July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks

The Rocket 'Hogs illuminated the sky and the beach at Mackerel Cove Saturday night. The annual fireworks display was delayed a week due to inclement weather. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

News

Concert on the beach planned

There will be a free Blues on the Beach concert on Wednesday, July 30, at Westerly Town Beach. More...

Photo

Lighting up the night The annual fireworks display at Mackerel Cove cast a glow on the beach and spectators below. Photo by Ben Thomas More...

Tree stump's wardrobe garners attention

Residents who enjoy seasonal yet original decorations may want to take a detour this week to encounter the new and charming participant on the block. More...

Sam Bari

The real reason why sports fans get fat

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

Here it is folks. The info we have all been waiting for - the secret that fat food companies never wanted revealed is finally exposed, exclusively through this newspaper. More...

About Town

Seniors picnic this Saturday

The Jamestown Housing Authority will host the annual Commissioner's Picnic on Saturday, July 19, beginning at noon. All senior citizens and islanders with disabilities are invited to attend this free event. More...

Sharpen skills at girls' lacrosse camp

A three-day lacrosse camp for girls ages 10 to 15 will be held July 21 to 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no experience necessary. The fee is $50 and equipment rental is available. More...

Join the Chamber' after hours

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce July After Hours event will be today, Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at Jack's Electric, 14 Clinton Ave. The cost is $10 per person and includes food and drink. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 17

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 Carolyn Clarke received a permit July 9 to replace a garage window at 49 Hamilton Ave., work estimated to cost $400. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, July 21 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer meets. Tuesday, July 22 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 1:38 p.m., July 8, Cars 1 and 3, Ladder 1, Engines 1 and 3 were dispatched to America Way for a false alarm. 8:38 a.m., July 10, Cars 1 and 3 and Engine 1 were sent to Hamilton Avenue for an electrical wiring problem. More...

Picking up the island's litter for six years

The Jamestown Youth Litter and Conservation Team, under the supervision of JYLCT coordinator Bonnie Jamison, has been responsible for keeping public areas free from trash and litter for the past six years. More...

Council debates issues concerning East Ferry

When the Town Council addressed a letter from the chairman of the Harbor Management Commission at Monday night's meeting, Councilman Robert Sutton let his frustrations be known. More...

Bottlenose dolphin washes up at Mackerel Cove

Beachgoers were spared a direct view of a bottlenose dolphin that washed up Sunday on the east side rocks at Mackerel Cove, but a citizen climbing there spotted the beached mammal and reported it to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Mana More...

Editorial

The new ka-boom kids put on an impressive bang

A tip of the hat to the Rocket-'Hogs. We think that just about everyone agrees that the fireworks display on Saturday evening at Mackerel Cove were pretty impressive. If fact, the 'Hogs got quite a bang from our bucks. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Who's in charge of our waterfront?

• EDITORIAL •

There was a line drawn in the sand this week over which local governmental body has the final responsibility for our island's public waterfront projects. The dispute came to head over plans to repair the wood pile pier at East Ferry. More...

Letters to the Editor

Students learned much from D.C. trip

Forty-seven of Jamestown's eighth grade students and 15 chaperones traveled to Washington, D.C. on June 14. The trip was a huge success! More...

Cal Ripken team does island proud

I want to take this time to acknowledge the Jamestown Cal Ripken 12-year old All-Stars for 2008. The team completed its appearance in the Cal Ripken 12- year old State Tournament at Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket last week. More...

Many to thank for home repair project

The 2008 Narragansett Bay Workcamp was a tremendous success due to the dedicated energy and support of many volunteers, local businesses, congregations, and social and civic organizations. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 17 Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, 8:30 a.m., fee Book sale, library, noon to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

At the Aug. 30 concert by the Men's Chorus of Jamestown, John Grant will be the accompanist for the classic "Down in the Valley." John instead of his wife, Janet Grant, the usual accompanist? What goes here? More...

Obituaries

John E. Zimmermann II, 86

John E. "Ted" Zimmermann II, 86, died July 10, 2008 at Newport Hospital after a brief illness. He and his wife, the late Virginia Roberts Glendenning, to whom he was married for 58 years, were longtime residents of Jamestown. More...

Christopher John Ryan, 62

Christopher John "J.R." Ryan, 62, a former longtime Jamestown resident, died July 10, 2008 at Riverview Healthcare, Coventry. He was the husband of Rebecca A. (Jones) Ryan. 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...