July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Swimmer completes twice-around-the-island swim

On Friday, July 2, through Saturday, July 3, I successfully swam twice around Conanicut Island. The swim covered 41.2 miles and lasted 20 hours and 17 minutes. More...

Animal control is under control

The animal control officer position in Jamestown has been eliminated – a change that has left many residents wondering what to do should they find themselves with an animal emergency on their hands. The simple answer? More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Tom and Annetta Weaver took the Jamestown Press along during their recent visit to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. More...

Sam Bari

Fond memories of a Canadian/African safari

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

When my son was about five years old, we watched the nature channels on television. We were always fascinated by the documentaries about African photo safaris on the Serengeti plains. More...

About Town

Free concert at East Ferry this Sunday

Musician Amy Gallantin will make her Jamestown concert debut this Sunday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

JYS to field competitive travel soccer teams

Jamestown Youth Soccer will field competitive travel teams in the R.I. Super Liga this fall – a U14 boys team, U12 teams, and U10 boys and girls teams. More...

Chorus raffle tickets on sale Saturday

The Jamestown Community Chorus will begin selling tickets for its annual raffle this Saturday at Mc- Quade’s and on the sidewalk near East Ferry. The drawing will take place at the 21st annual talent show on Thursday, Aug. 19. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 29

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 30, 1910 More...

Commission approves subdivision

Lengthy discussions and confl icting opinions eventually led to a unanimous preliminary approval for a proposed subdivision near downtown during last Wednesday’s meeting of the Jamestown Planning Commission. More...

Island authors publish new history of Jamestown

Editors at the History Press in South Carolina were tenacious in their belief that a fresh and comprehensive history needed to be written about Jamestown. More...

Editorial

Time is running out: Respond now to the Community Survey

• EDITORIAL

Town Planner Lisa Bryer called this week to say response to the Community Survey is lagging behind expectations. More...

A lovely evening for a good cause

Supporters of the Jamestown Education Foundation gathered at “Horsehead” on Highland Drive last Saturday for the organization’s “Under a Rising Moon” benefit cocktail par More...

Letters to the Editor

Follow LNG vessels online

I would like to respond to Mr. Lynn’s article from two weeks ago, which I found to be somewhat misleading. More...

Grateful to JEMS volunteers

Last week, I gave blood at the Portuguese American Citizens Club at the R.I. Blood Center drive sponsored by JEMS. More...

Thanks for supporting Fair

On behalf of everyone at St. Matthew’s Parish, I would like to thank all those who helped make our 79th annual Summer Fair a huge success! More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 29 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

Last week, islander and first-year Maine Maritime Academy midshipman Eric von Hohenleiten told of his experiences at the academy and the preparation for an Atlantic crossing aboard the 500-foot “State of Maine.” We pick up his story as th More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

• A story in the July 22, 2010, issue of the Jamestown Press incorrectly reported that Mike Swistak had appealed a fine by the Jamestown Harbor Management Commission. In fact, the fine was appealed by Mark Swistak. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

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. Wednesday, Aug. 11 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. More...

EMS RUNS

5:03 a.m., July 20, EMS 1, Pemberton Avenue, transported. 7:08 a.m., July 20, EMS 1, Howland Avenue, refusal. 7:18 a.m., July 20, EMS 1, Narragansett Avenue, refusal. 8:38 a.m., July 20, EMS 2, Narragansett Avenue, refusal. More...