July 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fourth of July deadlines at the Jamestown Press

The Jamestown Press office will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July. The Press will have an early deadline for display advertising due to the holiday. More...

News

ACHIEVEMENTS

Evtimov named to RWU dean’s list Vladimir Evtimov of Jamestown was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2009 semester at Roger Williams University. More...

Duffy earns Army promotion

Tim Duffy of Jamestown was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the United States Army at a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Duffy is the stepson of Joe Tiexiera of Jamestown. More...

Lawn Avenue graduates advised to ‘be kind’ and ‘keep an open mind’

Fifty-nine 8th grade students graduated from the Lawn Avenue School last Wednesday evening in a ceremony held in the school gymnasium that included memories, music and well-wishes from administrators. More...

Sam Bari

The shortness of the graduation celebration

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

The academic year has concluded. Students across the country have celebrated high school and college graduations. Parties marked the festive events and all who attended had a good time. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 2 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 3 – 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Sunday is the big Independence Day blast. Well, maybe not as big as in past years. Head ‘hog Gregg Charest writes, “There’s no way we’re going to meet our original goal this year, so we changed our order with Telstar. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 2

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 Daily News, July 1, 1909 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

7:28 p.m., June 22, Marine 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 went to Fort Getty Road for a water rescue. 11:21 p.m., June 23, Car 3 was sent to Beavertail Road for a smoke scare call. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Electrical permits Beverly Rudman received a permit on June 6 to wire a kitchen at 65 Green Lane. Work estimated to cost $2300. Tom Ouillette received a permit on June 16 to install new underground service at 783 North Main Road. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING JULY 28, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHOD More...

Town to install curbing on Watson Avenue to protect students

Parking is an ongoing problem for area businesses

By the start of the 2009-2010 academic year, Jamestown will likely have curbing on Watson Avenue to help protect children walking to the Jamestown schools. More...

High tick counts raise tick-borne illness concerns

The number of ticks in Rhode Island has increased 54 percent since this time last year, according to Thomas Mather, professor of entomology and director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector Borne Disease. More...

Editorial

Lessons learned, from windmills to transportation

• EDITORIAL •

My wife and I are in Germany to visit our teenage daughter, who is participating in a student exchange. The young German woman with whom she is living came to our home in Jamestown last year. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Garden tour a great success

Our “Island Treasures” garden tour held on Saturday, June 27, was a great success and we appreciate the local support. More...

State bargaining law needs teeth

The state’s collective bargaining laws need teeth. Communities deserve statutory language that strengthens and protects managerial rights. Appallingly, last week’s passage by the R.I. More...

About Town

Island events mark Independence Day

Don’t miss the Fourth of July festivities scheduled to take place right here in Jamestown: Do a good deed. Volunteers are needed bright and early at 7 a.m. More...

New art quilt exhibit featured at library

The Conanicut Island Art Association will sponsor an exhibit of 12 mini quilts by Ursula Michael Parenteau in the Jamestown Philomenian library lobby during the month of July. More...

Atwater-Donnelly to kick off music series

Summer music in Jamestown begins at East Ferry Memorial Square on Sunday, July 5, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Thomas R. Oates

Thomas R. Oates died peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness on June 26 at his home in Jamestown. Born in Providence to Robert C. and Margaret A. More...

Angelo J. Salvatore, 94

Angelo J. Salvatore, 94, formerly of Jamestown, died June 27, 2009, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. Born in Santa Apollinare, Italy, he was a son of the late Gabriel and Marietta (Valenti) Salvatore. More...

Wilson G. Sallum, 87

The Rev. Wilson G. Sallum, 87, of Jamestown, died peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2009, at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Helen S. Sallum for 60 years. Born in Alpinopolis, Brazil, he was a son of the late Jose J. More...