August 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New legislation on underage drinking to be introduced

Representative Bruce Long (RJamestown, Middletown) called a press conference on Monday to announce his plan to introduce new legislation in the General Assembly concerning underage drinking. Accompanied by Jamestown Police Chief Thomas P. More...

News

Juried art show brings area talent to town hall

The Conanicut Island Art Association opened its first juried art show, "Art Around the Bay," at Town Hall Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 7. More...

Hunt remembered at annual golf tourney

The Jamestown Medical Fund is hosting its annual golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Jamestown Golf Course. They will be honoring the memory of Phil Hunt, an avid golfer who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. More...

Service Above Self: Rotary Club committed to community service

On July 1, I was given the honor of being the president of the Jamestown Rotary Club. I have been asked "Is Rotary a secret club with some type of secret ritual? More...

Sam Bari

Disclaiming the disclaimer

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

As annoying as they are, disclaimers at the end of radio and television commercials and at the bottom of print ads do serve a purpose. More...

About Town

Intern needed for education organization

The Jamestown Education Foundation (JEF) is seeking applications for a new internship program. This internship will be focused primarily on maintaining and updating the foundation's website at JamestownEducation- Foundation.org. More...

Get shopping done at annual craft event

Jamestown's Conanicut Island Art Association (CIAA) Annual Craft Show features all handmade items, including jewelry, glass pottery, clay art, children's clothing, fiber arts, canvas goods, sculpture and other useful and decorative items. More...

Military families' ice cream social

The Jamestown Military Spouses Group will hold a "Welcome to Jamestown" ice cream social on Friday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. at 830 East Shore Rd. More...

Obituaries

John D. Work, 74

John D. Work, 74, of Jamestown, died June 9, 2008 with his family beside him. Born in Parkersburg, W.V. in 1933, he was the son of Howard C. Work and Nancy Keenan Work. More...

Richard Paiva Jr., 41

Richard Paiva Jr., 41, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the son of Richard Paiva Sr. More...

Rose Marie Hinckley, 92

Rose Marie Hinckley, 92, of Clinton Avenue, died Aug. 8, 2008 at Heatherwood Nursing Center in Newport. She was the wife of the late C. Harold Hinckley and Joseph A. Palombo. More...

Legals

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE August 21, 2008 Executive Session 6:30 PM RIGL 42-46-5 Exception 9, Level IV Grievance 7:00 p.m. Business Meeting Lawn Library

AGENDA Pledge of Allegiance Executive Session Vote Call to Order Roll Call Public Forum Consent Agenda 2. More...

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN N. M. No. 2008-0437

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO The Town of Jamestown does hereby give notice that on the 12th day of May, 2008, there was filed in said Court a Petition against WEST PASSAGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, BENEDETTO CERILLI, shareholder of West Passage D More...

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN N. M. No. 2008-0429

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO SIDNEY G. SHERWOOD, the unknown devisees and heirs of Sidney G. Sherwood WHEREAS, a Petition has been presented to said Court by the Town of Jamestown, a Rhode Island Municipal corporation, More...

Minto helped establish new island teen center

Melissa Minto, the driving force behind the development of the Jamestown Teen Center, has left her post as Teen Coordinator and passed the torch to her successor. More...

A perfect 10

A perfect 10 Jared Ford, 12, performs a kick flip at the Jamestown SkateFest 2008. The event was sponsored by the Jamestown Teen Center Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Cyclists or motorists: who rules the road?

The question of who has the right of way on Jamestown's roads, cyclists or motorists, appears to have many from both camps confused. More...

Editorial

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The zoning future of Jamestown is now

EDITORIAL

Most of us find zoning a boring topic at best. That was not the case, however, last winter when islanders participated in a series of zoning-related public workshops dealing with the future of the Jamestown village. More...

Letters to the Editor

Parents should lay down the law

What happened to the old days when police would bring a teenager home to his parents and let the family take the first crack at eliminating the risk of future bad behavior? I know in my house it worked pretty well. More...

Remember feat of 50 years ago

Recently we all celebrated the 232nd anniversary of America's independence. More...

Teens thank police union

The Jamestown Teen Center would like to publicly thank the Jamestown Police Union for itscontinued support. The Police Union has been a huge supporter of the Teen Center in many ways. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 14 Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, 8:30 a.m., fee Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Library Harbor Cruise, East Ferry, 3:45 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to two Jamestown 18-year-olds who became Eagle Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor Saturday at Ft. Getty. Both Troop 1 members graduated from North Kingstown High School this past June. John Chase and Drew Matley are going on to college. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 14

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 Dutch Harbor LLC received a permit Aug. 5 to remove rotted material and replace with new PT framing as needed on a garage at 252 Narragansett Ave., work estimated to cost $1,500. Delancey Converse received a permit Aug. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Aug. 18 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer meets. Tuesday, Aug. 19 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. Wednesday, Aug. 20 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges filed Evan O'Neil, 19, of 37 Clinton Ave., was charged Aug. More...