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News

Local architect becomes first-of-its-kind specialist in state

Jamestown architect Shahin Barzin was recently designated as an Aging-in-Place specialist, a certifi cation awarded by the National Association of Homebuilders. More...

Islander recalls his life aboard the island ferryboats

Archie Clarke recalls, in vivid detail, the first time he stood alone in a ferryboat wheelhouse. More...

Gilbert Stuart Museum begins art week today

The Gilbert Stuart Museum will hold its second annual Artist in Residence Week starting today – Thursday, July 14 – and will run through Monday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. More...

Letters to the Editor

Help food bank by donating goods

I am a junior in high school and am looking for help from the community to raise canned goods for the Rhode Island Food Bank. I attended a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar from June 10 to 12 with the help of North Kingstown High School. More...

Appreciation for help with fireworks

The Rocket ’hogs would like to thank the many people who make Jamestown’s Independence Day fireworks so successful. More...

Vital workshop for mooring holders

Notice to all mooring owners and anyone renting a mooring in Jamestown waters: It is in your best interest to attend the upcoming workshop of the Town Council with the Harbor Management Commission on Monday, July 18 at 7 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, July 146:15 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

Celebrating its 175th anniversary on the island, the St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will hold its 80th Summer Fair Saturday, July 16, on the church grounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. More...

Obituaries

John Joseph Furtado

John Joseph Furtado, 77, of Middleburg, Fla., died on May 23, 2011. Mr. Furtado was a native of Jamestown and a former resident of Spring Hill, Fla., for 10 years prior to moving to Middleburg six months ago. More...

Victoria J. (Kules) Turon

Victoria J. (Kules) Turon, 39, of Jamestown, youngest beloved daughter of Joyce M. and the late Peter S. Kules, unexpectantly passed away on June 12, 2011. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...

Higher taxes solution to pensions crisis

The current fiscal year will be the last one before Jamestown property owners start paying higher taxes to help Rhode Island bridge enormous gaps in the pension funds managed by the state on behalf of the town’s teachers and non-public-safety m More...

Council, contractors quarrel over Fort Getty planning

Anyone expecting progress in the Fort Getty planning process was probably disappointed by the outcome of this week’s Town Council workshop on the future of Jamestown’s only park. More...

Editorial

The old Jamestown Bridge dissappears at last

 EDITORIAL 

It was without fanfare this past week when the final remains of the old Jamestown Bridge – so much a part of our island history – vanished from the West Passage of Narragansett Bay. More...

Bristol’s Fourth Parade

Bruce Livingston, a retired colonel in the U.S. More...

Scattering Seeds

For many of you, what follows may be purely review of what you already know. Nevertheless, review is always helpful as a learning tool. More...

Sam Bari

Learning to communicate in 2011

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

Every year about this time, the Googlamaniacs, our crack team of researchers, take nanoseconds out of their busy schedules as Internet gamers to enlighten us with the annual list of new words in the English dictionaries. More...

About Town

JSA to hold summer beach party Saturday

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold a summer beach party at Head’s Beach on Saturday, July 16, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. New offi- cers will be installed at the party. More...

Book sale continues at library until Saturday

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will continue its annual book sale through Saturday, July 16. The sale is open to the public during regular operating hours at the library. Saturday will be the library’s $1 bag sale. More...

Guitarist to perform at East Ferry Sunday

The third event of Jamestown’s Summer Concert Series will feature Garry Foisy on Sunday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 14

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 14, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, July 14 6 p.m., the Charter Review Committee meets at Town Hall Monday, July 18 6 p.m., the Town Council meets as the Water and Sewer Commissioners at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall Wednesday, July 20 More...

POLICE LOG

Suspended license More...

EMS RUNS

July 3, 8:30 a.m., EMS-2, Knowles Court, standby. July 5, 12:32 a.m., EMS-2, Clarke Street, transported. July 5, 6:36 p.m., EMS-1, Westwood Road, transported. July 7, 5:17 a.m., EMS-1, Dewey Lane, refused. More...