2008-09-11

Two candidates square off for state representative seat

Ruggiero wants to see change from usual

While on a neighborhood visit one recent afternoon as I campaigned, a woman welcomed me into her home. “Hi, I’m Deb Ruggiero,” I said. “I live in this district. I’m a homeowner in Jamestown and I’m a Democrat running for State Representative in Jamestown and Middletown.” When it came time to say our good-byes, she turned to me and said, […]

Two candidates square off for state representative seat

Long cites experience at the State House

Nearly all of my adult life has been centered around helping others. Government bureaucracy can be overwhelming and I have worked diligently to make government work for people. Most citizens are hesitant about calling for help, but when they do, it challenges me to see a problem or concern reach a desired outcome. Over the years, I have learned the […]

Dutch Harbor Boat Yard lease renewed



The Town Council voted unanimously at Monday night’s meeting to approve the proposed lease from the new owner of the Dutch Island Boat Yard. “I’ve visited the boat yard and Mr. Eichler, the new president, has taken steps to make marked improvements and resolve the parking situation,” Town Administrator Bruce Keiser said. “He appears to be serious about fulfilling his […]

Big surf



RITBA E-Z Pass forums extended



The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority held a series of public information forums this week to address residents’ concerns regarding the proposed institution of the E-Z Pass Program on the Newport Pell Bridge. The forums were held on Saturday and Tuesday in Jamestown and on Monday in Newport. State Senator M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D- Jamestown, Newport) Representative Bruce […]

End of Summer



  Here’s a short video salute to the end of summer. Sam Bari served as both the videographer and editor.

Blogging from Ghana, Part One

Two Jamestowners journey to West Africa

Blogging from Ghana By Jeff & Kim McDonough 8:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Accra, Ghana. There is a full moon over Ghana tonight. The air is full of acrid smoke and obscures the moon like a wispy fog. Somebody, somewhere is burning something. Somebody is always burning something here, we’ve learned. It seems air pollution is part of life here. […]

Town records safekeeping is just one of town clerk’s duties



Many people are not exactly aware of the duties of the town clerk, says Arlene Petit, Jamestown’s town clerk since 1998. Whenever people need help with town matters, they go to their local town hall and the first counter or office they see is the town clerk, who directs them to the correct department. “That is a large part of […]

Landfill closure company looking at composting options



Town Administrator Bruce Keiser at Monday’s Town Council meeting that landfill staff met with GZA, Geo Environmental, Inc., of Providence, the firm contracted to handle the closure, to discuss alternative storage/composting options that impact the impervious surface coverage and storm water management capacity requirements. “We have concluded that the detention pond serving the upper storage area can be relocated from […]

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