June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestown School students graduate, receive honors

Jamestown School students were honored for their academic, artistic, musical, civic and physical education achievements Tuesday during Lawn Avenue School’s annual awards ceremony. The award winners were: More...

News

Islanders celebrate a decade of business and friendship

Whoever offered the advice not to mix business with friendship never met Ginny Prichett and Carol Hopkins – co-owners of Island Realty in Jamestown and close friends for 19 years. More...

Pull!

Students show their strength during the recent tug-of-war event during Field Day at the Melrose School. More...

What’s for breakfast?

Bill Brayman took this picture of a deer searching for food in his backyard. More...

Sam Bari

Soccer: Explaining the World Cup

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

The USA has already tied England and Slovenia in World Cup matches, yet the biggest question asked by most Americans concerning the tournament is: “The World Cup of what?” To which, an army of suburban soccer moms respond with: “ More...

Upcoming Events

Free yoga class in Jamestown Saturday

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Dept. and Innerlight Center for Yoga and Meditation will kick off the summer with a free yoga class in Jamestown this Saturday, June 26, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Jamestown Golf Course building. More...

Bingo on Saturday

The Senior Center and the Jamestown Teen Center will host a bingo game this Saturday, June 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jamestown recreation center at 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

Audition for JCT’s ‘Cinderella’

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for its November production of “Cinderella” on Sunday, Aug. 1, and Monday, Aug. 2, at the Jamestown Golf Course. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday June 24 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. Matthew’s Church More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

The light tower at Beavertail will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. this Sunday, June 27, during the “Paint Beavertail” event. More...

POLICE LOG

DUI charges More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 11:19 a.m., June 17, Engines 3 and 1, Rescue 1, and Cars 3 and 4 went to the Jamestown Bridge for a motorcycle accident. 12:38 p.m., June 17, Car 3 and Rescue 1 were sent to Reservoir Circle, call cancelled en route. More...

Controversy over LNG threat panel

The proposal to site a liquefied natural gas terminal in Mt. Hope Bay raised some controversy during this week’s Town Council meeting. More...

Island scholar is college valedictorian

Maurice “Reece” Laflamme is number one – again. In 2006, Laflamme, 22, graduated from the Prout School at the top of his class as its valedictorian – an achievement of which any scholar would be proud. More...

Editorial

A tradition worthy of your support

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 15 years that the Rocket Dawgz – and now, its successor group, the Rocket ‘hogs – have been happily blowing up islanders’ money in a spectacular display over the waves at Macker More...

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Letters to the Editor

Outraged at bridge tolls

I’m from Massachusetts and I’m outraged at the state of Rhode Island digging its hand deep into my pocket. More...

Not ‘demeaning’

Regarding “Preserve the Neighborhood” in the June 10 Press: I was born and brought up in Jamestown. I am very proud of my little island and now live in Pemberton Apartments. More...

‘A salute to public servants’

Ronald Jacobson, Badge #10 of the Jamestown Police Dept., rendered assistance to my wife and me upon our return to Jamestown to spend our 15th summer here. More...

About Town

Kids’ summer reading program begins

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites young readers to join its 2010 summer reading program, “Make a Splash – Read!” (grades pre-K to 6) and “Make Waves at Your Library” (grades 7 to 12), a state-wide reading progra More...

Summer camp begins Monday

The Jamestown Recreation Dept. will offer a summer camp for kids in kindergarten through grade six, beginning this Monday, June 28. The weekly camp, which will run through Aug. 6, will include fun field trips and island adventures. More...

Tribal storyteller at library tonight

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites young readers 10 and up to a performance by Thawn Harris, Narragansett Tribal Nation storyteller, tonight, Thursday, June 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 24

100 years ago From the Newport Journal, June 25, 1910 More...

Obituaries

Ulrich J. Luth, 74

Ulrich J. Luth, 74, of Jamestown died June 19, 2010 at the Newport Hospital. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, on July 16, 1935 and lived there until he completed his engineering studies. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE July 1, 2010 Executive Session 7:00PM RIGL 42-46-5, Exception 1 Lawn Avenue School Lawn Avenue Conference Room The Jamestown School Committee may seek to convene in executive session to discuss a personnel matter More...