April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Council discusses substance abuse prevention

Local experts addressed the Town Council on Monday night and explained the importance of proactive substance abuse prevention in Jamestown schools. More...

News

Wind Committee evaluates turbine options

Within two years, Jamestown may be profiting from its own energy use, and with minimal impact on the environment. More...

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Weed control

The Island Garden

If you ask Scott at Jamestown Hardware how high his weeds are, he'll say they're o.k. now, but come summer he'll have a job to find his house and he wonders what happened to his garden. More...

Sam Bari

The spirit of competition

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

When L.B. Mayer of MGM fame died, at his funeral, the veteran showman George Jessel said, "You see. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 9 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 9 a.m., Chamber breakfast with Senator Reed, Bay Voyage Inn 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

After many years in the theater, Julie Andrews' appearance as Marmee in the Jamestown Community Theatre's presentation of "Little Women" will be her first role in a serious drama. More...

Obituaries

Ruth B. Schott, 78

Ruth Bardol Schott, 78, died peacefully on March 31, 2009 in Hickory, N.C. surrounded by her family. She was the wife of 55 years of Edward E. Schott. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ruth was the daughter of the late Emily and John Bardol. More...

Violet L. Doty, 97

Violet L. Doty (Lee), 97, of Union Street, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late John J. Doty Sr. and the former wife of the late Charles Hayward. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 28, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE More...

School Committee tables budget discussion

The Jamestown School Committee reviewed the status of the 2010 budget at its April 2 work session and concluded that reductions in health insurance costs, through group health membership, will allow the committee to meet the Town Council's request More...

Rabies clinic

Ella Walker comforts Sierra, a Siberian Husky, before the dog receives its annual rabies shot at the clinic sponsored by the Jamestown Humane Society. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Landfill closure causes concern among residents

Town Council approves landfill closure plan

The Town Council decided to move forward with the landfill closure and proposed composting facility plans at its Monday night meeting after hearing recommendations from Town Engineer Michael Gray and concerns from residents. More...

Editorial

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Possible amendments to the town charter

• EDITORIAL •

Every 10 years or so we are required to review our Town Charter. A committee has been appointed to determine if anything in our charter needs to be changed. That committee will soon make its recommendations to the Town Council. More...

Letters to the Editor

Going green

I am a student at North Kingstown High School and in my current issues class we have been discussing the various ways that our school can make many "green" choices. More...

Spanish teacher goes extra mile

I would like to express my gratitude to Miss Michaela Onosko for providing the after-school Spanish class to my third-grade child. Speaking for my child, he had an amazing time and was thrilled to learn about another culture. More...

About Town

Children's story times at the library

The Jamestown library children's room will hold story times in April and May. On Wednesdays, the library will hold Mother Goose Time for infants and babies up through 24 months old, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. More...

Applications available for new scholarship

Applications are now available for the Elizabeth Stone Fund Scholarship, a one-time award for expenses associated with freshman year at an accredited four-year institution of higher learning. More...

Driving course offered for seniors

AARP will offer a two-session afternoon defensive driving course for seniors on Wednesday, April 15 and Friday, April 17. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 9

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

FIRE & EMS

3:40 p.m., March 30, Car 3 and Engines 1 and 2 went to Bonnet View Drive for a carbon monoxide detector activation. No CO2 found. 6:26 p.m., March 30, Car 1, Tanker 1, Engines 1, 2 and 3 went to North Main Road for a false alarm. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged Michael Zweir, 57, of Oakland, Calif., was charged April 4 with first offense drunk driving and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, police said. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, April 14 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, April 15 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...