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Bird sanctuary to hold benefit ball

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is planning a fund-raising ball called "Birds Gone Wild," on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the sanctuary. Partygoers will enjoy breathtaking ocean views from under the tent in the sanctuary meadow. More...

Island pilot project results in cash to farmers

Three Jamestown farmers have sold this season's rights to harvest hay in exchange for a new cash crop: bobolinks. The farmers were paid to let about 34 acres of their fields grow without cutting in May and June so the bobolinks can breed and nest. More...

Arts festival this weekend

The 45th Annual Wickford Art Festival will take place this Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8. Nearly 250 artists will be displaying their work. The event will take place rain or shine from 10 a.m. to dusk each day. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hunt benefit a huge success!

Thanks to so many generous Jamestowners and off islanders who made our day a huge success. More...

Workers deserve more credit

I realize the difficulty reporters face when covering the various town meetings. They must assimilate a great deal of detailed information, separate the important from the unimportant, and try and report this accurately. More...

Corrected history of lot 47

In reading Tom Shelvin's synopsis of the Highway Barn vote, I noticed two technical errors regarding the history of this issue. More...

Upcoming Events

Islander honored for years of service

Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island recently honored two area women for 20 years of volunteer service to the organization.They are, at left, Ann Ross of Kingston and at right, is Anne Bal of Jamestown. More...

Concerts in Wickford this week

The Driftwoods will take the stage tonight in Wickford as part of the Tuesday Summer Concerts at the Town Dock series. Playing popular beach music by Buffet and the Beach Boys, the concert will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Talented people needed for annual show

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold its 18th Annual Talent Show on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Center. The production is titled "350 Years: Then and Now." A raffle and refreshment sale will round out the evening. 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...

House leadership blocks Jamestown artists' tax free district

By Tom Shevlin

State Representative Bruce Long (R-Jamestown, Middletown) reported at the June 25 Town Council meeting that House leadership had rejected legislation that would have enabled Jamestown to sanction its own tax-free arts district. More...

Parade of Sail

Flanked by a spectator fleet, the Tall Ship Gorch Fock sails north to pass beneath the Newport Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Tall Ships parade was the highlight of the four day festival. See pages 14-15 for more pictures. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of July 3

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

Council votes to site highway garage at Taylor Point site

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

Sam Bari

Moonrakers, Godbotherers, and Angel Whispers

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

Independence Day is upon us; the tall ships have left Narragansett Bay and sailed into the sunset, leaving us with memories that will last a lifetime. More...

About Town

McCandless show at the library

Artist Patsie McCandless will say farewell to Jamestown with a final show of her work at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Jobin receives associate degree

Keith Jobin, of Jamestown, recently received an associate's degree in aviation operations at commencement ceremonies held at Daniel Webster College in Nashua. More...

Garden club to meet Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will tour the garden of a retired landscape designer as part of its July 9 monthly meeting. The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's parish hall. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Tuesday July 3 Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 9-10 a.m. Thrift Shop, St. Matthew's church, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 423-1762 Computer Assistance Program, library, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bridge, Pemberton Community Center, 12:30-4 p.m. Teen Center Open Rec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

This is it!! Tomorrow night at about 9:15 the first rocket will go skyward and light up Mackerel Cove as its sound waves reverberate off the cliffs to commemorate the 231st year of our country's independence. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Emily Chamberlain received a permit on June 26 to install an exterior door, a kitchen floor, and shingling to the south wall of a house at One Norman Rd., work estimated to cost $10,000. More...

Town meetings

Tuesday, July 3 Noon, deadline for council agenda packet. Wednesday, July 4 All town offices closed for Fourth of July holiday. Monday, July 9 7 p.m., library, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, July 10 7 p.m., Ft. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 8:21 a.m., June 26, Engines 1 and 3, EMS 1 were dispatched to the Newport Bridge for an auto accident. 12:15 a.m., June 26, Engine 1 and EMS 1 were sent to 530 East Shore Rd., for a carbon monoxide alarm sounding. More...