughlin received a permit May 1 to construct a 12- by 16-foot shed at 5 Forest Ave., work estimated to cost $200. John M. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, May 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer meets. Tuesday, May 20 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board meets. Wednesday, May 21 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged Michael W. Burkinshaw, 32, of Newport was charged May 10 with second offense drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after he was stopped for swerving on Route 138 west near Route 1A, police said. More...

Roadblocks stall planning decision on Dutton subdivision

After a feverish debate about access roads for a proposed subdivision, the Planning Commission delayed voting on the application at the May 7 public hearing. More...

The golden fleece

Alexa Geib, a Lawn Avenue School seventh grader, carries a freshly sheared fleece while Melissa Higgins shears a sheep at the Watson Farm shearing on Saturday. Photo by Sam Bari More...

Landfill closure plan approved by Town Council

Plan passes without public workshop

Town Engineer Michael Gray gave a detailed slide presentation of the plans for the proposed landfill closure to the Town Council at Monday night's meeting. More...

Editorial

Thoughts on the Jamestown school administrative budget

• VIEWPOINT •

One of the penalties of questioning the Jamestown school budget is that at least by some, you are immediately perceived as being anti-education, which I think is unfortunate. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sail Jamestown!

A unique opportunity exists to create a public boating facility

Town officials report that the Dutch Island Boat Yard has been placed on the auction block. Bids for the three parcels of property that comprise the boating facility are due by June 4. More...

Sam Bari

This column is strictly for the birds

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

Animal lovers cannot help but talk about their pets. It's an inbred trait. I admit I'm guilty. I occasionally give my pets a little too much ink. Nonetheless, I have always loved parrots. They are not just entertaining; they are interesting. More...

About Town

See the "Secret Life of War Memorials"

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present an evening with filmmaker and island resident, Patti Cassidy who will show her film "Frozen Glory: the Secret Life of War Memorials," on Thursday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Walk or bike to school tomorrow

The Jamestown Schools have been celebrating Bike to School Week May 12 to 16, which will end tomorrow, Friday, May 16 with Zero Car Day. All students, parents, and staff are encouraged to bike, walk, or ride the bus to and from school. More...

Scholarship deadline now May 19

The deadline for the Jamestown Women's Club scholarship has been extended to Monday, May 19. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 15 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

Ask anybody and they'll tell you there's nothing like a Sunday afternoon at the Ganny. Add to that the wonderful sounds of the four-piece Dead Blues Society band plus every style of hot dogs, and beans, and you have an exceptional afternoon. 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...