March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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Jamestown homes featured on 'Newport' tour

The 2009 Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour will provide exclusive entry to several private homes in Jamestown on Sunday, April 26. This tour is sponsored by the Parents Association of St. Michael's Country Day School, in Newport. More...

Local architect's house designs win awards

Two houses by Jamestown architect Jim Estes of Estes/Twombly Architects were recently recognized by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects at their annual design awards ceremony. More...

Lucky winner

B.J. Whitehouse presented Paul Cardin of Jamestown with a $1,000 check as the winner of the Rhode Island Festival Chorus grand prize raffle. The Jamestown Community Chorus is the founder of the Festival Chorus. More...

Sam Bari

Mixed messages

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

For the past few days, I have been visiting my son, Roman, and his family. My grandkids, ages six and four, are starting to remind me of a misspent youth with my erstwhile gang of young ruffians who looked at life with more humor than sense. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 19 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

Welcome to the island Abby and Jerry. The two cats came here via The Potter League for Animals. Abby was adopted by Betsy Lee and joins four other cats in the household. 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...

Town Council aims for 0-percent tax increase

Parents and teachers who turned out for the Town Council meeting Monday night wanted to hear Town Administrator Bruce Keiser explain how his 0-percent tax increase would avoid cutting services and programs and plan for successful future budgets onc More...

Eighth grade student wins music composition award

John Ragland, 14, an eighth grade student at Lawn Avenue School, has won the Music Educator's National Conference Eastern Division Young Composer's Contest with "Spring Forth," his original composition for piano. More...

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Two important events tonight in Jamestown

• EDITORIAL •

Tonight at the same time, but at different venues, there are two local happenings that should be of special interest to islanders: • The Town Council Charter Review Committee will have a public workshop at 7 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Preserve the town high way barn

I am writing this letter to you and the Jamestown Town Council to request your support in the following matter as relates to the future of the Public Works Barn at Fort Wetherill. More...

Thankful for Jamestown EMS

I would like to express my appreciation to the Jamestown Emergency Medical Service. The service they provide is beyond commendable. It is the service we all hope to never have to utilize. More...

About Town

Town Charter Committee seeks final inputs for new charter

The Jamestown Charter Review Committee will host a public workshop today, Thursday, March 19, in the Town Hall Council Chambers starting at 7 p.m. More...

Pasta dinner to raise funds for MET school

The East Bay MET School parent group will hold its third "Meet the MET" spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Thursday, March 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Florence Gray Center, One York St., Newport. More...

Church forum focuses on Baha'i faith

Gerhard and Christine Muller will provide an introduction to the Baha'i faith during a forum at Central Baptist Church. The event, which is open to the public, will begin at 11 a.m. this Sunday, March 22. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 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...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving, drug possession charged Timothy Gordon, 28, of Narragansett, was charged March 14 with first offense possession of marijuana, drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test during a routine traffic stop, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 2:52 a.m., Feb. 17, Car 2 and Engines 1 and 3 were dispatched to Route 138 westbound for a motor vehicle accident with injuries call. 11:23 a.m., Feb. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, March 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, Jamestown Charter Review Committee meets. Monday, March 23 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council budget workshop meets. More...