March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Thumbs up given to Dutch Harbor lunch shack plan

The Jamestown Planning Commission unanimously approved a summer lunch shack at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard at its March 18 meeting, despite residents' parking and crowd concerns. More...

News

Salt sisters compete together for first time

As members of the North Kingstown High School gymnastics team, islanders and sisters Caitlin and Megan Salt are competing on the same team for the first time. More...

'Sam's Cats' visit the Press

This week we are introducing "Sam's Cats" to the Jamestown Press. The cartoon is drawn by Sam Ackerman, a former Jamestown resident who remains a frequent visitor to the island. More...

Growing herbs

The Island Garden

Nothing is quite so enjoyable as putting really fresh herbs in any home cooked meal. You can make pesto for pasta dishes, or smear it on chicken and fish. It can be made from basil or from parsley and mint for a slightly different taste. More...

Sam Bari

Solar dumping

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

A letter from a valued reader that addressed my column about littering in outer space provided fodder for yet another column about littering in outer space. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 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

Siblings Allie and Joshua Brown will appear in the Jamestown Community Theatre's production of "Little Women." Both are home schooled and veterans of the JCT. Allie, 16, plays the role of Beth. "It's a fun part, I love it. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 7 p.m., March 19, All units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. EMS runs 10:02 a.m., March 15, EMS 2 was sent to Seaside Drive for a medical emergency and transported a patient to Newport Hospital. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged • Joanne Fitzpatrick, 44, of North Kingstown, was charged March 20 with first offense drunk driving with a blood alcohol content of .15 or greater, police said. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, March 30 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council budget workshop meets. Tuesday, March 31 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council/School Committee budget workshop meets. 7 p.m., Town Hall, Wind Committee meets. More...

Girls take first place in travel tournament

Sometimes patience and hard work pay big dividends, as was the case last week for the Jamestown U10 girls' travel basketball team. More...

Jamestown students welcome at NKHS

North Kingstown Schools Superintendent Philip Thornton said Jamestown students are wanted and welcome at North Kingstown High School, despite recent public comments by some attendees at N.K. School Committee meetings and at least three N.K. More...

Editorial

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Town Council crunches budget numbers next week

• EDITORIAL •

The Jamestown Town Council will have two public workshops next week as work is finalized on the 2009-2010 budget. The council will meet on Monday, March 30, to review the proposed town budget. More...

Tax-free holiday may help boost economy

VIEWPOINT

A recent survey of local business owners and consumers by the Newport Daily News (Local businesses, consumers think tax break is good idea, March 19, 2009) gives us a glimpse into the need for the passage of House bill 5471, that I have proposed, More...

Letters to the Editor

Could town cut taxes and provide good education?

As reported in the March 19 Jamestown Press, the Jamestown School Committee stands behind a 2.42 percent budget increase. More...

Phone directory helps local projects

The Junior Women's Club of Jamestown would like everyone in the town to know we are working with the Jamestown Press to publish the 2009-2010 Jamestown Telephone Directory. More...

About Town

Knife sharpening clinic benefits Potter League

Pan Handler's, located at 35 Broadway St. in Newport, will hold a knife sharpening clinic this Saturday, May 28, starting at 11 a.m. One knife will sharpened at no charge compliments of Pan Handler's and a J.A. Henckels representative. More...

Senator Reed to speak at Chamber Breakfast

Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed will be provide a "Washington Update" as the next guest speaker for the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce's Winter Breakfast Series on Thursday, April 9. More...

Seawall repairs will begin on Monday

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin March 30 to repair the sea wall on Conanicus Avenue, at its intersection with Bay View Drive. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of March 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...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE March 31, 2009 6:30 p.m.: Joint Budget Meeting with the Jamestown Town Council Jamestown Town Hall AGENDA Discussion of the FY2009-10 School Department Budget Upcoming Meetings: April 2, 2009 Workshop @ 7PM i More...