July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Council delays vote on video streaming

The Town Council this week delayed its long-awaited decision on a vendor to record its meetings and possibly “broadcast” them over the Internet. More...

News

Spinnakers launches new menu items in time for summer

Mike Ridge has owned Spinnakers for seven years, but the East Ferry location has been a destination for ice cream lovers for a considerably longer period of time. More...

Seal rescued from Ft. Getty released to sea

On June 28, Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team, in collaboration with Shoals Marine Laboratory, released a harbor seal pup named Calliope at the Isle of Shoals off of Portsmouth, N.H. More...

Islander wins second place at Newport Flower Show

It’s tough to build a garden without actually turning over a shovel of dirt, but imagine trying to fit everything together in a classical design, while the rain pelts down in buckets. More...

Sam Bari

Eat like a caveman

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

About this time of year, many of us are spending an inordinate amount of time looking in our mirrors to check out the condition of our physiques. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday6:15 a.m., Yoga, Beavertail8 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. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to the Rocket ‘hogs for a great show. Donations for the annual fireworks can be made year round. Send your check to the Rocket ‘hogs at P.O. Box 1776, Jamestown, RI 02835. More...

Obituaries

Simone Clark

Simone Clark, a former resident of Jamestown, passed away on June 27, 2011. She was born in Tourcoing, France, in 1923, the third of 10 children. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article – “FTM voting procedures scrutinized” – Sav Rebecchi was misquoted. Rebecchi should have been quoted as saying “140 people” voted against the budget at the Financial Town Meeting. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, July 7 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Monday, July 11 7 p.m., the Charter Review Committee meets at town hall Tuesday, July 12 The Committee on LNG Threat will not meet More...

POLICE LOG

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

Charter panel to seek legal help

The Charter Review Commission last week held its second round of discussions on potential revisions to the voting rules for annual Financial Town Meetings, with much the same result as the outcome from the first meeting: a consensus that the revision More...

Fort Getty gets a sailing school

The Town Council this week approved a new, if modest and time-limited, use of Fort Getty, the first such decision that a council has reached in the decades of debate on the future of the town’s park. More...

Editorial

Scattering Seeds

We have to hope that the intelligent and principled [few?] among our country’s national legislators will rise to the occasion and do the right thing to help our Republic navigate the treacherous shoals which we now confront. More...

Letters to the Editor

Islanders lucky to ‘have great locals’

I just wanted to point out that we are lucky to have such great locals in Greg Charest and Bob Bailey. These guys worked tirelessly to orchestrate and create such a great firework display for the island. More...

Another great show put on by ’hogs

I wanted to thank the Rocket ’hogs for an outstanding fireworks display. The amazing thing is it is all done with donations. Other towns could take a lesson from Jamestowners. More...

About Town

Annual book sale to start today at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold its annual book sale beginning today – Thursday, July 7 – and running through Saturday, July 16. Preview night is tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Teen center to visit Fenway Park today

The Jamestown Teen Center will take a field trip to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Baltimore Orioles today – Thursday, July 7. The game will start at 7:10 p.m. More...

Island garden club to hold monthly meeting

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Rita Antine on 36 Walcott Ave. Refreshments will be provided by the hospitality committee. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 7

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, July 7, 1911 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Ferries. From the earliest days – certainly by 1675 – paid ferrymen serviced routes between Conanicut Island and South County on the west, and Newport on the east. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE July 12, 2011 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5 Exception 2, Contract Negotiations More...