April 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Haiti mission ‘life changing’ for Jamestown dentist

Island resident Ken Rudman has spent many years running his successful dental practice in Warwick. But recently, he found himself in a place where success is defined in a very different way. More...

News

Commission mulls switch to online survey

Planning Commission members have begun fine-tuning questions on the survey designed to help gauge public opinion on important issues that will assist in creating what will become the “blueprint” for the town’s future development &n More...

Islander wins prestigious teaching award

Islander Erin Escher has won the prestigious Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence in Rhode Island. He teaches sixth-grade science at Portsmouth Middle School. More...

Trinity offers fun evening with ‘The Odd Couple’

It’s a comedy that many of us will remember from watching television in our younger days. More...

Sam Bari

Born at the wrong time

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

If we could bring William Shakespeare, Amadeus Mozart and Giuseppe Verdi back from the dead, I wonder if they would take advantage of the liberties enjoyed by present-day playwrights and composers. More...

About Town

‘Lemonade Day’ at Tricia’s Tropi-Grille

Tricia’s Tropi-Grille will host a “Lemonade Day” event this Sunday, May 2, from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Library book groups to read ‘The Necklace’

The book discussion groups at the Jamestown Philomenian Library will discuss “The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives” by Cheryl Jarvis on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. More...

Don’t miss Rotary May breakfast

On Saturday, May 1, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Lawn Avenue School, the Jamestown Rotary will host its 46th annual May Breakfast. A silent auction and raffle will also be held. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 29

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, April 30, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, May 3 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, May 5 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, May 6 7 p.m., Lawn School library, the School Committee meets for a workshop. Wednesday, May 12 More...

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s Town Council story, Council Member Bob Bowen was quoted as saying that $3.3 million in state renewable energy grants is still available. More...

FIRE & EMS

10:10 a.m., April 21, Engine 3, Rescue 1 and Car 3 went to Spanker Street for a vehicle accident with injuries. 6:30 p.m., April 22, all units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. More...

Council votes Monday on new budget

Focusing on the municipal side of town spending, the Jamestown Town Council last week took a final look at the budget proposed for fiscal year 2010-11. More...

LNG threat outlined by port foes

Several of the state’s most outspoken opponents of the liquefied natural gas facility proposed for Mt. Hope Bay presented their arguments to a packed house during a forum at the Jamestown Senior Center last Monday evening. More...

Editorial

A picture-perfect setting

The Conanicut Island Land Trust has added new birdhouses at the Godena Farm. The group will host a clean-up event this Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

LNG could become the monster in our bay

• EDITORIAL •

The more we learn about LNG, the more frightening the prospect becomes: LNG is a nightmare that can keep one awake at night. LNG is a monster coming to Narragansett Bay some 70 to 120 times a year. More...

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Letters to the Editor

New guidelines for letters and viewpoint columns

The Jamestown Press has created new guidelines for letters to the editor and viewpoint column submissions. All letters will now be limited to 500 words. Letters should be emailed to news@jamestownpress.com. More...

NK Boosters need your help

On behalf of the 2010 North Kingstown High School Booster Club Evening of Champions committee, we would like to extend a gracious thank you to all of the community businesses, parent volunteers and NK sports enthusiasts who generously supported this More...

No shame in seeking assistance

Popular columnist, The Walrus, writes: “There was a time in this country’s recent history when families felt it was their responsibility to take care of their spouses and children and were ashamed and embarrassed to take handouts from th More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 29 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. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

There is an impressive list of auction items for Laura Smith’s fundraiser this Monday, May 3, at Trattoria Simpatico from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Laura was injured in an automobile accident and will be unable to work for some time. More...

Obituaries

Lois Tegarden, 85

Lois Armington Thornton Tegarden, 85, died Sunday, April 18, at the University Medical Center of Princeton. More...

Susan “Margaret” Perry, 96

Susan Margaret Perry (Mc- Menamin) passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She was the wife of the late Joseph Perry. Margaret was born on Feb. 7, 1914, in Clydebank, Scotland, to Susan (McClintock) and Patrick McMenamin. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE May 6, 2010 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents’ Decision RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, More...