September 1, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Sing along

Director B.J. Whitehouse and the Men’s Chorus of Jamestown lead a sing-along with the audience Saturday evening at the Community Center. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

News

Zoning to rule on 70-foot cell phone tower this month

Cingular Wireless made a presentation to the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review at its meeting this past May to apply for a special use permit to erect a wireless communications antenna tower at 179 Tashtassuc Rd. More...

Swanhurst Chorus seeks new voices

Swanhurst Chorus, Newport County’s oldest continually performing choral ensemble, will begin rehearsals for its 77th season on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., with a repeat session on Wednesday, Sept. 7, also at 7 p.m. More...

She read up a storm

Danielle Broomfield of Jamestown was named an All-Star reader who won tickets to a PawSox game at McCoy Stadium. Broomfield successfully completed Read Up A Storm, a summer reading program at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Upcoming Events

Library closed for Labor Day weekend

The Jamestown library will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3, Sunday, Sep. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day weekend. More...

Students to tee off after school

The Jamestown Education Foundation is offering aspiring Tiger Woods’ a chance to learn the game of golf. More...

Storyteller to share history of Watson Farm

Historic New England’s Watson Farm in Jamestown will host a storytelling program on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 1

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75 and 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News comes from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Obituaries

Samuel J. Cashman Jr., 80

Samuel J. Cashman Jr., 80, of Coronado Street, died Aug. 24, 2005 at South County Hospital after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Mary (Cavanaugh) Cashman for 32 More...

Legals

Legal Notices

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF More...

Labor Day holiday deadlines at the Press

The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule next week. Look for the paper on Thursday, Sept. 8. More...

Marine debris litters state shoreline

Last year two men who claim to have 80 combined years of experience on Narragansett Bay took it upon themselves to produce a survey of large-scale debris that can be found all along Rhode Island’s shoreline. More...

New island tax roll has been issued by town

Narragansett Electric has fallen from its position as Jamestown’s top taxpayer at $77,568 in 2004, to $54,084 due this year, according to the new tax roll issued last month. More...

Closed sessions allowed to discuss avoiding lawsuits

The basis for executive sessions on topics over which lawsuits might be filed was detailed early this week by the office of the town solicitor and the office of the state attorney general. More...

Editorial

Breaking news now on the Web

One of the limitations of a weekly newspaper is that breaking news often happens and can’t be covered until the next issue. Well, we’ve changed that. More...

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS

A big day at the windmill On Saturday, Aug. 27, over 130 people visited the Jamestown Windmill. Most of our visitors were on the Quononoquott Garden Club tour and parked on the mill grounds while they visited the Clancy’s garden next door. More...

Sam Bari

Labor Day – the unsung holiday

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Labor Day is a holiday of convenience that I believe was so named because it works harder than all the other holidays put together. On the surface, it marks the last working day that we have off at the official end of the summer vacation season. More...

About Town

Classics roll out this Labor Day weekend

The annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise, a classic car show at Ft. Getty, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 1 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

Singing in sign

Gemma Guinguing, Miss Deaf Rhode Island, sang the National Anthem in sign language at the Aug. 8 Pawtucket Red Sox game at McCoy Stadium. With Gemma are Pawsox players Abe Alvarez and Tim Bausher. More...

The Walrus Says

Last weekend, Barbara Szepatowski spent some of her time More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: More...

Police Log & Court News

Suspended license charges • Greg M. Chiello, 36, of Warwick was charged Aug. 27 with driving with a suspended license after he was caught speeding on North Main Rd. More...

Fire & EMS Runs

Fire 10:29 a.m., Aug. 25, Car 2 and Engine 3 were sent to Beavertail Road for a malfunctioning alarm. More...