August 4, 2005 RSS feed / News

The historic lure of fishing Conanicut Island

Narragansett Bay is one of the most important estuaries More...

Federal dollars allocated for old bridge demolition

U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee has announced that federal transportation funds have been secured for Rhode Island under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2005, also known as SAFETEA. More...

Town Council to hear from governor’s office on LNG plan

Town officials are working to arrange the previously postponed presentation on liquefied natural gas by the office of Gov. Donald Carcieri for the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9. More...

Retired Navy Captain Franklin Julian

Julian started his military serv-ice as an elisted man working at the the Newport Navy Hospital. More...

Islander participates in de-commissioning of third oldest ship in Navy’s fleet

retired Navy Captain Franklin Julian of Jamestown participated in the de-commis-sioning of the USS LaSalle (AGF 3) in Norfolk, Va. More...

Rep. Long splits with House GOP leadership

Saying that he just wants the right to represent his 14,000 con-stituents without interference, Rep. Bruce Long (R-Jamestown, Middletown) is angry about the current state of being a Republican in the House of Representatives. More...

A good catch

In his first-ever attempt at fishing, Charley Elsworth (above), age 2 1/2, caught this 2-pound 7-ounce bass on his first cast at the at the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby held July 30 at North Pond reservoir hosted by the Jamestown Striper Club. More...

Gilbert Stuart’s 250th birthday fete planned

A cocktail reception and live auc-tion to benefit the Gilbert Stuart Museum and the Rhode Island Youth Entrepreneurship Program will be held on Saturday, Dec 3, 2005 at the Griswold House in Newport from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Car-seat checkpoint planned

On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., certi-fied technicians will be avail-able at the Jamestown Early Learning Center, 87 North Main Rd., to demonstrate the correct use and installation of child-safety car seats. More...

Wineberg off to Uganda on cultural mission

Sarah Wineberg of East Shore Road will travel to the African country of Uganda later this month as part of a team of people involved in a cultural exchange program with that country. More...

Garden club to host local tour Aug. 27

The Quononoquott Garden Club of Jamestown will host a “Fall Into Jamestown,” garden tour on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at seven loca-tions around the island. More...

For the Record

In an article in last week’s Press about the refurbishment of the Jamestown True Value Hardware store, one of the prime contractors was inadvertently left out of the article. More...

Feast of the Holy Ghost is this weekend’s highlight

The island’s Portuguese com-munity will get together this Saturday, Aug. 6, for their annual day-long Feast of the Holy Ghost. More...

M.F. Smith celebrates 30 years in business

Mike Smith has been active in the island community

“I was married, had a mort-gage and needed a job,” says Mike Smith of his start in the con-struction business. Now, 30 years later, Smith — owner of the gen-eral contracting firm M.F. More...

Winners announced in annual contest

Winners in the annual Village Beautification Contest, sponsored by the Quononoquott Garden Club, were presented with certificates from the club in honor of their beautiful plantings around the village. More...

Liberati graduates from AmeriCorps

Christina Liberati of James-town graduated July 20 from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps at a ceremony held in Sacramento, Calif. Liberati recently completed a 10month assignment with the corps. More...

Purple Door a hit at new East Ferry location

The door is no longer purple, but the Purple Door is still in busi-ness after its recent move to the Hunt Block at East Ferry. More...

New England Solo/Twin results

The New England SOLO/TWIN Championships was held July 29 and 30. Some 45 boats participat-ed. Two courses were assigned to the different classes. More...

Oh say can you see .

Members of the Jamestown Fire Department serve as color guard during the national anthem at Sunday’s Boston Red Sox game vs. the Minnesota Twins. It was Rhode Island Day at Fenway Park. More...

Zoning panel approves request for storage unit

At its July 26 meeting, the Zoning Board of Review unani-mously approved an application by the Bay Voyage Interval Owners Association for a special-use per-mit to build a 12by 14-foot 9-inch storage unit at 150 Conanicus Ave. More...

Town water continues to be safe to drink, state reports

By Dotti Farrington The town Water Department continues to provide safe drinking water, according to the annual report on drinking water quality accepted by state water monitor-ing officials and issued late last month by the Water Department. More...

Update for online sign-up for fall Recreation League Soccer registration

The Jamestown Soccer Association Web site was reported incor-rectly in the previous press announcement. More...

Tangled turtles should be reported to DEM hot line

The state Department of Environmental Management has set up a 24-hour hot line for any-one who finds an endangered sea turtle that has become entangled in fishing gear. More...

Jamestowners help make bay swim most successful ever

Several Jamestown residents swam across Narragansett Bay Saturday for the 29th annual Citizen's Bank Save The Bay Swim. More...

Fresh farm produce a benefit to all

Island farm stands offer season’s best

Midsummer in Jamestown brings with it a tasty variety of fresh organic produce from the island farms. More...

Jamestown library takes a holiday

The Jamestown library will be closed Monday, Aug. 8, in obser-vance of Victory Day in the state of Rhode Island. More...