November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget challenges ahead for state, Paiva Weed says

The Rhode Island General Assembly will have to make some tough decisions in 2009, State Sen. M. Teresa Paiva Weed said Wednesday morning. More...

News

Newport Animal Hospital goes high tech green with expansion

The Newport Animal Hospital has nearly completed construction of a new state-of-the-art addition at its facility on Valley Road in Middletown. Owner Dr. More...

Kids should turn down those iPods or risk hearing loss

Years ago, legions of parents told their children to, "turn that stereo down or you'll go deaf." It turns out they were right. More...

Freshman football season a success

Don't let the North Kingstown freshman football team's record fool you. Although they won only one game, all parties involved saw this season as a huge success. Head Coach Andy Donnelly said that this was the biggest turnout North has ever seen. More...

Sam Bari

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

Looking back on the good old days

Last week we talked about the many flaws in recorded history. The operative word in that sentence being "recorded." The parts that we recognize as flaws were not always actual mistakes; they were events as told through opinionated eyes. More...

Upcoming Events

Art association to hold holiday show

The Wickford Art Association welcomes visitors to the Little Picture Art Show and Sale. Over 300 works will be displayed by 50 different artists. Visit the Holiday Open House on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. The show will run from Nov. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 20 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 7 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

With next Thursday in mind, we were looking through the very fragile pages of a cookbook owned by Debbie Ryng entitled "The Metropolitan Life Cook Book" that was published in 1918. More...

Obituaries

Ann Hutchinson, 77

Ann (Hackett) Hutchinson, 77, of Jamestown, died Nov. 13, 2008. She was the wife of Richard Hutchinson. Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late William and Louisa (Haydock) Hackett. More...

Gertrude M. Abrahamson, 75

Gertrude M. (Bowen) Abrahamson, 75, of Seaside Drive, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at Newport Hospital. Born in Cranston, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Albro) Bowen. 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. 2008-0576 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO ELMER L. More...

Live turkeys inspire lawn avenue artists

There were turkeys at Lawn Avenue School earlier this week, and they were not on the lunch menu. The birds were visiting the school as part of a new initiative through the Lawn Avenue School Improvement Team called Volunteers in Education. More...

House moving

Electric, cable and phone workers ensure enough wire clearance for house movers to relocate a house from Environmental Packaging International up the street to its new spot on Clinton Avenue. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for a great season

The Jamestown Soccer Association's 2008 fall recreation season concluded on a beautiful autumn morning Oct. 25, with a full complement of soccer players of all age groups cheered on by family, friends and occasionally hoarse coaches. More...

Successful show from the JCT

What a show! "Song Man, Dance Man" was a departure from the usual for Jamestown Community Theatre (JCT), and what a great detour it was! Many thanks to all who attended. We could not stage any show without your support. More...

Thanks for food pantry donations

Members of the St. Mark Outreach Committee would like to thank the Boy Scouts and their leaders for collecting and delivering food items for our food closet. Thank you also to all the wonderful Jamestowners who left these items to be collected. More...

About Town

Roof raising

The roof is being installed on the new highway barn at Taylor Point. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

North Kingstown drama troupe stages "Anatomy of Gray"

Jamestowner Georgia Wright will lead the North Kingstown High School NorTHheatre drama troupe as narrator June Muldoon in Jim Leonard's "Anatomy of Gray" this Friday through Sunday. More...

Recycle unused or outgrown soccer uniforms

All past and present Jamestown Soccer Association players from the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 spring competitive seasons can donate their uniforms that have been outgrown or are no longer used to new JSA soccer players. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 20

100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, November 18, 1908 In spite of the lack of rain at planting time, which made the seeds slow to germinate, the turnip crop that is about harvested is one of the best ever raised on the island. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 20 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Nov. 24 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Nov. 25 7 p.m., library, the Zoning Board meets. More...

TOWN RECORDS

Plumbing permits Guido F. Carella received a permit Nov. 18 to plumb a house at 120 Bay View Drive, work estimated to cost $14,000. Building permits Ken Tyson received a permit Nov. More...

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS

July 18, Macmillan sold to Landman, property at 10 Boston Ave. for the sum of $465,000. July 21, Hendry sold to Hendry, property at 14 Fairview St. for the sum of $300,000. July 30, Sutt sold to Anderson, property at 34 Clinton Ave. More...