August 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

A dramatic surge seen in the island's deer tick population

Deer ticks are down in number to date this year across Rhode Island, according to sampling studies taken recently through the University of Rhode Island. More...

News

McIntyre cited for state efforts

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Musings

The obnoxious intrusiveness of cell phones first became clear to me when the theme from Star Wars interrupted a wedding I was attending. Of course, the offender was actually its owner, who had neglected to turn it off. More...

Librarians to detail Ghana trip

Former Jamestown children's librarian Kris Williams and Lisa Davis, who is currently working for Ocean State Libraries, will talk about their recent trip to Ghana on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., at the library. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to the police department

On behalf of the Jamestown Teen Center, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Jamestown Police Department and the Jamestown Police Union (IBPO Local 305) for their sponsorship of the teen center's third annual Six Flags trip on July 10. More...

Derby plagued by parking tickets

This past Saturday my wife and I took our two grandchildren to the fishing derby at the North Reservoir sponsored by the Jamestown Striper Club. More...

A big cheer for the North Road cows

Kudos to the newly arrived herd of cows along our North Road farms. The Land Trust has evoked a compelling message heralding the urgency of preserving one of Jamestown's premier treasures, open space. More...

Upcoming Events

Schedule of Events

Mark your calendars for a week full of fun events to commemorate Jamestown's 350th birthday. More...

Pow! Science! at the library

Children entering grades 3 through 6 are invited to participate in Pow!Science!'s Spy Science on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Jamestown library. Registration begins Aug. 6 and is required for this free, 45-minute program. More...

Craft show Aug. 18

The annual Conanicut Island Art Association Craft Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community center. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 2

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...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Ken Boyle received a permit on July 24 to build a handicap ramp at 7 Valley St., work estimated to cost $1,200. More...

Town meetings

Tuesday, Aug. 7 Noon, Town Hall, deadline for Aug. 14 council agenda. Wednesday, Aug. 8 7 p.m., library, the Harbor Commission meets. More...

Police Log

Underage possession of alcohol charged Cord R. Lopez, 18, of North Kingstown was charged July 31 with underage possession of an alcoholic beverage after the car in which he was a passenger was stopped for speeding on Gondola Avenue. More...

Former town councilors weigh in on barn proposal

Three years after voters rejected a proposal to site the town's highway barn facility at Lower Taylor Point, debate has raged among council members and island residents alike over new plans on where to locate the much-needed facility. More...

Motorists may find bridge crossing easier some day

EZPass would end use of tokens

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is seeking to hire a consultant to evaluate the appropriateness of using an electronic toll collection system that could cost more than $2 million to install. More...

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Editorial

From the Town Administrator

In less than four weeks a special election will be held to ask voters to accept or reject the Town Council's proposal to site a highway garage facility (the "Barn") adjacent to the Newport Bridge. More...

Order pictures from Jamestown Press.com

This week we are launching a new feature on our Web site, www.JamestownPress.com. Called Photo Album, readers will be able to view and order prints of local photographs. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

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

Sell it to the Americans, they'll eat anything

Over the years, countries have had political differences, settled their arguments one way or another, and have often found enough common ground to become allies. More...

About Town

Bowl making sessions scheduled

Three sessions for making bowls to be used in this fall's Empty Bowls fund-raising event, have been scheduled for August. The sessions will be on Wednesdays, Aug. 8, 15, and 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Melrose Avenue School art room. More...

Gift store hosts party tonight

Askham & Telham, the home accessories and gift store at 12 Main St. in Wickford, is having a birthday party tonight, Aug. 2, to celebrate 20 years in business. Featured music for the occasion is jazz duo Steve Ryba and Tom Casale. More...

Songs and stories at the library tonight

Tonight, Thursday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m., the Jamestown library invites children ages 4 years and over to come with their families to a performance by musician and music teacher Greg Cooney. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 2 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. George Cooney Music for Children, library, 7 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. Friday Aug. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Were your descendants part of the original settlers here on Jamestown 350 years ago? Then, we want to hear from you. Tell us your name and your ancestor' s name and anything else we might find of interest concerning that person. More...

Obituaries

Louise Brendlinger memorial service scheduled

A memorial service for Louise Brendlinger will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church on Narragansett Avenue. Brendlinger, of 178 West Reach Drive in Jamestown, died July 20 at home with her family. More...

Legals

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...