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Council won’t join AG’s fight against LNG port

Three new reports on the extensively opposed proposals for a liquefied natural gas terminal in Fall River, Mass., surfaced in the past week. More...

News

Beavertail Lighthouse group plans for preservation

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association got a nod of approval from the Planning Commission last week to pursue plans to take over management of the lighthouse property. More...

St. Mark Knights of Columbus plan fall events

The Knights of Columbus Council #9197 has announced that plans are falling into place to complete their long anticipated statue renovation and beautification project at St. Mark Church on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Farming key to returning oysters to the bay

Oysters were once so common that residents of East Greenwhich had to be enjoined by legislative act and fines in 1734 from burning them to produce lime from their shells

The King Charles Charter of 1663 confirmed the public’s right to the free and common fisheries of Narragansett Bay, and when the Rhode Island Charter was adopted many years later, the older language was picked up and reinforced. More...

Upcoming Events

Karaoke night for kids planned

The List Academy of Music & Arts will host an All-Ages Karaoke Party and children’s fashion show on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the start of its new academic year. More...

St. Mark CCD class starts this Sunday

Religious education classes at St. Mark Church begin this Sunday, Sept. 18. More...

Everyone can learn to knit!

Children and teens are invited to learn to knit a scarf or hat with instructor Julia Montminy. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 15 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 15

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...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Fire & EMS Runs

Fire runs 9:20 a.m., Aug. 30, Car 2 and Engine 3 were sent to Seaside Drive for a carbon monoxide detector incident. More...

Police Log

Arrested on warrants • Tyler M. Wolstencroft, 23, of Wakefield was picked up Sept. 9 at the state police barracks in Lincoln on a Jamestown warrant. Wolstencroft was taken to Newport District Court for arraignment, police said. More...

Jamestown tops 2nd homes market

Island’s real estate “a relative bargain,” N.Y. Times story says

In the Sept. 9 edition of the New York Times, a story headlined “America’s Priciest Getaways” lists Jamestown as the 10th most expensive housing market for second home buyers in the country. More...

Islanders organize to aid Katrina victims

Jamestowners — individually and as members of work, church, and school groups — are making direct and indirect connections across the approximately 1,500 miles to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. More...

Plan strives to meet 10% affordable housing goal

Jamestown’s Affordable Housing Plan, which would meet the state’s goals of having 10 percent of the island’s housing stock meet affordability guidelines, was approved by the state Sept. 2. More...

Editorial

 EDITORIAL 

A local shares his views of Katrina’s wake Retired Jamestown Postmaster Ed Booth decided he had to do something after Hurricane Katrina tore through the south with an unmatched legacy of destruction. More...

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS

Good news, bad news The good news is, we have a great flower garden at the main entrance of the library. More...

Sam Bari

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

Big language from big business

Every living language experiences periods of growth and change. Sometimes technology, confluence of cultures or social divisions compromise correct grammar and expressions. More...

About Town

Sign up for Cub Scouts on Tuesday

Fun activities await boys who sign up for Cub Scouts. Local events include baseball games, camp outs, and the pinewood derby. Any boy from grade 1 to grade 5 is eligible. The registration is on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ft. More...

Jamestown installs its 19th postmaster next week

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 2:30 p.m., Charles V. Burns will be installed as the new Jamestown postmaster. The ceremony will take place at the Portuguese American Citizens’ Club located at 138 Narragansett Ave. More...

Shores association to meet on Wednesday

The next monthly meeting of the Jamestown Shores Association will be on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

ing, no home, no job, no food, and no clothes.” Among the locations where Ed dropped off supplies are the First United Methodist Church in Gautier, Miss.; Biloxi Fire Department station number 5, Biloxi, Miss.; and a distribution center in Pass Chri More...

Obituaries

Andrew Bloschichak Jr., 79

Andrew Bloschichak Jr., 79, of Lake Drive, North Kingstown, a 22year career man for the U.S. Navy and retired civil service foreman at Quonset Point for 20 years, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 at Kent County Memorial Hospital. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING September 22, 2005 More...