August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Board approves variance for Court St. property

Jamestown attorney Michael de Angeli represented himself with the help of architect Mary Meagher in his application for a variance for his Court Street property. More...

Bubbles to reign at Theatre by the Sea

Keith Michael Johnson’s enormously popular production, “The Secret World of Bubbles,” will return to Theatre by the Sea for two performances on Saturday, Sept. 4. More...

Train to be a hospice volunteer

A six-week Hospice Volunteer Training program, offered by Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, begins Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Portsmouth office, 1184 East Main Road. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for talent show success

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to thank everyone who had a part in making our 21st annual talent show fundraiser, “Seaside Rendezvous,” such a great success. More...

Thank you, Benevolent Assoc.

The Teen Center would like to thank the Jamestown Police Benevolent Association for its sponsorship of the Teen Center field trips last week. This year marked the seventh annual trip to Six Flags. More...

Thanks to lifeguards for training

The members of Jame- stown Emergency Medical Services would like to thank the Jamestown recreation department and the lifeguards assigned to Mackerel Cove Beach for participating with JEMS in a series of water rescue drills on Aug. 10 at the beach. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 26

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. 27, 1910 More...

Obituaries

Milton C. ‘Skip’ Bickford Jr., 78

Milton C. ‘Skip’ Bickford Jr., 78, died Aug. 18, 2010. He was the beloved husband for 58 years of Julia L. (Walsh) Bickford. More...

Expenses trimmed on Ft. Getty boat ramp

The Harbor Management Commission is focused on the best way to make a new – and much-needed – Ft. Getty boat ramp a reality. Although Town Engineer Mike Gray did not attend the Aug. More...

Shores water quality on tap for testing

Jamestown is about to launch a voluntary testing program to measure nitrate levels in the well water drawn by homeowners in the Shores area, which does not have municipal water service. More...

Independent candidate throws hat in ring for House seat

Jamestown resident Dan Capuano has entered the race for the R.I. House of Representatives as an independent candidate against incumbent Deb Ruggiero (D) and Anthony Mastrostefano (R). More...

Editorial

Moo-ving along

Megan Johnson took her dog, Gus, and her miniature Jersey cow, Daisy Mae, out for a stroll on Narragansett Avenue recently. Here, they pose for pictures for a delighted breakfast crowd. More...

Jamestown Press Night Aug. 31 at the PawSox

There is nothing more American than the game of baseball. The noise of the stadium, the crack of the bat and a well-hit ball, the thwock of a pitcher’s fastball stopped by the mitt of the catcher. More...

What a catch!

Ally Sabourin, 7, holds up her catch of the day during the recent fishing derby sponsored by the Jamestown Striper Club. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Sam Bari

Time still flies, but at warp speed

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

The older we get, the faster time flies. Without doubt, that fact is diffi cult to dispute. At my age, time is beyond flight; it travels at warp speed. More...

About Town

Shakespeare lovers to meet on Thursdays

For those who love reading the works of William Shakespeare, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport is hosting an event each Thursday at 6 p.m. More...

Last chance for free PawSox tickets

Tuesday, Aug. 31, is Jamestown Press Night 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...

Teen Center fall schedule announced

The Jamestown Teen Center will begin its school-year hours on Monday, Aug. 30, at the recreation center at 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Aug. 26 7 p.m., Lawn School library, the School Committee meets. Wednesday, Sept. 1 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets Tuesday, Sept. 7 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

5:53 p.m., Aug. 19, Engines 1, 2 and 3 were sent to the dock at Ft. Getty. 6:13 p.m., Aug. 21, Engine 3, Rescue 1, and Cars 2, 3 and 4 were dispatched to Tashtassuc Road for a motor vehicle accident. 1:30 a.m., Aug. More...

POLICE LOG

Domestic assault, vandalism Amy Gladding, 35, of Conanicus Avenue was charged Aug. More...