August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags

Victory Day, a governor-sanctioned holiday that is only celebrated in the United States in Rhode Island, will commemorate the holiday once again on the island Monday. More...

News

Blood of neighbors, co-workers save life of longtime islander

Robert “Red” Moorehead has lived in Jamestown for 55 of his 71 years. More...

Portrait, landscape artist schedules his gallery’s grand opening

David Schock, a Wakefield resident who has been illustrating his thoughts on paper since he had a comic book (“The Destroyers”) published as a 16-year-old in the late 1970s, is enamored with the beauty of Jamestown. More...

‘Reggae at the Beach’ upcoming at Fort Getty

“Reggae at the Beach” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 2 to 10 p.m. at Fort Getty. Tickets are $40 and the event is 21+. Three bands will perform and food, wine and beer are included in the ticket price. More...

Sam Bari

At the end of the day as we move forward

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

Did the headline make you shudder? I felt guilty writing it. As weary as we may be of listening to tired, unimaginative, nonsensical, stupid clichés, the politicians, newscasters and business community will not allow them to die. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 46:15 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. Matthew’s ChurchFriday, Aug. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

On Aug. 15, singer Kim Oakes of Warwick will come to the island to audition for the Jamestown Community Chorus talent show that will be presented the following week at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center. More...

Obituaries

Elsie L. (Lindeman) Spangler

Elsie L. (Lindeman) Spangler passed away peacefully on July 19, 2011. She was 87. More...

Diana de Koranyi Gallagher

Diana de Koranyi Gallagher, 70, of Ormond Beach and Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Jamestown, daughter of Baron and Baroness Istvan de Koranyi, died on July 29, 2011. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs July 27, 9:09 a.m., Car 2, Engine 3, Rescue 1, Car 3 and Car 4 went to Conanicus Avenue for a threevehicle accident. July 28, 7 p.m., all companies turned out for a water shuttle drill. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Aug.4 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Aug. 9 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission meets at Town Hall Wednesday, Aug. 10 5:30 p.m., the Housing Authority meets at the Pemberton Avenue Apartments More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits John R. Bush received a permit July 27 to replace six windows at 29 Walcott Ave. Work estimated to cost $1,850. Robert and Lynn Roach received a permit July 27 to construct a garage and deck at 64 Green Ave. More...

Nostalgia guides pavilion decision

The Town Council this week decided to replace the John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion, which collapsed in a February snowstorm, with a similarly simple structure in the same location. More...

Affordable housing proposal heard by planning commission

Bridges Inc. and Community Church Housing Corporation presented a proposal as joint applicants to build five new affordable housing units at the July 27 meeting of the Planning Commission. More...

National Grid: Turbine could cost $2 million

The latest shadow to fall across Jamestown’s wind turbine initiative has the shape of a price tag, and the number it’s displaying is huge: up to $2 million in upgrades to accommodate the power from the 1.65-megawatt windmill proposed for More...

Editorial

LOBSTER LUNCH

Volunteers help serve lobster rolls, chowder and clam cakes at Central Baptist Church’s community meal Friday. Patrons were allowed to either eat in or take out. More...

RIDING IN STYLE

Island resident Tom Lathan shows off his homemade automobile that he took apart and reassembled in his basement on Riptide Street. The chassis is from a Ford Model T. More...

Scattering Seeds

There is a big “if” at the start of the following thesis. More...

Letters to the Editor

Resident is right to criticize new ramp

Mr. Russ Paskoski is quite correct in characterizing the renovated Fort Getty boat ramp as “non-functional” (July 28, 2011: “Renovated Fort Getty boat ramp ‘useless’”). More...

About Town

Arts and crafts group looking for members

The Sewing, Arts and Crafts Group reminds women that it meets on the first, third and fourth Monday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Senior Center. The meetings are free and open to women of all ages. More...

Boston String Quartet to perform Saturday

The Boston String Quartet will present “WorldSong” on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church. The concert will include a mix of music, including zydeco, Taiwanese, fiddle, Bulgarian, gypsy, salsa and bossa nova. More...

Book discussion group to debate ‘Jane Eyre’

The Jamestown Philomenian Library book discussion group will debate Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. The book discussion will be facilitated by former library director Judy Bell. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 4

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, Aug. 4, 1911 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Jamestown Historical Society’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Jamestown Philomenian Library meeting room. More...