August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Nothing but local catches at the Beavertail Aquarium

Among the displays are a dogfish shark and pipefish

Kimberly Manchester and Courtney Josephson hope that the new sign at the Beavertail Aquarium will bring renewed attention to the one-room facility that is adjacent to the lighthouse. More...

Dem. incumbents want to stay the course

Four incumbent Democrats – Robert Bowen, William Murphy Michael Schnack and Michael White – are seeking re-election to the Town Council. The four were elected in 2009. More...

Receiver appointed to recoup money from 38 Studios

Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced this week that attorney Richard J. Land will serve as 38 Studios’ receiver as the governor and the state of Rhode Island work to recoup as many taxpayer dollars as possible. More...

About Town

Auditions Sunday for ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming November musical titled “Once Upon a Mattress” on Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...

Hitchcock film will be shown tonight at JAC

The Jamestown Arts Center will show “Rebecca,” the 130-minute Alfred Hitchcock black-and-white film from 1940, on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9 p.m. There will be indoor and outdoor seating. More...

Welcome new military families tomorrow

An ice cream social to welcome new military families to the island will be held on Friday, Aug. 17, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Military families and anyone interested in meeting the newcomers are invited to attend. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Aug. 10, 1:03 p.m., Car 3, Car 5 and Engine 3 responded to Route 138 for a truck fire. Aug. 13, 12:11 a.m., Car 4 and Engine 3 went to Beacon Avenue for a carbon monoxide call. Aug. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Aug. 16 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Monday, Aug. 20 6 p.m., the Town Council will meet on water and sewer matters at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Aug. 21 More...

Bidding begins for seawall repairs

Deadline is Aug. 28, work could start a month later

Repairs on the East Ferry seawall, a centerpiece of the downtown waterfront, are picking up steam, Police Chief Ed Mello told the Harbor Commission at its Aug. 8 meeting. More...

Got talent? Islanders on stage tonight at rec center

Among the acts is a juggler and a Michael Jackson clone

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold its 23rd talent show tonight at the recreation center. This year’s show features an array of talent including juggling, Hula-Hooping, singing, dancing and storytelling. More...

Editorial

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Let’s help lead America into the solar age

In recent months the opponents of a Jamestown wind turbine have been vocal but their arguments are invalid. I will take this opportunity to rebut some of those issues. First, there is the issue of shadow flicker. More...

Letters to the Editor

Wind turbine is not ‘economically feasible’

The Town Council recently received a letter, which stated: “Portsmouth knew they were taking a risk when they purchased an untested turbine from a small manufacturer.” The fact is, Portsmouth did four years of due diligence prior to the p More...

Press coverage of Hull Cove trail ‘misleading’

The Jamestown Press’ coverage about Hull Cove in last week’s issue is misleading (“Public access to Hull Cove threatened,” Aug. 9). More...

First day of rec soccer is ‘great’ day of the year

One of my favorite days of the year is the first day of recreational soccer in Jamestown. The fields at Eldred Avenue are freshly cut and lined, and the goal netting is new and taut. 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, Aug. 16 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 16 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...