August 2, 2007 RSS feed / News

Tour library's special collection

Join the Friends of the Jamestown Library and celebrate the history of Jamestown on Friday, Aug. 17, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Sydney L. Wright Museum as Jane Bentley presents a lively and informative tour of the museum. More...

Bad News, Paladin get wins in Connanicut Yacht Club J/22 Series

A gorgeous day with a northeasterly breeze was the rare setting for the July 22 CYC races. Commodore Bert Brodin accommodated the conditions by moving the starting line to Special Mark Z and set a course of 11p (Coaster's Harbor Can), 3p. More...

Kids net fish and prizes at reservoir fishing derby

The biggest fish of the day at the Jamestown Striper Club's annual fishing derby on Saturday did not make its appearance until the derby was officially over and the awards were being presented to the winners. More...

Bikers needed for 350th parade

Jamestown motorcycle riders who would like to be a part of the island's 350th celebration parade on Aug.12, are encouraged to call Bill at 423-2671 to form a group to ride together in the parade. More...

New JEMS officers elected

The annual meeting of the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services was held on July 24 and new officers were elected. More...

J&W graduates two from island

Two students from Jamestown recently graduated from Johnson and Wales University. Joseph Olobri received a bachelor of science in criminal justice at the Providence campus. More...

Two islanders on college deans lists

• Ollie William Amerigian was named to the dean's list at the University of Montana for the spring semester. • Eric D. More...

Island property exceeds $2 billion in value

The new value of Jamestown property is $2,005,799,230, based on the tax roll for the town being completed by Tax Assessor Kenneth Gray. The new tax bills will be sent to property owners later this month. More...

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...

Junior women's sailing regatta promotes learning on the job

Over 100 young women flocked to the Conanicut Yacht Club on July 16 and 17 for the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association's Junior Women's Championships. More...

Town gives notice on upcoming paving projects

The Jamestown Public Works Department will be doing preparatory work on Clinton Avenue, Spirketing Street, and Seaside Drive south of the Jamestown Bridge in anticipation of repaving. Road reclamation is scheduled for Aug. More...

Meet the lifeguards at Mackerel Cove beach

The Mackerel Cove Town Beach has long attracted residents and visitors for swimming, sunning and relaxation. More...

Islander brews up some history

"Hi Neighbor, Have a Gansett!" was a slogan many Rhode Islanders still remember from the old days of Narragansett Brewing Company. More...

Thrift shop serves the island community and beyond

Every conceivable item, from sofas to shoes, can be found for a bargain at St. Matthew's Thrift Shop on Narragansett Avenue. The shop is open, for shopping or donating, on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Save room for Portuguese treats at the annual heritage day celebration

The island's Holy Ghost Society will hold their annual Portuguese Heritage Day on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to dusk. More...