August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Island businesses will feel impact from landfill rate hike

Substantial rate increases at the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Center in Johnston, the Central Landfill, will impact their bottom lines, local business owners say. More...

Jamestown real estate market stays healthy

The doom and gloom real estate market portrayed in many recent news stories is not an accurate portrayal of the Jamestown housing market according to local Realtors. More...

News

Recycling talk set

The Quononoquott Garden Club invites the public to hear a representative from Rhode Island Resource and Recovery talk on the "Importance of Recycling" at the Jamestown library on Monday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. More...

Julio DiGiando, father, teacher, and civic leader

Julio J. DiGiando has lived in Jamestown for more than three decades. He bought property, built a house with his father, and raised a family here. More...

Tennis winners announced

Members of the Jamestown Recreation Department Ladies Doubles Tennis Clinic Beginner Division held a mini summer sizzler tournament. The top four high individual scores were used to determine the teams in the finals. More...

Sam Bari

The stuff they don't mention about nature

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

How's the summer going? Are we having a good time? Are we getting out in the fresh air and sunshine? Are we spending time getting close to nature? Probably. Hmmm . . . Getting close to nature — that seems to be a controversial subject. More...

About Town

Learn to be a tree steward this fall

The Rhode Island Tree Council will offer a course on becoming a tree steward at the Jamestown library starting in September. The course will cover tree biology, tree identification, tree planting and pruning, tree health, urban forestry and soils. More...

'Cranky Yankee' gives book talk

The South Kingstown Public Library will present local author Virginia Leaper with her new book, "The Cranky Yankee," on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. More...

Learn about vegetable gardening at URI open house this Saturday

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will hold an open house at their Vegetable Demonstration Garden at East Farm on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Irving Kreutz, 90

Irving Kreutz, 90, a Jamestown summer resident for 50 years, died Aug. 1, 2008 in Jersey City, N.J. He was the husband of the late Barbara McLaughlin Kreutz for 60 years. Born in Pecos, Texas on Sept. 5, 1917, he grew up in Darlington, Wis. More...

Raymond J. Duclos Jr., 49

Raymond J. Duclos Jr., 49, of Jamestown and formerly of East Greenwich, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Sherry A. (Burns) Duclos. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Raymond J. 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...

Victory Day newspaper deadlines

Rhode Islanders will celebrate Victory Day on Monday, Aug. 11. The Jamestown Press will be published on time next week, although the Press office will be closed on Monday. More...

Jamestown Chamber hosts annual Sidewalk Sale on August 13th

Shoppers take note: the second annual Jamestown Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Sale will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Deb Goyette of the Purple Door Bead Shop is the coordinator of the event. More...

SkateFest 2008 is tomorrow at the Jamestown Skate Park

The Jamestown Skate Park will take center stage tomorrow, Aug. 8, at the second annual SkateFest. After last year's successful event, organizers are excited about making this year even bigger and better. More...

Editorial

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A busy August for Jamestown

• EDITORIAL •

Looking for something to do? The island calendar is filling up quickly for the month of August. Here's a quick look at what's in store: Tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

It's nice to have friends

I would like to thank all of my friends and neighbors for their expressions of sympathy. They were most comforting. Isabelle Verducci Jamestown More...

Sticker enforcement needed at Head's beach

As a resident of Jamestown Shores for the last 10 years, for the first time, I begrudgingly marched down to the recreation department and handed over $15 for the formerly free right of using the neighborhood beach, Head's Beach. More...

Fed up with selfinterest groups

Jamestown was once a seemingly unique community where people did not act only out of self-interest. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 7 Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, 8:30 a.m., fee Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Beach Boot camp exercise class, Mackerel Cove, 6 to 7 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Jamestown violinist extraordinaire Emily Anthony will return to the Recreation Center stage on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to perform in the Jamestown Community Chorus' annual Talent Show. The entertainment event of the summer will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 7

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 Harry Baird received a permit July 29 to strip and re-roof a house at 469 West Reach Drive, work estimated to cost $5,776. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Aug. 11 Victory Day, All town offi ces closed. Tuesday, Aug. 12 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, Aug. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

12:20 p.m., July 26, Car 3, Special Services 1 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Ferry Wharf for an oil spill. 5:57 p.m., July 26, Car 1, Special Services 1, and Engine 3 were sent to Clarke Street for a gasoline fire. More...