November 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

No leak at north reservoir

When Deputy Public Works Director Michael Gray was asked about an alleged leak in the town's reservoir on North Main Road, he sounded frustrated. "What leak?" he asked. "Why do people keep calling about a leak in the reservoir? More...

Democrats win four Town Council seats

The Democrats retained control of the Jamestown Town Council in Tuesday’s election by winning four of the five seats. Former Town Administrator Robert W. Suttton Jr. , a Democrat, was the top vote getter on the Town Council. More...

News

Help families in need this holiday season

The Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties provides opportunities for community members, businesses and churches to Adopt-A-Family recovering from domestic violence each Thanksgiving and Christmas. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Jennifer and Daniel Krider went to Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon in September. Here, Jennifer took the Press to the entrance of Zion National Park. More...

Top Fall fashion trends... according to real people

Every year the experts tell us what's hot in fall fashion. Unfortunately many of these items may look great on the supermodels on TV, but not so great on your own hips or thighs. Real people have real clothing needs! More...

Sam Bari

Happier holidays through leverage

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

The World Series is over, Halloween has just passed, the football season is at the halfway mark, and the season 'tis upon us. Oh yes, Thanksgiving is just around the corner to officially kick off the holidays. More...

About Town

Sue Maden book talk tonight

The Friends of the Jamestown Library and the Jamestown Historical Society will host a talk by Sue Maden, author of "The Jamestown Bridge, 1940-2007: Concept to Demolition," tonight, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. More...

A real treat for chowder fans

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Business Expo & Taste of Jamestown "Chowda" tonight, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the community center. More...

Come to the island's business expo

Businesses exhibiting include Dutra Designs, The Purple Door Bead Shop, Clancy Designs, and Cathryn Jamieson Salon. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 1 Blood Pressure Clinic, library, 1-2 p.m. Business Expo, community center, 5-7 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Chair Yoga, Central Baptist Church, 5-6 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 1

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

Mary L. Merritt, 94

Mary L. (Lopes) Merritt, 94, of Titusville, Fla., and formerly of Jamestown, died Aug. 21, 2007 at the Titusville Rehab and Nursing center. She was the wife of the late Louis B. Merritt. 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. 2007-0564 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO ALBERT T. More...

Tuesday is election day in Jamestown

Some 4,506 residents, most of them not affiliated with any political party, are eligible to vote for municipal leaders in next Tuesday's election that will complete the charter changes started five years ago. More...

Studying the bay

Capt. Steve Moreau of the R.V. Eastern Surveyor, center and Fred Pease, take a group of URI ocean engineering students for a research trip in Narragansett Bay. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Candidates share views on island issues

More than 50 island residents turned out to hear Jamestown's candidates for Town Council, School Committee, and Town Moderator express their opinions on a wide range of topics, from affordable housing to water rates, in a forum sponsored by the Jam More...

Editorial

What's the best thing about NK?

Jon Degidio, senior "I love going to sporting events. I have had the most fun when supporting teams at NK." More...

Musings

Two innings into Game Three, nothing was happening. My wife and I decided to take advantage of the lull by getting a head start on our latest mail-subscription DVD, Tess. As in, Of The D'Urbervilles. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all for a successful reunion

On August 11, 2007, the North Kingstown High School Class of 1997 celebrated its tenth reunion. More...

Events are part of a community

I am not sure I understand. More...

Upcoming Events

Teen Center open house scheduled

The Jamestown Recreation Department is excited to announce a Teen Center Open House on Dec. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Teen Craft Fair is being organized for the same night in the recreation center. More...

Lawn school student council hosting two socials

The Lawn Avenue School student council is sponsoring a fifth and sixth grade social on Friday, Nov. 2, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Blood drive Nov. 12

The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services will hold a blood drive on Monday, Nov. 12, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall. The hall is in the Portuguese American Citizens' Club at 138 Narragansett Ave. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Scouts from Troop 1 will be by Saturday to pick up the food collection bags that they dropped off last weekend. The scouts are participating in the annual Scouting for Food drive. All collected items go to the food pantry at St. Mark Church. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits James Britton received a permit on Oct. 24 to install a 6- by 4- foot access to a basement at 56 Reservoir Circle, work estimated to cost $2,500. George Neale received a permit on Oct. More...

Town meetings

Thursday, Nov. 1 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, Nov. 6 Polls open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 2 p.m., Town Hall, Probate Court convenes. 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged James M. Gilbane, 49, of Rumford, was charged Oct. 25 with first offense drunk driving after a toll plaza employee reported a man sleeping behind the wheel at in one of the toll lanes, police said. More...