April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Filling the dumpster

Nick DiGiando tosses a board into the garbage dumpster parked at East Ferry on Saturday morning. DiGiando brought his Atlantic Landscaping work crew to help with the Island Shoreline Cleanup. More...

News

Newport House Tour comes to Jamestown

Jamestowners looking to take advantage of this weekend's promising weather forecast do not need to look any further than their own backyard. The Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour, sponsored by St. More...

Split the defense

Tim Fay left two defenders baffled as he took the ball downfield in Sunday's U8 game at Eldred Field. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

Golf course holds first tourney of season

The Jamestown Golf Club opened its season at the Jamestown Golf Course on April 18 with a low net tournament. Under warming weather conditions, the membership battled ultra quick greens and winter rust. More...

Letters to the Editor

Turn off necklace lights on bridge

The necklace lights on Boston's Zachem Bridge are being turned off. Why? The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority stated that they could save $5,000 a month by turning off the lights. More...

Let's explore options for trash pick up

I had called Jamestown Public Works two weeks ago about the messiness of Beacon Avenue. Dana called me back last week and it looks like some work was done on cleaning that area. Thanks for any and all help. More...

Thanks for generous donation to farm

Fred Bingell, owner of the "House of Pizza," recently donated a beautiful little building to the Jamestown Community Farm. More...

Upcoming Events

Chorus award to be presented at concert

The third annual Jamestown Community Chorus Music Award will be presented on Sunday, May 3, at the group's spring concert. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. More...

Lighthouse foundation holds 25th annual meeting

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

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

A father and his daughter will make their acting debut in the Jamestown Community Theatre's presentation of "Little Women" next month. Jay Primiano has been cast as the father, a chaplain in the Army, who returns home. More...

Obituaries

Anthony P. Travisono, 83

Anthony P. Travisono, 83, died on April 4, 2009 at home surrounded by his loving family. More...

Maria D'Ambra, 62

Maria (Ricci) D'Ambra, 62, of East Shore Road, died peacefully Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Newport Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Thomas S. D'Ambra for 28 years. More...

Proposed house plan, driveway makes commissioner wary

Planning Commission member Richard Ventrone said he feels "slippery" about plans for a proposed house on Howland Avenue, which call for a 200-foot long private road that he says is really a driveway. More...

Proposed bike path will connect islanders

It might get a little easier to enjoy Jamestown's natural beauty in the future. More...

Editorial

Brightwork

Warm weather means spring commissioning. Eva M. Embroz sands the toerail on the 42-foot Sabre Aries Dream on Saturday at Conanicut Marine's Taylor Point facility. More...

Shoreline cleanup crews

More than 70 Jamestowners turned out on Saturday to help with the annual Island Shoreline Cleanup. Above, Kim Chandler, Jamie Gillette and Daniel Forster collected trash along Sheffield Cove. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

The baffling world of business speak

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

The word police have practiced restraint for as long as they could without becoming so frustrated with the repugnant abuse of the English language by the business community that they feared being declared certifiable. More...

About Town

Yacht replica project featured in talk

Yachting enthusiasts can join the Friends of the Jamestown Library Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., for an informative and entertaining evening about the building of the 6-Metre "Cherokee" with Tom Daniels of the Museum of Yachting. More...

Hollister among pianists in festival

A concert featuring many of the young pianists from the Piano Extravaganza! 2009 Festival Competition at the University of Rhode Island will be held at the Warwick Public Library at 600 Sandy Lane on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. More...

LINKS holds appreciation luncheon

LINKS will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon on Monday, April 27, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Cold Springs Community Center in North Kingstown. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 23 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5 - 7 p.m., CIAA show opening, Town Hall 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 7 - 8:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 23

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

7 p.m., April 9, All units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. 9:46 p.m., April 14, Engine 3 was sent to Southwest Avenue for a good intent call. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charges • Douglas Munroe, 47, of Richmond, was charged April 14 with first offense drunk driving and refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer test, police said. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, April 23 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, April 28 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. More...