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What a blast!

Sunday night's fireworks provided a source of glee to thousands of islanders who turned out for the shoot. on Mackerel Cove beach Photo by Vic Richardson More...

News

Teen book group meets tomorrow

The Middle School Book Group will meet tomorrow, July 13 to discuss "The Black Duck," by award-winning Rhode Island author, Janet Taylor Lisle. The Black Duck takes place in coastal Rhode Island during the Prohibition era. More...

Yacht Club's summer series

Race number 4 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on July 3. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 2. Macx, Custom 30, B. MacGowan; 3. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 4. 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...

Letters to the Editor

Where in the world is the Press?

Guy and Jeanne Archambault took the Press to Jamestown, Cal. as part of a swing through the western states in May. More...

Remember to take your trash

Jamestown is idyllic if trash is not thrown about. The south Ft. Getty parking lot needs a trash can, as does the West Ferry dock. Boaters should bag their trash and not throw it overboard. This "stuff," ends up on beaches everywhere. More...

Thanks for a great festival

The Central Baptist Church June Festival on June 23 was a great success. Perfect weather and a great turnout contributed to a fun event. We are most grateful to our sponsors, donors and festival attendees for their support. More...

Upcoming Events

Karon is 'toastmaster'

Jamestown resident Richard Karon was awarded Toastmasters top honor, Distinguished Toastmaster, on May 5, at the District 31 Spring Conference in Dedham, Mass. More...

Dance company to perform

Island Moving Company reprises its popular outdoor performance series at Fort Adams in Newport, from July 13 to 15, and 18 to 22. Performances are every evening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, and $10 for children and seniors. More...

Visit monarchs in Mexico

As part of their mission to provide educational opportunities, Norman Bird Sanctuary will embark on a new program of environmental travel. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Robert Braisted received a permit on July 2 to erect a temporary tent at 85 Westwind Drive, installation estimated to cost $400. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, July 12 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. Saturday, July 14 Deadline for Braille/tactile ballots for Aug. 28 referendum. Town Hall open 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged • John Cannon, 37, of 442 Felucca Ave., was stopped by police July 4 on North Main Road for speeding. He was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test. More...

Tall ships drew thousands to Jamestown

Weekend costs town $27,241

In the wake of the July 1 Parade of Tall Ships, Jamestown is riding waves of raves for the island's handling of the flood of visitors for the event. More...

Council may reconsider licensing East Ferry vendors

In response to a growing number of vendors requesting permission to conduct business on public property, Town Clerk Arlene Petit suggested that it may be time for council members to rethink the town's policy towards issuing peddler's licenses at Ea More...

Council objects to authority sale terms

Town councilors voted to move forward with plans to purchase property at upper Taylor Point for the town's proposed highway barn. However the decision did not come without some reservation. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of July 12

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

Proper planning makes big events easy on the town

The Tall Ships have come and gone. The weather was just about perfect and the sailing vessels were quite the spectacle. Jamestown has since returned to its normal summertime hustle and bustle. More...

Sam Bari

He said, she said, they said

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

Since we live in an age where accountability is allegedly mandatory, I must say that the media icons are the biggest offenders of not making people they quote accountable, and that disturbs me. More...

About Town

Blood drive on Monday

The Jamestown EMS will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, July 16, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club. More...

Watercolors at Watson Farm

Watson Farm will be the setting for a watercolor workshop on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artist Natalie Pfanstiehl will lead the workshop that will have painters interpreting the pastoral scenes at the historic farm. More...

Nadeau on Bentley dean's list

Andrew Nadeau, of Jamestown, was named to the dean's list at Bentley College for the spring semester. Nadeau is a junior, majoring in accounting. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday July 12 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

A big Walrus salute to islander Mark Brasil who after taking his discharge from his National Guard unit six months ago re-upped when he heard his unit, the 169th Military Police Company, was being deployed to Iraq. More...

Obituaries

Marie F. Gallogly, 84

Marie F. Gallogly, RN, 84, of Jamestown and formerly of Cranston died July 2, 2007. She was the wife of the late Patrick J. Gallogly, Sr. Born in Plainville, Conn., she was a daughter of the late John and Kathryn (O'Sullivan) Madden. More...

Thayer Eliason Roberts, 86

Thayer Eliason Roberts, 86, of Highland Drive, died Sunday, July 1, 2007. She as the wife of the late Edward Welsh Roberts. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. on November 4, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Hiram B. and Helen (Marshall) Eliason. More...

Barbara C. Walton, 82

Barbara C. Walton, 82, died July 6, 2007, in Marion, Indiana. Born on June 21, 1925, in Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late Arthur S. and Nellie (Hoyle) Clarke. She was the wife of the late R. Lee Walton, M.D. who she married in 1950. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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