August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

POW camps little-known part of island legacy

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News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Pat and Jim Perry took the Jamestown Press along on their trip to Prague, Czech Republic. Here, they stand beside the Vitava River with the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle in the background. More...

CIAA to hold members show

The Conanicut Island Arts Association will host its 36th annual members show from Wednesday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Jamestown recreation center at 41 Conanicus Ave. Entrants may register and drop works off on Monday, Aug. More...

Hazardous waste collection scheduled

The R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation will collect household hazardous waste and electronic waste on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Central Landfill on Shun Pike in Johnston. Appointments are necessary for HHW drop-offs, but not for e-waste. More...

Letters to the Editor

Winsor must distinguish role

On July 19, the Town Council approved a resolution/ advisory release clarifying the relationship between the town and a private interest group – the Jamestown LNG Working Group. More...

Adults needed for JCT’s ‘Cinderella’

For those of you who hear the name “Cinderella” and immediately think Disney, please read on. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

With the Jamestown Community Chorus’ 21st annual talent show only two weeks away, publicist Jessica Wilson says that preparations for this year’s production, titled “Seaside Rendezvous,” are in full swing. More...

Obituaries

Martha Whipkey Leonard, 80

Mrs. Martha Whipkey Leonard passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 21, 2010. She succumbed to the eventual effects of successive strokes, as well as a connective tissue disorder. At the time of her death, Mrs. More...

Andrew Q. Weicker, 79

Andrew Q. Weicker, 79, of Narragansett Avenue, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2010. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Paul Q. and Josephine (O’Connor) Weicker. He graduated from St. More...

Dr. Ennis L. Chestang, 80

Dr. Ennis L. Chestang, 80, of Mast Street, Jamestown, also of Surf City, N.C. and Greenville, N.C., passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Gloria N. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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 AUGUST 24, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHO More...

Visit the windmill Saturday

The Jamestown Historical Society will sponsor Windmill Day this Saturday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Jamestown looks offisland for ACO services

The expansion of an existing agreement for off-island animal shelter access was the final – and in some ways, the most noteworthy – topic discussed during the Aug. 2 meeting of the Jamestown Town Council. More...

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags

Attention early risers: Your help is needed this Monday, Aug. 9, at 7 a.m. More...

Editorial

A friendly invitation

Even the island’s canine citizens were out enjoying the beautiful weather last weekend. Here, Moose the dog is ready to play during an outing at Cranston Cove. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

A tourist in your own town

• EDITORIAL •

Be honest, Jamestown residents – in the time that you’ve lived on the island, have you taken advantage of all that’s offered right here? I know for sure that I haven’t. More...

‘Shocked and disgusted’ by council

VIEWPOINT

I was shocked and disgusted at the revelation that the Jamestown Town Council voted 4-0 on Monday, July 19, to publicly humiliate and censure council member Ellen Winsor over her proactive role – starting almost one year ago – to educate More...

Sam Bari

Imagine a life in the U.S. Congress

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

Try to imagine going to work every day and spending most of your time fighting with your colleagues. More...

About Town

Lobster roll dinner at Baptist Church

Fresh lobster rolls, clam cakes and chowder will headline the menu for a community dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 6, at Central Baptist Church. More...

CIAA summer craft fair this Saturday

Conanicut Island Art Association’s summer craft fair will be held this Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Center at 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

Abate to perform at East Ferry Sunday

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Dept.’s summer concert series will continue this Sunday, Aug. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with a concert by Greg Abate at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 5

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, Aug. 6, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Farming plays an important part in Jamestown’s history, and this history has been the focus of JHS activities this summer. During the first two weeks of August, the JHS celebrates two farm-related events. This Saturday, Aug. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Aug. 11 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. Wednesday, Aug. 18 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

1:38 p.m., July 21, Cars 3 and 4, Engine 2, Ladder 1 and Rescue 1 were dispatched to Beavertail Road for a fire alarm. 5:06 p.m., July 21, Engine 3 went to Clarke Street for a vehicle over the edge of a parking lot. More...

POLICE LOG

Simple assault or battery Kenneth Hughes, 38, of 49 Freemont St. in Providence, was charged July 30 with simple assault or battery for assaulting a male subject and a female that attempted to stop the assault, police said. More...