July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Lost architecture of Jamestown paved the way for today’s designs

James Buttrick leads presentation at library

The Harbor View Inn, the Bay View and the Thorndike Hotel once towered over Jamestown’s waterfront, according to author James Buttrick. More...

Inspired by her dog, Jamestowner takes to the airwaves

Wendy Shapiro will discuss her therapy work on RIPR

Wendy Shapiro of Jamestown has recorded an essay for Rhode Island Public Radio’s “This I Believe” show. More...

Tickets on sale for JAC’s Summer Soiree

On Saturday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Jamestown Arts Center will host its second annual Summer Soiree. The event will include an art show that will feature 19 artists at the height of their craft. More...

About Town

Book sale being held at library until July 21

The Jamestown Philomenian Library’s annual summer book sale will be held from Friday, July 13, to Saturday, July 21, during regular business hours. A $2 bag sale will be held on the final day from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. More...

Registration required for Watson Farm tour

Don Minto will lead a walking tour of Watson Farm on Wednesday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. Minto, the farm’s manager, will showcase the conservation practices implemented on the land. Agricultural producers and woodlot owners are encouraged to go. More...

Tickets on sale now for JEF fundraiser

The Jamestown Education Foundation will hold its biannual summer fundraiser on Saturday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, July 166 p.m., the Town Council will meet as water andsewer commissioners at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, July 176:45 p.m., the Tree Committee will meet at theJamestown Philomenian Library More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges• A 17-year-old male juvenilefrom Jamestown was charged June25 with disorderly conduct andsimple assault. According to police, the boy threw an object outof a moving vehicle at a womanwalking her dog. More...

Emergency system up and running

Community members should now register online

Town officials yesterday put the finishing touches on the emergency notification system that was approved in February, and not a second too soon with two more months of the hurricane season ahead of us. More...

Two island educators return from excursion aboard Gazela

Trip to Jamestown from Philly was work, not play

“This is not recreational boating. This is not yachting. This is working sail.” So said Capt. Richard Bailey as the crew of his tall ship Gazela prepared to depart Fort Adams last week. More...

Editorial

No downside to town’s new emergency system

Chief Mello got the town’s emergency notification system up and running this week. For all the flak that the Police Department gets on the island, there seems to be no discernable reasons for letters to the editor opposing this project. More...

Scattering Seeds

Life has gotten easier. A persistent memory from my early childhood, now more than 60 years distant, is of my father, working around the outside of our homes, and on their grounds. He was always working diligently at a task that needed doing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fireworks are a danger to people and property

In the past few years fireworks have been available for sale to consumers in Rhode Island. They are readily accessible and sold at convenience stores, supermarkets and in roadside tents in the days leading up to July 4. More...

Thank you for help in time of need

On June 14, what I thought was a modest illness suddenly became a major one. I experienced fever, personal confusion, and the inability to stand or walk. My wife, Maribeth, called the EMS and I was promptly taken to Newport Hospital. 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 12 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 12 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...

Obituaries

Charles A. Masso

Charles A. “Chopmist Charlie” Masso, 79, of Jamestown , formerly of Scituate, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 10, 2012, at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Jane E. (Gustafson) Masso. More...

Thomas Smart

Thomas Smart passed away on July 3, 2012, at his home in Monson, Mass. He was known to his friends as Max, and lived on his boat, the Johnny Angel, from May through October for many years at Conanicut Marina. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENTHAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONINGBOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD APUBLIC HEARING July 24, 2012,AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE,JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...