June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Council sites highway garage at Taylor Point

Referendum set for Aug. 28

Island residents will finally have the opportunity to approve the location of the town's controversial highway barn project. More...

News

Be a farm volunteer

New volunteers are always needed and welcome at the Jamestown Community Farm at the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road. Volunteers can be any age and can work as long or as little as they want. Hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. More...

Fund gives $4,800 to island groups

Jamestown youth will attend a Save the Bay camp this summer, a new emergency information card system will be implemented, and Meals on Wheels will deliver meals to Jamestown seniors, thanks to grants made recently by the Jamestown Community Fund. More...

Have cake for Jones' birthday

The Portsmouth Historical Society and the U.S. Navy will hold a birthday party in honor of John Paul Jones, who lived in Portsmouth in 1777. The party is Sunday, July 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Long caved to north end pressure

In the speech before his tie-breaking vote to hide the new town barn under the Newport Bridge, Dave Long admitted that he was caving in to the constant pressure, delaying tactics, and lawsuit threats of the North End NIMBYs. More...

We need more big bang money

Your local fireworks committee, better known as the Rocket Dawgz, has blown up your money for 12 years and want to say thanks in a big way - by blowing up even more of your money! Our final shoot will on July 4 at Mackerel Cove. More...

Upcoming Events

Navy celebrates America's Fourth

Tomorrow night Dewey Field will be transformed into the venue of the summer when Naval Station Newport and the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department present the "Celebrate America" concert and fireworks extravaganza, featuring the Navy Band No More...

Diepenbrock exhibit at Newport art museum

A new show at the Newport Art Museum gives visitors a look at the experimental phase of the creative process, something most people never see. More...

Writing workshop at farm planned

A workshop on writing nature poetry will be held Sunday, July 22, at Watson Farm. This is the second in a series of three writing workshops to be held at Historic New England's Watson Farm in Jamestown. It will take place from 9 a.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

"The Rocket Dawgz' shows have been dandy With the bangs and the booms they're quite handy So for your last shoot We're sending some loot To make your finale 'MAS GRANDE' KABOOM "Thanks for all the spectacular shows. More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

Building permits Mike Jewels received a permit on June 19 to construct a 30- by 5-foot deck at 8 Baldwin Court, work estimated to cost $4,200. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, June 28 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, July 3, noon, deadline for Town Council agenda. Wednesday, July 4 Holiday: all town offices closed. More...

Police Log

Larceny Nancy Kurt, 54, of 7 Sail St. was charged with larceny under $500 after being observed on a video surveillance tape allegedly taking a donation canister for the Fourth of July fireworks, police said. More...

Council takes up East Ferry pier improvements

Town Council members tried to come to grips with the ongoing dispute over use of the town's wood pile pier at East Ferry on Monday. More...

The Tall Ships are here!

Parade of Sail tops weekend events

The tall ships started arriving early in the week for the 2007 Tall Ships Festival, scheduled for June 28 to 30. The highlight will be the Parade of Sail on Sunday, July 1, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of June 28

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

One last blast for the Rocket Dawgz

The countdown is underway towards Jamestown's annual Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza. The big event is scheduled for 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, at Mackerel Cove. The event has been staged for many years by the Jamestown Rocket Dawgz. More...

Sam Bari

The writing life

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

After spending what seemed to be several lifetimes at school studying to be a writer, I must admit I was discouraged when I learned that the guy who wrote "Baby on Board" on a little yellow triangular sign made more money as a writer than Herman Me More...

About Town

Busy fourth for the island band

The Jamestown Community Band will march in the North End parade in the morning and present a concert at Mackerel Cove before the fireworks start on July 4. More...

Bush to speak at War College today

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) last week authorized $5,100 for extra round-the-clock security because of a triple burden of activity this week and next. More...

Authority's sale of property to town a good neighbor gesture

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser said last week that he was sorry that his comments in mid- June about delays with a decision on a site for a new highway barn were interpreted by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) as blame for th More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday June 28 Teen Center Open Rec., community center, 3-6 p.m. 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. More...

Obituaries

Katherine J. Fredette, 62

Katherine Jane (Martin) Fredette, 62, of Narragansett, formerly of Jamestown and Cranston, died unexpectedly June 19 at South County Hospital. Born in Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Suzanne (Thomas) and Luther Martin. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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

Legal notice

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Executive Session 4:00 PM RIGL 42-46-5: Exception (a) 1, Personnel - Administrative Interviews Lawn Avenue School 55 Lawn Avenue Jamestown, RI 02835 Upcoming Meetings: July 12, 2007 More...