May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Dutch Harbor Boat Yard ownership on rough seas

Conanicut Marine bids $1.8 million for boatyard

Dutch Harbor Boatyard partner Barbara Paterson gave the council a rose-colored update on the status of her marina at Monday night's Town Council meeting. "We are going forward with refi nancing," Paterson said emphatically. More...

Old bridge gets new life as reef

The debris from the old Jamestown Bridge has found a new career as two artificial reefs in Rhode Island Sound. More...

News

Learn about blacksmithing this summer

South County Museum is now accepting registrations for its popular Blacksmith Camps for Kids. The two, three-day camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for three days, beginning on Wednesday, July 9 and again on Wednesday, August 6. More...

Boys' lacrosse topples undefeated La Salle

The North Kingstown High School boys' lacrosse team will head into the playoffs more confident than ever after coming off a win against the undefeated division leader La Salle Academy. More...

Police officer started out as a teacher

John Areson, 36, has been a Jamestown police officer since December 2003. Hired by now retired Lt. Paul Balzer, Areson attended the Rhode Island Police Academy in Lincoln, with fellow officer Derek Carlino. More...

Sam Bari

Surviving high school career day

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

Not long ago I was asked to host a booth for career day at a local high school. The woman soliciting my help was so pleasant that I agreed before fully understanding what hosting a booth meant. More...

About Town

Farm needs volunteers for growing season

This Saturday the Jamestown Community Farm begins its eighth year of operations. The farm, located on the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road, grows fresh vegetables for the people in the state who do not get enough to eat. More...

Schock Gallery artists host opening Friday

The Schock Gallery invites islanders to an art opening this Friday, May 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is called "Exotic Exposure" and features new works from the artists' travels to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. More...

Library will be closed on Monday

The Jamestown Library will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. The library will open during regular hours on both Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 25, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

With Memorial Day observed on Monday, we asked islander Lt. Col. Andy Croft to share with us his thoughts about the holiday. More...

Obituaries

Clyde R. Park, 78

Clyde R. Park, 78, of East Shore Road, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at South County Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara J. (Denny) Park. Born in Derry, N.H., he was a son of the late Charles Ross and Ruth E. (Wilson) Park. More...

Marion Grenier, 91

Marion Grenier, 91, of Florida, formerly of Pemberton Avenue in Jamestown and School Street, Newport, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008. She was the wife of the late Oswald Grenier Sr. 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...

Next week's newspaper deadlines

Monday, May 26, is Memorial Day. Here are the Jamestown Press deadlines for next week's newspaper, which will be published on Thursday, May 29. Display Advertising: 5 p.m., Friday, May 23. Classified Advertising: Noon, Tuesday, May 27. More...

Islanders hope sun will shine on Memorial Day parade

Plans are underway for the annual Memorial Day parade through Jamestown. The parade and surrounding services will commemorate the lives of the 14 Jamestown-related military veterans who died during the past year. More...

Legislation may zero fund schools

Last Thursday, the House Finance Committee held lengthy testimony on a new piece of legislation, bill H-7957, which seeks to redistribute state school aid for the state's 36 districts, and if passed would result in a complete elimination of aid to More...

Editorial

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Animal shelter needs your support Tuesday

Animal lovers pay attention: the Jamestown Town Council will have a workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, to discuss establishing a permanent animal shelter on the island. More...

Honor our heroes this Memorial Day

• EDITORIAL •

Each spring on the morning of Memorial Day, Jamestowners young and old gather along Narragansett Avenue for a parade. Our Memorial Day parade is a festive time. There are many colorful balloons. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sailors thank islanders for donations

The members of the North Kingstown Sailing Team would like to thank the following Jamestown community members for their generous donations to the Nautical Yard Sale: Betsy Gooding, Rick Lavoie, Conanicut Marine Services, Andrew and Julie Kallfelz, More...

Sutton, Kelly views are inflamatory

I would like to address the concerns of Mr. Kelly and Mr. Sutton regarding the school. I took offense to the statement we are a magnet for special education students. The whole town should be proud of that. More...

Please don't feed the fox and her pups

Recently, a fox and her eight pups have moved in to the culvert in front of our house on Bay View Drive. It has become a popular destination in Jamestown. More...

Upcoming Events

Local students show art in capital city

Several students from the Lawn Avenue School will have their artwork exhibited in Providence during the month of May. The second annual Richard W. and Ronald S. More...

Science contest open to middle schoolers

Governor Donald L. Carcieri is encouraging Rhode Island middle school students enrolled in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8, to participate in the nationwide Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 22 Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. CIAA annual meeting, PAC Club, 6 p.m. Patti Cassidy talk, library, 7 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 22

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 John and Mary Jane Murphy received a permit May 14 to construct a deck according to plan at 65 Hamilton Ave., work estimated to cost $6,000. E. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, May 26 All Town offices closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 27 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation charged Ashley Teixeira, 20, of Peace Dale was charged May 16 for a warrant violation for failure to appear on a suspended license charge after her car was spotted in a Conanicus Avenue parking lot, police said. More...