July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Representing the people is ‘never ending’

Deborah Ruggiero (D), a Jamestown resident seeking a second term in the R.I. House of Representatives, has accomplished a great deal during her first 18 months as a lawmaker – and she wants to do much more. More...

News

Islander’s journey to enhanced physique: So far, so good

Six weeks ago, when I first attended Physique Enhancement – a new program at Jamestown Fitness – I felt prepared to charge toward my fitness goals. More...

JYC announces summer sailing series race results

Race number four of the Jamestown Yacht Club summer series was held recently, with the following results: More...

‘Model Schools’ conference sets new standards and expectations

A Jamestown team of administrators, teachers and a School Committee member recently attended this year’s Model Schools Conference at the International Center for Leadership in Education in Wexford, N.Y. Jamestown Schools Superintendent Dr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Teach kids about bike safety

Again this morning, as I drove down North Main Road headed for my morning workout, a young man on his bicycle just shot out of a side street right in front of me, making a wide arc to the middle of the road. More...

Volunteers offer ‘amazing efforts’

This past Saturday, despite the 90-plus degree weather, the drenching humidity, lawns that could have done with a mowing and the call of the waves at Mackerel Cove, eight smiling and energized volunteers arrived at the Jamestown Arts Center loaded d More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 22 6:15 a.m., Yoga, Beavertail, fee 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, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Since last fall, islander Eric von Hohenleiten has been part of the regimen and academics of Maine Maritime Academy, and has visited more European countries than most of us would in a lifetime. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 22

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 23, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, July 27 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. Monday, Aug. 2 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Aug. 4 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Incidents • The police were sent to Racquet Road July 13 to investigate a party for an excessive noise call. More...

FIRE & EMS

July 11, Engines 1 and 3, and Cars 1, 3 and 4 were dispatched to Narragansett Avenue for a dumpster fire. July 15, Cars 2 and 4, and Engines 3 and 1, went to Route 138 West for a vehicle rollover. More...

Affordable housing gets $200K funding

Council issues ‘clarification’ on Winsor’s LNG efforts

A major financial commitment for an affordable housing project – and a terse “clarification” directed at a sitting council member – dominated the Jamestown Town Council proceedings on July 19. More...

Washout at East Ferry steel pier needs repairs

Harbor Commission Executive Director Chief Thomas Tighe reported that a substantial washout at the steel pier at East Ferry was in need of immediate repair. More...

Editorial

• EDITORIAL •

Island agriculture at its best at Jamestown Community Farm

Local is better. We’re hearing the “local” mantra more often these days, whether we’re discussing local businesses or locally grown food. More...

Community Survey deadline is July 31

While we are on the topic of local, you can share your opinion on a few matters of local importance. Visit www.JamestownRI.net and complete the Town of Jamestown 2010 Community Survey. More...

A selective shopper

Betty Fine looks over the items available in the silent auction during last weekend’s Summer Fair at St. Matthew’s Church. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Sam Bari

‘Trick’ questions fuel the gender wars in relationships

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

In order to preserve the delicate balance amongst all things living, Mother Nature designed mankind using two entities of opposite physical and intellectual make-up. She used females and males. More...

About Town

Basketball camp for kids starts Monday

The Jamestown Recreation Dept., along with Eric Bush, will host its annual basketball camp beginning Monday, July 26 through July 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lawn Avenue School gym. The camp is for children ages 6-13; cost is $30 per child. More...

Book signing at library July 27

The Jamestown Historical Society will sponsor a presentation about the newly released history of Jamestown, “Jamestown: A History of Narragansett Bay’s Island Town,” on Tuesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. More...

Free concert this Sunday at East Ferry

Summer music in Jamestown continues this Sunday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square with Garry Foisy. More...

Obituaries

Robert Bailey Connelly, 79

Capt. Robert Bailey Connelly U.S.N. (Ret.), 79, formerly of Jamestown, died July 13, 2010, in Silver Spring, Md. from complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease. More...