July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks and parade kick off island Fourth

Summer kicks into full swing this weekend with a few of the island’s annual don’t-miss Fourth of July events. At 9 p.m. More...

Jamestown Republican to seek House seat

Jamestown resident Anthony Mastrostefano will formally announce his candidacy for the House of Representatives at a Portuguese American Citizens Club event tonight at 6:30 p.m. More...

News

Watson Farm open to artists in July

To celebrate Historic New England’s centennial year, Watson Farm will be open special hours for artists to capture the farm’s historic landscapes in the 21st century. More...

LNG group may host ‘congress of councils’

The Jamestown LNG Threat Committee convened last Thursday to focus on the design for the “Congress of Councils” event – a vehicle through which surrounding town councils and the leadership of the Wampanoag Nation plan to express so More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Kathy Brownell took the Jamestown Press with her to a Cardinals game at the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. The St. Louis Arch – gateway to the west – can be seen in the background. More...

Letters to the Editor

Be pleased with improvements

Two letters have recently appeared in the Press complaining about the decay of the neighborhood on North Main Road. The first, published June 10, complained about Island Rubbish, potholes on Pemberton Avenue and an objectionable fire hydrant. More...

Thanks for helping horses

Horse Play Equine Rescue and Sanctuary of Saunderstown wishes to extend huge thanks to the owners and crews of the Schooner Aurora and Trattoria Simpatico restaurant, as well as everyone who attended and donated, for the awesome day sail, food, drin More...

What a difference a year makes!

Last June, Jim Pemantell and my sister, Barb, put their heads together and organized a trip to St. Louis for me to see the 2009 All Star Baseball game and home-run derby. They contacted family and friends, who joined together and funded the event. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 1 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

Head Rocket ‘hog Gregg Charest reports that checks are in from Michael and Deborah Harrington of Walnut Street, B.J. More...

Obituaries

Marcia Welty, 83

Marcia Perry Welty, 83, of Jamestown, died June 26, 2010, at the Village House in Newport. She was the wife of Robert Welty. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

A story about Island Realty in the June 24 issue of the Jamestown Press incorrectly stated that the agency had recently sold a home for $8.795 million. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, July 6 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, July 7 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Wednesday, July 14 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. More...

BIRTH

Danchik

A son, Kyle Alan Danchik, was born April 23, 2010, at Kent County Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. He is the son of Todd R. Danchik and Denee M. (Grenier) Danchik of East Greenwich. More...

BREAKING NEWS

Jamestown police chief hired back after retiring

Jamestown Police Chief Thomas Tighe announced his retirement on Wednesday, June 30, at a special meeting of the Town Council. The town administrator promptly rehired Chief Tighe with a one-year contract the following day. More...

Circling the island will put swimmer to the test

You can swim around in the waters off Jamestown, or you can try to swim around Conanicut Island. Ray Gandy will attempt the latter tomorrow. More...

Help raise and lower veterans’ flags this Sunday

Volunteers are needed to help raise and lower American flags in honor of Jamestown veterans at East Ferry Memorial Square this Sunday. More than 100 flags donated by the families of Jamestown veterans will be flown. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Press

Sunday is Independence Day. Next week’s newspaper will be published on schedule. Please check the following for important deadlines. More...

Editorial

Life at the beach

The town beach at Mackerel Cove is a busy place on hot summer days. Lifeguards are on duty to make sure the swimmers have fun safely. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Share your opinion in the town survey

Jamestowners should receive a town survey this week inside the Jamestown Press issue mailed to every postal patron on the island. The survey is important. All island residents should take the time to read and answer the questions. More...

Be safe when celebrating Independence Day

Everyone looks forward to the Fourth of July. This year, the calendar has given us another three-day holiday weekend. State lawmakers have made certain fireworks, such as sparklers, legal for the first time in years. More...

Sam Bari

WAR: We are ridiculous

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

During my career as a writer and journalist, I have been asked many times why I never write about, editorialize or establish a position on war. More...

About Town

Fireworks cruise with the taxpayers July 3

The Taxpayers’ Association of Jamestown will host a fireworks cruise onboard “The Catherine,” departing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, from Conanicut Marina. More...

Book sale begins July 8

The annual book sale at the Jamestown Philomenian Library will begin Thursday, July 8, with a paid preview from 7 to 9 p.m. The sale runs through July 23 during regular library hours. More...

Clarke School to hold golf tournament

The PTO of Monsignor Matthew F. Clarke School invites area golfers to join the MCS Open to be held July 12 at Quidnesset Country Club in North Kingstown. Registration begins at 7 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 1

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, July 2, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Jamestown, a History of Narragansett Bay’s Island Town” is (almost) here. July 19 is the History Press’ official date of publication, but we hope to have some copies in hand by July 15. 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 JULY 27, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE More...