September 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Hall moves to golf course

Town Hall employees will establish a temporary home at the Jamestown Golf Course while Pezzucco Construction of Providence, the company awarded the bid to build the new town hall, constructs the facility on Narragansett Avenue. More...

News

Town receives public records grant

Jamestown is one of 13 Rhode Island towns to receive a grant from the secretary of state's office to help preserve town records. More...

New school chief ready to do what it takes for Jamestown

Jamestown's new school superintendent, Dr. Robert Power, who was hired as a part-time employee, already knows that his job will require more of him than the 90 days he was hired to work. More...

Monthly calls Jamestown tops for Democrats

"If you give money to the ACLU and the Sierra Club and yearn for the good ol' days when former Democratic Governor Bruce Sundlun was firing at raccoons and saving the day, then you'll find good company in Jamestown." More...

Sam Bari

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

Saturday morning and all is well

Last weekend, some friends dropped by on Saturday morning with their kids in tow. While the adults chatted over coffee, their children turned on the TV and in less than a minute, we heard giggling and laughing coming from the living room. More...

Upcoming Events

Lighthouse talk slated

Jeremy D'Entremont, author of "Rhode Island Lighthouses and the people who kept them," will give a lecture Saturday, Sept. 9, as part of a dinner sponsored by the American Lighthouse Foundation of Wells, Maine. More...

Prout to celebrate 40th anniversary

The Prout School will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Gala and Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. More...

Civil War weekend coming to Ft. Adams

Civil War buffs are in for a treat as Ft. Adams hosts a Living History Weekend on Sept. 9 and 10. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 7

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years More...

Obituaries

Charles S. Caldwell, 57

Charles S. Caldwell, 57, of Intrepid Lane died S a t u r d a y , Sept. 2, 2006 at Rhode I s l a n d Hospital. More...

Legals

Legal notices

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC More...

Town Council hears from Weaver's Cove LNG reps

The welcome mat was not put out for representatives of Weaver's Cove Energy, who came to Jamestown Aug. 30 to make a presentation to the Town Council. More...

Primary elections set for Sept. 12

Jamestowners will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 12, to vote in party primary elections for statewide offices. More...

Dad goes back to school too

Dad Ben Cowan and his younger son Ben Cowan, walk Sam Cowan to school for his first day of first grade at Melrose Avenue School. More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

Your yard may be looking a bit jaded at this time of year, as leaves begin to turn brown and plants wilt as temperatures drop. More...

Letters to the Editor

Concerns about students as paying customers

I read with some dismay and real concern the article in the Aug. 31 edition of the Press about the Jamestown School accepting paying students from surrounding communities. In particular, I was concerned about the example that Dr. Power utilized, St. More...

Who is protecting the Shores?

On Monday, Aug. 28, I attended the Jamestown Town Council meeting to ask questions and express serious concerns regarding ground water protection in the (Jamestown) Shores. More...

About Town

Be a chorister

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, are still seeking new members in all voice ranges for the 2006-2007 musical season. More...

Barber retrospective at Newport Art Museum

Vintage Jillian: A Retrospective of Ceramic Sculpture by Jillian Barber opened at the Newport Art Museum on Sept. 2 and runs through Nov. 5. More...

Library adds hours, winter schedule starts this month

The trustees of the Jamestown library have announced the addition of two morning hours to the regular schedule of library service hours. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 7 Lecture on dealing with grief, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Hey Day on the 16th is going to be a very special day because it's happening at a very special place. We asked Jessie Dutra, a serious writer when she can find time from her farm chores, to tell us about her home. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

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Police Log

Drunk driving charged + Alexander Belyaev, 24, of West Warwick was charged Sept. 3 with drunk driving after police found him stopped at the Newport Bridge toll plaza with a blown tire. More...