May 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Road race honors athlete's memory

Tragedy can have two effects on a family, it can tear them apart or it can make them stronger. More...

News

Art's automotive celebrates 30 years in business

The 12- by 12-foot trophy room adjacent to the office at Art's Complete One Stop Automotive Service is filled with plaques and trophies covering every wall from floor to ceiling. More...

Estes receives travel fellowship

Cotton Estes, of Jamestown, was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship from Bowdoin College. More...

Ruggeiro receives journalism award

News Talk 630 WPRO's Deb Ruggiero, host of Amazing Women, was awarded two of six Metcalf Awards for diversity in the media by Rhode Island for Community and Justice last week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all 'treasures'

On Thursday, May 24, the Lawn School Improvement Team held its first Island Treasures Day for all students in grades 5 through 8. Over 40 presenters from the community ran 22 different workshops for the students. More...

Dawgz are darned pleased

The Rocket Dawgz, aka Jamestown Fireworks Committee are just darned pleased to tell you that contributions to the Independence Day fireworks display are coming in at a generous clip. Thanks to all who have donated to our swan song exhibition. More...

To friends of Anita Marie

I would like to say thank you to some very special people who dedicated many hours to help search for Anita Marie. Anita Marie, a chocolate Labrador retriever, was lost on March 18, and was caught on Thursday, May 24. More...

Upcoming Events

Students place in Spanish exam

Fifteen students in grades 6 through 8 at St. Michael's Country Day School were recognized last week for their outstanding performance in the National Spanish Exam, which was administered in April. More...

New art show in Wickford

The Wickford Art Association is exhibiting, "Color & Line." a multimedia display featuring the works of Kathi Kolb, Marjorie Vogel, and Ralph Williams. More...

Chowder cook-off this weekend

The annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off will be this Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Newport Yachting Center. Restaurants from near and far will be stewing up a wide array of chowders to be judged by a panel of chowder experts. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Ali's Run, the 6th annual Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Race, will get underway from the Lt. Col. John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion at Ft. Getty on Sunday. The 1/2 mile Kid's Fun Run/ Walk, free for all children 10 and under, will kick off at noon. More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

Building permits Timothy Ruzzo received a permit on May 22 to construct a 30- by 30-foot garage addition and remodel an existing house at 234 Capstan St., work estimated to cost $50,000. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged + Robert J Barcellos, 27, of Providence, was stopped on North Main Road May 27 for running a stop sign and erratic driving, police said. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 4:10 a.m., May 21, Car 2 and Engine 3 were dispatched to an accident on Route 138 eastbound. 12:03 p.m., May 23, Car 1, Ladder 1, Tanker 1, Engines 1 and 2 were sent to an unintentional false alarm on Blueberry Lane. More...

No backup water sources Keiser reports to town council

Jamestown's emergency water needs could not be met by surrounding communities for either a short-term or long-term basis under current agreements, according to correspondence received by Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

New information leads to more barn delays

Residents will have to wait another two weeks for the Town Council to vote on the site of the island's controversial new highway barn. More...

Editorial

The Senior Times

Spring has finally arrived, dressed in the guise of summer, and we don't want to be the first to complain about the heat…but WOW, the 80s and 90s!! More...

The Island Garden

Ooh, my aching back! Saturday and Sunday last weekend were so nice that I planted more than a hundred seedlings, several boxes of dahlia tubers, gladioli corms, many other flowers and squash grown from seed. Now I'm paying for it. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Sometimes you just gotta ask

The reasons we live in a system we can't understand are many, and they aren't always obvious. Often, things we should be questioning have been staring us right in the face all our lives and we didn't even notice. More...

About Town

Ali's Run traffic rules

The 6th Annual Ali's Run will take place this Sunday, June 3, at 1 p.m. The 5K race will proceed from Fort Getty Park along Southwest Avenue to Narragansett Avenue. More...

Hula in Hawaii Dance

The Jamestown Teen Center and the Youth Advisory Board will host a "Hula in Hawaii" dance tomorrow night, June 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the recreation center. Casual dress, with Hawaiian attire is encouraged. More...

Rev. Palen installation Sunday

Rev. Kathryn Palen will be installed as pastor of Central Baptist Church in Jamestown at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. The service will celebrate her call by the congregation and officially mark her ministry in the Jamestown community. Rev. Dr. R. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday May 31 Arts Alive Student Art Show Opening Reception, Melrose multi-purpose room, 7-8 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Yoga Flow with Kim Ferguson, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6-7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history Compiled by Sue Maden Week of May 31

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. More...