October 4, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Town may urge CRMC to approve Beaverneck plan

The owners of a parcel of land on Beavertail Road have been cited by the state Coastal Resource Management Commission (CRMC) for violating the state's coastal management regulations. More...

News

Now, that's a boat

The Queen Mary 2, the world's largest cruise ship, called on Newport last week. It dwarfed countless pleasure boats in the bay. Photo by Delia Klingbeil More...

New format for Rotary bicycle event wheeled out

The 32nd annual Jamestown Classic, organized by the Rotary Club, has been split into two programs for this year. The 'Round the Island Bike Race, which is for USCF licensed and professional riders, will take place on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. More...

Local waters teeming with juvenile tropical fish species

Divers from the New England Aquarium Dive Club performed a tropical fish rescue mission at Ft. Wetherill on Sunday afternoon. "I just wish someone would tell the fish that is what we are doing," past president, Jean Stefanik, said. More...

Sam Bari

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

Sellafonaphobia

About a year-and-a-half ago I bought this cool, little black cell phone. It had a camera feature that would make my life easier, or so I thought. More...

About Town

Chase honored for acedemics

John C. Chase of Jamestown has been named a 2008 commended student by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Chase is a senior at North Kingstown High School. More...

Book group reads 'Thirteenth Tale'

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

Create fun Halloween crafts

On Thursday, Oct. 11, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., the Jamestown Philomenian Library will hold a craft workshop for children ages 6 and up, along with their grownups. Participants will create fun Halloween decorations to take home. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 4 Blood Pressure Checks, library, 1-2 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6 p.m., fee Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. Friday Oct. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Vic Calabretta is currently a town Planning Commissioner, Rear Commodore of the Conanicut Yacht Club and Deputy Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus. That's just what he's doing these days. More...

News of Record

Town meetings

Thursday, Oct. 4 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Oct. 8 Columbus Day, all town offices closed. Tuesday, Oct. 9 7 p.m., Town Hall, the town council meets. 7 p.m., Ft. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 11 p.m., Sept. 23, Car 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Route 138 westbound for a motor vehicle accident with injuries. 11:57 a.m., Sept. More...

Police Log

Disorderly conduct charged Steven Hackett, 24, of Middletown was charged Sept. 30 with disorderly conduct after having a verbal argument with an person on North Main Road. More...

Next week's newspaper deadlines

The Jamestown Press office will be closed Monday, Oct. 8 for the Columbus Day holiday. Deadlines for the Thursday, Oct. 11 edition of the Press are as follows: Display advertising: 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. More...

Islanders offer ideas for downtown at vision session

Attendees of the community visioning workshop last week rolled up sleeves and filled work benches with their ideas about the future of Jamestown. More...

EZPass approved to start next November

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has chosen Wilbur Smith Associates, with offices in New Haven, Conn., to oversee installation of an electronic toll collection system, commonly known by the brand name EZPass, on the authority' More...

Editorial

Musings

It would seem that "God" has returned to the public consciousness, with a verve not felt in quite some time. More...

Better government with our new Town Hall?

EDITORIAL•

Jamestown's new Town Hall on Narragansett Avenue officially opens for business today. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

Write to us

LETTERS: Send your let ters to: Ed i tor, The Jamestown Press, 42 Nar ragan sett Ave., Jamestown RI 02835. Our fax number is (401) 423-1661. Our e-mail ad dress is news@jamestownpress.com. More...

Secret Garden a big help to us

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to thank everyone at The Secret Garden for all their help over the years in selling advance tickets to our spring and holiday concerts and to our talent show every summer. More...

Plan should have energy component

Last Thursday's meeting had two to three times as many people as were expected, but it was a low attendance considering the town is asking us for our input. It was well run and covered a lot of areas of interest. More...

Upcoming Events

Tourney to benefit police dogs

A charity that provides bulletproof vests to police and sheriff K- 9 units will hold a benefit golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 26. More...

Apple festival in Middletown

Whitehall House in Middletown will hold an Apple Day on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will include harvest and apple treats, homemade cider and an Indian pudding tasting as well as games and tours of the house museum. More...

Pumpkin days on the way

The island will celebrate fall's bounty on Oct. 14 and 15 during a Pumpkin Days event at two locations. On Sunday, Oct. 14, join folks at the Jamestown Community Farm from 1 to 4 p.m. for some old fashioned fun. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of October 4

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

Edward R. Comerford, 64

Edward (Ted) Comerford, 64, of 12 Green Lane, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007 at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Born in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Gertrude and Edward Comerford. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN N. M. No. More...