February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Helping the world’s kids an everyday job for islander

You can support relief efforts in Haiti

Robin Costello feels lucky. Although the Jamestown resident is often mired daily in the details of fear and poverty and destruction, she’s also part of an organization that brings something vital to the world’s children: Hope. More...

News

Discrepancy derails Harbor Commission budget hearing

Dozens of islanders turned out for a special meeting of the Jamestown Harbor Commission last Wednesday to review harbor and budget fees for the 2010 season. More...

What cold weather?

Jamestowner Eli Lis didn’t mind the frigid temperatures when he stopped to gather sea clams recently at Mackerel Cove. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Schlachter, Feeley plan October wedding

Drew Schlachter and Lori Campbell of Jamestown announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacey Schlachter, to Michael Feeley, son of Donna and Terry Feeley of Saunderstown. The couple met in high school and has been together for nine years. More...

Sam Bari

If you want to cure the flu, don’t follow your instincts

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

A few weeks ago, I woke up feeling stiff and slightly congested. Not a good sign, I thought. I must be coming down with the yearly mid-winter cold. No such luck. Within a few hours, the symptoms turned seriously worse. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 4 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew’s Church Friday Feb. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Looking for something different to give to your sweetie for St. Valentine’s Day? How about a donation in his or her name to one of the 11 non-profits on the island? More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 4 7 p.m., Lawn School Library, the School Committee meets for a budget workshop. Wednesday, Feb. 10 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Commission meets. Tuesday, Feb. 16 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 7:30 p.m., Jan. 28, all units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. 2:57 p.m., Jan. 29, Cars 1, 2 and 4, and Engine 2, were sent to Maple Avenue for a brush fire. 10:33 a.m., Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving under the influence • Saul Kaplan, 53, of 741 Elmgrove Ave. in Providence, was charged Jan. 30 with first-offense DUI after a traffic stop for speeding on Rt. 138 West, according to police. More...

Council deadlocks on turbines

Agreement reached on anti-LNG port resolution

In a meeting dominated by energy issues, the Jamestown Town Council this week deadlocked in its first attempt to decide where a wind turbine should be located and whether the town should build more than one. More...

Narragansett argues for island H.S.

The School Committee heard an impassioned plea from the Narragansett School Department last Wednesday night not to rule out Narragansett High School as the high school of choice for Jamestown’s students. More...

Editorial

Stone wall artist

Every stone has its place. Nolberto Herrera, who does not speak English, lets his work talk for itself. He was busy building a stone wall on Wednesday morning at Beaverhead Farm. More...

We should keep our kids at North Kingstown High School

• EDITORIAL

Do we send our high school students to North Kingstown or Narragansett? That is the question. The Jamestown School Committee has been evaluating both high schools and now must choose the island’s high school of record. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ft. Getty is a good site for turbine

Thanks for your editorial in the Jan. 28 edition about siting wind turbines in Jamestown. I appreciate your fair summation of the decisionmaking process and, of course, I understand that as an editorial, you are presenting your own views. More...

Time for a full view of Ft. Getty

I believe the consideration of turbines at Ft. Getty prompts a re-think for the property as a whole. More...

About Town

Free tax help at library begins Monday

Free AARP Tax-Aide tax assistance and tax return preparation will be available every Monday and Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning Monday, Feb. 8, through April 14 – with the exception of Feb. 15. More...

Teen Center lock-in this Saturday

The Teen Center will host a three-on-three basketball tournament and lock-in to celebrate its second anniversary this Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Sunday. More...

Library to present shipping program

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Jamestown Library will present “Narragansett Bay Shipping: A View From the Shore with Rod Smith,” a talk and presentation of photographs. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 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. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, Feb. 5, 1910 More...

Battery grant

Some people driving across Windmill Hill recently have done a double take as they passed the windmill. The vanes are missing and the mill looks rather forlorn without them. A few have called to find out what’s happening. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE February 11, 2010 6:00 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5, Exception 1, Personnel RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents’ More...