September 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters say 'aye' to island farm purchase

In a resounding victory for island conservationists, a standing room only crowd of 402 registered voters unanimously approved a plan on Tuesday to purchase the development rights of roughly 145 acres of historic island farmland. More...

News

The Secret Garden women are ready for family time

Heidi Lessard, Holly Howard, and Helenna Fountain are three sisters who built a color-infused empire together from a chat around the kitchen table ten years ago. More...

JYC's fall series race results

Race number 3 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Fall Series was held on Sept. 16. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Rumours, Thompson 35, T. Woodhouse; 2. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 3. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/Stookey; 4. More...

Soccer scores

U-6 League Outstanding Players: Stearns Farms, Matthew Hartley, Sophia Mecca; Lila Delman Real Estate, Emma Cotsanas, Charlie Elsworth; McQuade's Market, Caleb Delyi, Anza DiGasper; Jamestown Rotary Club, Keseniya Farrell, Isaac Hull; Jamestown More...

About Town

Anime club underway

The Anime Club meets at the library every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. The group gets together and views and discusses Japanese Anime films. This club is free and open to all teens and registration is not required. More...

Shores group to meet Sept. 26

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold a meeting at the senior center at 6 West St. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. All are invited to join the group to catch-up on the happenings in the Shores, meet friends and enjoy coffee and dessert. More...

Sing-along for kids at library

The children's department of the Jamestown library will present a sing-along for young children and their families with Mike Warner on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. This free program will be held in the library meeting hall at 26 North Main Rd. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 20 Chair Yoga, Central Baptist Church, 5-6 p.m., fee Hatha Yoga Basics, Central Baptist Church, 6:15-7:45 p.m., fee Gallery Night bus trip, meet golf course parking lot, 5:15 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kathleen Brown will narrate, Hannah Cordes will be Cinderella and Michael Liebhauser will play Jack in the upcoming production of "Into the Woods" to be staged by the Jamestown Community Theatre. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits David and Mary Spitzman received a permit on Sept. 12 to replace a roof and siding at 28 Howland Ave., work estimated to cost $1,259. Helen Davis received a permit on Sept. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Sept. 20 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Sept. 24 7 p.m., library, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Sept. 25 7 p.m., library, the Zoning Board of Review meets. Thursday, Sept. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged William P. Janes, 47, of Newport was charged Sept. 14 with first offense DUI and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after he was stopped for erratic operation of a vehicle and braking frequently for no reason. 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 HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISL More...

Water treatment plant project set to begin

Improvements to the town's water treatment plant are set to begin early next month, according to Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

The Chamber is more than just a network

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce has kicked off its annual membership drive, and new members are already knocking on the door. More...

Editorial

Write to us

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Notes from driving across America

EDITORIAL•

I've just returned from a marathon drive to Jamestown from the Midwest. Here are a few observations from along the way: • Gas prices ranged from a low of $2.66 per gallon in Kentucky to $3.15 on the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut. More...

Panel hopes funds blow their way

In the wake of a presentation to the town council last week, the Jamestown Wind Energy Committee put their search for funding into high gear. More...

Sam Bari

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

Growin' up, stretchin' out, and gettin' large

I grew up in the days when "Hey! Watch this!" should have been the epitaph on many tombstones as the final words of the person for which the mini-monument was erected. Warnings like, "Do not try this at home. More...

Upcoming Events

Monument carver's work discussed by former student

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host a special program on Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in the Sydney L. Wright Museum room. More...

Book group to discuss Setterfield

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, Oct. 9, with the book "The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel," by Diane Setterfield. More...

Free chamber concert Sept. 30

Southern Rhode Island's Musica Dolce Chamber Orchestra opens its 16th season on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m. at St. Matthew's Church on Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Obituaries

Walton memorial service

A memorial service will be held for Richmond Lee Walton, 83, who died Feb. 4, 2007 and his wife, Barbara Clarke Walton, 82, who passed away on July 6, 2007. The couple lived in Marion, Indiana. The service will be at St. More...

Beverly Lubold, 84

Beverly M. (Rosa) Lubold, 84, of Wayland Trail, Narragansett, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007 at home. She was the wife of James A. Lubold for 43 years. Born in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Freida) Rosa. More...

Marty Albaugh, 36

Marty Albaugh, 36, of North Kingstown died Monday, September 10, 2007. He was the husband of Heidi Albaugh. He grew up in Jamestown and North Kingstown and was a 1989 graduate of North Kingstown High School. More...