October 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Council approves $15k for wind energy study

Town Councilors on Monday unanimously approved the allocation of $15,000 to fund a study to determine the feasibility of constructing a wind turbine on the island. However, the vote did not come without debate. More...

News

Buying sports tickets online

We've all been there: the big game is coming up and you just have to have a ticket, but don't want to get burned by an online scammer. More...

The Senior Times

The Senior Watercolor group, as you may recall, took part in an upcoming PBS film, to be entitled "First Face," the story behind Gilbert Stuart's famous 'unfinished portrait' of George Washington. More...

Local racers strong performers at bike classic

Three key factors that made this year's Jamestown Classic bike race different than previous years. More...

Sam Bari

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

Leftovers and other old food

How many times have you heard or even said, "It'll taste even better tomorrow?" That tired old cliché has been used to describe everything from chili to spaghetti sauce. More...

Upcoming Events

AARP meets in Newport

The next meeting of the Newport County Chapter of AARP will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fenner Avenue Hall in Newport. The guest speaker will be Sheila Mullowney, executive editor of the Newport Daily News. More...

Flu clinic planned

The Friends of the Jamestown Library are sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic from Blue Cross at the Jamestown library on Monday, Oct. 29, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Getting the flu can make people feel rotten. More...

Food and wine event in Bristol

Linden Place Mansion in Bristol will host "A Taste of Bristol and Beyond," a feast for the food and wine lover's senses, on Sunday Oct. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of October 11 The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

Building permits Harry Curfman received a permit on Sept. 25 to install 12 replacement windows at 66 Beach Ave., work estimated to cost $3,500. David and Mary Spitzman received a permit on Sept. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Oct. 15 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meets. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Noon, agenda deadline for the Oct. 22 meeting of the town council. 7 p.m., library, the Wind Energy Committee meets. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 8:41 a.m., Oct. 1, Car 1 and Engine 2 were dispatched to High Street for a gas leak call. 2:17 p.m., Oct. 1, Marine 1, Car 2 and Special Services 1 responded to an inflammable liquid spill call at East Ferry Wharf. More...

Jamestown design charrette begins Monday

A charrette is used as a collaborative public planning process, harnessing the talents and energies of all interested parties in order to create and support a buildable plan. Starting Monday, Oct. More...

And they're off

Professional bike racers got off to a rainy start at Monday's annual Jamestown Classic, sponsored by the Jamestown Rotary Club. See the story on page 16. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Long warns against container port revival

"It's back." That's the word from State Representative Bruce Long (R - Jamestown, Middletown), who reported at Monday's town council meeting that efforts to construct a container port at Quonset Point have recently been resurrected by the leadershi More...

Editorial

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Village vision takes shape next week

•EDITORIAL•

A group of planners, designers and architects have been busy these past few weeks asking Jamestowners what we think about the island's village. More...

Letters to the Editor

Artists should take part in vision

The CIAA would appreciate your support of the artists and artisans who live, work, and sell their creations in residences and studios all over the island. More...

Plan for our childrens activities

I would like to take this opportunity to respond to Pem Attaway's letter to the editor in last week's Press about the planning session for the future of our town that took place two weeks ago. Mr. More...

About Town

Amazon show at library tonight

The Friends of the Jamestown Library present "Amazon Adventure" with Chris Powell tonight, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. Join Chris Powell for an exciting trip on the motor yacht Tucano into the heart of Amazonas. More...

Poetry workshop this weekend

A poetry writing workshop, called "Poetry through Reflection," will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at Historic New England's Watson Farm. More...

Garden club to learn about bees

The Quononoquott Garden Club is sponsoring a program about the unique society of honeybees, which have seen a big decline in population in the past few years. The program will take place on Monday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 11 Halloween Crafts, library, 3:30 p.m. Chair Yoga, Central Baptist Church, 5-6 p.m., fee. Hatha Yoga Basics, Central Baptist Church, 6:15-7:45 p.m., fee. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The spirits of the builders and soldiers who occupied Fort Adams through its long history await you within the structure's cold, bleak walls this Halloween season. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that there will be a public hearing by and before the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown on the 13th of November 2007 at 7:00 p.m. More...