June 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Mary Hall Keen and Sydney Keen were just two of the volunteers that turned out in the rain last Saturday to plant the new public garden, called "Will's Rest," in honor of Will Reynolds. More...

News

'Lizard' to play NK concert

The North Kingstown Arts Council Summer Concert Series will kick off on Tuesday, June 19, with an appearance by White- Eyed Lizard Band, Connecticut's premier steel drum calypso party band. More...

Men's chorus preparing for summer singing

The Men's Chorus of Jamestown, after taking a break in 2006, will get together again this summer. The group is open to all men and boys in the greater Jamestown area. More...

Librarians on African trek

Islander Lisa Davis will follow in the footsteps of her daughter Hannah and travel to Africa this summer. On June 30, she will take her librarian talents and a load of books to Ghana to help disabled children. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tennis tourney a great success

Thanks to the players, sponsors, great weather and volunteers, the Second Annual Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament was another success. Seventyeight players from ages 11 to 86 years old played. More...

About Town

Prout graduates nine islanders

The Prout School, in Wakefield, graduated nine island students at their June 12 ceremony. More...

Reminder from the Dawgz

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and if anyone has not sent their donation to the Rocket Dawgz for the fireworks extravaganza, take the time to get it out soon. The group is behind on donations compared to previous years. More...

Advance advertising deadlines for Jamestown Press Fourth of July issue

Our nation's Independence Day - the Fourth of July - falls on a Wednesday this year. The mid-week holiday will mean that the Jamestown Press will be published two days earlier than normal. Look for your copy of the Press on Tuesday, July 3. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday June 14 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Yoga Flow with Kim Ferguson, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6-7 p.m. Beginner Latin, Community Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Beginner Plus Latin, Community Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Capt. Pease memorial June 21

Fred Pease, Sue Nicholson and Barbara Renner invite friends and acquaintances to attend a gathering to celebrate the life of their father, Capt. Forrest A. Pease (1915-2006) on Thursday, June 21, at 4 p.m. at 366 East Shore Rd., Jamestown. More...

Donna Hull, 45

Donna (Ferrara) Hull, 45, of Jamestown, died Thursday, June 7, at Newport Hospital after a brave eight-year fight with metastatic breast cancer. She was the wife of Matthew Hull for 13 years. More...

Elmer Bicknell

Elmer "Bunky-Spider" Bicknell, died Dec. 11, 2006 in Florida. He was the husband of Sheila (Jackson) Bicknell. He is survived by daughters Linda Schave and Beth Gillam; sons Ted, William and Scott Bicknell. More...

Form-based zoning under consideration

The Planning Commission offered a workshop last week on zoning ordinance reforms that will affect the future face of the village. More...

Keiser says state has faulty information on island water

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser responded to the town's designation as non-compliant by the Water Resources Board by describing concerns over the town's water supply as "overkill" and adding that "the punishment doesn't fit the crime. More...

No decision on highway barn

Real estate issues postpone council discussion

The status of the town's highway barn project remains unresolved after this week's Town Council meeting. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of June 14

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...

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Full Story

Get on board for the 350th celebration

Plans for Jamestown's 350th celebration in August are starting to take shape. It's not too late for your group to get on board. Here's what's scheduled so far: The festivities begin on Saturday, Aug. More...

Sam Bari

And you think we have problems

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

Far be it from me to criticize other countries for their shortcomings. How can I do so in good conscience when I make a living questioning a system that I believe was designed to not be understood? However, this story is beyond comprehension. More...

Upcoming Events

Book group to meet July 10

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, July 10, at l p.m. with the book "The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic & Madness And The Fair That Changed America" by Erik Larson. More...

Café sponsors cancer benefit

The Narragansett Café is sponsoring a "Taste of Jamestown," event to benefit longtime doorman Phil Hunt, who has been diagnosed with cancer. More...

Boat show this weekend

The 33rd annual Newport Spring Boat Show will be this weekend, June 15 to 17 at the Newport Yachting Center. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Today is Flag Day, proudly fly the colors. *** Kudos from the Rocket Dawgz to the fans of the July 4 fireworks who donated last week to the upcoming shoot. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Chris Irby received a permit on June 5 to install new walls, ceilings, and flooring as needed at 7 Calvert Place, work estimated to cost $2,750. More...

Police Log

Outstanding warrant Jerome McDevitt, 20, of 23 Viking Drive, Portsmouth, was picked up June 10 on Clarke Street on an outstanding warrant from Fourth District Superior Court. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 4:21 p.m., June 7, Car 2, Engines 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to Fly Jib Court for a passenger vehicle fire. 4:52 p.m., June 7, Engines 1 and 2 were sent to Green Lane for a flammable liquid spill. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN. M. No. More...