May 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Environmentally-friendly landscaping lecture offered

This century will witness a new and exciting role for plants in the quest for ecological balance. More...

LOST DOG

We have been trying to capture our lost Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Anita Marie, for eight weeks and are asking for your assistance. Anita is extremely shy and fearful of humans. She is thin and weighs approximately 50 pounds. More...

Gnomes play Saturday

The Gnomes, who are comprised of some of the areas best musical talents, will perform at the Courthouse Center for the Arts on Route 138 in West Kingston on Saturday, May 19. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15. More...

Sam Bari

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

Call of the wild

An alarming trend in the travel industry is causing aware readers good reason for concern. Advertisements in certain publications are luring vacationers seeking the so-called "ultimate adventure" with (GASP!) misleading information. More...

Upcoming Events

Cinderella on stage tonight at Rocky Hill

Tonight, Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. the Rocky Hill Lower School will perform Rogers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella," at the Goddard Park Carousel. More...

Antique and garden fair in June

Mount Hope Farm's "Garden & Antiques Fair" will take place the weekend of June 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. More...

Medical fund to hold plant sale

The annual plant sale for the Jamestown Medical Fund will be on May 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Ferry. There will be flats of annuals, along with colorful hanging baskets and containers. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

OK guys, listen up. At this rather late stage in our life, we have come upon moments of total peace. It's called a facial. Now guys, before you skip ahead to the next item, stay with us and read on. More...

Obituaries

Michelle L. Silva, 39

Michelle L. Silva, 39, of North Kingstown, formerly of Acushnet and Dartmouth, Mass. died at home surrounded by her family and friends May 13, 2007 after a long battle with cancer. More...

Linda L. Gray, 57

Gray, 57 Linda L. (Sherman) Gray, 57, of Buckwheat Ave., Portsmouth, died Friday, May 11, 2007 at home. She was the wife of Kenneth S. Gray, Tax Assessor of Jamestown, to whom she was married for 36 years. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

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 MAY 22, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT More...

Coast Guard gives preliminary 'no' to LNG terminal

The U.S. More...

Island arts district proposed

Local artists applauded the efforts of the Town Council at their Monday night meeting, when they gave a consensus that they would like to establish an arts district in Jamestown. State Rep. More...

Editorial

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Post your events in the Summer Guide

Just a reminder that the Jamestown Press is preparing to publish its annual Summer Guide. This is the final call for news of your summer happenings. We want to include all the island events that are planned in June, July, August and September. More...

NPR station on the air over Jamestown

By the time you are reading this newspaper, Rhode Island's first National Public Radio station will be heard in Jamestown. It used to be that in order to listen to the Providence based WRNI 1290 AM, you had to leave the island and head north. More...

Letters to the Editor

Jack's Electric building concerns

Last Thursday evening my husband finished reading the Press, and commented, with absolute certainty, "He's going to get away with it." His reference was to the article about the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for a recently completed commerc More...

About Town

Kindermusik is among summer offerings for kids

The Town of Jamestown recreation department will host two weeks of Kindermusik classes for preschoolers. Each preschooler must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The classes are part of the town's summer programs for children. More...

Revolutionary spirit

Reenactors raised the flags of Great Britain, France and the United States over the Conanicut Battery at last weekend's Battery Day. Here, they are marching to the assembly area. More...

Wind power analysis for Jamestown includes a dozen goals

The newly-organized Wind Energy Committee met for the second time last Tuesday, May 8, and discussed their approach to wind power research. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday May 17 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Yoga Flow with Kim Ferguson, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6-7 p.m. Latin Workout, Community Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Latin Beginner, Community Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, May 14, 1907 Mr. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Tracey Verrien received a permit on May 7 to re-roof an existing house at 66 Pemberton Ave., work estimated to cost $3,500. More...

Police Log

Juvenile possession of alcohol and marijuana Christopher Oates, 19, of West Warwick, was stopped May 14, for a stop sign violation on Conanicus Avenue and charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and first offense possession of marijuana. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 2:55 a.m., May 9, Ladder 1, Engines 1 and 2 were sent to Newport for a mutual aid call. 8:15 a.m., May 9, Car 1, Ladder1, Engines1, 2 and 3 went to Lawn Avenue for a false alarm call. More...