August 9, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Islanders celebrate 350 years

Celebrating an anniversary is always a good thing, but honoring 350 years requires something special, which is why Jamestown is hosting a weeklong event worthy of the island's rich history. More...

News

Garden contest results

The Quononoquott Garden Club has announced the winners of the Jamestown 2007 Civic Beautification Contest. Judging of containers, window boxes and in-ground gardens took place in late July and ribbons were awarded this week. More...

Harbor management becoming more complex

Managing Jamestown harbors during the boating season is a formidable task that involves the harbormaster, the police and fire departments, and a number of town administrative personnel. More...

Controlling the Jamestown building boom

If national statistics are to be believed, most of the country is experiencing a building and real estate slump. However, just the opposite appears to be happening in every area of Conanicut Island. More...

Letters to the Editor

Why the beach plums are dying

When the state resurfaced the connecting road between Conanicut Island's main part and the Beavertail peninsula a few years ago, they made a grievous mistake. More...

Art exhibit helpers praised

The CIAA's annual art exhibit may be the most important event we hold each year. Each member artist is invited to have their best work hung in the community center for everyone to enjoy. More...

Thanks for help with library sale

Another fabulous book sale at the Jamestown library! In addition to generating funds for the library "extras," the book sale helps our community to make room for even more books to fill their shelves. More...

Upcoming Events

Fine arts museum trip planned

The Newport Art Museum will sponsor a trip on Tuesday, Aug. 14, to view the Edward Hopper exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This is a wonderful opportunity to view the first comprehensive exhibit of Hopper's work in fifty years. More...

Church festival set for Aug. 25

The St. Mark Parish Family Festival will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be games for kids, including a basketball throw, fishing and face painting. More...

Screen-writing class offered

Filmmaker, director and Marlboro College professor Jay Craven will conduct a screenwriting workshop for teens on Friday, Aug. 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

Our long anticipated Horsehead Gala was a grand and successful event! Over 450 people attended and we raised more than $40,000 - about 8-percent of our total capital campaign goal. More...

This week in Island history

Week of August 9

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 meetings

Monday, Aug. 13 Victory Day, all town offices closed. Tuesday, Aug. 14 7 p.m., Ft. Wetherill, the Conservation Commission meets. 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. 7 p.m., library, the Town Council meets. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Thomas J. Murphy, 49, of North Kingstown was charged Aug. 1 with first offense drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after he was stopped for speeding and swerving on North Main Road. More...

Town hall records

Building permits Robert and Judith A. Kinzel received a permit on July 31 to reshingle the back of a home and install gutters at 74 Lawn Ave., work estimated to cost $6,700. More...

New harbormaster's boat hauled for major repair

Approximately three weeks ago, the new harbormaster's boat, manufactured by Ribcraft of Marblehead, Mass., was hauled out of the water for what harbor authorities assumed was routine maintenance and warranty repairs. More...

Authority commited to Newport bridge safety

Local bridge officials called a news conference last Friday to discuss the condition of the Newport Pell Bridge and the Mount Hope Bridge between Bristol and Portsmouth. More...

Editorial

Cartoon

Full Story

Running for election

This week the first contender has tossed a hat into the local political ring. Jamestowners will elect a new five-member Town Council this fall. There are two seats open on the School Committee. Islanders will also choose a town moderator. More...

Save the island farms

By now everyone has probably seen the cow-like billboards posted along North Main Road. The signs are asking for our help. More...

Sam Bari

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

Are we confused yet?

According to our crack research team, the Googlamaniacs, congress allocated $522 billion for defense spending this year. More...

About Town

Fall book discussions set

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at l p.m. with the book "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," by Lisa See. More...

350th tea and treats on Monday

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 Monday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Victory Day on Monday

The island's veterans groups will commemorate Victory Day on Monday, Aug. 13, by displaying U.S. flags at the East Ferry Veterans' Memorial Square. Volunteers are needed to help put up the flags at 7 a.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 9 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. Friday Aug. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Islander Martha Milot has written and wonderfully illustrated a children's book of particular interest to Jamestown youngsters and young visitors, but also of appeal to kids everywhere. Entitled "Mr. More...

Obituaries

Eleanor F. Maderia, 80

Eleanor F. (Keating) Maderia, 80, of Neptune Avenue died Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at Village House & Rehabilitation Center, Newport. She was the wife of the late Arthur Maderia. Born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of the late Clifford H. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIENN. M. NO. More...