2007-08-09

Island artist completes 4th commission for Ted Turner



Marine artist John Mecray of Jamestown has just finished a painting of Courageous succesfully defending the America’s Cup in 1977. The work was commissioned by American media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner, who skippered the winning defense. Turner will present the painting to the New York Yacht Club at the 30th anniversary reunion of the yacht’s crew in Newport. Courageous […]

New harbormaster’s boat hauled for major repair



Approximately three weeks ago, the new harbormaster’s boat, manufactured by Ribcraft of Marblehead, Mass., was hauled out of the water for what harbor authorities assumed was routine maintenance and warranty repairs. However, after the boat was hauled, damages caused by possible galvanic corrosion, commonly identified as electrolysis, became apparent. The anti-fouling paint was removed from the bottom, and the glue […]

Authority commited to Newport bridge safety



Local bridge officials called a news conference last Friday to discuss the condition of the Newport Pell Bridge and the Mount Hope Bridge between Bristol and Portsmouth. The Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Athourity (RITBA) runs the two bridges and no others. The authority was responding to concerns they believed their bridge users might have because of the collapse of […]

Islanders celebrate 350 years



Celebrating an anniversary is always a good thing, but honoring 350 years requires something special, which is why Jamestown is hosting a weeklong event worthy of the island’s rich history. The nine-day celebration officially kicks off on Saturday with Night for the Light, the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s fund-raiser for the preservation of the Dutch Island Lighthouse. Although the chamber […]

Garden contest results



The Quononoquott Garden Club has announced the winners of the Jamestown 2007 Civic Beautification Contest. Judging of containers, window boxes and in-ground gardens took place in late July and ribbons were awarded this week. In the Container Division, first place was won by Trattoria Simpatico for its lush coleus and sweet potato vines. Second place went to Jamestown Fitness for […]

Harbor management becoming more complex



Managing Jamestown harbors during the boating season is a formidable task that involves the harbormaster, the police and fire departments, and a number of town administrative personnel. This is due to the fact that more than 1,400 private and commercial vessels in an array of sizes, shapes, and descriptions, tie up to moorings around Conanicut Island each year, according to […]

Controlling the Jamestown building boom



If national statistics are to be believed, most of the country is experiencing a building and real estate slump. However, just the opposite appears to be happening in every area of Conanicut Island. According to Town Planner Lisa Bryer, 10 commercial properties are either being considered for development or are already involved in the development process. Town building official Fred […]

All-Stars put up tough fight



The Jamestown 9-year-old All-Star baseball team played two great games against Coventry and Apponaug in the state tournament. The team, shown here with their coaches, was winning both games in the late innings, but unfortunately lost the two heartbreakers.

Skateboarders and BMX stars take centerstage at Skate Fest



The Jamestown Teen Center will host Skate Fest 2007 on Friday, Aug. 17, from noon to 7 p.m. Nationally known skateboarders, BMX stars and top skateboard and manufacturers will put on the day long event at the Jamestown Skate Park. “We are very excited about this event because in the past we have not done a lot with the skating […]

JYC summer series race results



Race 7 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was July 31. A Class: 1. Macx, Custom 30, B. MacGowan; 2. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 3. Rumours, Thompson 35, T. Woodhouse; 4. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/Stookey; 5. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray. B Class: 1. Downhill Express, Swan 42, T. and C. Hirsch; 2. Lark, First 40.7, E. Flynn. […]