July 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer fun

Madaline Pinto-Washburn and her sister Elaine PintoWashburn enjoyed the food and festivities at the annual St. Matthew's summer sale held last Saturday. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Island reaction mixed to DEM landfill report

Local reaction came as expected to the state Department of Environmental Management's report on the town's landfill closure plan and the construction of a town highway barn at that site. More...

News

Island ambulances renamed

At their quarterly business meeting, members of the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services voted to change the designated names of their two ambulances from Jamestown Unit 10 and Jamestown Unit 11 to Jamestown EMS 1 and Jamestown EMS 2. More...

Straw-bale house under construction in the Shores

The first thoughts that come to mind about houses made of straw usually concern a big bad wolf huffing and puffing to blow the three little pigs' house down. More...

Island Sports

Cal Ripken team plays well at state tourney Last weekend, Jamestown Baseball's 12-year-old all-star team competed in the R. I. Cal Ripken State Tournament in Apponaug. More...

Sam Bari

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

Blippety blobbity blah blah blog

A couple of years ago I swore that no matter how tempting I would never address the following subject. However, it has gone way out of control and I must concede to temptation before a simple observance turns into a rant. More...

Upcoming Events

Jazz week scheduled at URI

What goes better with warm summer nights than the cool, lively sound of jazz? More...

War mystery on tap

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, Aug. 8, the second Tuesday of the month, from 1 to 2 p.m. with the "Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans More...

PTO to hold golf fundraiser

The Jamestown PTO will host a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Jamestown Country Club. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 20 Library book sale, during regular More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 20

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

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

Monday, July 24 7 p.m., Melrose school: a regular meeting of the Town Council. More...

Fire, EMS runs

12:45 p.m., July 11, Car 1 and Engine 2 were sent to Buoy Street for a smoke detector malfunction due to a weak battery. More...

Town relaxes water restrictions temporarily

Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, the Town Council Monday voted 3-0 to temporarily suspend of the annual summer restrictions on outdoor water uses. More...

Bridge authority names new executive director

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has named Earl "Buddy" Croft of Cranston as its new executive director. More...

Give peace a chance

Tony Calise was seen putting this peaceful message in his front yard on North Main Road last week. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Editorial

No car? You can still go far

"I would be stuck without my car. I could walk down the street and that would be it," said an anonymous 88-year old island resident. More...

Get your boat ready for a hurricane

If you own a boat moored in the waters around Jamestown, your best preparation for a hurricane is to make sure that the yard or facility that launched your boat is available to lift it out of the water. More...

Letters to the Editor

Many helped at the Narragansett

My brother Tom and I would like to thank all our friends and patrons for their patience and support during our seven-month renovation. Obviously, it took much longer than expected, but we were able to accomplish much more than we expected. More...

Water policy opinion clarified

Last week the Press reported that I spoke at the last Town Council meeting in favor of easing water restrictions on all outside water uses, including lawn watering. More...

Teens belong at community center

Ever since I came to this island, the town's recreation center has been a place for teens to meet each other and play. Let's make it that way again! More...

About Town

An evening on the bay

Peter and Dorothy Denault enjoyed the fund-raising cruise Thursday hosted by the Friends of the Jamestown Library, held July 13 aboard the Viking Queen. More...

Wanted: young reader to represent Jamestown library at Paw Sox game

Children who are participating in the summer reading program "Paws, Claws, Scales, and Tales!" at the Jamestown library are encouraged to enter a contest to win four free tickets to the PawSox game on Monday, Aug. 14, at McCoy Stadium. More...

Graduation photos ready at Lawn school

Photos taken at the grade 8 graduation ceremony at the Lawn Avenue School are now available at the school. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to Will Deffley, Tom Munro, Christian Tiexiera, and Nathaniel Vigneault for being named to Newport Babe Ruth League AllStar teams. More...