February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Harbor Commission discusses future of East Ferry, Fort Getty

The Harbor Management Commission discussed plans at its Feb. 11 meeting to create additional touch-and-go dock space at the marina at East Ferry to accommodate fishermen and boaters. The commissioners also voted to begin the repairs at Ft. Getty. More...

News

Hugs and kisses

William Snoke receives a snuggle and a kiss from his 3-month-old puppy, Polly. Photo by Andrea von Hoehenleiten More...

Numbers indicate substance abuse education is working

The current financial crisis is squeezing school budgets across the country and, whenever fi- nances get tight, social service programs are often first on the chopping block. But does it make sense to cut these programs? More...

Scholarship for military dependents

Applications for the Newport Officer's Spouses' Club 2009 Scholarship are now available. More...

Letters to the Editor

School Committee not making educated cuts

Is the North Kingstown School Committee showing you we can do "more with less" or simply "less with more" as we go through budget discussions? More...

About Town

Art center seeks works for 'Collaboration 09'

The Jamestown Arts Center will host "Collaboration 09," an installation of 10-inch-square works of art created by the many artists of Jamestown, from March 6 to 30. More...

Birth certificates now available at Town Hall

The Jamestown Town Clerk's office can now issue certified copies of a birth record for births that occurred within the state of Rhode Island from Jan. 1, 1980, to the present. Records are issued at Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. More...

Learn about island's moveable past

Jamestown has a long history of moving building and recycling structures in new locations. The Jamestown Historical Society is looking for information and photographs about buildings that have been moved. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Andrea Colognese and Doriana Carella received a permit Feb. 12 to make renovations according to plan at 2 Watson Ave., work estimated to cost $12,000. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on a suspended license charged • Joseph Caiazzo, 52, of Belle Harbor, N.Y., was charged Feb. 14 with driving on a suspended license during a routine traffic stop on Route 138, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS

10:56 a.m., Feb. 9, Cars 1 and 3, and Engine 1 went to Narragansett Avenue for a false alarm. 4:44 p.m., Feb. 10, Car 2, Special Services 1 and Engine 3 went to Seaside Drive for a carbon monoxide call. 3:33 p.m., Feb. More...

New water treatment plant will begin testing in March

Public Works Director Steve Goslee said at Monday's Water and Sewer portion of the Town Council meeting that the new water treatment plant on North Main Road will start testing some time in March and if all goes well, the facility will be in full u More...

Islanders protest school program reductions

Last Thursday's school committee meeting saw the highest attendance of the year as residents, parents, teachers and administrators gathered to protest possible program reductions due to a loss in state aid. More...

Traffic jam

Traffic at the Newport Pell Bridge was backed up in both directions on Wednesday morning due to a multi-car accident on the bridge that stopped east and west bound traffic. RITBA workers said the accident was caused by ice in the west bound lanes. More...

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Take the survey: www.BuyJamestownRI.com

Local businesses are the heart of this community. The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce wants to know what you think about the shopping and services available on the island. Take the survey at www.BuyJamestownRI.com. More...

Ambulance fund drive needs your support

• EDITORIAL •

As part of its annual appeal, this week the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services is asking for donations from the community to help purchase a nearly new ambulance. More...

Sam Bari

Where did all the money go?

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

We are all aware that the economy is on shaky ground. The apparent solution to this seemingly unsolvable problem appears to be to talk it to death. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Teen Center will mark the succesful completion of its first year with a One Year Anniversary Celebration with an indoor carnival motif on Saturday, Feb. 28. Families are invited to attend from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 19

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...

Obituaries

Alan E. Dyer, 89

Alan E. Dyer, 89, of Middletown, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 at Newport Hospital. He was born on April 29, 1919, in New Britain, Conn., the son of the late Raymond F. and Elizabeth (Slaney) Dyer. 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...