September 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Long journey to the island for Jamestown Mist owners

Pay a visit to the Jamestown Mist – the new name for the former Extramart on Narragansett Avenue – and a man with a big smile and a helpful nature will more than likely greet you when you walk through the door. More...

Don’t miss your chance to visit historic island homes

The Jamestown Historical Society will host its annual house tour on Saturday, Sept. 18. This year’s tour will feature three island properties. More...

What you do now affects the spring garden

The Island Garden

This is the time of year when bare patches start to show up in your garden as flowering plants die back. It’s also the time of year when you should be thinking about your spring flower garden. More...

Sam Bari

Professional athletes — the new diplomats

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

For the past week, I have been watching the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. After every televised match, a commentator interviews the winner and loser. Often, the interviewers are not former tennis stars. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 9 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

A building that once housed boats and outboard motors, had the scent of oil and marine solvents and emitted the sounds of workers going about their activities, has been transformed into the Jamestown Arts Center at 18 Valley St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 9

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. 10, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Sept. 15 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Sept. 16 7 p.m., Lawn School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Sept. 20 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

BIRTHS

Long A son, Greer Gyu Augustus Long, was born Aug. 26, 2010, at 4:45 p.m. at South County Hospital. He weighed 10 pounds, and was 21 inches long. Parents are Younny and Owen Long of Jamestown. Big brothers are Griffith and Garr Long. More...

EMS RUNS

5:20 p.m., Aug. 29, EMS 2, Ft. Wetherill Road, transported. 10:06 a.m., Aug. 30, EMS 2, Knowles Court, transported. 3:39 p.m., Aug. 30, EMS 2, Racquet Road, refused. 5:42 a.m., Aug. 31, EMS 2, Conanicus Avenue, refused. 7:12 p.m., Aug. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE September 16, 2010 6:30 p.m. More...

DEM OKs closure of landfill

The Jamestown Town Council this week marked a pair of major milestones – the adoption of a comprehensive resolution opposing a liquefied natural gas terminal in Mt. Hope Bay and the acceptance of a letter announcing the Dept. More...

Pat’s Pastured adopts ‘old world’ methods for modern farming

Pat’s Pastured farm is more bus than barn. All but the milk house and the freezer have wheels. The egg-laying houses, portable trailers, are commercial grade. More...

Editorial

Congress of Councils focuses attention on LNG

• EDITORIAL

Opposition to the Weaver’s Cove Energy LNG terminal proposed by the Hess Corporation – to be built in Mt. Hope Bay in Fall River, Mass. – gained muchneeded fresh momentum Wednesday morning. More...

Surf’s up...thanks to Earl

Waves surrounded Conanicut Island ahead of Hurricane Earl on Friday afternoon, providing surfers with plenty of action at Mackerel Cove and Hull Cove. More...

Letters to the Editor

Clarifications on JAC fundraiser

The Jamestown Arts Center would like to thank the Press for last week’s coverage of our Sept. More...

Aren’t we ‘smarter’?

Last week, in the “LNG Threat” column, Dick Lynn stated that a car carrier – referred to as a “car tanker,” though it carries no liquid – will not “level the area around it with a potentially fiery blast.&rdq More...

Winsor ‘advisory’ should be removed

In the Aug. 5 issue of the Jamestown Press, Mike Schnack made several inaccurate assertions that need clarification. More...

About Town

Chorus rehearsals begin Monday

The Jamestown Community Chorus kicks off its rehearsal season this Monday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. More...

Cabral earns Wentworth degree

Michael Cabral of Jamestown graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston during the school’s recent August commencement ceremony. More...

CIAA to host Town Hall art exhibit next week

The Conanicut Island Art Association will host its next juried art exhibit, “Oils and Acrylics, ” from Sept. 16 to Nov. 4 at Town Hall. More...

Obituaries

Joshua A. Barber, 30

Joshua A. Barber, 30, of Bristol, died unexpectedly on Aug. 31, 2010. Born in Norwich, Conn., he was the beloved son of John A. and Darla M. (Snow) Barber of Jamestown, and the brother of Magdalena S. Barber of East Greenwich. More...

M. Katherine Kennedy, 92

M. Katherine (Tracy) Kennedy, 92, of Deck Street, Jamestown, died Sept. 4, 2010. Born in Whitinsville, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Michael E. and Mary K. (Quinn) Tracy and wife of the late T. Frank Kennedy of Woonsocket, R.I. More...

Lauriston ‘Larry’ Parks, 75

Lauriston “Larry” A. Parks, 75, of Church Lane in Wickford died peacefully at home on Sept. 6, 2010, of complications from COPD. He was a prominent attorney in Rhode Island for 49 years up until his retirement last March. More...