April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Reed shares Washington outlook on economy

Nation faces stiff challenges at home and abroad, he says

These are difficult times because the United States is facing major challenges both on the domestic and international fronts, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed told a group of Jamestowners last week at the Bay Voyage. More...

News

Zoning Board grant two variances

Two residences in Jamestown will soon see a makeover, thanks to approvals from the Board of Zoning Appeal. The committee approved a zoning variance for Jamestown resident John Lawless Jr. More...

Island Sports

Register now for girl's softball The Jamestown Recreation Department is getting ready for the girl's softball season. More...

Easter Egg Hunt goes indoors

The Junior Women's Club of Jamestown would like to thank the Jamestown Recreation Department for allowing us to use the Rec Center lobby for our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday during the downpour. We had many prize winners that day. More...

Letters to the Editor

Wind energy and Jamestown

Thank you for your thorough April 9 article on the activities of the Jamestown Wind Energy Committee. I wanted to write to you to try to explain more fully some of the issues our community is facing. More...

Help clean up our beaches on Saturday

Please join the Conservation Commission on our annual Earth Day Island Shoreline Cleanup and help keep Jamestown beautiful! You can make a difference by lending a hand - show you care by helping on Saturday morning. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 16 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

You won't go home hungry after the Jamestown Community Chorus' concerts next month. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 16

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 April 23, 2009 6:00 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents' Decision RIGL 42-46-5 Exception 2, Contract Negotiations 7:00 p.m. More...

Economic times hinder affordable housing expansion

Poor economic conditions have turned investors away from buying tax credits from Rhode Island Housing, whose sale fi- nances affordable housing construction, according to Brigid Ryan, senior project manager for the Church Community Housing Corporat More...

Harbor panel delays dredging

The Harbor Management Commission last week decided to postpone discussions regarding dredging at Ft. Getty until next month's meeting when a geologist is available. The HMC's Ft. More...

Editorial

FIRST PERSON

My name is Liza Kurt and I live in Jamestown. My brother and I were raised on Long Island and were fortunate to participate in junior sailing. We competed against other Long Island and Connecticut yacht clubs. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Bring the kids to help on Saturday morning

• EDITORIAL •

It has been a long, cold winter. Now that spring has arrived, it's easy to see that there has been a big accumulation of trash, debris, flotsam and jetsam washed ashore on our island beaches. Time for a spring cleaning! More...

Sam Bari

Findaphoneaphobia

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

Two years have gone by. I can't believe it. How did that happen so fast? My cell phone contract ran out and now I have to get a new phone. That's not quite true. More...

About Town

Junior docents needed at Gilbert Stuart

Do you like learning about colonial history? Do you like telling people what you know? More...

International aid and the U.S. Navy forum

Al Shimkus, a retired captain in the U.S. Navy, will talk about the Navy's role in international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief during a forum at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, at Central Baptist Church. The forum is open to the public. More...

Historic renovations featured at meeting

The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation will present Historic Restorations Around Narragansett Bay at its 25th annual meeting on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Newport Yacht Club on Long Wharf. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, April 20 6 p.m., Town Hall, Board of Water and Sewer meets. 7 p.m., Town Hall, Town Council meets. Tuesday, April 21 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. More...