July 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

School panel names new superintendent

The Jamestown School Committee announced the appointment of Marcia Lukon as the new superintendent of Jamestown Schools at its July 12 meeting. Lukon replaces Robert Power, who leaves the position after a one-year appointment. More...

News

Tall Ships drew less traffic than LPGA

This year's visit by the Tall Ships attracted less Pell-Newport Bridge traffic than last year's women's golf tournament, according to a report of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Every drop counts

Bob Bryer gives blood Monday at the Holy Ghost Hall PAC Club. The event was sponsored by the Jamestown Emergency Management Services. More...

RIPTA board buys insurance for bridges

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority last week approved a two-year insurance policy on the Pell-Newport and Mount Hope-Bristol Bridges over which it has responsibility. More...

Letters to the Editor

Vote 'no' on highway barn site

Mr. Rebecchi, to my mind, disingenuously applauds the Town Council's "courage" in its highway barn decision. In fact, the council caved to blatant NIMBYism and the threat of potential lawsuits based on bad science and scare tactics. More...

A great run for Ripken All-Stars

As you will read in this week's Press, the Jamestown 12-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star team had a great run in the state tournament, held at River Point Park in West Warwick starting last Saturday. More...

Disappointed with Town Council

I have lived on Jamestown all my life and was very disappointed in the outcome of the Town Council's vote concerning the location of the highway barn. I attended two meetings several years ago where the townspeople could voice their opinions. More...

Upcoming Events

Club marks Conanicut Island purchase from Narragansetts

The Quononoquott Garden Club will commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the purchase of Conanicut Island from the Narragansett Indians with "Tea and Delicacies," at the community center at East Ferry on August 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Dance class at pavillion

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department will hold Latin dance classes on Thursday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Merengue will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and Bachata will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Getty Pavilion. More...

Poetry workshop at Watson Farm this Sunday

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. to noon. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 19

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...

Obituaries

John A. Hull, 71

John A. Hull Jr., 71, of 625 North Main Rd., Jamestown, died July 15, 2007 at home after a brief illness. Born in Jamestown on Feb. 23, 1936, he was the son of the late John A. Hull Sr. and Mary (Marquis) Hull. More...

Neighbors challenge state's mooring field policy

Neighborhood residents near Cranston Cove, Sunset Beach and Park Dock, voiced concerns about mooring field classifications at the Harbor Commission meeting July 11. More...

Town Council awards contract for water plant

Town Councilors, sitting as the Water and Sewer Commission, on Monday, awarded the town's wastewater treatment plant improvement project to Weston and Sampson CMR Inc. of Peabody, Mass., for a bid not to exceed $3,836,000. More...

Editorial

Hillary support growing

VIEWPOINT

I support Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President, and I believe she will win both the nomination and the Presidency. More...

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•EDITORIAL•

Sponsors needed for 350th celebration laser lightshow

Jamestown's 350th celebration, slated for Aug. 11 to 19, promises to be a great week-long festival with activities for all islanders young and old. More...

Sam Bari

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

Those 'Transformers' are for real

The movie, the one the kids are all talking about. You know the one, about the robots from outer space - "Transformers." Well . . . it's not just a movie. They are real. I know they are real because I was . . . I don't know how else to put this . More...

About Town

Association stages art exhibit

The Conanicut Island Art Association Annual Art Exhibit starts today, Thursday, July 19, at 10 a.m. in the community center. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Sunday, July 22. The show is free and open to the public. More...

Shores group meets next week

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 25, at the senior center, 6 West Street at 7 p.m. More...

Lions sponsors cabaret show

The Jamestown Lions Club will host the Ocean State Follies on Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Avenue. The Follies poke good-natured fun at the "state" of the state through song parodies and skits. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday July 19 CIAA Art Exhibit, Community Center, 10 a.m.-4 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Jim Pemantell has his running shoes on again. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Fred Basso received a permit on July 9 to build a 12-by 30-foot deck at 115 America Way, work estimated to cost $6,000. More...

Legal Notice

Notice of Master Plan Informational Meeting A Master Plan Informational Meeting will be held for the Randall Major Land Development Project on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at a meeting of the Jamestown Planning Commission beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...

Town meetings

Monday, July 23 7 p.m., library, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, July 24 7 p.m., library, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...