January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Affordable housing plan withdrawn

John Lawless, owner of a Pemberton Avenue property that was approved by the Affordable Housing Committee as an affordable housing unit, withdrew his application at the Planning Commission meeting on Jan. 21. More...

News

Big check

The Town of Jamestown received the first municipal grant award from the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation/Renewable Energy Fund in order to conduct a wind power feasibility study. Here, town officials receive the $30,000 check. More...

Gardening 101: how many plants?

The Island Garden

Last week we looked briefly at where to locate your garden and how much space you'll need. This week we'll figure out how many plants you'll need of each kind. It is important to do this exercise when you start gardening. More...

Rocky Hill offers girls' field hockey clinic

Girls in grades 5 through 8 are invited to attend a field hockey clinic on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich. More...

About Town

Theater group to hold "Little Women" auditions

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming non-musical production of Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" on Sunday, Feb. 8. More...

Pasta dinner raises money for teens

The Teen Center's Youth Advisory Board, Adolescents Making Programs for Teens, is hosting its first event on Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

Rhodes work on display at library

The artwork currently on exhibit at the Jamestown Philomenian Library was created in the last year by Evelyn Thistle Rhodes and the participants in her plein air workshops, which Rhodes has led for the last 30 years. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 29

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 Bill Hall received a permit Jan. 21 to replace a deck at 98 Cole St., work estimated to cost $5,200. Isabelle Aquino received a permit Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

Drug possession, bench warrant violation charged William Keating, 20, of North Kingstown, was charged Jan. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Feb. 2 5:30 p.m., Town Hall, Town Council/School Committee joint workshop. 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Feb. 4 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Feb. More...

Retired police chief planning Carr/Clarke School reunion

Retired Jamestown Police Chief Jim Pemantell is planning a shindig and he's looking for assistants. "We held an eighth grade reunion back in 2002 and it was so successful we wanted to plan something else," Pemantell said. More...

School Committee begins budget review

The Jamestown School Committee began the arduous process of reviewing the budget at its last meeting. More...

Change of command

President and Mrs. Obama and Vice-President and Mrs. Biden wave goodbye to Marine One, which carried former President George W. Bush from the White House for the final time. More...

Editorial

Oath of office

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. administers the oath of office to Barack Obama, who is joined by his family. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Senate Photo Studio More...

Cartoon

Full Story

I'm betting on the groundhog next week

• EDITORIAL •

There's yet another major winter storm heading our direction as I write these words early Wednesday morning. School has been cancelled for the day. More...

Sam Bari

Lawmakers at work

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

It has been a while since I have addressed the subject of strange legislation. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 29 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

More on Smith Florist from Kay Smith Murphy: "My grandfather, Samuel Smith, lived on Narragansett Avenue where the outdoor patio of Trattoria Simpatico is now. More...

Obituaries

Roslina Dias, 63

Roslina (George) Dias, 63, of Fall River, Mass., died Monday, Jan. 19, peacefully at home. She was the wife of the late Edward Dias. Born in Attleboro, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Maria (Pacheco) George. More...

John E. Dunn, 95

John E. Dunn Jr., 95, a long-time resident of Jamestown, died peacefully on Jan. 24 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Rita Kirwin for 71 years. Born 1913 in Wilmette, Ill., he was the son of the late John E. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN EXEMPTION NOTICE The Tax Assessor is now accepting applications for the following tax exemptions: DISABLED: Residents under the age of 65 who are determined to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration. More...