September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

School bus parking issue finally resolved

The perplexing question of where to park the town’s school buses has at long last been answered. More...

News

Hurricane safety for swimmers

The Coast Guard offered some tips for staying safe as Hurricane Earl approaches. Hurricanes can create dangers in the water, such as rip currents and large waves. More...

Winning blooms

From left, Steve Cirella was on hand to represent his son, Stevie Cirella, whose 14-inch sunflower won the Secret Garden’s sunflower contest in the largest bloom, child, category and tallest pla More...

Boat yard crews scramble to prepare for hurricane

Jamestown’s four boat yards were bustling with activity on Wednesday morning as weather forecasters were calling for Hurricane Earl to pass east of Conanicut Island sometime Friday night. More...

Sam Bari

The upside of the down economy

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

Maybe Mom was right. If you look hard enough, you can find a blessing in everything – even if that blessing is nothing more than a lesson. Finding something good that resulted from the economic downturn was no easy task. More...

About Town

Gallery to host reception tomorrow

The Jamestown Gallery will host an opening reception for its September show tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 47 Conanicus Ave. Singer Carroll Venable will perform during the reception from 6 to 6:45 p.m. More...

Seaside Family Cruise at Ft. Getty Sunday

The Seaside Family Cruise will be held on Sunday, Sept. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ft. Getty. Admission is free for spectators and $15 for entrants. Show vehicles must register by noon. Food will be available and D.J. More...

Watercolor workshop is last of season

Historic New England’s Watson Farm will hold its final watercolor workshop of the season on Saturday, Sept. 11. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 12. The workshop, led by Natalie Pfanstiehl, will run from 9:30 a.m. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 2 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, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

On the morning of Aug. 13, Dr. Dragos Cucu and his associates in the emergency room at Newport Hospital saved my life. More...

Obituaries

Joseph P. Smith, 89

Joseph P. Smith, 89, of West Reach Drive, Jamestown, died Aug. 25, 2010, at South County Hospital. He was the husband of the late Norma G. Smith. They had been married for 60 years. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Breaking and entering More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

2:29 p.m., Aug. 23, Cars 1, 3 and 4, and Engine 1 went to Narragansett Avenue and Lawn Avenue to assist National Grid with a downed power line. 10:56 p.m., Aug. 23, Engine 3 was dispatched to East Shore Road for a possible motor vehicle accident. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Linda Brazil received a permit Aug. 26 to replace a garage door at 153 Intrepid Ln. Work estimated to cost $350. Richard Beretta received a permit Aug. More...

Islanders keep wary eye on Earl

Town braces for brush with hurricane

Islanders planning an outdoor end-of-summer bash this Labor Day weekend might want to prepare for an extra, albeit unwelcome, guest – Hurricane Earl. More...

Island to host community summit on LNG proposal

Jamestown will host the first Congress of Councils Community Summit this Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Jamestown recreation center at 41 Conanicus Ave. The morning begins with a continental breakfast and candidate meet-and-greet at 7:45 a.m. More...

Early deadlines at the Jamestown Press

It’s hard to believe, but summer is nearly over! The Labor Day holiday will be observed on Monday, Sept. 6. Early newspaper deadlines are necessary to keep the Jamestown Press on schedule. Following are the deadlines for the Sept. More...

Editorial

Common sense and safety first in a storm

Everyone is watching with interest and concern as Hurricane Earl bears down on New England. More...

Labor Day a celebration of all who earn a paycheck

Monday is Labor Day. It is a holiday that traditionally marks the end of our summer season. The vacation is over. The kids are heading back to school. Football players have taken to the field. More...

Congress of Councils to address LNG threat next week

LNG Threat

On Sept. 8, Jamestown and its Town Council will host town councils from communities on both sides of the Bay to address the Hess/LNG issue. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Time does not stand still here’

Each week, I look in the paper and see the letters that people write to the Jamestown Press. More...

Just like Congress

One long-time taxpayer’s observation: It has become evident to even a casual observer of recent Town Council meetings that there is a similar dichotomy to the national congressional sessions here in our local township. More...

How underemployed do you need to be?

For years now, it has seemed that Jamestown employed a few more human control officers than the town’s population and civility required. Now they have gone and proven it. More...

Upcoming Events

‘Red Hot Mamas’ to host menopause talk

Newport Hospital’s Red Hot Mamas program will host OB-GYN physician Adelaide G. Nardone, MD, on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. More...

Dispose of hazardous household waste at Central Landfill

R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation will hold eco-depot and electronics recycling collections on Saturday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 25. Both are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the Central Landfill at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. More...

New art exhibit at library

A new exhibit of works by Jamestown artist Wendy Crooks is now on display at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The display includes works in oil, acrylic, pastel and graphite. The exhibit can be viewed during normal library hours. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 2

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, Sept. 3, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

If you’re a member of the JHS, you have a special treat coming up this month. On Friday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Society will hold its annual members-only house tour preview party. 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 SEPTEMBER 28, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHO More...