July 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Feeney honored for services to war college families

As a sponsor for foreign offi- cers and families of the Naval War College in Newport, Millie Feeney of Jamestown, introduces international families “to the American lifestyle.” Over the past year, Feeney has had a wide range of experi More...

News

Flag duty

Volunteers help fold and store flags at the end of the day on July 4. More...

Lawn school awards student achievement at end of year event

The Lawn Avenue School presented awards to students in grades 5 to 8 at a ceremony on June 23. The winners were: More...

Rhode Island hospitals and surgical centers adopt uniform safety protocol

Rhode Island area hospitals and outpatient surgical centers have agreed to adopt a uniform surgical protocol, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island announced on June 30. More...

Sam Bari

The principle of the bottom line

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

When I was a kid, an old farmer hired my friend Brian and me to do some work on his farm. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 9 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 12 p.m., library, Annual book sale 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

The Jamestown Community Theatre needs your creative assistance. Artistic Director Mary Wright reports, “We have five musicals that are options for our November production. More...

Obituaries

Orlando J. ‘Chick’ Ciccone Sr., 77

Orlando J. ‘Chick’ Ciccone Sr., 77, of Fairview St., passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Joseph F. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Fraudulent check charge Timothy Ruzzo, 39, of Tisbury, Mass., was charged July 3 with one count of unlawful appropriation and three counts of fraudulent check writing over $1,000, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 5:47 p.m., June 30, Marine 1, Car 2 and Engine 3 were sent to Fort Getty Road for a water rescue. 8:22 a.m., July 1, Rescue 1 went to an EMS call on Narragansett Avenue. More...

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE July 15, 2009 6:00 p.m. More...

RITBA outlines toll hike for out-of-state Pell Bridge users

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority board of directors is considering a toll increase for users of the Pell Newport Bridge who do not live in Rhode Island. More...

Council cements parking protocol on Watson Avenue

Parking zone moved from south side to north side of street

The Watson Avenue parking controversy that has preoccupied residents and local business owners since April finally ended Monday night. More...

Letters to the Editor

Democrats seek candidates

Jamestown has an election coming up in November. For many years the Jamestown Democratic Town Committee has worked to identify and support capable, hard-working candidates for Town Council and School Committee. More...

Festival committee offers thanks

The June Festival Committee of Central Baptist Church expresses its gratitude to those throughout the community who have again supported our annual June Festival. Our generous sponsors and advertisers are most appreciated. More...

About Town

Gallery to offer slide presentation at IYRS gala tonight

The Onne van der Wal Photography Gallery will collaborate with the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport during the opening night of its Summer Gala entitled, “An Evening Under the Stars.” Van der Wal will give his first l More...

URI master gardeners to sponsor statewide garden tour

Private and public gardens, 39 of them, designed and maintained by gardeners trained through URI’s master gardener program will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, for the fourth biennial “Gardening with the Maste More...

Vaughan quintet featured in concert

The Lois Vaughan Jazz Quintet will present an outdoor family concert of lively classic jazz and Latin music on Sunday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 9

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 6, 1909 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Jamestown Museum is now open for the summer. The updated exhibit on schools in Jamestown—Educating Jamestown: Then and Now—adds lots of new “then and now” comparison. More...