June 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks spur traffic restrictions

The big Ka-Boom will be on Tuesday, July 4, starting at about 9 p.m. at Mackerel Cove beach. More...

July Fourth parade starts at 10

The 17th annual North End Fourth of July Parade will step off at 10 a.m. sharp from in front of 933 East Shore Rd., the site where the idea for the parade was born. More...

News

An American story

July Fourth is the birthday of this country - the day when even the most indifferent and apathetic among us can get swept up in a wave of American pride. More...

Chafee secures sailing grants for troubled youth

U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee has announced that he has helped secure a grant totaling $246,807 for the American Sail Training Association. More...

Murray to compete in first national games

Islander Teresa Murray, 19, is one of Jamestown's own sports celebrities. More...

Letters to the Editor

June Festival a Success!

The Central Baptist Church would like to thank everyone in the community who donated yard-sale items, all the businesses who donated items to the silent auction and advertised in our ad book, and especially everyone who ventured out in the pouring ra More...

 L E T T E R S 

First, I'd like to thank all the managers for the time and effort they put in to work with the players. More...

Another great year for Island baseball

On Saturday, June 16, Jamestown baseball officially concluded its season. As it turned out, each team's fiercest opponent turned out to be the weather. However, with determination and fortitude, games were played as best as they could be. More...

Upcoming Events

Tennis stars compete in Newport exhibition

The International Tennis Hall of Fame, in conjunction with the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, has announced that it will host the Newport Tennis Smash exhibition on Tuesday, July 18. More...

Petrie pictures on display at library

The next art exhibit in the foyer of the Jamestown library is called "Tranquility," a collection of photographs of Baja, the Bahamas, and the Bay by Kate Petrie. It runs through July 19. Exhibits are curated by the Conanicut Island Art Association. More...

Bring a picnic, see a concert

The Newport Art Museum's popular PM Musical Picnics program began last week. These summer concerts are sponsored by NewportFED and will be held on seven consecutive Wednesdays through Aug. 9 on the museum grounds from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

It's almost KA-BOOM time and the Rocket Dawgz thank everybody who have responded generously and expeditiously so we all may enjoy the 11th annual fireworks shoot to be fired this year at Mackerel Cove. More...

Island History

This week in Island history Compiled by Sue Maden Week of June 29

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years More...

Obituaries

Laurie C. Ketcham, 51

Laurie Camden Ketcham, 51, of Jamestown died Sunday, June 18, 2006, of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) at Heatherwood Nursing & Subacute Center in Newport. She was the beloved daughter of the late James B. and Ira D. Ketcham. More...

Margaret V. Halliday, 91

Margaret V. Halliday, 91, of Dorchester, Mass., and formerly of Newport and Jamestown, died June 18, 2006. She was the wife of the late Norman J. Halliday. More...

Legals

Town Solicitor presents council with memo on recent arbitration

Editor's note: As a service to our readers we are printing this memo More...

Holiday deadlines at the Press

During the week of the Fourth of July, the Jamestown Press will be published on Friday, July 7, instead of the usual Thursday. The Press office will be closed on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4. Here are the deadlines for the July 7 issue: More...

Council approves funds to continue coyote study

The Town Council Monday voted 4-1 to approve $5,000, or half the amount requested, for work to control the island's coyote population. More...

Council will hear more about East Ferry piers

Members of the Harbor Management Commission Monday brought their annual request to the Town Council to curtail public access to the townowned piers at East Ferry, citing nighttime vandalism and littering as chief concerns. More...

Bids on new town hall over budget

Town officials Monday opened four bids, all over budget, for the contract to build a new town hall complex on Narragansett Avenue. The bids ranged from $3.4 million to $4.3 million. More...

Editorial

Musings

If you have seen the recent movie "Mrs. More...

We made it!

Bruce and Dorsey Beard, aboard the Esmeralde, placed fourth in the double-handed division in the Newport to Bermuda Race, which began June 16. Here they are with their winning trophy. More...

We hold these truths

We hold these truths Two centuries and three decades ago Thomas Jefferson penned the words that comprise our nation's most cherished symbol of liberty. More...

Sam Bari

The International Society for the Advancement of Aardvark Awareness

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

Today we are going to explore a peculiar phenomenon that has been rampant throughout the echelons of polite society in nearly every civilization in recorded history. More...

Ft. Wetherill the scene for film

Three 18-wheelers sat side by side at the entrance to the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries parking lot at Fort Wetherill State Park. Two security guards wearing walkie-talkies with headsets kept intruders from entering the area. More...

About Town

White elephants for sale

Anna Templeton Cotill found the perfect accent table at the Central Baptist Church Festival last weekend. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Transfer station stickers available

Beginning Saturday, July 1, transfer station stickers will be available at the transfer station at 1218 North Main Rd. More...

Teen book group forming

The Jamestown library will host a book group for young adults, ages 12 to 16, beginning Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Yacht Club's Summer Series

Race number three of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on June 27. The following are the results: More...

More awards announced

At the June 4 Awards Night at North Kingstown High School, Jessica Burrows of Jamestown received three awards. She was received the grade 9 Excellence Award in English, the Excellence Award in World History, and the Most Improved Award in Algebra. More...

St. Matthew's church summer schedule

During the months of July and August, Sunday services will take place at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The choir will perform at the 9:30 a.m. service, and nursery care will also be available at the later service. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON JULY 25, 2006, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE July 6, 2006 Lawn Library 6:30PM Executive Session RIGL 42-46-5; Exception 1, Superintendent's Contract 7:00 PM Business Meeting

AGENDA I. Pledge of Allegiance II. Call to Order and Roll Call III. Recognition IV. Public Forum V. Routine Items Correspondence More...