June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Supreme Court nominee

Senator Jack Reed met last week with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor. “Judge Sotomayor is a very impressive nominee. More...

News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Islander Michael de Angeli recently sailed a 44-foot boat across the Atlantic and took along the Jamestown Press. More...

Read the log of Rubicon’s transAtlantic voyage

Michael de Angeli of Jamestown recently sailed across the Atlantic. He kept a personal log of the voyage. His log is quite interesting and includes his observations and commentary. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Sam Ackerman recently took the Press to Yosemite National Park. Here he is standing on Half Dome, with Yosemite falls over his left shoulder and El Capitan over his right. More...

Sam Bari

Befriending the queen cow

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

Occasionally, through no fault of newspapers, or the media in general, two stories clash. This past weekend was one of those times. More...

About Town

Church festival has something for everyone

Central Baptist Church’s annual June Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 20, and will offer something for everyone. More...

CIAA hosts opening reception

The Conanicut Island Art Association invites all Jamestowners to the opening reception for its new show “Icons of Jamestown” at the Town Hall Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. More...

Program teaches kids respect for animals

Like people, companion animals have basic needs such as healthy food, clean water, a safe place to live and someone to call a friend. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 18

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, June 19, 1909 More...

Obituaries

Alice Grimes Gaither, 73

Alice Grimes Gaither, 73, died June 7 at her home in Washington, D.C., after a long illness. Beloved wife of H. More...

Robert A. Jacobssen, 85

Robert A. Jacobssen, 85, of Tiverton, formerly of Jamestown, died Tuesday, June 9, at Sakonnet Bay Manor. He was the husband of the late Louise M. (Long) Jacobssen. Jacobssen graduated from Brown University. He was a U.S. More...

Town Council considers sale of public land in Shores area

Debate over benefits to town

During a discussion about the Jamestown Shores tax lots and the difficulty of monitoring land-use covenants, the Jamestown Town Council, at its meeting Monday night, shared opinions on the benefi ts of public land sale, with many saying land sales More...

New group raises concerns about local political issues

A group of Jamestowners wants to organize so they can provide a new voice for residents who are concerned about local and national issues. The group held its first meeting on June 10 at the Jamestown Senior Center. More...

Harbor Commission moves forward with Fort Getty projects

The Harbor Management Commission voted to begin the permitting process for maintenance and expansion of the existing Fort Getty boat ramp at its meeting on June 10, which will make the ramp useable to boaters during a larger range of the tides. More...

Editorial

Keep an island tradition alive with your donations

• EDITORIAL •

The Jamestown Fourth of July fireworks have become an island tradition. So has this editorial asking for your donations. Here’s what I wrote last year. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks for quick response to call

I want to thank the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department for its prompt response in making repairs to playground equipment. More...

Students learn Jamestown history

On behalf of the second, third and fourth grade classes at Melrose Avenue School, I would like to express my gratitude to the Jamestown Historical Society for inviting students to preview their new exhibit, “Educating Jamestown Then and Now,& More...

Public restrooms need attention

I recently had the unfortunate experience of having to use the public rest rooms next to the Recreation Center. The rest rooms were filthy and unsanitary, not to mention disgusting and gross. More...

Upcoming Events

Free admission for Newport County attractions this weekend

The Attractions Council of Newport County invites all Newport County residents and employees of the hospitality industry to visit the area’s many great attractions on Sunday, June 21, and Monday, June 22. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 18 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew’s Church 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The first of the three church fairs to be held this summer will take place Saturday at the Central Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, June 22 6 p.m., Town Hall, Town Council work session. Thursday, June 18 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, June 23 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Disorderly conduct charge Alexandra Berl, 45, of 11 Galley St., was charged June 14 with disorderly conduct and simple assault at a downtown restaurant, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS

5:48 a.m., June 7, EMS 1 went to Beacon Avenue for a medical emergency call and transported a patient to Newport Hospital. More...