June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber, Planning Commission discuss island economics

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce joined the Planning Commission for a strategy session regarding economic development in Jamestown. More...

News

New ice cream shop opens on North Main Road

Jamestown’s Paul Sprague has a head for business and comes up with a lot of ideas, he says. For example, he founded the Jamestown- Newport Ferry Company when he was 20. For the last seven years, he’s run the Island Energy Company. More...

School panel looks at options for food service, high school

Caia Diepenbrock, Eric Holtzman, Jena Cabrera and Christian Teixeira were recipients of the Elizabeth Stone Scholarships for 2011. More...

Water works

Members of the Jamestown Fire Department got out the Jeffers 1859 hand pumper last week. More...

Sam Bari

Please answer the microwave

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

A couple of months ago my cell phone contract ended. I was again strapped with the arduous task of upgrading to a new phone, hopefully with up-to-date technology. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, golf course10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, golf course5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew’s ChurchFriday8 a.m., Rosary, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Oh, you’re off to see the Wizard, The wonderful Wizard of Oz, You’ll find he is a whiz of a wiz, If ever a wiz there was. More...

Obituaries

Mary (Weygant) Waldman

Mary (Weygant) Waldman, beloved wife of the late Capt. Joseph R. Waldman, United States Navy, died June 15, 2011, at Forest Farm Healthcare Centre in Middletown. She was 87. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW AGENDA JUNE 28, 2011 MEETING 7:00 p.m. Jamestown Town Hall 93 Narragansett Avenue Jamestown, RI More...

Fire, EMS merger approved

Ending a long series of workshops, debates and closed-door meetings, the Town Council this week voted to merge the town’s fire and emergency medical services. More...

Controversial harbor ordinance vote delayed

The Town Council this week delayed a vote on a package of amendments to the Harbor Management Ordinance, which includes a controversial proposal to revise the funding formula for harbor infrastructure projects. More...

BankNewport to throw re-opening celebration tomorrow

BankNewport on Conanicus Avenue will celebrate its grand reopening tomorrow – Friday, June 24 – from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Taxation without representation ahead?

Jamestowners should be aware of pending legislation before the General Assembly that could prove costly to Jamestowners if enacted. More...

Peekaboo

Dylan DeLessio, a student in Ms. Peggy’s class at Melrose Avenue School, peeks under the curtain at the preschool’s graduation last week. More...

Scattering Seeds

Fresh back from a visit to New Mexico, and am compelled to share thoughts about the profound feelings generated as I encountered native Americans at Taos and elsewhere in that great state. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for years of great service

Congratulations to Steve Sherman for running an outstanding business for 20 years, and all the best to him in his retirement. More...

About Town

Arts center announces summer classes

The Jamestown Arts Center announced its first series of summer classes beginning in July. Camps and classes that focus on ceramics, printmaking, drawing, photography and mixed media will be available for islanders of all ages. More...

Book sale scheduled at library next month

The Jamestown Philomenian Library is now accepting donations for its upcoming book sale. Donations will be accepted until Saturday, June 25. The sale will be held from July 7 through July 16. More...

Teen center schedules summer field trips

The Jamestown Teen Center recently announced its summer hours. Drop-in hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 2 to 10 p.m. Drop-in hours on Thursdays will vary each week. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 23

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, June 23, 1911 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs June 15, 8:43 a.m., Car 1, Car 2, Marine 1, Engine 3 and Rescue 1 were sent north of the Newport Bridge for a possible water rescue. More...

POLICE LOG

Disorderly conduct and willful trespass More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Robert Bailey received a permit June 16 to construct a detached garage at 897 East Shore Road. Work estimated to cost $36,000. Marcia McDonald received a permit June 21 to re-roof a house at 20 Reservoir Circle. More...