May 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Dutch Harbor owner claims financing will halt auction

Council to hold special meeting tomorrow to discuss marina future

Dutch Harbor Boat Yard partner Barbara Paterson made a gleeful announcement at Monday's Town Council meeting that just before she came to the meeting she received a phone call that verified financing for the beleaguered facility. More...

Annual March

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Jamestowners turned out in their finest for the 2008 Memorial Day Parade. More...

News

BankNewport gives $10k to historical museum upgrade

BankNewport President and CEO Thomas W. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Dickson Boenning reads the Jamestown Press in front of the Cabinet Building in Hamilton, Bermuda. More...

Two from Lawn school honored

Ellen Bednarczyk and Madeleine White, students at Lawn Avenue School, were recently honored Middle Level Scholar Leaders at a banquet held May 20 at the West Valley Inn. More...

Letters to the Editor

Jamestown an education model

I am writing in response to William Kelly's viewpoint in the May 15 edition of the Jamestown Press. I have struggled with this from the moment I read it for so many reasons. The main reason being the feeling his views evoked in me. More...

Adopt an unwanted cat this month

Many of us are fortunate enough to have the companionship of a pet. As animal guardians, we take full responsibility for them, ensuring their health, safety and well-being. More...

Won't put up with doubled fee

The police department has taken over the billing for the annual fire/burglar alarm fee and I am in receipt of a bill for double the amount I have paid in the past. More...

Upcoming Events

Summer adult exercise classes offered

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer new sessions of adult exercise classes, which will begin the week of June 16 and run through Aug. 31 at the country club. All classes cost $60 for a series of five. More...

Blithewold hosts new garden tour series

On Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blithewold gardens will sponsor a tour of Singing Stones Nursery in Saunderstown. Registration is limited and required in advance. Tickets are $18 for members and $23 for nonmembers. More...

Dinner to benefit Cambodian hospital

On Sunday, June 1, the Middletown Rotary Club will hold a dinner for the "Health, Pure Water and Literacy for Cambodia Project," in conjunction with the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 29

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...

Obituaries

William H. Winslow III, 74

William H. Winslow III, 74, of Mast Street, died May 21, 2008. He was the beloved husband of Sandra (Cianfarani) Winslow for 33 years. Born in Fall River, Mass., a son of the late William H., Jr. and Eleanor M. More...

Raymond E. Smith Jr., 53

Raymond Ernest Smith Jr., 53, of 20 Shady Lane, died at his home on Friday, May 9, 2008. He was the husband of Kathrine Kay (Lewis) Smith. Born May 1, 1955 in Chelsea, Mass., the son of Raymond E. More...

Harry E. Dutson, 91

Harry E. Dutson, 91, of Clarke's Village Road, Jamestown, and formerly of Warwick, died Monday, May 26, 2008 at Riverview Healthcare Community in Coventry. He was the husband of the late Olive R. (Martin) Dutson. More...

Go to the Financial Town Meeting Monday at Lawn Avenue School

The annual Financial Town Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 2, at the Lawn Avenue School. The meeting is presided over by the Town Moderator. More...

Seventh annual Ali's Run this Sunday

This Sunday marks the seventh running of the Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Road Race, also known as Ali's Run. Ali's love for sports, particularly soccer and track, inspired the idea for the race. More...

Does Jamestown need an animal shelter?

Councilwoman Barbara Szepatowski solicited the help of a Lawn Avenue School eighth grade class to make a presentation to the Town Council and town residents to answer the question about Jamestown's need for an animal shelter. More...

Editorial

Making progress on life's list of things yet to do

Flotsam and Jetsam

Every hobbyist has his Mecca. A place, maybe written down on a list of lifetime "must-sees," that will somehow complete a missing piece of the individual on whose list the special place is written. More...

Cartoon

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Green thumbs needed at the community farm

It's planting time at the Jamestown Community Farm and everyone is invited to help. You'll find the community farm at the corner of Eldred Avenue and East Shore Road. More...

Sam Bari

Clothes do not always make the man

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

Mark Twain, my favorite author, humorist and teller of tall tales, wrote about clothing and the advantages of sartorial splendor on more than one occasion. He wrote: "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society. More...

About Town

Fishing in the tropics on tap this weekend

This week, on Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits, the team heads off on a tropical getaway. More...

Theatre group to hold annual meeting

The Jamestown Community Theatre (JCT) will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. It will be held at a residence located at 17 Intrepid Lane. The meeting is open to all current members of JCT. More...

Artists needed for CIAA show at Town Hall

Today, Thursday, May 29 is the drop-off date for the new CIAA art show, "Here Comes Summer - All Media." Artwork may be dropped off at Town Hall from 12 to 4 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 29 CIAA art show drop-off, Town Hall, 12 - 4 p.m. Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center 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

Time's awasting folks, July 5 is just a few weeks away and the Rocket 'Hogs need our help. Send your checks made out to the Fireworks Fund to Box 1776, Jamestown, 02835. The fireworks display is funded entirely by volunteer contributions. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Peter and Polly Alfonso received a permit May 21 to remodel a bath and kitchen at 100 Walcott Ave., work estimated to cost $3,850. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Friday, May 30 3:30 p.m., Town Hall, Town Council Special Meeting on Dutch Harbor Boat Yard Monday, June 2 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School, Financial Town Meeting. Wednesday, June 4 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged Michael Evans, 40, of 31 Southwest Ave., was charged May 22 with first offense drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after he was stopped for running a stop sign and speeding on Route 138 eastbound, police sa 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...