July 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Independence Day parade

Malia Hickey, left, of Kailua, Hawaii, and Grace Brackenhoff, of Portsmouth, took time from visiting their grandmother in Jamestown to participate in the North End Fourth of July parade. More...

News

Landscape certificate class offered at URI

All landscape professionals who work within coastal buffer zones are invited to enroll in the Invasive Plant Management Certification Program at the University of Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay Campus on July 15 and 16. More...

Students are winners at end-of-year award ceremonies

The Lawn Avenue School presented awards to students in grades 5 to 8 at their June 16 ceremony. The winners and their awards follow. More...

"Nostalgia: Memories & Memorabilia" show at Wickford gallery

The Wickford Art Association's latest exhibit, "Nostalgia: Memories and Memorabilia," will run from July 18 to Aug. 6 at the Beach Street gallery. More...

Sam Bari

I'll never give up, no, never ever give up - that ship!

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

The economy, without a doubt, is in the toilet. Not just here, but in most of the civilized world- times are bleak. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 10 Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, 8:30 a.m., fee Book sale paid preview, library, 7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Men's Chorus rehearsal, senior center, 7 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Forget the state's recession and the price of gasoline, it's time for the St. Matthew's parish 77th Summer Fair. That means, among many other good things, lobster rolls and tiki punch. It happens Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 10

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 Ann Gagnon received a permit July 1 to demolish an existing house and build a new house at 10 Champlin Way, work estimated to cost $460,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, July 10 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, July 14 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, July 16 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged • Erin F. DiStefano, 30, of 276 East Shore Rd., was charged July 4 with drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after she was stopped on East Shore Road for erratic driving, police said. More...

Mackerel Cove beach is now fully staffed with lifeguards

Recreation Director Bill Piva was happy to announce that the town has hired three good lifeguards for Mackerel Cove beach. They replaced the guards that were fired two weeks ago for drinking on duty. More...

Incumbents talk of accomplishments, goals

Bruce Long Republican incumbent Bruce Long will defend his seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 74, in the November election. More...

New Teen Center director prepares to take charge

Jamestown Teen Center Director Melissa Minto will leave her position in August to pursue a graduate degree in International Agriculture and Rural Development at Cornell University. More...

Editorial

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Top 10 Jamestown ideas for summer fun

• EDITORIAL •

Summer is in full swing here in Jamestown. The weather is ideal and the days are long. So what should you do with your time? Here are a few suggestions for your consideration: 1) Head to the shore. Go swimming at the Mackerel Cove town beach. More...

Letters to the Editor

Nightmare at the DMV

In 2006 we purchased a sailboat on a one-axle trailer from the original owner in Connecticut. He had purchased the boat, trailer and motor from a marina dealer in Wisconsin and then moved to Connecticut. More...

A Rhode Island DMV odyssey

By coincidence, I went through the amazing experience of attempting to transit the DMV process of registering a boat trailer in the Middletown office this past Thursday. More...

About Town

Teen group to host yard sale

The Jamestown Teen Center's "Invisible Children" Team will host a yard sale on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Recreation Center. More...

New fitness for adults offered

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer Functional Training adult exercise classes beginning the week of July 14. There are two times being offered, Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Teens to read Sherman Alexie book

The Jamestown library's teen book group will meet on Friday, July 11, at 3:30 p.m. in the Sydney L. Wright Museum Room to discuss the book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," by award-winning Spokane Indian author Sherman Alexie. More...

Obituaries

Peggy Anderson Beer, 55

Peggy Anderson Beer, 55, died on Thursday, July 3, 2008, while laughing and surrounded by loved ones. 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...