November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Recount does not change election

Nine days after voters went to the polls, Jamestown's ballots were recounted by election officials and the results were poised to be certified with no change in the outcome of this month's elections. More...

Tradition dashed: DiGiando elected Town Council president

In a split 3-2 vote during a special Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Julio DiGiando was elected Town Council president, over top vote-getter Robert Sutton. More...

Swain’s extradition hearing postponed to next month

Former councilman is charged with murdering his wife while on a diving vacation in Tortola

The extradition hearing for former Jamestown Town Council vice president David Swain, 51, set for Nov. 22, has been postponed two weeks at the request of his federal public defender. More...

News

Seal watching this weekend

Come and board the M/V Alletta Morris for an up-close look at the winter seals of Narragansett Bay. Each cruise includes a lecture by an expert guide and binoculars are provided. More...

Kennedy secures funds for EZPass

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2008. Included in the bill are many critical projects secured by Congressman Patrick J. More...

Town needs to fill committee slots with volunteers

One (1) vacancy exists on the Beavertail State Park Advisory Committee for a three-year term appointment. This Committee is charged with overseeing the use and operation of the park. Meetings are conducted semiannually. More...

Letters to the Editor

We always need volunteers

Many residents may find it hard to believe, but the Town of Jamestown relies on a totally volunteer department to provide all of the fire suppression services we have in town. More...

People filled many bowls

The Empty Bowls committee would like to thank the community for our third successful year. In total, $6,000 was raised for local food banks. More...

Community hate needs to end!

A few days before the Nov. 6 election, a postcard was mailed to residents of Jamestown that had derogatory and misleading comments regarding the two independent candidates for Town Council. More...

Upcoming Events

St. Matthew's Bazaar planned

Don't miss St. Matthew's Christmas Bazaar to be held in the Parish Hall on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. More...

Pottery show and sale this weekend

The Potters of Newport County 12th Annual Holiday Sale will be held at the Elks Lodge on the corner of Bellevue and Pelham in Newport this weekend. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 25. More...

Remy to speak at hospital event

South County Hospital will debut their new three-story addition, called the Frost Family Pavilion, on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 22 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 23 Mellow Vinyasa yoga, 32 Pemberton Ave., 8:30 a.m., fee Senior bowling, Senior Center, 9 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 21

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 Gerry Bay received a permit on Nov. 9 to repair a roof and replace beams at 27 Newport St., work estimated to cost $20,000. Nick Kouttab received a permit on Nov. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Darien Petit, 52, of 29 Riptide St., was charged on Nov. 16 with first offense drunk driving after an auto accident on Clarke Street. Police said he also refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 11:19 a.m., Nov. 13, Engine 3 was dispatched in response to a motor vehicle accident on East Shore Road at Wright Lane. 10:56 p.m., Nov. 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. 2007-0595 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO STEPHEN J. More...

School committee braces for budget woes

The expected $400 million shortfall predicted for the state budget next year may translate into less funding for schools next year. More...

Let's give thanks

The annual second-grade Thanksgiving Pageant, depicting the first Thanksgiving, was performed at the Melrose Avenue School on Tuesday morning. Participating in the play are, bottom from left, Jayda Rios and Michaela Colognese. More...

BREAKING NEWS

Former Town Council member arrested on murder charge

Former Town Council vice president David Swain, owner of Ocean State Scuba on North Main Road, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. More...

Swain’s extradition hearing postponed to next month

Former councilman is charged with murdering his wife while on a diving vacation in Tortola

The extradition hearing for former Jamestown Town Council vice president David Swain, 51, set for Nov. 22, has been postponed two weeks at the request of his federal public defender. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Giving thanks for more than a feast

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Tradition holds that we gather in groups of family and friends to feast and give thanks for the bounties we've received during the past year. More...

A beacon returns to West Passage

A bit of history was made Saturday evening when the Dutch Island Lighthouse once again flashed a beacon across the waters of Narragansett Bay's West Passage. More...

Sam Bari

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

1,200 words you do not want to hear

Our crack research team, the Googlamaniacs, have unearthed startling data that needs to be addressed. More...

About Town

Holiday concert coming soon

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its 2007 Holiday Concerts on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., in Jamestown. More...

Celebrate Dickinson's birthday

A celebration of Emily Dickinson's birthday will take place at Jamestown Philomenian library on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7. The poet was born Dec. 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. She lived there her whole life and died there in 1886. More...

Self defense for women offered

Sign up now for a self-defense class for women. The Jamestown Police Department is offering a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class. This is a basic self-defense class for women of all ages. The four-day class will be held Dec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

We open this week's column with a very special message we have been asked to convey to an island sixth grader. The request came from her mother via e-mail and reads: "I am not impressed by a lot, yet my daughter continues to amaze me. More...

Obituaries

Janet Davis Callahan, 87

Janet Davis Callahan, 87, of Jupiter, Fla. and Jamestown, died Nov. 5, 2007 at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Hospice following a brief illness. Born on July 22, 1920 in Springfield, Mass., she moved to the Jupiter area in 1985. More...

Florence Elva Wirth, 89

Florence Elva Buffinton) Wirth, 89, of Cranston, died at Brentwood Nursing Home on Nov. 13, 2007. She was the wife of the late William S. Wirth. She was a 10th generation descendent of Roger Williams. More...

Roger C. Vaughn, 90

Roger C. Vaughn, 90, died Nov. 16, 2007 of renal failure. He was the husband of Mary Frances "Friday" Lyons. Born in Cuba, Mo., he was retired Navy commander and former college math instructor. More...