August 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Avenue stars in film made by summer residents

What began as a project to keep a couple of retired guys "out of our wives hair," has resulted in an informative and entertaining documentary that will benefit the island's historical society. More...

Turn kids into lifelong readers

Reading should be fun -- plain and simple. When it's fun, kids love to do it, and they usually improve rapidly. But when it's not, reading becomes a struggle. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

A reunion of the employees of the Derecktor Shipyard met aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, which was built at the Derecktor shipyard in Middletown and commissioned in 1987. More...

Sam Bari

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

The Hornsickle Stubfester Soggy Mountain Band (Part I of II)

By Sam Bari Against my better judgment, last week I promised to tell this tale. I will probably live to regret it, especially if any members of the assemblage of would-be musicians ever find out that I resurrected their story. More...

About Town

Chorus to perform Saturday night

The Men's Chorus of Jamestown will present its annual concert on Saturday, Sept. 1. The popular group, formerly known as the Jamestown All-Guy Choir, will present a fun evening of music and just a bit of silliness. More...

Cruise to the vintage car show

Vintage car enthusiasts have something to look forward to this weekend. The annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise will be at Ft. Getty on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

View the fireworks, hear the music

Naval Station Newport will present the "Salute to Summer," concert and fireworks extravaganza on Dewey Field, featuring the Navy Band Northeast and opening act Soul Power, beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 30 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. Friday Aug. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 30

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...

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. 2007-0420 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO LORRAINE Y. MOSHER, the unknown heirs of LORRAINE Y. More...

Jack's building appeal continued until September

The Zoning Board of Review was again on the agenda to sit as the Planning Board of Appeals at the August meeting of the board on Tuesday. More...

Council approves Taylor Point land purchase

In a 3-1 vote on Monday night, town councilors voted to approve the purchase of a parcel on Upper Taylor Point needed in order to site the town's proposed highway barn. More...

Candidates announce for local offices

Voters will be able to choose from five Democrats, three Republicans, and two independents in the race for town council when they go to the polls on Nov. 7. The deadline to file a declaration of candidacy was Friday, Aug. 24. More...

Editorial

This "Nutty" law goes too far

With the start of the school year approaching, we find it necessary to express our opposition to a new law that passed in the 2007 legislative session. More...

Where did our summer go?

Seems like it was only yesterday that we were enjoying summer at its finest. The weather was great and there was plenty of local excitement with the 350th celebration and the Tall Ships spectacle. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

Band needs help with fund-raising

The Jamestown Community Band wants to thank Jim Pemantell for joining the band Sunday evening at the Concert on the Green and narrating our theme of "350 years of Music in Jamestown." We are grateful for how much he added to the mood of the evening More...

Thanks for Press chorus coverage

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to thank the Jamestown Press for all your help in publicizing our 18th Annual Talent Show and Raffle last week. More...

Heritage day was a grand success

On behalf of the Jamestown Holy Ghost Society, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who worked so hard to make our Portuguese Heritage Day such a grand success. More...

Upcoming Events

Kids' art class begins Sept. 15

The Jamestown recreation department is offering an art class for children in grades 3 to 6 that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the community center. More...

Enjoy an art class this fall

The North Kingstown Arts Council announces the class lineup for the fall Take an Arts Break Program. Entering its fourth season, the Take an Arts Break program offers classes in the arts, designed and taught by local artists. More...

Garden design lessons offered

Landscape designer Ed Lindemann will conduct a three-part workshop at Blithewold Manor to develop or improve the basic design of homeowners' gardens. Session one is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to the East Ferry Deli Girl who came within a few votes Friday night of becoming Miss Teen USA, competing against 50 other young women from throughout the country on an NBC network telecast. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Patricia A. Donnelly received a permit on Aug. 21 to erect a 10- by 10-foot garden shed at 100 Garboard St., work estimated to cost $2,000. Chris Irby received a permit on Aug. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day, all town offices closed. Tuesday, Sept. 4 Noon, deadline for Sept. 10 town council agenda. Wednesday, Sept. 5 2 p.m., library, Probate court convenes. 7:30 p.m., library, the Planning Commission meets. More...

The vote by the numbers

Jamestowners on Tuesday approved the construction of a new highway garage at Taylor Point by a vote of 934 to 753. The referendum passed with 55.36 percent voting to approve and 44.64 percent voting to reject. More...