June 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Don Minto of Watson Farm pulls a trailer full of kids from the Jamestown Teen Center, who put their first float in the annual Memorial Day parade. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

News

Coxe honored by national garden club

National Garden Clubs, Inc. has honored Preservation Society of Newport County CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe, a former Jamestown resident, with its highest achievement award, the Award of Excellence. More...

Local filmmaker debuts, "Live Free or Die"

Native New Englander Andy Robin makes people laugh for a living. More...

Book group meets tonight at library

The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will be held tonight with the novel "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene being featured. More...

Sam Bari

Tall ships event scheduled

Tall Ships Rhode Island 2007 will host a reception and auction at Marble House in Newport Tuesday, June 20, to raise funds for the sailing extravaganza that will grace Rhode Island's shores next year. More...

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

Who's gonna take the rap?

For the last few decades, popular music has taken an odd degenerative twist. You can hear it on every street in every city. From New York to Los Angeles, and around the globe, the air is thick with the rhythms and rhymes of rap. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday June 1 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Obituaries

Edith M. Cooper, 82

Edith M. Bridge Cooper, 82 of West Palm Beach, Fla., died peacefully May 21, 2006. She was the beloved wife of the late Lewis F. Cooper. More...

Ira D. Ketcham, 76

Ira D. Ketcham, 76, of Jamestown died on May 25, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late James B. Ketcham for 52 years. More...

Financial town meeting next Monday

More than 4,000 Jamestown voters are eligible to vote on a once-in-a-century item as well as the annual town budget at the annual financial town meeting Monday, June 5, that starts at 7 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School. More...

Ali's 5K run to step off Sunday

Sixteen years ago, Rob Packer and his wife Maureen moved to Jamestown with their daughter, Ali. A few years later, Caroline, who is now nine, was born. They bought a home and lived the American dream. More...

Vets recall WWII, Korea, and Vietnam

The day was perfect - sunny skies, balmy breezes, and temperatures in the mid-70s. A parade, complete with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and a band playing John Phillip Souza marches, entertained onlookers lining the street. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of June 1

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News comes from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Letters to the Editor

Change in policy

Next Monday, June 5, at the financial town meeting, approximately one out of every 20 Jamestown voters will make financial decisions that will determine the property tax bills for everyone else. More...

Thanks for a successful sale

On Saturday, May 20, the Quononoquott Garden Club had another very successful, annual Plant Sale and new Boutique by the Bay. Many people made significant contributions. The garden club wants to express our gratitude to everyone who loaned More...

Coyote study funds requested

This letter was sent to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser and copied to the Jamestown Press: More...

About Town

sunflower contest gets underway

The Secret Garden this week has launched its 10th annual Sunflower Contest. More...

Senior chorus entertains this Sunday

The Happy Notes Senior Chorus from the Salvatore Mancini Senior Center in North Providence will be on hand Sunday, June 4, at 1:30 p.m. to entertain at the Jamestown Senior Center, to honor its valued volunteers as well as its senior citizens. More...

Plant society to sell native species

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society will hold their annual native plant sale on Saturday, June 3, at the URI greenhouses on Flagg Road in Kingston. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Timing in life is everything. If we hadn't stopped in at More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: More...

Legal Notices

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

Police Log

Drug charges filed Michael C. Aiden, 22, of Michigan was charged May 26 with driving with a suspended license and being in possession of controlled substances after being caught speeding on Route 138. More...