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Council signs dollar-a-year lease

The Town Council recently agreed to sign a 99-year lease for $1 per year with the Jamestown Historical Society for its building, the Jamestown Museum, at 92 Narragansett Ave. More...

Kids learn by experience at Jamestown Bay Camp

"I like it because it's fun and I'm learning a lot," said Jamestowner John Chamberlain, 8, about the Jamestown Bay Camp summer program for children from first to fourth grade. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club's Summer Series Race

Race number six of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on Aug. 1. The following are the results: More...

Sam Bari

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

Diet pills, lab rats, and other weird stuff

The problem with being a newspaper columnist is that finding good subjects to write about is not easy. I know I'm not alone with this little glitch in my chosen profession because I've talked to other columnists, and they agree. More...

About Town

Sloop Providence

The crew of the replica sloop readied the vessel for one of several bay voyages last Saturday. More...

Murphy to address historical society

The Jamestown Historical Society will conduct its 2006 annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m., in the meeting room of the Jamestown library. More...

More of the state's 'best'

In the August edition of Rhode Island Monthly magazine, Trattoria Simpatico, on Narragansett Avenue, was listed as having the best garden dining in the state. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 3 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Standing on the hot tarmac with little if any breeze blowing across the parking lot, members of Jamestown Boy Scout Troop 1 were set up for their annual yard sale to raise funds for their upcoming week-long stay at Camp Yawgoog. More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

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

Town Meetings

Thursday, Aug. 3 7 p.m., Lawn school: the School Committee meets. More...

Fire runs

8:18 a.m., July 25, Car 1, Engines 1 and 2 were sent to Pemberton Avenue for arcing electrical equipment. More...

$570K approved for public works equipment

Town Councilors have approved lease-purchase plans for up to $570,340, less $23,500 in trade-ins, for six major pieces of public works equipment. More...

School chief to be named tonight

The School Committee is expected to make two administrative appointments at tonight's meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Lawn school library. More...

A sunny day over East Ferry

Aerial photographer Nate Bousquet took this shot while flying his radio-controlled camera over East Ferry last week. More...

Editorial

Musings

Religious warfare is back. There is fresh interreligious combat - Jews vs. Moslems in Lebanon and Israel - and intrareligious combat - Sunnis vs. Shiites in Iraq. More...

Second osprey set for tracking

Comet, born at the Great Creek this spring and named after Metacomet, sachem of the Wampanoag tribe, was outfitted with a radio-transmitting unit Saturday so scientists can track his migration habits. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the 'trip down memory lane'

I am writing in response to Alayne White's wonderful editorial about growing up in Jamestown. I also grew up in Jamestown around the same time period as Alayne and was good friends with her brother Michael. More...

Restructuring Jamestown's school administration

At our June meeting, the Jamestown School Committee endorsed an administrative model with a part-time superintendent and a K-8 principal and assistant principal. More...

Town's capital equipment buy a success

Congratulations are in order for Steve Goslee and Mike Gray for the excellent job they did in bidding out the new capital equipment that was approved by the council last Monday night. More...

Upcoming Events

Randall Gallery opens new show

A Plein Air show featuring the works of Tom Deininger, John MacGowan, Jon McPhillips, and Mark Fernandez will run from Aug. 11 to 26 at the Randall Gallery. More...

State to certify lifeguards

The state Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation will administer Surf and NonSurf Lifeguard Certification tests beginning on Aug. 7. More...

Traveling orchestra arrives on bikes for Aug. 6 show

The 20-piece Stick and Rag Village Orchestra will perform at St. George's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 14 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, on Aug. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 3

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

Obituaries

Richard E. Queern

Richard E. Queern, of Naples, Fla., and former Jamestown resident, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, June 24, 2006, after suffering briefly from ampullary cancer. More...

Russell S. Clarke, 80

Russell S. Clarke, 80, of Howland Avenue died Saturday at Village House Nursing Home in Newport. More...

Legals

Legal notices

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