July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Letters to the Editor

Thanks for all the help during Windmill Day

In 1912, a small group of forwardthinking people saw great value in preserving and protecting the windmill on North Road, which has become an iconic symbol of Conanicut Island. More...

Thanks to women’s club for new wagon

Once again the residents of Pemberton Place are humbled by the generosity of the people of this town. More...

Volunteer group would help preserve island

We enjoy our summer sailing visits to Narragansett Bay – Dutch Harbor being one of our favorite stops. Dutch Harbor Boat Yard has been greatly improved under the new management. More...

Community makes fireworks possible

The Rocket ’hogs – Bob Bailey, Kerry Sheehan and I – would like to thank the many people who make Jamestown’s Independence Day fireworks so successful. More...

Turbine should be privately funded

The July 12 Newport Daily News reports that a new gearbox will be required to fix the Portsmouth wind turbine at a cost of as much as $500,000. Can you imagine how the taxpayers in that town feel? More...

Council discussion on Fort Getty ‘appalling’

As a frequent visitor and lover of Jamestown, I attended the Town Council meeting July 16 to hear the discussion about the future of Fort Getty – a treasured resource to be used and enjoyed by those who live there and the town’s visitors. More...

Don’t take hardware store for granted

The nature of my job constantly reminds me of the quality of life we enjoy living on this island. As a rental agent at Island Realty, I work with clients who, for various reasons, are interested in renting in the general area. More...