August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Talent tryouts weather the storm

Not booming thunder, pelting rain, or driving winds kept the talented from strutting their stuff at the 18th Annual Talent Show, "350 Years: Then and Now," tryouts at the Jamestown Community Center on Monday and Tuesday nights. More...

News

Where in the World is the Press?

Several island teens went to Leon, Nicaragua in July on a sustainable agriculture mission with Melissa Minto, Jamestown's Teen Coordinator. More...

Soccer sign-ups deadline Aug. 20

Registration for the Fall 2007 recreation soccer league will end on Monday, Aug. 20. More...

Tour of library museum tomorrow

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

Sam Bari

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

Things that scare me

This could be the shortest column ever written, because only one thing that I know of scares me to the point of unspeakable terror . . . Snakes. There - I said it, and I'm starting to sweat. I hate snakes. I do not dislike snakes. More...

About Town

About Town

Chorus talent show tonight The Jamestown Community Center is the place to be this evening as the Jamestown Community Chorus presents their 18th Annual Talent Show, "350 Years: Then and Now," at 7:30 p.m. More...

Upcoming Events

End of summer fun at soccer camp

Challenger British Soccer has a few openings at their camp starting on Monday, Aug. 20, at Tuckertown Park in South Kingstown. The camp is available from 9 a.m. to noon for half-day camp and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for full-day camp. More...

Vintage clothing sale in Newport

Child & Family Services will host two new and unique events to benefit its Ophelia Programs for girls and young women in Newport County. Ophelia's Wardrobe will be a sale of gently-used designer and vintage clothing and accessories. More...

Concession stand meeting Monday

A special meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the recreation center to discuss further plans and solicit help regarding the Glow Ball tournament on Sept. More...

Obituaries

Philip Wharton memorial Aug. 3

A memorial celebration for Philip Wharton will be held Friday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. in the Wharton's home, 615 Wakefield St., West Warwick. Philip Wharton died suddenly on April 18 in Lake Placid, N.Y. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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

School panel votes in new administrative team

The School Committee approved several new hires, including a special education director, at a special meeting, held Tuesday night. More...

Keiser gives straight talk on highway barn site

In a lengthy presentation at Tuesday's town council meeting on the location of the town's proposed highway barn facility at upper Taylor Point, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser sought to provide residents a "clear vision" of what lay ahead should vo More...

Town Hall dedication draws enthusiastic crowd

"Architects say, 'Great buildings are because of great clients,'" William Burgin said while standing in front of his newly-constructed design on Sunday. The great building referred to was the new Jamestown Town Hall, which wasdedicated on Aug. 13. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Name calling not needed over the highway barn

The debate over where to place a new highway facility will soon peak. Tuesday, Aug. 28, is the day that island voters will decide whether the highway garage will be located adjacent to the Newport bridge. More...

•EDITORIAL•

Celebrating 30 years of foolishness at East Ferry

Low tide will expose a large expanse of the town beach at East Ferry this coming Saturday morning. At 9 a.m., a cannon will be fired. More...

Letters to the Editor

Horsehead event a great success!

As the 450 people who attended know, a wonderful party was held at Horsehead on July 28. More...

Thanks to many for a great season

As many readers saw, last week's edition of the Press featured a photo of our nine-year old tournament team which recently participated in the Cal Ripken State Tournament. More...

Why I gave to save the farms

As a committed lover of this wonderful island, I have been aware of the challenge we face in preserving the absolutely marvelous vistas at the center of it all. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 16 Pow!Science! Spy Science, library, 3 p.m. Teen Center Open Rec., community center, 3-6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's church, 5:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Violinists Emily Anthony and Mary Spotts will return to the community center stage tonight for the 18th annual Jamestown Community Chorus Talent Show. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 16

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. 20 7 p.m., library, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meets. Tuesday, Aug. 21 Noon, deadline for Aug. 27 council agenda. Thursday, Aug. 23 7 p.m., Lawn library, the School Committee meets. More...

Town Hall records

Building permits Santino Campo received a permit on Aug. 7 to replace an existing front deck at 9 Lawn Ave., work estimated to cost $3,500. Lennart and Linda Nilsson received a permit on Aug. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 2 a.m., Aug. 6, Marine 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Fort Getty Road to search for a person in the water. 12:45 p.m., Aug. 7, Cars 1 and 3, Engines 1 and 3 were sent to Melrose Avenue for a false alarm. More...