September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

America’s Cup event expected to spark the island’s economy

The 34th competition for the America’s Cup – the oldest trophy in sports – will take place on San Francisco Bay in September 2013. More...

10 YEARS LATER

Ten years ago, Cmdr. Derek Reveron of the U.S. Navy was in Washington, D.C. during the 9/11 attacks. More...

The Island Garden

Garlic lovers, this is your time

This is the time of year to start garlic. It won’t be ready until next season, but fresh garlic tastes so sublime that if you like garlic you’ll rush out and get some heads to start right now. More...

About Town

HODGSON, RICHARDS WED

Alison Elizabeth Hodgson and John Robertson Richards of Ketchum, Idaho, were married Aug. 20 at the home of her mother, Jacqueline Hodgson, on 7 Newport St. More...

Events planned for National Museum Day

Saturday, Sept. 24 is National Museum Day and the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will commemorate the day with the unveiling of the newly restored 1905 oil storage building (above). More...

Piano association plans first concert of season

The first concert of the Jamestown Community Piano Association’s upcoming season will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 8

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, Sept. 8, 1911 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Driving without license Leonel Mejia, 25, of Penn Street, Providence, was charged Aug. 16 with driving without a license. Mejia was not held at the police station and was released with summons. An arraignment was scheduled for Aug. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits George Tournas received a permit Aug. 30 to replace a sliding door at 261 Capstan St. Work estimated to cost $1,500. Steve and Barbara Van Sciver received a permit Aug. 31 to repair and re-roof a house at 17 Knowles Court. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Sept. 1, 6:58 a.m., all units responded to Cole Street for a fire alarm. Sept. 1, 7 p.m., all units turn out for training. Sept. 1, 8:31 p.m., Car 1 was dispatched to Walcott Avenue for an automated smoke alarm. Sept. More...

Support for Fort Getty referendum emerges

Although the Town Council this week delayed its first-cut decision on the future uses of Fort Getty, many residents attending an earlier work session expressed support for a different path forward: placing the final decision on the park’s domin More...

Revival of Jamestown Day continues Friday evening

The island’s annual end-of-summer bash is set for Friday, Sept. 9, at Fort Getty. This year’s installment of Jamestown Day starts at 5 p.m. More...

Editorial

FOR THE RECORD

In the Sept. 1 article, “History of Fort Getty: German POWs to circus by the sea,” the Jamestown Historical Society should have been credited as the source for all three photographs. More...

EDITORIAL

Let islanders decide the future of Fort Getty

Jamestown has had a tough time trying to decide what to do with Fort Getty over the years. Now, the sitting Town Council is attempting to determine how the town-owned park should be utilized. More...

Scattering Seeds

Let’s deal with facts. You draw your own conclusions. 1. Starting early in the Seventeenth Century, settlers in America began importing Africans for use as lifetime slave laborers, bought and sold as a non-human commodity. More...

Letters to the Editor

Irene has major impact in Vermont

On Aug. 26, Mark and Suzanne Grosby of Jamestown were prepping their sailboat, Northern Light, for hauling at Jamestown Boat Yard in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. They spent the weekend in Jamestown during the storm. More...

Town did a great job preparing for storm

In last week’s front-page article (Sept. More...

Upcoming Events

JAC focuses on fall programming after successful summer series

The Jamestown Arts Center will be offering a wide variety of classes this fall. The first classes begin on Sept. 24 and cover the complete range of visual arts including sculpture, photography, drawing and painting. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 8 6 a.m., open yoga, Denise, Jamestown Golf Course 8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Mass, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

I t was a celebration of achievement last week at the Jamestown Senior Center as Boy Scout Troop 1 held a Court of Honor. More...

Obituaries

Alan Brunner

With a tip of his Conanicut Marine Services baseball cap, partial payment for laying down strings of pearls on behalf of the Jamestown Community Band, Alan Brunner, premier glockenspiel player and a professional pianist for more than 50 years, passed More...