June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

CRMC recommends changes to building height requirements

The increase in geographic temperatures and the rise of historic sea levels are two factors influencing proposed, voluntary changes of building heights above wave crests in the state's coastal management program. More...

Just launched

Phil Allen of Jamestown works on his boat Pimpernel on Wednesday at East Ferry. The boat is a 1974 Chris Craft 22-foot Tournament Fisherman. More...

News

Take precautions to avoid mosquito-born illness

As mosquito season approaches, and with West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis so firmly established throughout the state, the Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health are reminding Rhode Islanders that personal More...

Safety training

A Lawn Avenue student learns first-hand how firefighters take care of a person injured in an accident. It was one of many demonstrations at the annual Island Treasures day at the school. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Pests in the garden

The Island Garden

I was working the garden, but distracted by watching a squirrel. It was sitting in the walnut tree and calmly nibbling on the new nuts that were a mere eighth-inch long. More...

Sam Bari

Too much to write in two hours

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

When I was studying to be a writer, I remember a professor saying, "If the funny parts don't make you laugh, and the sad parts don't make you cry, and the provocative parts don't make you think, then you have work to do." Since then, I have learne More...

About Town

Hunt work is the focus of preservation lecture

The Preservation Society of Newport County will host a lecture by architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson, Ph.D, on the life and work of iconic American architect Richard Morris Hunt tonight, Thursday, June 4, in the Great Hall of one of Hunt's More...

Enjoy summer with Save the Bay

Public access to the Bay and the tributaries of its watershed provides great summer fun. And learning, too. What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than a summer paddle with Save The Bay? More...

Newport Hospital nurses earn health care's most coveted recognition

Newport Hospital was notified this week that it has received redesignation of the prestigious Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 2 percent of hospitals in the United States achieve designation more than once. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

Summer is fast upon us and JHS is celebrating the solstice with the opening of the windmill, the Friends meetinghouse, and the Jamestown Historical Society museum. More...

This week in Island history

Week of June 4

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

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 JUNE 23, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE I More...

A sunny day

Jay Thompson and his friend Dutchess can be frequently seen walking in the village. They enjoyed the sunshine Wednesday on Narragansett Avenue. Dutchess is a 14-yearold Collie mix. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Island schools perform well in state report

A report released by Governor Donald L. Carcieri on the annual school-performance classifications shows that Jamestown schools are performing well. More...

Voters pass $20.9 million budget at annual meeting

Islanders talk about town school spending concerns

More than 100 voters approved the $20.9 million combined school and municipal budget at the annual Financial Town Meeting on Monday night, cementing a 0 percent tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Editorial

Need help around the homestead? Hire a teenager!

Starting this week islanders who need an extra hand with that odd job will be able to hire an able and willing Jamestown teenager. The program is called the 2009 Summer Teen Jobs Corps and is sponsored by the Jamestown Teen Center. More...

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Give up your hazardous waste this Saturday

This Saturday, June 6, will be the first time that Jamestown has hosted an Eco-Depot day. That's good news for islanders who care about the environment and have been hoarding their hazardous waste instead of tossing it in the trash. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help with food drive

On behalf of the St. Mark Outreach ministry, we are grateful to the postal workers and adults who helped in the recent canned food drive to benefit the food closet at St. Mark Church. Your efforts will help persons that are less fortunate. More...

Town Council's short-sighted proposal endangers entire island water supply

As president of the Jamestown Shores Association, I am writing to express serious concerns regarding some Town Council members' proposal to sell town-owned property in the Shores. More...

Make your payment for the Carr/Clarke school reunion

Final plans are being made for the Carr/Clarke School Reunion being held at noon on July 25 at the Rembijas Pavilion at Ft. Getty. Over 270 "alumni" have shown interest in attending and to date 152 have paid the necessary fees. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 4 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

With only four weeks to go before the big blast, the Rocket 'hogs are out Saturday mornings in front of the Jamestown Hardware reminding residents to send in their donations and selling Don Bousquetdesigned 'hogs hats and T-shirts. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building Permits Raymond and Cynthia Smith received a permit on May 26 to replace front steps at 58 Pennsylvania Ave. Work estimated to cost $5000. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 11:25 a.m., May 25, Engine 2 went to North Main Road for an EMS assist. 11:30 a.m., May 25, Engine 2 went to Conanicus Avenue for an EMS assist. 11:38 a.m., May 25, Engine 2 was dispatched to High Street for an EMS assist. More...

POLICE LOG

Domestic assault charges Daniel Kitts, 22, of 17 Plymouth Ave., was charged May 29 with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic vandalism, and simple assault, police said. More...