June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Town ready for summer boating season, says Harbor Commission

After a few repairs and new additions, Jamestown is ready to embrace recreational boaters and tourists visiting town docks this summer, the Harbor Management Commission reported during its meeting last Wednesday. More...

High honors

Anthea Weixel of Jamestown recently graduated magna cum laude from Rocky Hill School. She received the Campbell French prize, as well as Senior Class Scholar. More...

New ‘Chuckwagon’

Chopmist Charlie’s now has a new catering trailer, dubbed the “Chuckwagon.” Custom-built in Florida, the trailer is completely self-contained for catering events large and small. More...

Sam Bari

What are we welcoming with open wallets?

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

Technology has done it again. The miniaturization of computerrelated high-tech toys is nothing short of amazing. Every day, Silicon Valley seems to leap further into the future with higher tech. More...

About Town

Register now for baseball camp

The Jamestown Recreation Dept. will once again offer the Salve Regina University baseball camp run by Salve coach Steve Cirella and the Salve baseball team. The camp will be held June 28 to July 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Seniors and teens to host bingo night

The Jamestown Senior Center and the Jamestown Teen Center will host a bingo game on Saturday, June 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jamestown recreation center at 41 Conanicus Ave. The event is a joint fundraising effort for a new van. More...

Enter your art in ‘Icons of Jamestown’

The Conanicut Island Art Association has announced its next Town Hall show, “Icons of Jamestown.” The show will open June 24 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room, and will be on display through Sept. 9. More...

Obituaries

Norma A. Kirkutis, 86

Norma A. (Reardon) Kirkutis, 86, of Jamestown, passed away June 14, 2010 at Briarcliffe Gardens in Johnston. She was the wife of the late Albert C. Kirkutis. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Gladys Reardon. 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 JUNE 22, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL, 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHOD More...

LNG panel organizes for action

The Jamestown LNG Threat Committee, which was recently empanelled by the Town Council, held its inaugural meeting last week. More...

Islander finds swimming a healing passion

“I have wonderful friends, I get to do things that I love to do and I am absolutely passionate about my work.” How many people are fortunate enough to make that statement? Islander Diann Uustal, for one. More...

Editorial

We need you!

• EDITORIAL •

I’m edging my way into the editorial space today to talk about a subject near and dear to our hearts at the Jamestown Press – community journalism. We’re a community newspaper, pure and simple. More...

Towering over the bay

It was an impressive sight to see on Tuesday as the aircraft carrier Forrestal was towed out of Narragansett Bay. The 1,067-foot ship was once home to more than 5,000 sailors. More...

Letters to the Editor

Animal control odds against us

Hurray for us! We cut our town budget last night! We changed our full-time animal control officer to a part-time position. We are, after all, in difficult financial times and cutting the budget of government has become the national outcry. More...

Time to act on LNG is now

On behalf of the Jamestown LNG Working Group, I am writing to publicly thank the Town Council for giving us the valuable time during its May 17 meeting to present our findings and research with regard to the Hess Weaver’s Cove Energy LNG proje More...

Residents proud of Pemberton community

I would like to respond to a letter to the editor that ran in the June 10 issue. It held many complaints about the area of Arnold Avenue, and also about the sign at Pemberton Apartments. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 17 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5 p.m., Total Body Conditioning, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Sunday is Father’s Day and, in addition to being celebrated in this country, it will be observed in 52 other countries and on other days elsewhere around the world. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 17

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 Journal, June 18, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, June 21 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, June 22 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving without a license • Victor Lopez, 56, of 6 Pleasant St., Apt. 1, in Newport, was charged June 12 with driving without a license/driving on an expired license during a traffic stop on Conanicus Avenue, according to police. More...

EMS RUNS

7:24 p.m., June 8, EMS 1, Clinton Avenue, transported. 9:25 a.m., June 9, EMS 1, Highland Drive, transported. 12:03 p.m., June 13, EMS 2, Columbia Lane, transported. 1:22 p.m., June 13, EMS 2, America Way, transported. More...