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School chief candidate interviews are next week

At its July 6 meeting, outgoing School Superintendent Kathy Sipala told the School Committee that there have been three applicants for the position of part-time superintendent, posted in recent weeks since she announced her resignation from the James More...

News

Fire department extends protection with special service teams

Rescue services stand ready on land and water

Although many are not aware of the extent of the services offered by our volunteer fire department, rest assured, they do much more than squirt water on fires and rescue cats from trees. More...

Jamestowners star in 'Oz'

See the Wizard of Oz performed by the Fantasy Works Youth Theater this weekend, July 14 and 15, at the Robert J. Shapiro Cultural Arts Center at Toll Gate High School, 575 Centerville Rd., Warwick. More...

Two aces reported at golf course

The Jamestown Golf Course reported that two golfers recently made holes-in-one on the seventh hole at the course. More...

Sam Bari

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

We won the World Cup! Let's riot!

The World Cup is over, and from all reports, everyone appears to have survived, which is kind of refreshing. In years past, soccer contests have produced some, shall we say, disturbing results. More...

Upcoming Events

Families invited to build peace canoes at Wooden Boat Show

Six families and groups will be invited to build their very own 18-foot Peace Canoes, free, during the WoodenBoat Show set to take place August 25 to 27 at the Newport Yachting Center. More...

Krispy Kreme donuts on the church menu Sunday

The St. Mark Knights of Columbus Council 9197 is sponsoring a Krispy Kreme Doughnut fund-raiser, and social event, on Sunday, July 16, at St. Mark Church from 8 to 11 a.m. in the church hall and the churchyard. More...

Jamestown Community Chorus planning annual talent show

It's sooner than you think! The Jamestown Community Chorus is preparing to present its spectacular talent show on Thursday evening, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

A At 5:45 in the afternoon on the Fourth, we got word at the beach that a storm cell More...

Legal Notices

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

News of Record

Shelter news

On again. Off again, On again! Believe it or not, the Jamestown Animal Shelter will be moving forward. More...

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Town Hall Records

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

Drunk drivers face stiff penalties for refusing test

Governor Donald L. Carcieri last week signed legislation that increases the penalties for those who refuse to submit to a Breathalyzer test when they are stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. More...

A foggy evening at the JYC races

The fog didn't slow the sailors of the Jamestown Yacht Club who took to the water Tuesday evening for their weekly summer series race. Above, J/24s follow a car carrier heading to Quonset. More...

DEM okays landfill site for highway barn

The state Department of Environmental Management has approved the town's plan for closing its former landfill, and the DEM has also ruled that it has no authority to block the proposed construction of a highway barn there if all measures affecting gr More...

Editorial

Those were the days: Growing up in Jamestown

I grew up in West Ferry and Shoreby Hill. When I tell people that I grew up in Jamestown, the 100-percent reply is, "Wow, that is a beautiful place," and of course, I always agree because it was - then. More...

In the Irish way

Island youngsters dance to the Celtic tunes of Pendragon, who performed Sunday as the first in the annual summer concert series organized by the recreation department and sponsored by local businesses. More...

Secrets that are close to home

It's surprising the number of Jamestowners who haven't discovered some of this island's jewels. As the saying goes, you can travel far and wide, yet there's plenty to do in your own back yard. More...

About Town

New-fangled transportation

David Darlington, chairman of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, visited the village on a Segway human transporter Monday. He caused quite a stir on Narragansett Avenue as everyone wanted to take a spin on the ultramodern contraption. More...

JEMS organizes summer blood drive

The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, July 24, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club. More...

Jazz on tap for Sunday concert

Summer Music in Jamestown continues at East Ferry's Memorial Square this Sunday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m., with a concert by the Lois Vaughn Jazz Quintet. More...

Island History

This week in Island history Compiled by Sue Maden Week of July 13

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown More...

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Obituaries

SONIA "Auntie" SULLIVAN MEMORIAL CELEBRATION of LIFE

2/17/1957 8/15/2005

A memorial celebration of the life of Sonia "Auntie" Sullivan More...

Janice Arcouette Reynolds, 48

Janice A Reynolds, 48, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died July 9, 2006 at home after an extended battle with leukemia. She was the beloved wife of Louis R. Reynolds and the devoted mother of their son, Ryan A. More...

Jerald R. Dorr, 46

Jerald R. Dorr, 46, of Brunswick, Maine, died June 24, 2006 following a long illness. More...