September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mello sworn in as Jamestown police chief

The Town Council this week laid the groundwork for a group of decisions with long-term significance for the island. But, before holding any of the table-setting discussions during its Sept. More...

News

Jamestowner at the helm of NKHS unified volleyball team

PHOTO BY ANDREA VON HOHENLEITEN Laura Hosley played volleyball as a high school student in Tenafly, N.J. When she studied at the University of Rhode Island, she continued to play, and she is still active as a volleyball player today. More...

Annual bike race to be held on Columbus Day

The Jamestown Rotary Club’s 36th annual Jamestown Classic bicycle race will take place on Columbus Day, Oct. 10. The classic is the largest road race in Rhode Island and the Rotary Club’s main fundraiser of the year. More...

ITHF names Stan Smith president of organization

Former world No. 1 tennis player and past U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith has been named president of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. More...

Letters to the Editor

CIAA annual show featured 66 artists

On behalf of the Conanicut Island Art Association, I would like to express my gratitude to all those who helped and participated this year in our 37th annual Members Show. More...

Skatefest 2011 was ‘a great success’

Jamestown G-Note, Skatefest 2011 was a great success. It was a lot of fun. Congratulations to all of the winners: Justin Healey, Jordan Parris and Whops. More...

Some islanders need extra water to launch

When I went before the Harbor Management Commission this summer with my concerns about the new boat ramp at Fort Getty, they told me the new design was to keep the slope the same as the old one. More...

Upcoming Events

Islander to be featured at this weekend’s Newport Arts Festival

The 2011 Looking Upwards Newport Arts Festival, which was postponed by Hurricane Irene, will take place this weekend at the Newport Yachting Center. The event is produced by and benefi ts the Middletown-based nonprofit Looking Upwards. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of September 22 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. More...

Obituaries

Carolyn L. Cooper

Carolyn L. Cooper, 63, of Jamestown, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sept. 18, 2011, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was the loving wife of Stephen M. Cooper for 43 years. Carolyn was born in Providence in 1947. More...

Charles B. Ceppi Jr.

Charles B. Ceppi Jr., 69, of Green End Avenue, Middletown, died on July 17, 2011, at home. Born in Providence on May 27, 1942, he was the son of the late Dr. Charles B. and Jane B. Ceppi. More...

DuPonte resigns as director, cites unrest with JHA commissioner

In a letter dated Aug. More...

Water, sewer rates to climb by 5 percent

Jamestowners who use more town water than the minimum volume, which incurs the flat, quarterly fee, willseea5percentincreaseintheir next water bill, while their billings for sewer use – but not for sewer debt service – will increase by 5 More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

Preparing a colorful garden

If you want a colorful garden early next spring, now is the time to plant your bulbs. More...

Hopefully RIDOT can see value to bike path

In our office here at the Press, we have employees from Woonsocket, Pawtucket, South Kingstown, Newport and Cranston. More...

Scattering Seeds

There is an important program coming up on October 13 at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. In this program, a career police officer will argue that “the US war on drugs is a selfperpetuating constantly expanding policy disaster.” More...

About Town

First of four Lego club sessions to start today

The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s Lego club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the library. The club will also meet on Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 22. More...

Land trust to sponsor ‘Hey Day’ next month

The Conanicut Island Land Trust will sponsor “Hey Day” on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Godena Farm. “Hey Day” is a celebration of open space and the “great outdoors on the island.” More...

RITBA looks at open-road tolling

In keeping with its policy to regularly review toll rates, the board of directors of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority recently engaged in a discussion about the need to increase tolls on the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 22 6 a.m., 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

Congratulations to islander Laura Rossi Totten who this month makes her book publishing debut as a contributor to “Make Mine a Double,” edited by Gina Barreca and published by the University of New England Press. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Sept. 27 The Zoning Board of Review meeting is canceled More...

POLICE LOG

Expired license Christian Cowan, 42, of Melrose Avenue, was charged Sept. 9 with driving with an expired license after being stopped for speeding, according to police. Cowan was not held at the police station and was released with a summons. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Sept. 15, 7 p.m., all companies turned out for drill. Sept. 16, 10:16 a.m., Engine 3, Rescue 1, Marine 1, EMS 1 and Car 3 were dispatched to the Jamestown Bridge for a possible person jumping. Sept. More...