June 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Islanders okay $3 million for new Town Hall

$18.9 million budget approved without fanfare

Only 160 voters, less than half of one percent of the 4,516 eligible, attended Monday's annual financial town meeting, which lasted one hour. More...

News

Ft. Getty - a jewel of a community

"Here comes trouble! Hide the food!" a few people at the Ft. Getty campground tease each other with a smile, at the same time offering a seat or some homemade cookies. More...

Golf tourney benefits NKHS Booster Club

The annual Robert E. Downey Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, July 14, at the North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course. More...

Art museum takes up golf this summer

The Newport Art Museum explores golf as a popular phenomenon this summer with a new exhibition opening on Saturday, June 10. "The Art of Golf: Gilded Age to Newport Days" will coincide with the U.S. More...

Sam Bari

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

Summer vacation and alternative delights

Memorial Day marked the beginning of the summer season, and in just a few weeks, the kids will be out of school. This means that sometime between now and September most families will vacate their homes to go on "summer vacations." Hmmm . . . More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 8 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Scenes of Jamestown as seen through the camera lens of the More...

Obituaries

Smith memorial service July 1

A memorial service will be held for William Wharton Smith on Saturday, July 1, at 2 p.m. at 255 Hull Cove Farm Rd., off Beavertail Road. More...

Robert Anthony Ferreira, 75

Robert Anthony Ferreira, 75, of Seaside Drive, Jamestown, and Palm Coast, Fla., died May 31, 2006 at the Village House Nursing Home in Newport. More...

Josephine R. Duarte, 96

Josephine R. Duarte, 96, of Rumford died May 17, 2006. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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

Parents want to keep grade 6-8 students in Jamestown

At their June 1 workshop, School Committee members discussed the results of the recent school survey that asked parents to say whether they would prefer to have students in grades 6 to 8 schooled in Jamestown or be sent off the island. More...

And they're off

Runners in Sunday's Ali's Run 5K step off from Ft. Getty to raise money in memory of Ali Dunn Packer. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of June 8

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

Food drive thanks

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mark Church would like to express a sincere thankyou to the postal workers and drivers for collecting canned goods in their recent food drive for the needy. Thank-you to all who donated. More...

Rap is all about the words

In his June 1 column, Bari states, "I believe in the traditional definitions of the words poetry and tune. A 'tune' has a melody. If that is true, then how can a "rap tune" exist, if rap is indeed, spoken?" More...

Understanding rap's evolution

Sam Bari's claims in "Who's gonna take the rap?" figure into the larger debate over whether or not rap is music, not to mention the larger cultural debates about whether violent, misogynistic, and sexually explicit lyrics reflect or reproduce their c More...

About Town

Annual meeting set for library Friends The speaker at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Jamestown Library will be Curt Columbus, the artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company. More...

Upcoming Events

Feast date set for Aug. 12

The annual Feast of the Holy Ghost will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to dusk at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club. More...

Learn about the restoration of Dutch Island light

The executive board of the Dutch Island Lighthouse Society will hold an informational discussion on the restoration of the Dutch Island Lighthouse Thursday, June 15, at the Jamestown library. More...

Meet the author of 'Black Duck' on June 17

Local author Janet Taylor Lisle will sign copies of her new book "Black Duck" at Island Books on Saturday, June 17 at 3 p.m. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Real Estate Transfers

April 4, 2006, Scholle sold to Corredora property on Hull Street, Plat 14, Lot 80, for the sum of $90,000. More...

Police Log

Drug charges David F. Esposito, 51, of Providence was charged June 1 with driving with an expired license and being in possession of cocaine after a traffic stop for not having a rear license plate light. More...