July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Education commissioner responds about misleading numbers

School Committee Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser reported that she received a response from state Department of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist regarding the Uniform Chart of Accounts website that fails to acknowledge the differences in per-pupil expense More...

News

The Shack keeps the focus on high-quality ingredients in its second year

Peter Liberati’s day begins early. His restaurant, The Shack, opens for breakfast at 8 a.m. Offerings include eggs sandwiches, using farm fresh eggs from the Jamestown Community Farm. More...

Wedding surprise

Andre Pelletier and Jennifer Waterman were married at the Bay Voyage Inn on July 9 and a surprise followed the ceremony. More...

State representative awards tree committee with $1,000 grant

The traffic island at the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road will soon receive a landscaping makeover thanks in large part to a legislative grant sponsored by Rhode Island Rep. Deb Ruggiero. More...

Letters to the Editor

Annual book sale at library a success

Once again, the annual book sale at the Jamestown Philomenian Library has been a great success. Need I have worried? More...

NKHS is ‘premier’ high school in state

When I assumed my position as principal of North Kingstown High School one year ago, I summed up my vision statement as follows: We must continue to provide a first-class educational experience for our students while working in partnership with famil More...

Simplicity of Ft. Getty what makes it special

I’d like to weigh in on behalf of the campers at Fort Getty and on keeping the simplicity that makes it such a great location. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, July 216:15 a.m., Yoga, Beavertail8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, golf course10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, golf course5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The pet population on the island has increased with new adoptions from the Potter League for Animals in Middletown. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, July 21 7 p.m., the Charter Review Committee meets at Town Hall Tuesday, July 26 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review meets at Town Hall More...

FOR THE RECORD

• In last week’s blurb – “Watson Farm to start watercolor workshops” – the date and time of the upcoming workshop was incorrectly reported. More...

EMS RUNS

EMS Runs July 10, 12:16 p.m., EMS-1, Beavertail Road, transported. July 11, 5:41 p.m., EMS-1, Davit Street, transported. July 12, 8:31 a.m., EMS-1, Rosemary Lane, transported. July 12, 3:20 p.m., EMS-1, Skysail Street, transported. More...

Council plans two Fort Getty workshops

The Town Council took a stab at Fort Getty planning during its July 18 meeting and, like the workshop held a week before the council meeting, the discussions started off with confusion about a path forward. More...

Panel advises no changes in FTM voting

The Charter Review Committee has decided to advise the Town Council against changing the voting rules for the annual Financial Town Meeting and developing procedures to oust elected officials. More...

Town signs three-year agreement with Central Landfill

The Town Council this week voted to renew its contract for solid waste disposal at the Central Landfill, raising expectations that the council is poised to launch a debate on ideas to increase the town’s recycling rate. More...

Editorial

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Picturing the right bridge

Alert readers last week noticed that we inadvertantly published the wrong picture with the editorial about the end of the old Jamestown Bridge. We received several phone calls and e-mails pointing out that the picture was of the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

Fireworks donation

Rocket ’hogs Gregg Charest (from left) and Kerry Sheehan are all smiles as they accept a giant $2,643.86 check from McQuade’s Marketplace manager Maurice Browning. More...

Scattering Seeds

If you find persuasive the analogy of the U.S. economy to family finance, then experts say your family, right now, has to cut its bills by 70 percent. Or get a huge pay raise, enough to raise family income by two-thirds. More...

Sam Bari

Following the unknown road

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

All writers, at some point in their lives, fantasize about authoring the next great novel that will stand tall among the works of the literary giants. More...

About Town

Boston String Quartet to perform on island

The Boston String Quartet will present “WorldSong” on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church. The concert will include a mix of music, including zydeco, Taiwanese, fiddle, Bulgarian, gypsy, salsa and bossa nova. More...

Volunteers of all ages needed at town farm

The Jamestown Community Farm is still looking for volunteers of all ages. Now in its 11th season, the farm has donated over 137,000 pounds of vegetables to food pantries throughout Rhode Island. More...

Central Baptist to hold its community dinner

Central Baptist Church will hold its community dinner on Friday, July 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. A meal featuring a lobster roll, chips and a brownie will be available for $12. Chowder will be on sale for $3 a bowl or $6 a pint. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 21

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, July 21, 1911 More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...