July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ready for occupancy

Town Engineer Mike Gray and Highway Superintendent Kevin Deacon say construction of the new highway garage is complete and the building is ready for business. Town workers began moving in this week. More...

News

Planning Commission recommends historic district zoning for Shoreby Hill

Planning Commission members last week unanimously agreed to recommend to the Town Council that a historic zoning district be established in lower Jamestown’s Shoreby Hill area. More...

A busy weekend

There was something for everyone at the 78th annual Summer Fair hosted by St. Matthew’s church on Saturday. Above, folks shopped for a good read at the fair’s used book table. More...

School committee approves new director of student services

The Jamestown School Committee held a short meeting last Wednesday evening during which it approved the appointment of Gwenn Spence as director of student services. Spence will replace Dr. More...

About Town

CIAA annual summer art show begins today

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold its annual Summer Art Show beginning today, July 23, through Sunday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Center. More...

Munslow to perform at library

Storyteller and cartoonist Keith Munslow will perform “Think Outside the Box” for children ages 4 to 12 and their families on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. in the meeting hall at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Polynesian dance this Monday

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will offer a Polynesian dance program for teenagers and adults on Monday, July 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 23

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the James town 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 22, 1909 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 4:20 p.m., July 13, Car 1, Marine 1, Rescue 1 and Engine 3 went to North Road for a watercraft rescue. More...

POLICE LOG

DUI charges • Christopher Cournoyer, 46, of 7 Sloop St., was charged July 18 with first offense DUI during a traffic stop on North Main Road, police said. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Denise Twining received a permit on July 13 to prepare three bathrooms for new fixtures at 10 Columbia Lane. Work estimated to cost $4,000. More...

Town to feel pinch of reduced state aid

State budget decisions have had a trickle-down effect on local cities and towns and Jamestown is no exception. More...

Teacher contracts, recycling efforts dominate Town Council concerns

Teacher contracts are due for renewal next year, and negotiations will soon begin between the teacher’s union and the school committee. The Town Council voted Monday to oppose legislation passed by the R.I. More...

Few oppose toll hikes for Pell Bridge

The proposed Newport Pell Bridge toll hikes met with minimal opposition Tuesday evening at a public hearing at Town Hall held by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

CIAA awards Jamestown student scholarships The Conanicut Island Art Association has awarded its annual nontuition scholarships to three high school seniors from Jamestown. More...

Letters to the Editor

Need a ride? Call Island Shuttle

Island Shuttle is a new car service in Jamestown offering a variety of transportation services. More...

Sam Bari

Maybe we are not alone

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

Last month, UFO enthusiasts around the globe waited with bated breath for French officials to announce to the world, “We are not alone.” However, the promised announcement date, June 6, produced a postponement, then another, and nothing More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 23 6:15 a.m., Open Yoga, Beavertail, fee 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 10 a.m - 4 p.m., CIAA Art Show, Community Center, (through Sunday) Noon, library, Annual book sale 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recre More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Men’s Chorus of Jamestown will sing at a memorial service at Davisville on Friday, July 31, for the 12 fallen Seabees who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chorus director B.J. More...

Obituaries

Memorial service for Wilson G. Sallum Saturday

A memorial and celebration of life service for the Rev. Wilson G. Sallum will be held Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown. More...