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Council upholds summer water ban

The Town Council sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners voted at a special meeting June 26 to uphold the water restrictions they amended on June 16 that shortened the water ban by two months. More...

News

From the Town Administrator

To most of us, Tuesday was just another beautiful blue sky day in Jamestown marking the beginning of July and the movement of summer 2008 into full swing. More...

Ferguson combines love of sailing with passion for design

Islander Scott Ferguson recently won the 2008 Laser Masters US Nationals held at the New Bedford Yacht Club. Ferguson dominated the nine-race series where he had seven first place finishes as the next closest finisher had just one first place. More...

Board approves highway garage plans

The Zoning Board of Review unanimously approved the applications for a special use permit and requests for variances for the new town highway barn at One Freebody Drive. More...

About Town

Newport library hosts children's programs

The Newport Public Library is offering a summer reading program for children from pre-school to age 12 from July 8 to Aug. 13. More...

Groups available for grief support

Several free bereavement groups are meeting across the state to help those mourning the loss of a loved one. Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the largest and most comprehensive hospice in the state offers the groups at several locations. More...

Farm activities at zoo next weekend

Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering up some good old fashioned family fun on July 11 and 12 with "Fun on the Farm," an event featuring a wide array of farm and country-inspired activities, entertainment and demonstrations. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 3

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 William Porter received a permit June 24 to build a 12- by 14- foot shed at 200 West Reach Drive, work estimated to cost $3,500. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Friday, July 4 All town offices closed Tuesday, July 8 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. More...

POLICE LOG

First offense drunk driving charged Kristy A. More...

Next week's newspaper deadlines

We will celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 4. Here are the deadlines for next week's newspaper, which will be published on Thursday, July 10: Display Advertising: Noon on Monday, July 7 Classified Advertising: 5 p.m. More...

Fun starts tomorrow for Fourth of July weekend

Fourth of July. Just saying those words brings up fond childhood memories- the smell of burgers on a grill, fat, juicy watermelons, firefl ies flickering in the nearby trees. It doesn't get any better than summer holidays- especially in Jamestown. More...

Editorial

Send us your DMV stories and we'll publish them

I've received lots of comments from readers about last week's editorial detailing my family's futile attempts to obtain the title and registration from the state Department of Motor Vehicles for a small boat trailer. More...

There's more to the Fourth of July than fireworks and parades

EDITORIAL

Tomorrow we'll celebrate the Fourth of July. What a great holiday! This year we get to celebrate with a three-day weekend. There will be the annual parade on the North End on Friday. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

The village looks great!

Three cheers for the impressive village "makeovers" that have recently flourished along Narragansett Avenue. Most notable are Jamestown icons, Tim Baker's Pharmacy and the new owners of the unsinkable Narragansett Café. More...

Sam Bari

Googlamaniacs and cyberspacelyitis

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

Something that has been bothering me for some time, but I have been hesitant to write about is how we humans are responding to the virtual world of cyberspace. Many have addressed the subject, and opinions vary. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 3 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

Four-inch Diadems, 4-inch Thunder and Stars, 5-inch Golden Spider Webs with Silver Tremolo, 6-inch Stained Glass with Red Crossett and 6-inch Oriental Assortments are among the delightful KA-BOOMS to be seen and heard over Mackerel Cove Saturday ni More...

Obituaries

Rita C. Vickers, 92

Rita C. "Sis" (Sullivan) Vickers, 92, of Middletown, died June 28, 2008. She was the wife of the late James J. Vickers, Jr. Born in Newport, RI, on April 15, 1916, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Annie (McMahon) Sullivan. More...

Florence Verducci, 95

Florence "Nonnie" (DeCorpe) Verducci, 95, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Monday, June 23, 2008. She was the wife of the late Giacomo Verducci. More...

Memorial for Roger E. Vaughn planned

A memorial service for Roger E. Vaughn, beloved husband of M.F. "Friday" Vaughn, will be held at St. Matthew's Church Memorial Garden on July 11, at 11:30 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. More...