July 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Schock Gallery paves the way for fine artists

Since its grand opening on the festive night of the tree lighting last December, the Schock Gallery has unfurled the dream venue of five local artists. More...

Volunteers needed for town bike path design panel

Two vacancies exist on the Bike Path Design Committee. More...

Auditions next month for JCT holiday production

Auditions for the Jamestown Community Theatre production of "Miracle on 34th Street," are scheduled for Sunday and Monday, Aug. 17 and 18 at the Jamestown Golf Course building. More...

Sam Bari

Cocktails and tall tales - a fabulous party mix

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

If the first half of the season is any indication, more than the boys of summer have come out to play. Cocktail parties, barbecues, marriages, and anything worth celebrating is happening now, because parties are more fun in the summertime. More...

About Town

Fitness classes for teens offered

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer another session of new fitness classes for teens starting Monday, Aug. 4, at the Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave. All teens entering grades 7 through 12 are invited to participate. More...

Get ready for fall soccer season with British Challenger camp

In addition to their Aug. 18 to 22 soccer camp, British Challenger will hold a competitive camp at the Lawn Avenue fields in Jamestown from Aug. 11 to 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

CIAA invites artists to exhibit in open show

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold their first open show, "Art around the Bay," starting Thursday, Aug. 7 at the Jamestown Town Hall. This is the first CIAA show where exhibiting artists do not have to be a member of the association. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 24

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 Harold Seidler received a permit July 17 to open a wall on the first floor at 730 West Reach Drive, work estimated to cost $1,850. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, July 28 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 7:05 a.m., July 14, Cars 1, 2 and 3, Ladder 1, Engines 2 and 3, were dispatched to Conanicus Avenue for a false alarm. 7:12 p.m., July 15, Engine 3 was sent to Route 138 westbound for a car accident with injuries. 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...

Daily police foot patrols will return to village

Police Chief Thomas Tighe said he is bringing the practice of foot patrols back to the downtown area to improve community relations through direct contact. Officers working the first and second shifts, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. More...

Council questions REAP endorsement

The Town Council scrutinized the Rhode Island Energy Aggregation Program (REAP) "Authorization to act as Agent" document at its Monday night meeting. More...

Fire safety

Firefighter Bill Marsh, left, teaches Jake Whitehead and Evan Chadwick about the correct use of an air pack during a birthday party at the fire station. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

Editorial

• VIEWPOINT •

What can be done to improve attendance at town meeting?

On June 1, 2008, the Town of Jamestown held its annual Financial Town Meeting. At that meeting 115 of the approximately 4,500 registered voters of the town made a decision on how our tax dollars were to be spent. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

We can set the pace for energy efficiency

• EDITORIAL •

One could almost hear the collective sigh of relief this week as the price for one gallon of gasoline dipped a penny or two below the $4 mark. We now think of gas that costs $3 or less as the good old days. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bring back golf course advisory committee

I am writing on behalf of a number of Jamestown residents who have formed an association with the hope of protecting and preserving what we feel is a valuable Jamestown asset: the golf course. More...

Thanks for a great party

We would like to thank Mike Cabral, Bill Marsh and the Jamestown Fire Department for hosting a great birthday party for our son Ryan's ninth birthday. More...

Two lessons to share

I would like to share two bits of information, one with my fellow seniors who might be behind the times, like I, and the other with the younger generation who, perhaps, could benefit by learning the ways of the old. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 24 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

Concern for the environmental future of our island has resulted in a beautiful book entitled "Conanicut the Book." Jamestowner and photographer Coffee Bell has put together more than 70 of her photographs that wonderfully capture the very pristine More...

Obituaries

Barbara L. Morse- Manchester, 76

Barbara L. (Ames) Morse- Manchester, 76, of Starboard Avenue, died July 19, 2008 at Yale- New Haven Hospital. She was the wife of Samuel A. Manchester and the former wife of the late Earl B. Morse. More...

Gail Ann Johnson, 60

Gail Ann (Barry) Johnson, 60, of Buck Road, Middletown, formerly of Jamestown, and Chesapeake, Va., died July 17, 2008 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the former wife of Gordon Johnson Sr. of Newport. More...

Evelyn Swan Jendzejec, 92

Evelyn Swan Jendzejec, 92, formerly of Coventry, died July 2, 2008 at her home in Virginia Beach, Va. Born in Providence on February 18, 1916, she was the mother of Ronald S. Lindgren of Jamestown, Gail D. More...