June 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Trimming for speed

David Marshall, of Jamestown, sailed in the 2008 ICSA/Gill National Sailing Championship for Connecticut College, which took place in the waters off Newport from June 2 through 4. The sailors in the Nationals are the best teams in the country. More...

News

Patriotic music on tap for next show at Matunuck

George M! will be the next production at the Theatre by the Sea in Matunuck. As a tribute to the Rhode Island native, and the celebration of America and the Fourth of July, this fast paced show follows the great song-and-dance man, George M. More...

New parent support group meeting in Middletown

Caritas will hold a discussion on the problem of teenage drinking at their "Parent to Parent," event, scheduled for Tuesday, June 17. More...

Meals on Wheels needs drivers in South County

There is a critical need for volunteer drivers for two Meals on Wheels routes in South Kingstown and one in Narragansett. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bank puts out welcome to cyclists

Many thanks to Bank Newport for the new bike rack. With increasing numbers of cyclists of all ages, every additional bike rack around town is welcome. More...

Local support helps repair home

First, I would like to recognize Sam Bari for his excellent article on the Narragansett Bay Workcamp, in the Jan. 31 edition. It was wonderfully written. More...

Rude cyclists annoy motorist

Please remember to share the road with cyclists who . . . • Ride two and three abreast up and down North and East Shore and Beavertail Roads and never break formation regardless of the amount of vehicular traffic. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The delightful "Miracle on 34th Street" will be presented by the Jamestown Community Theatre as its next production in the fall. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 12

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

Charles McIntyre, 89

Charles McIntyre, 89, formerly of Middletown, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anne (Lichtel) McIntyre. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. 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...

Town Beach closed for swimming

Hand-painted cardboard signs saying, "No Swimming - Health Department," have greeted visitors at the town-owned beach at Mackerel Cove since last Friday, the start of some of the hottest days on the island in recent years. More...

SALT survey critical of school

Co-principal Carole Melucci admitted that she was shocked when she read the words of the School Accountability of Learning and Teaching Visit Team Report. More...

Editorial

Go golfing for a good cause this Saturday

The Jamestown Schools Parent-Teacher Organization will host its second annual golf tournament this Saturday, June 14. There will be a silent auction throughout the day and a live auction starting at 4:30 p.m. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Finding treasures in your backyard

• EDITORIAL •

Last week students at the Lawn Avenue School discovered that some pretty neat treasures are right here on the island. The day-long event was billed as "Island Treasures." It was a career day that offered handson experience for the kids. More...

Sam Bari

Weird and scary political times

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

The Democratic party finally settled on a candidate without making us wait for the 2012 presidential election. More...

About Town

'Brothers' on tap for book group

The Peace Dale Library Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. to discuss "Founding Brothers" by Joseph Ellis. Copies are available at the library. Summer visitors and new members are always welcome. More...

Wickford gallery to host 'Ocean State' exhibit

The Wickford Art Association announces its 13th Annual Art of the Ocean State Open Juried Show. The exhibit will feature work inspired by the State of Rhode Island, and visitors may view the work from June 27 to July 16. More...

Man-eating plants, ferns topics of nature programs

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society will host a series of nature walks and lectures this summer. Coming July 19 is a Carnivorous Plant Walk at the Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area in West Kingston. The walk will be from noon to 3 p.m. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits John Dourado received a permit June 4 to add two bedrooms and a full dormer at 213 Capstan St., work estimated to cost $25,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, June 16 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners meets. Tuesday, June 17 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Two charged with underage possession Jamestown Police received a complaint June 7 at 12:20 a.m. of loud yelling and screaming and the possible smashing of beer bottles at the Newport Overlook resort at 150 Bay View Drive. More...