July 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Get it fresh

Bethany Clarke is one of many volunteers who man the farm stand at the Jamestown Community Farm. The stand- full of fresh, delectable vegetables- is open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

News

Life work of island artist on display

Jamestown artist Jeanne Bunkley has earned the reputation of Grand Dame of the Jamestown art scene. More...

Film crew visits island farms for national project

YERT, Your Environmental Road Trip, is a year-long eco-expedition through all 50 states exploring the landscape of America's unique approach to environmental sustainability. More...

Ruben in summer scholars program

Molly Alyssa Ruben of Jamestown is a summer participant in the Hackman Scholars Program at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. More...

Sam Bari

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

The cost of flying birds

An important issue has long been ignored, and I find it inexcusable that the subject has yet to be addressed. It concerns bird rights. The cost of flying birds is way out of control. More...

About Town

Islanders walk for cancer research

Fran Gorman, Becky Andreozzi, Eileen Muldoon and Lindsay Muldoon will participate in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile walk that provides an opportunity to educate tens of thousands of people about breast health, including early detection. More...

Gaudreau to compete in national cookoff

Kevin Gaudreau, a Jamestown native, will represent Rhode Island at the fourth-annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans. More...

What's happening at the library?

Sun damage skin screening The Friends of the Jamestown Library are sponsoring a Sun Safety Screening program from Blue Cross at the library on Monday, July 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday July 26 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Ocean State Follies, community center, 7 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 26

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

Louise Brendlinger, 54

Louise Brendlinger, 54, of 178 West Reach Drive, Jamestown, died July 20, 2007, at home with her family. She was the wife of Richard Brendlinger and the mother of Tom, Michael and Lisa Brendlinger. More...

Barbara S. Haggis, 87

Barbara S. (Mackewicz) Haggis, 87, of North Kingstown, formerly of Narragansett, passed away Friday, July 20, 2007, at Scalabrini Villa Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late William L. Haggis. More...

Authority, town fine tune Taylor point land purchase

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser reported on Monday that he had met with Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) members to discuss the town's concerns over language in the authority's sale terms. More...

A scientific view of island water sources

Sources of ground water on Conanicut Island have long been a controversial issue. The sources of water, particularly ground water, can be easily explained and clearly defined, according to Daniel W. More...

Peddler license review continues

With more and more requests by vendors to set up shop in the East Ferry area, town councilors continued their review of Jamestown's peddlers' license policy on Monday. More...

Editorial

Why was Taylor Point selected?

The residents of Jamestown will be asked to express their collective opinion regarding the siting of a new highway barn facility at upper Taylor Point later in August. It is again another crucial decision point in this long drawn out process. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Your help needed to Save the Farms

Whenever people are asked what they like most about Jamestown, the answer usually includes a comment about "rural character." Of course, there are varied aspects to the ambience of Jamestown. There is the inspiring nature of the place. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for all the good wishes

Recently I was very ill, which included surgery. Now that I am on the mend, I would like to thank all the people who sent cards, cookies and prayers. I owe my recovery to you all. Francis X. Zweir Jamestown More...

Parking spaces lost to EMTs

This letter was sent to the Town Council and copied to the Jamestown Press. I was startled this week to find five of the ten public, long-term parking spaces east of the ambulance barn now reserved for EMS personnel only. More...

Professionalism recognized

This letter was sent to Fire Chief James R. Bryer, Jr. and copied to the Jamestown Press. Chief Bryer, On July 3, 2007 this department received a call reporting a pier fire at the Mount Hope Marine Terminal in Portsmouth. More...

Upcoming Events

Visit butterflies in Mexico

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

350th tea tickets on sale

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 on August 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

A Jamestown business has been spotlighted as one of the most environmentally friendly fitness establishments in the country. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Duana Hodges received a permit on July 18 to erect a 40- by 60- foot tent from July 24 to 27 at 20 East Shore Rd., work estimated to cost $2,500. More...

Legal Notices

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN N. M. NO. 2007-0359 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO JOHN M. ROSA, IV, the unknown heirs of JOHN M. More...

Town meetings

Tuesday, July 31 7 p.m., library, the Zoning Board of Review meets. Wednesday, Aug. 1 2 p.m., library, Probate Court convenes. 7:30 p.m., library, the Planning Commission meets. More...