August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Budding artist

Mariel Mastrostefano paints a picture at the Jamestown Teen Center. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

The Democratic National Convention

Convention wrap up Islander blogs as elected delegate

THANK YOU to you for electing me as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. More...

News

EMS drill stresses greater accountability

Organization and accountability are crucial to a successful emergency response, volunteers learned last week at a routine exercise for the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services. JEMS volunteers completed a search and rescue drill at Fort Wetherill. More...

Town administrator ready for latest challenge

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser loves his job and he says he considers himself "one of the luckiest town administrators around." He attributes much of his success to a "very capable staff as well as a supportive Town Council and the enthusiastic r More...

Fund-raising event for Shaffer family

On Aug. 15, longtime Jamestown resident Charlie Shaffer died after having been diagnosed with cancer just three weeks earlier. His friends are holding a fundraising dinner on Saturday, Sept. More...

Sam Bari

The conventions are on! Let the games begin!

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

This year, the mile high City of Denver, Colorado is hosting the DNC (not a rap group—it's the Democratic National Convention). This city is most famous for hiring John Elway as its football team's quarterback. More...

About Town

Plenty of fools in Jamestown

Jamestown has no shortage of fools, if the turnout at this year's 31st annual Fools' Regatta is any indication. The Town Beach provided beautiful backdrop for a seemingly endless procession of fools. More...

Coastal design lovers bring surf home with the Endless Wave table

Surf style is up and local architect Ron DiMauro is on its crest with his new innovation, the Endless Wave table. A combination of surfboard and wave, the coffee table adds a sparkling accent to seaside homes. More...

URI brings help to community farm

A busload of University of Rhode Island student resident assistants and their supervisors arrived at the community farm on the old Eldred Avenue last Saturday morning. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

One of the finest teachers in the Jamestown School to squeak a blackboard has retired, but the school's loss is the Turning Pointe's gain. More...

Obituaries

FUNERAL SERVICE

Marian Grenier

There will be a funeral mass for Marian Grenier on Friday, August 29, at 10 a.m. at St. John's the Evangelist Episcopal Church on Washington Street in Newport, with a burial immediately following at cedar cemetery in Jamestown. More...

OBITUARY

Eileen V. Burns, 86

Eileen V. (Kelley) Burns, 86, of Spanker Street, died Friday, Aug, 22, 2008 at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Norman E. Burns. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Walter F. and Mary Ellen (Finley) Kelley. 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...

Commissioners still undecided on Hayes application

Although discussion on new village zoning was planned for the latest Planning Commission meeting, it was dominated by testimony for the John A. Hayes application. More...

Schools make strides to improve

Jamestown has been accepted as a member of the Successful Practices Network, sponsored by the International Center for Leadership in Education, superintendent Marcia Lukon announced at the Aug. 21 School Committee meeting. More...

Expert advice for a safe successful school year

The new school year is set to begin—students are making last minute preparations, parents are adjusting schedules to make sure children make it to school on time, and the last minute rush is on. More...

Recycling efforts put $24,800 in town's wallet

Town triples refund amount from last year

Councilman William Kelly announced good news for Jamestown at the Aug. 25 Town Council meeting. The town has received a check for $24,800 from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, Kelly said. More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

If you've been working in your garden this summer you probably have noticed that it's a pain going out at dusk. Mosquitoes are everywhere. All the rain we had last month seems to have provided so many places for them to grow. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

EDITORIAL

Labor Day heralds the best season of the year

Labor Day has arrived. I find this holiday an odd one. Labor Day has always meant to me that summer is over. The arrival of Labor Day signals that it is time to return to school and go back to work. Crack the books — vacation fun is over. More...

Letters to the Editor

8th grade project ranks in showcase

The Eighth Grade Project Citizen placed in the top tier of the National Showcase at the National Convention of State Legislators. Their Animal Shelter Project was ranked Superior. More...

Parents should hold kids responsible

I would like to share my thoughts about the question posed in the Aug. More...

Setting the record straight on animal call

I would like to take a moment to briefly respond to Mr. Pio Moretti's letter to the editor in the Aug. 21 issue of the Jamestown Press. First, let me begin by saying my fellow officers and I are very sorry for Mr. Moretti's loss. More...

Upcoming Events

Book groups set fall reading schedules

The next book to be read by the book groups at the Jamestown library will be "Breakfast with Buddha," by Roland Merullo. The book will be discussed on Monday evening, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday afternoon, Sept.16, at 1 p.m. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Sept. 1 Labor Day, All Town Offices closed. Wednesday, Sept. 3 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Sept. 4 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. More...

Jeweler helps Save the Bay with October event

The second weekend of October, Campany & Thornton Fine Jewelry will host a fantastic fundraising event that will help Save The Bay protect and restore Narragansett Bay and its watershed. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 28 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. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 28

100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, August 25, 1908 (At the town council meeting) a driver's license was granted to West & Watson, two bus licenses to Alton Head, and a driver's license to Frank Silvia. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Joe Piotti received a permit Aug. 18 to construct a timber storage shed on an existing concrete pad at 24 Bryer Ave., work estimated to cost $1,800. Dwight Smith received a permit Aug. More...

POLICE LOG

Supplying a minor with alcohol charged Jonathan A. Gardiner, 23, of South Kingstown was charged Aug. 19 with supplying a minor with an alcoholic beverage after police received a call about an erratic driver at Ft. Wetherill Park, police said. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 11:15 a.m., Aug. 18, Car 3 and Special Services 1 were sent to Ranger Court to assist with a medical emergency. 4 p.m., Aug. 18, Ladder 1, Car 3, Engines 1, 2 and 3 went Conanicus Avenue for a water leak. More...