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November storm hits Jamestown
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The extra-tropical storm Noel hit Jamestown on Saturday, Nov. 3. This video shows scenes of the storm around the island on Saturday and the aftermath on Sunday, Nov. 4. Photographed by Jeff McDonough More...

News

Scavenger hunt helps kids learn

Members of the Project-based Learning class at the Lawn Avenue School could not have ordered a more perfect day for the last public event of the 2007 season at Watson Farm. More...

Teen planning night yields youthful excitement

Anticipation is starting to grow among local teens and parents as they discuss the future of the new Jamestown Teen Center. A meeting held on Oct. More...

Where in the world is the Press?

Bruce and Cameron Toppa took the Press to New Hampshire International Speedway to see their favorite NASCAR drivers on the track. More...

About Town

About Town

Veterans' service honored Sunday The island's veterans groups will commemorate Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. The keynote speaker will be retired Navy Capt. More...

Upcoming Events

Savastano in ballet theatre

Rhode Island's ballet theatre has added several new members to its ranks. Admission to the company for pre-professional ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 18 is through juried audition only. More...

Wreaths help homeless women

Lucy's Hearth, Newport County's shelter for homeless women and children, is making plans for their Seventh Annual Designer Christmas Wreath Sale Fund-raiser. More...

Citizens Bank offers free Audubon admission

Admission to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center (EEC) will be free the first Saturday of every month courtesy of a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. More...

Obituaries

Norman E. Lawrence Sr., 78

Norman E. Lawrence Sr., 78, of Beacon Avenue, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at Newport Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucille K. (Avery) Lawrence for 60 years. 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...

Go 'Into the Woods' tomorrow night

What do you get when you take the best characters from Grimm's fairy tales and put them into the same woods to co-exist? If you're Stephen Sondheim you take a book on the subject written by James Lapine and turn it into a hit Broadway musical. More...

Former administrator Bob Sutton takes top council seat

Democrats keep four seats to Republican's one

Robert W. Sutton, Jamestown's first Town Administrator, who served the island for 17 years, was the top vote-getting candidate for Town Council in Tuesday's election. More...

Editorial

Islanders break ranks with state, pollsters say

EDITORIAL•

Jamestowners do not follow the pack, at least when it comes to giving money to presidential candidates. A recent campaign finance report by the Washington Post details the contributions made by Jamestown residents to presidential candidates. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fall soccer season a big success

Another fall recreation season for the Jamestown Soccer Association came to an end on Oct. 27. Under the looming threat of very stormy skies, a hardy group of players, coaches and parents all came out to finish the season in style. More...

Help with the Mitten Basket

With the expectation of a cold and long winter ahead of us, the staff at the Town Hall will start collecting mittens, scarves, hats and gloves for the annual holiday Mitten Basket. More...

Annual 5K jog a great success

The Jamestown Recreation Department's annual Jack O' Lantern Jog 5K Road Race was held on Oct. 28 with over 120 participants. More...

Sam Bari

The advent of the virtual mall

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

Without a doubt, we are well ensconced in a virtual age. Sometimes I think the virtual part is not always on the computer. Things are often not what they appear to be, but nonetheless exist. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 8 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Chair Yoga, Central Baptist Church, 5-6 p.m., fee Hatha Yoga Basics, Central Baptist Church, 6:15-7:45 p.m., fee Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Veterans Day is coming up on Sunday. But, what is it all about? We asked islander Tom Bailey, an Air Force lieutenant colonel, if he would give us his thoughts on the holiday. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 8

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...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Bill and Susan Pratt received a permit on Oct. 30 to construct a dormer and second floor as per plans at 101 Longfellow Rd., work estimated to cost $70,000. Michael and Debra Harrington received a permit on Oct. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Nov. 12 Town offices closed for Veterans Day holiday. Tuesday, Nov. 13 7 p.m., Ft. Wetherill, the Conservation Commission meets. 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Police Log

Breaking and entering charged Two Newport juveniles were charged Oct. 30 with breaking and entering a home on Lincoln Street after neighbors witnessed them climbing in a window. More...