January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ft. Wetherill commercial development opposed

Using the town's highway barn site at Ft. Wetherill as an aquaculture facility was one of several ideas discussed at Monday night's workshop on possible uses for the property. More...

News

After the storm

The Beavertail Lighthouse beacon shines at dusk following a recent snow storm. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

School Committee back to business in the New Year

The topic on everyone's mind at the first School Committee meeting of the new year was President-elect Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus package. Town Council member Mike White addressed the school committee at the Jan. More...

Volunteer opportunities posted

Serving Communities, Helping Others, Opportunities for All (SHO) is a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities. SHO currently has opportunities available in Jamestown and North Kingstown for adults 18 and older. More...

Letters to the Editor

Help bring aquaculture to Jamestown

I recently completed a book for my son's 21st birthday. There is a chapter that discusses the importance of planting trees. You don't plant trees for yourself, but for those that follow. More...

Thank you to Santa's elves

How quickly the holiday season comes upon us, then it's over. But, it takes an endless team of volunteers working as individuals and in numerous groups and committees over many weeks to make Christmas in Jamestown, a.k.a. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 15 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 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Congratulations to our new President. May he achieve his many goals and receive the respect of all Americans as he serves as our leader and Commander-in-Chief. *** I used my EZ-Pass for the first time last week. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 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 Sheryl Crowell received a permit Jan. 6 to replace siding and add replacement windows at 9 Coronado St., work estimated to cost $15,000. Gwendolyn Chew received a permit Jan. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Jan. 19 All town offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday, Jan. 20 6 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer meets. 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 8:47 a.m., Dec. 26, Cars 1 and 3 and Special Services 1 went to Narragansett Avenue for a water evacuation. 6:03 p.m., Dec. 27, Car 1, Special Services 1, and Engines 1, 2, and 3 went to Pemberton Avenue for a false alarm call. More...

Early deadline for next week's issue of the Jamestown Press

The Jamestown Press office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. However, the next issue of the Press will be published on time. Look for your copy of the newspaper on Thursday, Jan. 22. More...

Local schools to lose funding under governor's budget plan

Under Governor Donald Carcieri's Supplemental Budget for fiscal year 2009, released Jan. 7, Jamestown schools stand to lose more than $32,500 in state aid in the current year's spending plan. More...

New road tolls eyed by state

Rhode Island transportation offi cials are considering adding new tolls as a way of raising money to pay for maintenance of state roads and bridges. State Department of Transportation Director Michael P. More...

Editorial

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Inauguration bound? Send us your pictures!

There are quite a few Jamestowners heading to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20, of Barack Obama as President of the United States. It will be a historic day. More...

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Sam Bari

Another year went by in a flash

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

This week marks four years of "You can't beat a system you can't understand" in the Jamestown Press. This is the 208th column. Despite the cloud of economic uncertainty hanging menacingly over our heads, we managed to have a little fun. More...

About Town

NKHS parents' group meets Jan. 21

The North Kingstown High School PTSO will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the school's media center. Principal Gerald Foley will give his monthly report on school news, events and activities. More...

Register now for after-school programs

The Jamestown Education Foundation and the Jamestown School Department will offer a series of after school programs for children this winter. Programs are offered for all grade levels for the children of Jamestown. More...

Sailing lecture moved to next week

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will focus on the 2009 12 Meter Worlds, as part of its Sailing Lecture Series, on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the library. The lecture was originally scheduled for today, Thursday, Jan. 15. More...

Obituaries

Ruth E. Bonner, 82

Ruth E. (Hand) Bonner, 82, of North Kingstown, died Friday, Jan. 9, at Village House in Newport. Born in Waltham, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John and Gladys (Miles) Hand. More...

Joseph A. Godena Jr., 70

Joseph A. Godena Jr., 70, of Fischer Drive, died peacefully Thursday at South Kingstown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the beloved husband of Josephine A. (Sherman) Godena for 32 years. 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. 2009-0008 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO WEST PASSAGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, BENEDETTO A. More...