August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Islander’s movie job not all Hollywood glamour

For the average person, the concept of working in the movie industry conjures up visions of glamorous movie stars, exotic locations and oodles of cash. But island photography gallery owner Benjamin Thomas has a slightly different perspective. More...

News

African jewelry makers visit Purple Door bead shop

On a clear sunny day last week, a group of women sat on the terrace in front of the Purple Door bead shop at East Ferry, enjoying the view and chatting about creating jewelry. More...

A ‘foolish’ tradition

Members of the Jamestown Rotary Club have sold doughboys and drinks during the Fools’ Rules Regatta for more than 20 years. More...

Reporting from the front row

Flotsam and Jetsam

Box H50, row A1, seat 2: This is where I sat for a recent Red Sox game. It was the very front row, behind home plate. I don’t usually get such great seats so I told everybody I know to look for me on TV. More...

Sam Bari

‘Inventions’ not always practical, but at least they’re entertaining

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

Humans and animals alike have always found the stuff that comes from the weird brains of inventors nothing short of fascinating. Without a doubt, many so-called inventions cause us to question the wisdom of giving humans the ability to reason. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 20 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

Tonight’s the night. The island’s entertainment event of the summer happens at 7:30 p.m. on the stage at the community center. More...

Obituaries

John S. McCue

John S. McCue, of Jamestown, died suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. He was the husband of Jacqueline McCue and the former husband of the late Adeline (Margarella) McCue. Born in Miami, Fla., he was the son of the late John J. and Marjorie B. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION More...

Proposed sailing school remains grounded for now

The FAST Sailing Foundation has withdrawn its request for a sailing school partnership with Jamestown. The Newport-based group expects to resubmit a proposal eventually, but, for now, the deal is off the table. More...

North Kingstown H.S. cuts freshman sports

Some Jamestown student-athletes heading into their freshman year at North Kingstown High School may soon find themselves without a sports program. More...

Pell Bridge toll hike approved

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority voted last week to approve its proposed raise in tolls on the Pell Newport Bridge. According to the RITBA website, new cash toll rates of $2 per axle for all vehicles will go into effect as of 7 a.m. More...

Editorial

LNG tanker port would impact island lifestyle

• EDITORIAL •

The U.S. Coast Guard recently approved, in concept, a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas offl oading terminal in the middle of Mt. Hope Bay. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Historic districts: This is the time

A recent letter to the Press questioned whether the creation of historic districts is a worthwhile use of the time of town officials and employees. More...

Charter Review Committee clarification

Since the Press editorial concerning the potential change of Jamestown’s elections from odd years to even years, I have been contacted by several people who assumed that the change was recommended by the 2009 Charter Review Commission, which I More...

Thanks for dental donations

I wish to thank the Jamestown Press for taking an interest in some of the work we islanders do. The many talents, events and human interests within our community are inspirational, and we wouldn’t know about them without the Jamestown Press. More...

About Town

Walk paths of local artists and writers with Newport Historical Society

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...

Chorus talent show on stage tonight

This is the summer event you don’t want to miss! The Jamestown Community chorus will host its 20th annual talent show tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Center. Tickets are $7 general admission, and $5 for seniors and children. More...

CIAA invites island artists to enter ‘People & Places’ art show

The Conanicut Island Art Association of Jamestown invites artists to enter its next art show at the Town Hall gallery. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 20

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, Aug. 20, 1909 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets for a workshop on properties recently acquiresdby the town. Tuesday, Aug. 25 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 6:51 p.m., Aug. 11, Car 1 took care of a walk-in EMS call on Narragansett Avenue. 8:55 p.m., Aug. 11, Ladder 1, Tanker 1, Rescue 1, Cars 2 and 3, and Engines 1, 2 and 3 went to East Shore Road for an electrical wiring problem. More...

POLICE LOG

Possession of marijuana/driving without a license Andrew Tanner, 22, of 7 Asselin St. in Warren, was charged Aug. More...