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News

Shoreby Hill historic district returns to Town Council

The Town Council on Monday heard from islanders who say a zoning ordinance to establish a historic district is needed to protect the lower Shoreby Hill subdivision. More...

Coast Guard recommendation renews LNG port controversy

The U.S. Coast Guard’s recent conclusion that Mt. Hope Bay is a “suitable” location for liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments has sparked renewed outrage among opponents of the proposed facility. More...

Proposed arts center site declared environmentally safe

During a special meeting on July 29 at the town library, Jamestown Arts Center board members and environmental officials outlined potential environmental hazards, including lead paint and asbestos window caulking, at 18 Valley St., the likely future More...

Sam Bari

The new world power

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

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the “reality TV network,” and Roger Vaughn, a Jamestown summer resident, as well as a faithful and cherished reader, responded with an interesting and valid point. More...

About Town

Register now for JSA fall soccer

Registration for the Jamestown Soccer Association’s Fall 2009 recreation soccer league is now underway. All registrations are done online at www.jamestown-soccer. com. More...

Polynesian dancers to perform at library

The dance troupe Napua O Polynesia will perform for children and their families at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Jamestown Philomenian Library meeting hall. More...

Discount at Beavertail Lighthouse gift shop

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will offer a 10 percent discount on any one item purchased by visitors to the museum gift shop tomorrow, Aug. 7, in honor of National Lighthouse Day. The gift shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 6

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, August 2, 1909 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The JHS annual meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. in the meeting hall at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. 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 AUGUST 25, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHO More...

Land Trust purchases Godena Farm

The Conanicut Island Land Trust has acquired the Godena Farm on North Main Road in Jamestown for $375,000 in a purchase funded entirely by the CILT. More...

Coveted mooring spots go unclaimed

As harbormaster for the last 18 years, Sam Paterson has heard it all: Complaints, cries for help, requests for directions, thanks – and excuses. More...

Editorial

An island jewel preserved forever

• EDITORIAL •

Ask Jamestowners what they like best about Conanicut Island and you’ll likely get a variety of answers. But the island’s “rural” setting is usually near the top of everyone’s list. More...

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Letters to the Editor

No ‘Fiddler’ in Jamestown

Put your fiddles away – the Jamestown Community Theatre recently learned that the rights for Fiddler on the Roof have become unavailable. More...

Thanks for a successful regatta

The Conanicut and Jamestown Yacht Clubs hosted the 2009 Club 420 National Championship on July 27-29. More...

JAC grateful for plan approval

The Jamestown Arts Center would like to thank the Water & Sewer Commission, the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board for unanimously approving the proposed plans for the future home of the Jamestown Arts Center at 18 Valley St. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 6 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 Kathy Brownell Follies, which has appeared in every Jamestown Community Chorus talent show except its first, is in rehearsals for this year’s 20th annual talent show to be staged Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

An article in the July 16 edition of the Jamestown Press incorrectly stated Harbor Commission requirements for boat owners. According to the Harbor Commission office, the procedure for permitting has not changed. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Aug. 11 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets Wednesday, Aug. 12 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets More...

POLICE LOG

DUI charges More...