February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Braving the cold

Winter is a great time to go kayaking, you just have to dress properly. Tony Moore of Ship Street rides the waves at Mackerel Cove. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

News

Slavery exhibit visits Jamestown in March

"Hidden from History: Slavery in Rhode Island from its Inception to Its End," a landmark exhibit depicting slavery in Rhode Island, will tour the state starting in late February. More...

Gardening 101: Digging

The Island Garden

Let's talk this week about digging. It's hard to do right because the ground is frozen but in a few weeks gardeners will want to dig their garden patch over and plant something. More...

Register now for flag football

The Jamestown Recreation Department will start its second season of flag football on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The practices will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and run through April 29. The first practice will be held at the Lawn Avenue School gym. More...

Letters to the Editor

Teen Center pasta dinner a success

The Teen Center Pasta Dinner was a great success and despite less than perfect weather conditions, nearly 60 people came out to support our cause. More...

Thanks for great detective work

My wife and I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Jamestown police force for their exemplary performance in responding to a burglary incident at my home a few weeks ago. More...

Crews kept roads in good shape

The Jamestown school bus drivers would like to say "thank you" to Kevin Deacon and the public works crew for all the hard work that they have done in keeping the roads of Jamestown plowed and sanded this winter. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 26 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. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to seventh grader Sam Hollister who won the Lawn Avenue Spelling Bee and will compete in the state bee on March 14. His winning word was collage. The winner of the state bee goes on to the Nationl Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington DC. More...

Obituaries

Joseph H. Abbott, 85

Joseph H. Abbott, 85, of Cranston, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 in the evening at home. Husband of the late Jean Abigail Gadwah Abbott, he was born in Providence, on July 3, 1923, to the late Thomas A. Abbott and Catherine Jane Mohan. 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. 2009-0052 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO BAY & BRIDGE SIDE REALTY CO., INC. More...

Youths celebrate the arts in Rhode Island

March is Youth Art Month, a celebration of the value of art and quality art education programs in school systems across America. More...

NECAP results show improvements

Results from the Fall 2008 Beginning Grade New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) tests are in and overall the results are good, according to Superintendant Marcia Lukon. More...

Cuts to sports draws protest at N.K. school board

Meeting moved to Saturday due to capacity crowd

An overflow crowd opposed to planned cuts in the sports program turned out for the North Kingstown School Committee meeting Tuesday evening. More...

Editorial

Jamestown Art Center needs everyone's support

VIEWPOINT

On March 2, the Town Council will meet to discuss the purchase of 44 Southwest Ave. by the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Still time to take the survey: www.BuyJamestownRI.com

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce has received a tremendous reponse to its Buy Jamestown survey now underway. The Chamber wants to know what you think about the shopping and services that are available on the island. More...

Sam Bari

And we are up and running

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

The year is not yet 60 days old and it is speeding by like a runaway freight train. In less than two months, we have accomplished a lot. The country has experienced an inauguration, the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, and the Academy Awards. More...

About Town

Job seminar to be held at Christ Church

Job hunting? In need of some encouragement and practical advice? We invite you to join us for a job seminar with a fresh look at networking, writing resumes, and interviewing. More...

Family fun at Save the Bay Exploration Center

The Narragansett Bay-themed aquarium and learning center will be open and admission will be FREE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. More...

Teen center celebrates one year anniversary

The Jamestown Teen Center will celebrate its one-year anniversary this Saturday, Feb. 28, with a day of fun for the entire community. The carnival will include food, games, prizes and live music from teen bands CODA and Sidewinder. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 26

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 Michael Chase received a permit Feb. 18 to install a steel door with transom and storm door at 289 Reservoir Circle, work estimated to cost $3,200. Richard and Mary Moody received a permit Feb. More...

POLICE LOG

Assault with a deadly weapon Robert Kurucz, 49, of North Kingstown, was charged Feb. 20 with felony assault with a deadly weapon, police said. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 26 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, March 2 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, March 3 6:30 p.m. More...