August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

From the Town Administrator

The seeming endless string of warm, sunny days beginning in early June has already made summer 2010 a blazing success. More...

A mighty tasty catch

Ethan Roach proudly displays his contribution to a fine dinner. Fluke are found throughout Narragansett Bay and the near-shore waters, and are considered excellent table fare by most. More...

Ice cream social for military families slated

The Jamestown Military Spouses Group will hold a “Welcome to Jamestown” ice cream social on Monday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 85 Howland Ave. More...

Sam Bari

A few thoughts about why we are confused

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

For years, I have written about life in a system we can’t understand. The reason we can’t understand the system is because we are confused. The system was designed to make us crazy. Confusing the populace was not a difficult task. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 19

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. 20, 1910 More...

Obituaries

Sherlie DiCenso Brumagim, 68

Sherlie DiCenso Brumagim, 68, died on Jan. 28, 2010, at her residence in Elizabeth City, N.C. More...

Paul Coste, 87

Paul Coste, 87, of Paris, France and formerly of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Aug. 11, 2010 in Lexington, Mass. after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was the husband of Edna d’Anjoux. 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...

Jamestown Talent Show tonight

Auditions for tonight’s annual Talent Show, sponsored by the Community Chorus, took place Monday and Tuesday at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...

Saturday night down on the farm

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Night at the . . .” event this Saturday night. More...

Editorial

Ding-a-ling

Percussionist Aaron Cote, with the Jamestown Community Band, has a little fun with the crowd during the final concert of the Sunday night series at East Ferry Veteran’s Memorial Square. More...

Letters to the Editor

R.I. should copy Maine noise law

While vacationing in Maine, I read this interesting piece in the Aug. 1 Maine Sunday Telegram by Bill Nemitz, which reminded me of Tania Biddle’s letter to you last year, “Stop noise on Narragansett Ave.” More...

Great success with annual art show

Several months ago, I was asked to chair the Conanicut Island Art Association’s 36th Annual Art Show, recently held from August 11-15 at the rec center. More...

Assembly not experts on maritime activities

Recently, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a bill requiring a clearance of no less than 30 feet under the bridges in Narragansett Bay. More...

About Town

Free PawSox tickets for Aug. 31 game

Tuesday, Aug. 31, is Jamestown Press Day at McCoy Stadium. Join the Press for a game between the Pawtucket RedSox and the Rochester Red Wings beginning at 7:05 p.m. More...

Watson Farm site of annual Chamber event

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce and Historic New England will sponsor this year’s annual fund-raising event: Night at Watson Farm. The annual shindig will be on Saturday night, Aug. 21, from 6 to 11 p.m. More...

Bird’s eye view

George Warner monitors the upper walkway around the Beavertail Lighthouse tower, which was open to the public last weekend. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Underage possession of alcoholic beverage More...

BIRTH

Golovchenko

Vivienne Rose Golovchenko was born March 13, 2010, at Salem Hospital in Salem, Mass. to parents Heather Carnevale and Eric Golovchenko – and big sister Athena Golovchenko – of Beverly, Mass. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

11:52 a.m., Aug. 3, Cars 3 and 4 were sent to Southwest Avenue for a box alarm. 1:13 p.m., Aug. 3, Car 3 was sent to Southwest Avenue for a box alarm. 4:35 a.m., Aug. 4, All units responded to a smell of smoke report on Buoy Street. More...