July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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JAC receives unanimous Zoning Board approval

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday unanimously approved a variance and special-use permit for the property on Valley Street, the proposed site of the new Jamestown Arts Center. More...

McIntyre takes helm as Chamber of Commerce president

Group plans annual ‘Night at the Fort’ fundraiser

Like a high-stakes game of tugo war, Jamestown has found itself pulled in two directions. On one side is “old” Jamestown, a vocal group that wants to preserve what already exists on the island and to limit change and expansion. More...

Naturalist aquarium offers glimpse of ocean’s treasures

In a community as small as Jamestown, undiscovered treasures are often hard to come by. But that is exactly what awaits visitors to Beavertail State Park when they step inside the tiny, but fascinating world of the Beavertail Naturalist Aquarium. More...

Sam Bari

Answers to long-ignored questions

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

For reasons that are beyond my realm of comprehension, columnists share a common perception (this columnist included) that makes readers think we live on distant planets uninhabited by anything remotely associated with human beings. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 30 6:15 a.m., Open yoga, Beavertail, fee 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The people’s choice for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s November production is “Fiddler on The Roof.” More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 30

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 29, 1909 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Aug. 5 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 5:30 a.m., July 20, Car 1, Ladder 1, and Engines 1 and 2 went to Friendship Street for a smoke alarm. 12:02 p.m., July 22, Car 1, Rescue 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Gray Gull Road for a smoke detector malfunction. More...

POLICE LOG

DUI charges •John Vieira, 52, of 35 Bryer Ave., was charged July 24 with first offense DUI during a traffic stop on Bryer Avenue, police said. More...

Campaign to restore Jamestown treasure

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association (BLMA) has launched a three-pronged fundraising campaign in support of urgently needed repairs at the nation’s third-oldest lighthouse. More...

Former students turn out to remember Carr-Clarke school days

Back in January, when Jim Pemantell began playing with the idea of a reunion of students who attended the Clarke School and Carr School in Jamestown, he had no idea if anyone would actually show up for such an event. More...

Editorial

Summer’s best is yet to come!

• EDITORIAL •

We bid good-bye to July while some islanders wonder if Mother Nature is going to cooperate this season. There have been enough days of rain and fog to put this year in the record books. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Historic district needs more resident approval

Your detailed article on the planning meeting about a Shoreby Hill historic district last week failed to mention that Dr. Richard Greenwood said the state recommends a 75 percent residents’ approval on the idea of a historic district. More...

Thanks for help with fireworks

You gave us $9,000 and we blew it up! What makes this event successful is the support of the people of Jamestown. More...

A greater surveillance threat

Regarding Sam Bari’s recent column titled “The Reality TV Network:” More...

About Town

Magic show tonight at library

Stop by the Jamestown Philomenian Library tonight at 7 for a magic performance by the “Great Baldini.” Children and families will use their magical powers and chant the magic word, “creativity,” to make objects appear and d More...

Experience ‘mad science’ at the library

‘Mad Science’ will conduct Invention-ation, a program for children and their families, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the Jamestown Philomenian Library meeting hall. More...

Opening reception at Schock Gallery tonight

The Schock Gallery will host an opening reception for its summer exhibit tonight — Thursday, July 30 — from 5 to 8 p.m. at 47 Conanicus Ave. More...

Obituaries

Theodore R. Carr Sr., 89

Theodore R. Carr, Sr., 89, of Beacon Avenue, passed away Saturday, July 25, at South County Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Alice (Zukowski) Carr for 61 years. Born in Jamestown, he was a son of the late George and Hope (Higgins) Carr. More...