June 5, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Ali's runners

Finn Dwyer, left, and Ross Trinque took time out from eating ice cream on Sunday to show off their Ali's Run Kids Run trophies. More than 500 people participated in the event go to www. alisrun.com for results Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

News

Composer to debut new work at Courthouse

Coventry musician Steve Johnson will launch his first major work as a composer, in a free concert at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, on Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. More...

Pound benefits from electronics recycling

Friends of the North Kingstown Dog Pound, in conjunction with Office Recycling Solutions (ORS) and Cartridge World Rhode Island, will host a computer and electronics collection day on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

GED tests offered

The next GED exam will be given Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7 at the Education Exchange offices. The office is in the Government Center, Route 1 in Wakefield. Those taking the test must call 783-0293 to register in advance. More...

Sam Bari

Let's do something different this year

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

Summer vacation is often a dilemma for many families. The "Where should we go?" question always ends up in a big fracas. Mom wants to go to a place that isn't going to turn her into a slave with fewer conveniences than she has at home. More...

About Town

St. Matthew's Church welcomes bishop

This Sunday, June 8, the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, the Right Reverend Geralyn Wolfe, will make her annual visit to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. Bishop Wolfe will celebrate Holy Communion at the 10 a.m. service. More...

Chase tennis tourney this Saturday

The third Annual Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament, presented by Jamestown Fitness, will be held this Sunday, June 8, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Conanicut Yacht Club and the Jamestown town courts. More...

K of C serves pasta on Saturday

The St. Mark Knights of Columbus will hold their annual Primo Pasta Dinner on Saturday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the St. Mark church hall. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

It's June- the month the Jamestown Historical Society opens the Jamestown windmill to visitors and mounts a new exhibit at the museum. More...

This week in Island history

Week of June 5

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, June 4, 1908 Mr. F. H. 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. 2008-0268 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO STEPHEN J. More...

Business owner wants to give away house to make way for green office

For anyone in the market for an affordable house in Jamestown, one is being given away free. It's a 1,500 square foot, two-bedroom home, currently located on Clinton Avenue. More...

Voters pass $20.7 million budget at annual meeting

In a brief but efficient Financial Town Meeting Monday the proposed $20.7 million budget plan for the 2008-2009 fiscal year was passed by a small gathering of 115 of Jamestown's registered voters. More...

Dutch Harbor escapes court-ordered auction

Last-minute financing keeps boat yard afloat

Last-minute financing has saved Dutch Harbor Boat Yard from the court-ordered auction that had been scheduled for Wednesday, June 4. More...

Editorial

Cartoon

Full Story

Green needed to fuel fireworks

• EDITORIAL •

Jamestown's annual spectacular summer fireworks display is planned for 9 p.m on Saturday, July 5, at the Mackerel Cove town beach. That's only one month from today. There's only one small problem, though. More...

Letters to the Editor

Stakes high for quickly-made decision

Although I was not in attendance at the Town Council meeting on May 12, I'm very concerned about the Council's vote during that meeting to approve the goahead for GZA's development of the final, 100-percent plan for the landfill closure, without an More...

Many views on animal shelter needed

One of the reasons I moved to Jamestown in 1970 was because of the practically non-existent "leash laws." For the past 20 years, I've divided my time between here and East Greenwich, because of my delivery business and that town's accessibility to More...

Educating special needs children at home a savings to taxpayers

It is only in the past few years that the Jamestown special education program has been recognized as providing exceptional services to our children, especially those with autism. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 5 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

There's a new dog in town. Bear, a tri-colored Akita, is now living with the Katherine O'Neill family on North Main Road. He was adopted from the Delaware Valley Animal Shelter in Sydney, N.Y., on Memorial Day weekend. More...

Obituaries

Ronald J. Levesque, 60

Ronald J. Levesque, 60, of Coconut Creek, Fla., formerly of Johnston, R.I., died Feb. 6, 2008, in Margate, Fla. He was the son of the late Emil and Madeleine (Laboissonniere) Levesque. He served in the U.S. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Susan and Clifford Kurz received a permit May 20 to install a solar array mounting system on a roof at 56 Wright Lane, work estimated to cost $3,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, June 5 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, June 9 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, June 10 7 p.m., library, the Wind Energy Committee meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire Runs 10:06 a.m., May 28, Car 1 and Engine 2 were dispatched to West Reach Drive for a natural vegetation fire. 7:30 p.m., May 29, All units responded to a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. More...