October 20, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Witches, ghosts and goblins are haunting Ship Street

Goblins and ghosts, warlocks and bats, skeletons, scarecrows and witches with hats — all can be seen if you want a good scare, but even the brave would do well to beware of the Halloween House on Ship Street. More...

News

Former Councilman Swain fined by Ethics Commission

After almost five years, the state Ethics Commission accepted a negotiated settlement with former Town Council Vice President David Swain involving a $750 fine on charges that he voted improperly in 1999 and 2000. More...

Redwood library get preservation grant

The Redwood Library and Athenæum, located in Newport, has been awarded a bricks and mortar challenge grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Kresge Foundation to preserve and protect the Redwood Library’s National Historic Landmark facility. More...

Local banks complete merger

Newport Federal Savings Bank this week completed its merger with Westerly Savings Bank. More...

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS

Foundation helps school programs I arrived at the Jamestown School on a Monday afternoon to help with some sewing. More...

About Town

Visit the Volunteer Fair at the library The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host a Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Upcoming Events

URI Family Weekend ahead

The University of Rhode Island’s campus will be bursting with excitement at the end of October as thousands flock to Kingston for the annual Family Weekend program, Oct. 28-30. More...

Interval training gets underway

Sandra Stewart will teach a new session of Interval Training beginining Sunday, Oct. 23, at the golf course. The course will run for four weeks at 9 a.m., and the cost is $40. Participants can register at the first session. More...

Carve a pumpkin for the ‘spooktacular’

The Boy Scouts of Jamestown Troop I will have a Pumpkin Spooktacular on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 -30, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will be held at 30 Beach Ave. and will be free of charge to all attendees. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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

Visit island businesses at the annual expo tonight

Tonight is the annual Jamestown Business Expo, sponsored by the island’s Chamber of Commerce. Chamber secretary Donna Kohler said that the expo provides a great opportunity for islanders to see what kind of businesses and services are available. More...

Harbor panel skipper says he’s stepping down

At the close of the Oct. 12 meeting of the Harbor Management Commission, Chairman Jim Archibald announced that he was submitting his letter of resignation, effective as of Dec. 31, which is the end of his appointed term. More...

Town Council to decide ball field maintenance

Several groups were represented last week at a meeting to determine the future of Jamestown’s recreational ball fields. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of October 20 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...

Visit the Business Expo today at the PAC Club

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce and island businesses are rolling out the red carpet today. They are hosting the annual Jamestown Business Expo at the PAC Club from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Action on deer problem maybe by mid-November

Town Councilors Monday received new interpretations of hunting laws and scheduled further discussion, but no further public hearings were scheduled on whether or not to revise local deer hunting options for the season that opens in early November. More...

Sam Bari

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

Public speaking – an executive challenge

Sometimes I can’t help but feel sorry for the president of our country. Besides his myriad of political problems, he is the constant butt of late-night television jokes because he appears to be talk challenged. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 20 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

teller, music and snacks from 7 to 11 p.m. for the more mature monsters. KAWOOOOooooo! More...

News of Record

Police Log & Court News

Charged with assault • Angel Merced, 29, of Providence was charged Oct. 17 with assaulting a Mast Street man after an altercation. Merced was also charged with possession of marijuana. More...

Fire Runs

“ 3:18 p.m., Oct. 12, Car 1 and Engine 2 were sent to Beavertail Road for a false alarm. More...