August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber to throw annual fundraiser Saturday

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday night, Aug. 20. The site for the 10th annual event will be the Jamestown Community Farm, and proceeds from the evening will go to benefit the farm. More...

News

Singers, musicians and storytellers audition for tonight’s talent show

Officially, it’s the Jamestown talent show, but if some out-oftowners give the locals a run for their money, it’s all part of the fun, according to Pat Perry, one of the show’s directors. More...

Court forces Newport to improve sewer system

Under the terms of a settlement filed recently in federal court, the city of Newport has agreed to eliminate illegal discharges of sewage into Narragansett Bay from its wastewater treatment plant and wastewater collection system. More...

Recharge in just four days

Flotsam and Jetsam

I just returned from a long weekend in Bermuda. It was beautiful. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 186:15 a.m., Yoga, Beavertail8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

A sked about the emotions she felt prior to her audition for the role of Dorothy in the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz,” 10-year-old Anza DiGasper told me she was confident, happy, excited and nervous. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 18

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 Daily News, Aug. 18, 1911 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Aug. 9, 11:47 a.m., Engine 3 was sent to Fowler Street for a lift assist. Aug. 9, 2:54 p.m., Car 3 and Ladder 1 were dispatched to the Library for a child in a tree. Aug. More...

POLICE LOG

Child pornography prohibited Scott Olsen, 42, of America Way, was charged Aug. 5 with child pornography prohibited. According to police, Olsen was arrested following an investigation of child porn allegations. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Aug. 23 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall More...

Turbine debate keeps spinning, extension needed for wind studies

Despite a light agenda, there was plenty of substance in the Aug. 15 discussions held by the Town Council. More...

Fools will rule this weekend

One of the island’s most foolish traditions will take place Saturday, and the biggest fool of them all, Chris Powell, couldn’t be more excited. More...

Set designer of ‘SNL’ speaks at society’s annual meeting

The Jamestown Historical Society held its annual meeting at the Jamestown Philomenian Library last week. More...

Editorial

HOOK, LINE AND SINKER

Jake McNeil, 4, casts his line into the reservoir at the annual fishing derby Saturday that was sponsored by the Jamestown Striper Club. More...

FISH STORY

Mackenzie Montoya (top), 10, poses with a fish she caught with her pink fishing pole at Saturday’s kids’ fishing derby held at the reservoir. More...

Scattering Seeds

It is profoundly troubling that while obesity is a serious problem in the developed world, famine and starvation is a chronic problem in many developing countries. More...

About Town

Fools’ Rule Regatta to set sail this weekend

The 34th annual Fools’ Rule Regatta will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at 9 a.m. at East Ferry town beach. More...

Arts center schedules ‘Etudes’ performance

“Etudes for an Astronaut,” a 2011 New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award nominee performed by Lance Gries, will come to the Jamestown Arts Center on Friday, Aug. 26, at 8:30 p.m. More...

St. Matthew’s Church to hold organ recital

George Matthew Jr. will perform an organ recital at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. as part of the church’s 175th anniversary celebration. More...

Obituaries

Adam Jackson

Adam F. “Buddha” Jackson, 42, of North Kingstown, died peacefully on Aug. 12, 2011. Born in San Diego, Calif., he was a son of the late Thomas F. Jackson and Margaret (Orosco) Jackson. Adam worked as a carpenter and was an avid musician. More...