June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday deadlines at the Press

Monday, July 4, is Independence Day. The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule next week. Look for your copy of the Press on Thursday, July 7. Here are the holiday deadlines for the June 2 issue: Display Advertising 5 p.m. More...

News

East Ferry Deli ready for the summer tourist season

The East Ferry Deli sits proudly on the central corner in Jamestown. With its spacious outdoor seating area, it is often one of the first sights that visitors to the village see upon their arrival. More...

Should dogs be permitted on island beaches?

Questions about dogs on the beach sparked debate at the June 22 meeting of the Jamestown Shores Association, and discussion was stirred after it was learned that Island Animal offered to donate a container with doggy mitts to clean up after the anima More...

Neale, Smith to wed

Tucker Rodgers Neale and Lane Logan Smith have announced their engagement. They are both graduates of Maine Maritime Academy and work at Windmist Farm. Neale is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Workshop on Fort Getty not biased

It’s great that so many people are talking about Fort Getty. Over 100 people participated in the town’s Fort Getty workshop a month ago. More...

Seasonal campers ‘considerate’ people

I would like to thank Valerie Malloy for her June 23 Viewpoint, “Getting rid of seasonal campers a silly idea.” Finally, a wellresearched, truthful and factual article about the seasonal campers at Fort Getty. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, June 308 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 ChurchFriday, July 18 a.m., Rosary, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The big KABOOM is only two days away, on July 2, at sundown at Mackerel Cove Town Beach. The Rocket ’hogs have put together an exciting program to celebrate our country’s birth. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of June 30

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. Scattering Seeds By John A. Murphyjamurphy@jamestownlawyer.com More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

First offense DUI - refusal to take a Breathalyzer test More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs June 21, 11:37 a.m., Car 3 and Engine 3 were sent to Lawn Avenue for a box alarm. June 22, 9:20 p.m., Engine 3 and Car 4 were dispatched to Standish Road for a smoke detector. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Peter Curtis received a permit June 22 to replace a deck and railing at 26 Whale Rock Road. Work estimated to cost $2,000. Jayne Lindgren received a permit June 22 to frame a roof on top of a deck at 9 Bay St. More...

Island gets ready to celebrate country’s independence

For the 16th consecutive year, the annual fireworks display in Jamestown will light up the sky over Mackerel Cove Town Beach to celebrate the United States’ independence. The festivities are planned for Saturday, July 2, at 9 p.m. More...

FTM voting procedures scrutinized

Well aware that their time is short, the members of Jamestown’s reconstituted Charter Review Commission kept a sharp focus on initial steps and work products during its inaugural meeting last week. More...

Town Council hires Edward Mello as police chief of Jamestown

The Town Council voted unanimously to name Edward Mello the next police chief of Jamestown during a special meeting on Monday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Do we really need the Financial Town Meeting?

There is much debate about the effectiveness of our annual Financial Town Meeting. The Town Council has asked the Charter Review Committee to make recommendations on FTM voting procedures. More...

Retirement day

Peter Mullen is retiring today – Thursday, June 30 – from the Jamestown Post Office. Mullen, 64, has worked at the post office since 1984 and says he will miss the island. More...

Thanks are in order after Weaver’s Cove withdrawal

VIEWPOINT

Residents of Jamestown received welcome news recently when Weaver’s Cove announced that they were withdrawing its applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for an LNG facility in Fall River and an accompanying terminal in Mount More...

Sam Bari

Are the space guys watching more closely?

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

According to UFO enthusiasts, we on Planet Earth have been witness to an inordinate number of UFO sightings in the past year or so. The objects in question appear to be making themselves more obvious than in the past. More...

About Town

First summer concert planned for Sunday

The Jamestown Summer Concert Series will hold its first show on Sunday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Last day to register for Save the Bay camps

Save the Bay and the Jamestown Education Foundation will offer a weeklong boat-based camp for students entering middle school. More...

Beavertail Lighthouse Museum open daily

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum will be open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With the restoration of the light tower last year, the tower will be open to the public periodically. More...

Obituaries

Robert John Mudge

Robert John Mudge, 51, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died unexpectedly on June 14, 2011. He was the son of William C. and Carol (Perry) Mudge of North Kingstown. Bob made his living as a boat and auto mechanic. More...

Stephen J. Rabuano

Stephen J. Rabuano, 55, of Jamestown, died June 22, 2011, at South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North Kingstown. Born in New Haven, Conn., he was a son of the late Joseph M. Sr. and Rose A. (Iaquassa) Rabuano. Mr. More...