June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Public comment invited on Weaver's Cove LNG project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has scheduled two scoping meetings to get input on the latest Weaver's Cove proposal to bring liquid natural gas into the Narragansett Bay. More...

News

New shop on the block: the Benjamin Thomas Gallery

Nestled on the edge of the wharf, with a great view of the Newport Bridge, there's a new addition to the shops and stores of Jamestown. More...

Donation to historical society collection honors soldier killed in WWII

Of the many thousands of U.S. More...

Wickford Art Fest coming soon

The Wickford Art Association announces its 46th Annual Wickford Art Festival, featuring nearly 250 artists from across the country. More...

Sam Bari

Deciding who is Lord of the Balls

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

The last two weeks marked a period in the history of the world that will be remembered in books, newspaper and magazine archives, multi-media libraries, and computer databases at least until life as we know it comes to an end. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday June 19 Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Men's Chorus rehearsal, senior center, 7 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 19

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

Clarence M. Paterson, 84

Clarence M. Paterson, 84, of Blackstone, Mass., died Sunday, June 8, 2008 at home. He was the husband of Sophia (Price) Paterson, whom he married November 24, 1947. 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...

Island wind turbine sites narrowed down to three

Open space designations, deed restrictions and "shadow flicker" forced six of 10 properties off the list of considerations in the preliminary phase of the wind energy feasibility study. More...

Council approves amendments to water rules and regulations

The Town Council unanimously approved the proposed draft of amendments to the Rules and Regulations of Water Commissioners at Monday's meeting. The approval however, was not without opposition and lengthy discussion. More...

Pretty in pink

Nina Kent enjoys cotton candy at the Melrose Avenue School Penny Carnival. The carnival is put on by fourth grade students each year in June. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Editorial

Cartoon

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Jamestown boats head to Bermuda

Offshore race starts Friday in East Passage

Excitement is in the air as about 200 sailboats head to the starting line tomorrow for the Newport Bermuda Race. More...

Letters to the Editor

No ka-booms without da-bucks

Retirement is great! The Rocket Dawgz have been taking it easy this year. We are so happy that the Rocket 'Hogs have taken over the fireworks for the town. More...

Many to thank for successful event

Congratulations and many thanks to Cathryn Jamieson and Mike Larkin for organizing a successful fundraiser for the Jamestown Medical Fund on Sunday, May 18, at the Narragansett Cafe. More...

About Town

Watson Farm hosts landscape painting workshops

The Watson Farm will offer a series of Watercolor Workshops on Saturdays, July 12 and Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain dates are set for Sundays, July 13 and Sept. 14. More...

Kavi Carbone puts on buggy show at the library

Christopher "Kavi" Carbone will perform his show "Spiders, Mosquitoes and Bugs- Oh My," on Saturday, June 28, at the Jamestown library. More...

Audition for 'Pollyanna'

Young actors, ages 8 and up, are needed for Newport Children's Theatre production of "Pollyanna," which will be performed Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21 to 24 at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Edward Burke received a permit June 11 to install doors and windows at 30 Collins Terrace, work estimated to cost $25,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, June 23 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, June 24 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 1:59 p.m., May 10, all units were dispatched to America Way in response to a smoke detector activation. 1:45 p.m., May 11, Car 1 and 3 were sent to Ferry Wharf to investigate a flammable liquid spill. More...