February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Unknowns hinder school budget

One of the most significant challenges facing the Jamestown School Committee this budget year concerns what Superintendent Marcia Lukon refers to as "the unknowns. More...

News

Playing in local band keeps island teen busy

Music isn't just a hobby for Jamestown drummer Madelaine Crabtree, it is a way of life. Recently Crabtree, along with her band, CODA, won the recent North Kingstown Battle of the Bands competition. More...

Women's commission holds non-traditional career day

The Rhode Island Commission on Women will hold the second annual Girls' Non-Traditional Trades Event on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New England Laborers Construction Career Academy in Cranston. More...

Flying high

Science teacher Jim Kaczynski fills a handmade balloon with hot air at Lawn Avenue School on Tuesday. The students make and fly the balloons each year as part of their curriculum. Photo by Adrienne Dowing More...

About Town

Local youth band in library music series

Join the Friends of the Library as they present CODA, winner of the North Kingstown High School Battle of the Bands, on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in the library meeting hall. More...

Strings after-school programs available

Susan Gorelick is returning to the Lawn Avenue School to run an after-school strings program. Organizers are hoping to revitalize the program and ask that any students interested in joining the group contact the Lawn school at 423-7010, ext. 202. More...

AARP offers free tax assistance

Free tax help to low-income and senior taxpayers will be available through the AARP Tax Assistance Program at the Jamestown library starting in February. Special attention will be given to those 60 and older. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 12 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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 12

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 John and Sharon Rallis received a permit Feb. 9 to install three windows and install oak flooring at 86 Blueberry Lane, work estimated to cost $18,000. Electrical permits Sterling Graham III received a permit Feb. More...

FIRE & EMS

7:55 a.m., Feb. 2, Engines 1 and 3 responded to a gas leak call on Galley Street. 10:56 a.m., Feb. 9, Engine 1 and Cars 1 and 3 went to Narragansett Avenue for false alarm call. 4:57 p.m., Feb. More...

POLICE LOG

Carrying a concealed weapon charged Michael Carr, 45, of 50 Steamboat St., was charged Feb. 5 with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and carrying a concealed weapon while intoxicated, police said. More...

Early deadline for next week's Jamestown Press

Even though Monday is a holiday, The Jamestown Press will be published as usual on Thursday. Here are the deadlines for the Thursday, Feb. 19, edition of the Jamestown Press: Display advertising: 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. More...

Island heliports may be banned

The Planning Commission voted 5 to 1 at its Feb. 4 meeting to recommend legislation to the Town Council prohibiting heliports in any zoning district on the island. Commission member Alexandra Nickol cast the dissenting vote. More...

Lincoln statue brought out for 200th birthday

If you look up as you walk along Narragansett Avenue right near North Main Road, you'll see Abraham Lincoln gazing out at you from the attic window on the second floor of the Jamestown Historical Society. More...

Editorial

Little Big Air

Island Lookout

In surveys of the chubbiest places in America, Mississippi has led the way for three years running, with more than two-thirds of its citizens tipping the scales at overweight or obese levels. More...

My take on Lincoln

VIEWPOINT

Let's start with a disclaimer: It is said that more has been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other American. It is likely that there is nothing in this essay that has not been said by others. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Valentine's Day — Things ain't what they used to be

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

Have you ever noticed how we generally take the less significant holiday celebrations for granted? More...

Valentine's Day — Things ain't what they used to be

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

Have you ever noticed how we generally take the less significant holiday celebrations for granted? More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

David Urban at The Secret Garden says that this year's big seller for St. Valentine's Day is roses, followed by tulips and then mixed flowers. More...

Obituaries

Janice L. Vietri, 61

Janice L. (Novasad) Vietri, 61, of Pemberton Avenue, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones Feb. 2 at her home. She was the former wife and dear friend of Thomas C. Vietri Sr. More...

Maddox John Guinguing Pinksaw

Maddox John Guinguing Pinksaw died at birth on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at Newport Hospital. He was the son of Matthew Pinksaw and Gloria Guinguing. 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. More...