June 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Two island boats first in class to Bermuda

Six Jamestown yachts competed in the 635-mile Newport to Bermuda race, which started last Friday from Narragansett Bay's East Passage, just off of Conanicut Island. Two of the Jamestown boats finished fi rst in their respective classes. More...

News

Recycling audit offered to island businesses

The town hosted a recycling workshop June 12 for the purpose of educating and improving the recycling efforts of three major components of the community. More...

Middle school students toughen up alcohol policy

Students often groan when given an extended assignment to complete. Yet this year, three eighth grade girls not only reported their research, but used the newly-gained knowledge to strengthen Jamestown Schools' alcohol and substance abuse policy. More...

Concert series begins at Wickford harbor

Tuesday Summer Concerts at the Town Dock continue on Tuesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. The Driftwoods will take the stage at Wickford Harbor. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to tennis supporters

Jamestown Fitness and the Conanicut Yacht Club, presenters of the Roger Chase Memorial Tennis Tournament, would like to thank the sponsors of this event including, Bank of Newport, Bill Del Nero Laundry & Cleaners, Conanicut Marine, Michael Dupre, More...

Library needs volunteers

Every year, the library manages to move thousands of pounds of books from the basement to the meeting hall with the help of scouts and other strong, young people who are willing to give up a morning to the effort. This year is no exception. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 26 Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, 8:30 a.m., fee Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Bugging out show, 7 p.m., library Men's Chorus rehearsal, senior center, 7 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The big KA-BOOM is a little over a week away and the Rocket 'Hogs are still short of their goal. Blow up your money by sending a check made out to the Fireworks Fund to Box 1776, Jamestown 02835. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 26

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 George VanCouyghen received a permit June 17 to replace six windows at 602 East Shore Road, work estimated to cost $9,750. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 2 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 2:16 p.m., June 17, Car 3, the Special Services team went to Longfellow Road for a public service call. 12:56 p.m., June 18, Engine 1 was sent to Circuit Avenue to investigate a carbon monoxide alarm. More...

Prepare now for future coastal climate change impacts

Sea level rises of at least three to five fe et by 21 00 an d th e li kely in crease in the frequency and strength of major storms due to carbon dioxide emissions from burning oil and coal, require Rhode Island to plan for major coastal disruptions More...

Council approves wood pile pier recommendations

The Town Council voted to approve the Harbor Management Commission recommendations for the wood pile pier at Monday night's meeting. More...

Editorial

How best to save our farms

• VIEWPOINT •

State business leaders point to our quality of life as a pillar of economic development. They understand that part of what will attract the high paying jobs they covet are those natural and historic assets that make us who we are. More...

Rocket-'Hogs want to blow up your money

The clock is ticking on the time left to send your donations to those island pyrotechnic wizards who are planning to stage our Independence Day holiday weekend blast. Jamestown's annual spectacular summer fireworks display will kick off at 9 p.m. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Why we are confused

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

A couple of days ago I wasn't near a computer and I needed to transfer some funds at the bank where I've had accounts for at least the last 25 years. So I called the 1-800 number for telephone banking. More...

About Town

Book sale starts July 10 at Jamestown Philomenian Library

The annual book sale at the Jamestown Library will open this year on Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. with a paid preview. The admission will be free for paid-up members of the Friends of the Library or $10 for non-members. More...

Balloonfest celebrates 30 years with the Flying Wallendas

From July 18 to 20, the Wakefield Ro tary wi ll host the South County 30th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival at the URI Athletic Fields on Route 138 in Kingston. More...

One day photographic workshop planned

Eileen McCarney Muldoon and Cindy Horovitz Wilson will be conducting a one-day photographic workshop July 17 at the beautiful Gilbert Stuart Museum in North Kingstown. More...

Obituaries

Jayne C. Clarke

There will be a memorial service for Jayne C. Clarke this Saturday, June 28, 2008 at St.Matthew's Church. The service will start at 11 a.m. 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. 2008-0302 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO SYDNEY G. SHERWOOD, the Unknown Heirs of SYDNEY G. More...