July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Islander improves sanitation in Africa

Stephen Mecca is focusing on re-inventing the toilet

“Someone said you are what you think about everyday,” said Dr. Stephen Mecca, a Jamestown resident who has been on the faculty at Providence College since 1969. “If that’s the case, I’m a toilet.” More...

News

WALK FOR A CAUSE

The fourth annual Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk was held recently at Fort Wetherill. The event raised more than $6,000 for the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association. More...

Meet the Town Council candidates

15 islanders declare for five open seats

Fifteen people – 12 men and three women – have thrown their hats into the ring, hoping to win, or hold on to, a seat on the Town Council. More...

14 tall ships – including the Providence – dock in Newport

Festival will commemorate bicentennial of War of 1812

The America’s Cup World Series has just left town, but the summer sailing season is far from over. This week brings the arrival of the Ocean State Tall Ships Festival, which will run from Friday, July 6, to Monday, July 9. More...

About Town

First drivers ed course Tuesday at fire station

Drivers education will begin on Tuesday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Jamestown Fire Station. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 14. More...

Library’s book sale will begin July 12

The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s annual summer book sale will be held July 12 through July 21 at the library. On sale will be books, CDs, DVDs, children’s literature, and books on CD and cassette. More...

Tickets on sale now for JEF fundraiser

The Jamestown Education Foundation will hold its biannual summer fundraiser on July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres provided by Jamestown Fish and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks. More...

Obituaries

Gladys (Gannon) Geib

Gladys (Gannon) Geib, 86, of Jamestown, passed away June 27, 2012. She was the wife of the late Frederick J. Geib. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Mary A. (Upper) Gannon. Mrs. Geib graduated from St. More...

Deborah Oliveira Trainer

Deborah Oliveira Trainer died June 29, 2012, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. More...

Memorial services

• A memorial service celebrating the life of Bruce R. Brakenhoff Sr. will be held at Central Baptist Church on Saturday,July 14, at 1 p.m. A reception for friends and family will be heldat Conanicut Yacht Club following the service. More...

Town to upgrade energy efficiency

Recent audit yields recommendations

After an energy audit provided by Johnson Controls detailed ways to improve efficiency in town buildings two weeks ago, the Town Council decided at its July 2 meeting to pursue the recommended improvements while keeping costs down by handling the pro More...

Impact from America’s Cup felt in Jamestown

Restaurants filled up, ferry service sold out

The America’s Cup World Series has come and gone, and Jamestown business owners are reporting that the hoped-for extra boost did in fact materialize over the weekend. More...

Fireworks Saturday at East Ferry

The annual display of fireworks in Jamestown will be staged on Saturday, July 7, at East Ferry. The Rocket ’hogs, organizers of the event, say it should be one of the best pyrotechnical shows in recent memory. More...

Editorial

EDITORIAL

Another great summer unfolds in Jamestown

Hopefully most islanders had a chance to take in the America’s Cup World Series this past week. It was an exciting event that showcased the Narragansett Bay area. The race even made national television. More...

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Letters to the Editor

‘Fabulous weekend of sailing’ thanks to ACWS

What a fabulous weekend of sailing on Narragansett Bay! We were lucky enough to be able to see the races from three vantage points. On Friday, we were on board a stake boat used to mark the course. More...

Thanks for celebrating life of Clarke Westall

Thank you to all of Jamestown for joining in the celebration of life for Clarke Westall. He would have been honored by your presence. Especially I want to thank, of course, his family. More...

Wind turbines ‘costly’ and ‘undependable’

Other windmill sounds exist. The almost silent rustle of dollars being extracted from us to pay for this undependable, costly source of electricity. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, July 5 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 5 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 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs June 26, 12:52 p.m., Rescue 3, Car 1 and Engine 3 responded to North Road for a box alarm. June 28, 10:41 a.m., Rescue 3, Car 1 and Engine 1 went to Carr Lane for a medical call. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, July 5 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Monday, July 9 6 p.m., the Affordable Housing Committee will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, July 10 7 p.m., the Conservation Committee will meet at Town Hall More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Paul Knierin received a permit June 5 to remove existing boiler closet and move wall 12 inches in mechanical room for a new heating unit. Work expected to cost $3,000. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING July 24, 2012, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. More...