August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenworthy takes the helm at N.K.H.S.

Dr. Thomas Kenworthy, 38, is well aware of what he calls the “tumultuous” last few years that North Kingstown High School has faced. More...

News

Team ‘Just Wings’ raises thousands for cancer research

Cancer is a disease that touches everyone. Whether it’s a mother or father, sister or brother, friend or relative, co-worker or neighbor – or even us – a cancer diagnosis brings hardship into our everyday lives. More...

Islander makes career of germs, bacteria and infectious diseases

Though the thought of dealing with bacteria and infectious diseases might make the average person cringe, it’s all in a day’s work for Dr. Judith Heelan. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Islander Captain Marc Taylor took the Jamestown Press along aboard the MV Endurance transiting the Suez Canal from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. More...

Sam Bari

Growin’ up, stretchin’ out and livin’ large

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

About this time every summer, when I see kids at the beach and in the parks where they swim, fish, play and have fun, I can’t help but reminisce about my childhood. Growing up was a fantastic experience. It was a real adventure. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Many fond memories can accumulate in 21 years, and as the Jamestown Community Chorus prepares for next Thursday’s 21st annual talent show at the recreation center, we asked chorus director B.J. Whitehouse to reminisce a bit about past shows. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 12

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, August 13, 1910 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 AUGUST 24, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHO More...

Turbine questions await answers

Well before Jamestown residents vote on a referendum to fund a Taylor Point wind turbine, the town plans to present them with an updated picture of the potential impacts on the town and its balance sheet. More...

Commissioners mull land use element of Comprehensive Plan

Town Planner Lisa Bryer recently led the members of the Planning Commission through a line-by-line review of the town’s updated Comprehensive Community Plan. With little on the agenda at its Aug. More...

Editorial

Get ready for fools

• EDITORIAL •

It’s mid-August, and that can mean only one thing here in Jamestown – the fools will be out in force. This Saturday, Aug. More...

What a view

Three-year-old Lexi Field (left) and brother Leo Field, 5, were among the roughly 400 islanders who turned out for the Jamestown Historical Society’s Windmill Day last Saturday. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all for teen dance

The Jamestown Teen Center had its first-ever summer dance this past weekend. Sixty five teens showed up to celebrate National Dance Day with us. We raised $200 for the Dizzy Feet Foundation. More...

Heartfelt thanks for quick response

We are deeply grateful to the Jamestown Fire Department, Jamestown Police and to the family at the playground who put in the emergency call when they noticed smoke in our bakery last Thursday afternoon. More...

Thanks for a great party

We would like to thank Fire Chief James Bryer and the volunteers that helped celebrate our son Adam’s fourth birthday with a party on Sunday, July 11. More...

About Town

Islander graduates Westfield State College

Joshua North of Jamestown recently graduated from Westfield State College in Westfield, Mass., earning a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. North was also named to the dean’s list for the spring 2010 semester. More...

Islanders named to Phillips Academy honor roll

Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. has named the following island students to its honor roll for the spring term: Austen C. Novis, Hailey Novis and Amanda C. Thran. More...

Library book groups to meet in August

The book discussion groups at the Jamestown library will meet this Monday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. The group’s first book in this series will be “A Reliable Wife: A novel” by Robert Goolrick. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Driving without/expired license John Zinnah, 36, of 38 Pelham St. in Newport was charged Aug. 8 with driving without/expired license after being stopped on Rte. 138 for an alleged traffic violation, police said. More...

EMS RUNS

7:32 p.m., Aug. 1, EMS 1, Narragansett Avenue, transported. 8:28 p.m., Aug. 1, EMS 1, Bay View Drive, transported. 3:37 p.m., Aug. 2, EMS 2, Pemberton Avenue, refused. 11:03 a.m., Aug. 3, EMS 2, Narragansett Avenue, transported. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Stephen T. Brehm received a permit Aug. 3 to re-shingle a roof at 28 Bow St. Work estimated to cost $3,000. Jennifer and Neil Talancy received a permit Aug. 4 to construct a single-family frame house at 915 East Shore Rd. More...