September 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Zoning board denies request for variance

Erosion problems with property cited as reason

The Zoning Board of Review denied a request for a variance at a Clarke's Village Lane property at its Aug. 26 meeting. The property is owned by Mark A. Bard and located at the north end of Clarke's Village Lane on tax assessor's Plat 12, Lot 87. More...

News

Deputy fire chief has spent two decades with department

Deputy Fire Chief Ken Gladding has been with the department for more than two decades. "I love being a fireman. Once it gets in your blood, you can't quit," Gladding said. More...

Cruising in style

Lynn Kotler, left, and Lydia Hummel were thrilled to sit in this classic car at Sunday's Seaside Family Cruise car show at Fort Getty. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Flotsam and Jetsam

Full disclosure: I never go to the beach

Whenever I tell new people I meet that I live in Jamestown, they always make one of two assumptions about me. The first is that I must go to the beach "all the time" and the second is that I must sail. More...

About Town

Exercise, ballet classes coming to golf course

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer more adult exercise classes that will begin the week of Sept. 8. Pilates will be taught by Mary Beth Murphy on Mondays at 6 p.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. More...

Marshall to speak at garden club meeting

This month's meeting of the Quononoquott Garden Club will be on Monday, Sept. 8, at St. Matthew's Parish Hall. The business meeting will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Cub scouts host sign-up event

Jamestown Cub Scout Pack 1 will hold its annual Cub Rally at Fort Getty on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining Cub Scouts or learning more about the pack should attend this event. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 4 Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, 8:30 a.m., fee Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2 - 6 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Beach Boot camp exercise class, Mackerel Cove, 6 to 7 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Jamestown Community Theatre's production of the delightful play, "Miracle on 34th Street" scheduled for November, has been canceled. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits J. Nelson received a permit Aug. 25 to erect a temporary tent on Aug. 27 and dismantle it Aug. 29 at 368 East Shore Rd., work estimated to cost $3,500. Joseph and Barbara DiStefano received a permit Aug. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Sept. 8 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Sept. 9 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, Sept. 10 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Marijuana possession charged Lauren Amos, 22, of Bristol was charged Aug. 27 with first offense marijuana possession after she was stopped at Ft. Wetherill for violation of state park closing regulations, police said. More...

Around the Island race

Jan Slee and his son, Ted, sailed their 12-meter Enterprise with a crew of 20 women in Sunday's Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island race. Slee's wife, Caroline was the crew boss. Photo by Don Miller More...

One race causes Jamestown to hold primary election

The November presidential election is shaping up to be one of the tightest elections in recent history, but that is not the case for the sole race on the Jamestown primary ballot in Tuesday's election. More...

Public hearings planned on Newport Bridge EZ Pass

RITBA gives short notice for three public meetings

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority's (RITBA) proposed institution of an EZ Pass toll program has raised concerns and questions. More...

Editorial

• EDITORIAL

A few simple ways you can save money

These days our household costs are increasing so fast that we can't keep up. A gallon of gas is out of sight. Heating oil makes last year's prices a real deal. Electricity rates just took a big hike. More...

Letters to the Editor

Changes afoot for annual bike race

Planning and preparation for the 33rd annual Jamestown Classic is well under way. We have received our permit from the Town Council to sponsor the event on Monday, Columbus Day, Oct. 13. More...

Thanks for the oil

On behalf of the Jamestown Rotary Club, I would like to thank Amy Barclay de Tolley and Phyllis Bedard of Trattoria Simpatico for their continued support of our annual Doughboy shack at the Fools' Rules Regatta with their donation of the cooking oi More...

So many fools to thank

On behalf of the Jamestown Yacht Club, I would like to thank everyone who made the 31st annual Fools' Rules Regatta a rousing success. The day was beautiful with a light southeasterly breeze. More...

Sam Bari

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

The forks in the road; the forks in the pies

The lazy crazy days of summer are officially behind us. Labor Day was the grim reminder. Despite the high price of fuel, everyone appears to have survived the perceived inconvenience. Although adjustments had to be made, many were for the better. More...

Upcoming Events

Learn to go green at URI expo

As Rhode Islanders anticipate the high cost of heating their homes this winter, the University of Rhode Island will host the 2008 Rhode Island Energy Expo to offer innovative and practical strategies to help individuals and businesses deal with ris More...

Garden lecturer, luncheon on tap next week

"Myths, Lies and All the Latest Dirt" is the presentation by this popular, witty and entertaining speaker who will be lecturing on the down and dirty folklore on plants, practices and products. This event starts at 10:30 a.m. More...

Garden events start off fall season

Blithewold celebrates gardeners and local growing at its eighth annual Fall Gardener's Day, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 4

100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, September 1, 1908 As is usual at the first of September, a large number of hotel guests have left during the last two days for their winter homes. More...

Obituaries

Ecla W. Waugh, 83

Ecla W. (Getchell) Waugh, 83, of East Bridgewater, Mass., died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008 at Blue Hills Alzheimer's Care Center in Stoughton, Mass. She was the wife of the late Lewis A. Waugh, Sr. More...

David H. Vieira, 84

David H. Vieira, 84, of Pemberton Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 at South County Hospital. He was the former husband of Jenny B. (Cox) Foster. Born in Jamestown, he was a son of the late Manuel and Mary (Henry) Vieira. More...

Barbara Jean Ryden, 68

Barbara Jean Ryden, 68, of 808 East Shore Rd., died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at St. Clare Home in Newport. Born in Erie, Pa., on Dec. 4, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Elizabeth Gertrude (Gaub) Corwin. 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. 2008-0447 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO SUSAN S. IZARD, ALBERT H. More...