June 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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NK seniors receive scholarships

Several Jamestown members of the North Kingstown High School graduating class of 2007 were recipients of scholarships and awards, presented at the annual awards night ceremony. More...

Lawn Avenue School graduates 60 tonight

At 7 p.m. this evening at the Lawn Avenue School, 60 island students will say good-bye to the Jamestown schools at the eighth grade commencement ceremony. More...

Eco-commuters awarded

These students were raffle winners in the May Bike/Walk/Bus to school month. From left are, Molly Tiexiera, Tori Martin, Hayley Carlisle, Anne Langan and Rachel Bryer. Not pictured is Matt Jewell. More...

Sam Bari

A funny thing about history

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

History is often like the remake of an old movie, with the original usually being the better version. The biggest problem with history is that it doesn't stop with one remake, it keeps producing the same movie over and over, and it never improves. More...

About Town

'Webspinner' to tell her tales

Storyteller Charlotte Hamlin will perform "Is it TRUE? Is it REALLY True? Find out at your library!" on Wednesday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m., for children ages four years and older and their families. 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...

Shores group to meet June 27

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its June meeting on Wednesday, June 27, at the Jamestown Senior Center, 6 West Street at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Coffee and dessert will be served. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday June 21 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Today is the Summer Solstice! Enjoy! More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Janet L. Novack received a permit on June 13 to add a 12- by 12-foot porch, a French door, new windows, a 12- by 24-foot deck, and new siding to a house at 46 Steamboat St., work estimated to cost $16,500. Jayne C. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, June 21 7 p.m., library, Historic Districts workshop led by the Shoreby Hill Association. Monday, June 25 7 p.m., library, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, June 26 7 p.m., library, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 6:34 p.m., June 13, Engine 1 responded to a false alarm on Top O' The Mark Drive. 7 p.m., June 14, All units participated in a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Harbor panel finds only one acceptable mooring field site

The Harbor Management Commission, at their June 4 meeting, deliberated the pros and cons of Park Dock, Cranston Cove, and Heads Beach as potential mooring areas. More...

Jamestown failed two 2006 water bacteria tests

Jamestown's total coliform bacteria levels exceeded Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water standards briefly last year, according to the Jamestown Water Department's annual Consumer Confidence Report. More...

Keiser condemns state board's water rulings

Taking umbrage with the State Water Resource Board's recent 6 to 1 vote to rule the Jamestown Water Department in non-compliance for not submitting an acceptable five-year water management plan, town officials said Monday that Resource Board Genera More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of June 21

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...

Cartoon

Full Story

Summer's here - be safe on the water

Today is the first day of summer, a time when many people will be enjoying the great outdoors on their boats. Summer is made for fishing, racing sailboats, and pleasure cruising. More...

Letters to the Editor

Studio is a hidden island treasure

I wanted to write to share my experience with one of Jamestown's hidden treasures, Clancy Designs. We first experienced this wonderful treasure when we had family visiting us one cold, rainy April morning. More...

Help needed with annual book sale

Every year, the library manages to move thousands of pounds of books from the basement to the meeting hall with the help of scouts and other strong, young people who are willing to give up a morning to the effort. This year is no exception. More...

Public has rights to the water

The beautiful weather this weekend provided my family with an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and bounty of our beloved island. A great thing about Jamestown is the many public rights of way that provide us access to the waterfront. More...

Upcoming Events

Glad grads

Four Jamestown students graduated on June 8 from the Pennfield School in Portsmouth. The eighth grade graduates are, from left, Austen Novis, Billy van der Wal, Matthew Archer and Christopher Waterman. Photo by Onne van der Wal More...

Classic cars visit Newport mansions

America's top car collectors and more than a dozen auto racing celebrities are coming to Newport from July 27 to 29, for the William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. Concours d'Elegance at the Newport Mansions. More...

NKHS 10th reunion planned

The North Kingstown High School Class of 1997 is planning a 10-year reunion event for Saturday, Aug. 11. The party will be at the Harborside Grill in East Greenwich, beginning at 5 p.m. and a daytime picnic is also being planned. More...

Obituaries

Lucille K. Lawrence, 81

Lucille K. (Avery) Lawrence, 81, of Beacon Avenue, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007 at Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center of Newport Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Norman E. Lawrence, Sr. for 60 years. More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING JAMESTOWN TOWN COUNCIL

SITTING AS THE BOARD OF WATER AND SEWER COMMISSIONERS JULY 2, 2007 A public hearing will be held by the Jamestown Town Council sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 2, 2007 at the Jamestown Philomenian More...

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...