March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Statewide slavery exhibit coming to Jamestown library

Jamestown Philomenian Library will host one of several satellite exhibits called "Hidden from History: Slavery in Rhode Island from its Inception to Its End," a landmark project depicting slavery in Rhode Island. More...

Class study on sailboat race earns high marks from students

The Volvo Ocean Race, an international sailing competition, has become an exciting subject of study for seventh and eighth grade students at Lawn Middle School. More...

Music lesson

Violinist Daniel Han and accordionist Lidia Kaminska played for students at Melrose Avenue School during the Kingston Chamber Music Festival's school outreach program week. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Sam Bari

A view of afar

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

This week produced a bit of exciting news to distract us from our ailing economy. NASA managed to launch Kepler, a $591 million space telescope designed to open a new era in planet detection. Now that is interesting. More...

About Town

Plan now for annual Soap Box Derby

The 14th annual All-American Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 9, at Easton's Beach in Newport. The races will start at 9 a.m. and the rain date will be Sunday, May 10. More...

Piano concert features classical music

The third concert of the Jamestown Community Piano Association season will feature works by Bach and Beethoven on Sunday, March 15. The concert, at St. Matthew's Church at 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. More...

Knights to hold 'Two Saints' dinner

Saint Mark Church Knights of Columbus will host its annual St. Patrick/ St. Joseph Dinner on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, March 9, 1909 Mr. C.E. Weeden and Dr. E. C. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 4:35 a.m., March 5, Engines 1 and 3 went to Route 138 westbound for a motor vehicle accident. 7 p.m., March 5, All units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 12 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, March 16 6 p.m., Town Hall, the Water and Sewer Board meets. 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

Three arrested in connection with island drug bust

One Jamestown woman and one North Kingstown man are facing felony drug charges, while an island man faces felony weapons charges, after their arrests this week by the Jamestown Police Department with the assistance of the Newport Police Narcotics S More...

Zero increase budget possible this year, town administrator says

Times are tough and town Administrator Bruce Keiser believes that the Town Council and School Committee can present islanders with a proposed budget that does not increase the current property tax rate. More...

Editorial

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Restore the night sky over Conanicut Island

• EDITORIAL •

In 1638, Chief Conanicus decided to sell this island in the middle of Narragansett Bay to the English settlers for grazing sheep. When the chief looked upwards to the evening heavens over the island he saw a wonderful sight. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thrift shop re-opens for business

You can find a harbinger of spring at St. Matthew's Thrift Shop. After re-organization and a cleaning project, we celebrated Saturday with refreshments and a photo session. More...

Not getting their money's worth

Very early in the EZPass process, I wrote a letter regarding local pass which I shared with the Jamestown Press and the governor's offi ce. I advocated for a 30- to 50-cent rate for locals. More...

Helicopters are the sound of freedom

I can't believe it. I just can't believe it. I can understand an individual who would complain if there was a helicopter landing pad in his neighbor's back yard and if that helicopter was landing and taking off on a daily basis. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

With St. Patrick's Day coming up next Tuesday we asked Kathy Brownell, Jamestown's ambassador to Ireland, her thoughts on the day. "I look forward to St. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Parris

Kenneth Bowman Parris III, of Coventry and formerly of North Kingstown and Jamestown, died surrounded by his family on March 10, 2009. He was the husband of Janet Parris and the son of Barbara and the late Kenneth B. Parris Jr. of North Kingstown. 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. 2009-0084 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO JOHN B. COLONNA, JR. More...