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Harbor Commission moves ‘step closer’ to Ft. Getty boat ramp repairs

Harbor Management Commission members will take a close look at the harbormaster and harbor clerk positions during the next month, analyze the harbor office operations and report on the effi- ciency of these job functions to the Town Council by Sept More...

News

Chadwick named editor at the Press

Dara Chadwick has been named editor of the Jamestown Press. She succeeds Adrienne Downing, who will resume her role as sports editor for the paper. A native Rhode Islander, Chadwick has lived in Jamestown for the past three years. More...

Mackerel Cove lifeguard staff includes both familiar and new faces

Seven lifeguards are responsible for keeping Mackerel Cove beachgoers safe this summer. Four of the guards patrolled the beach last year, while three are new to the job of lifeguarding. More...

Shopping tour of Jamestown nets plenty of fresh local fare

Harry Scott-Bennett (left) and Greg Zeek outside Zeek’s Creek, where a variety of fresh local seafood is sold. Photo by Joan Breakell More...

Sam Bari

The reality TV network

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

I remember my father telling me that old chestnut, “Most people will not go for a day without breaking a law.” I do not doubt that he was correct. More...

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for Fools’ Rules Regatta

Calling all boat builders! Mark your calendar now for the 32nd annual Fools’ Rules Regatta, sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, on the Town Beach at East Ferry. More...

NHS walking tour of celebrated artists and writers

The Newport Historical Society will offer a walking tour showcasing celebrated Newport artists and writers of the 19th century on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. More...

Democrats to sponsor Cajun dancing in Newport

The Newport Democratic City Committee will sponsor dancing with the Magnolia Cajun Band on Thursday, July 30, from 8 to 11 p.m., at the Elks Lodge at the corner of Pelham and Bellevue in Newport. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Merchants have been generous in their contributions to this year’s St. Matthew’s 78th Summer Fair. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits John McCray received a permit on July 2 to strip and re-shingle a house at 24 Constellation Court. Work estimated to cost $15,000. Charles Graves received a permit to build and install stairs to a deck at 7 Ship St. More...

Oldest living island veteran shares lifetime of memories

Jim West’s favorite time in the U.S. Army was the 13 days he spent with the U.S. Navy. More...

Let the sun shine!

Island businesses hope blue skies will dominate

Island business owners say they feel like they’ve received a double dose of hard times. First, the economy tanks with a deep recession. More...

Editorial

Toll hike on bridge a necessary expense

• EDITORIAL •

We all knew it was just a matter of time. The toll costs to cross the Newport Pell Bridge have not changed since the span across the East Passage of Narragansett Bay opened in 1969. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Regatta needs volunteers

As many of you are aware, the Conanicut Yacht Club and Jamestown Yacht Club are hosting the Club 420 2009 National Regatta from Monday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 29, at Ft. Getty. More...

Let Shoreby Hill residents decide

Our town wants to use taxpayer dollars to see if homes in Shoreby Hill might be historic enough to receive tax credits and other incentives. More...

About Town

St. Matthew’s Church to hold 78th summer fair Saturday

Don’t miss St. Matthew’s 78th annual Summer Fair this Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. More...

Kickball game tonight will raise funds for teens

The Teen Center will host an adults-only kickball game tonight – Thursday, July 16 – from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Jamestown baseball fields to raise money for Teen Center programs. More...

Book sale continues during regular library hours

It is not too late to pick up a great summer read. The James town library’s annual book sale continues during regular library hours until Friday, July 24. Some little-used and muchloved volumes are available at great prices. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 16 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee Noon, Library, Annual book sale 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 16

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jame stown 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 16, 1909 More...

Obituaries

Vincent W. Storey, 49

Vincent Storey died on July 8, 2009, after a long struggle with a brain tumor. He passed away peacefully, and was surrounded by his family. 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...