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News

Sixty-six birds counted on silver anniversary

The annual Christmas bird count on Conanicut Island was another resounding success. Island bird counters are celebrating their 25th year of providing information to the National Audubon Society. More...

Live your life to the maximum says Jamestown trainer

Jerome Schaub is an extraordinary personal trainer. So say his local clients. His client history reads like a Hollywood and sports world Who's Who. The cast of Baywatch, Fay Dunaway, and the late, great football player Lyle Alzedo are among them. More...

St. Mark teams victorious in Sunday hoops events

On any given Sunday, there is a lot of action at the Lawn school gym when the CAL, formerly CYO, basketball league takes the court. Last Sunday, the St. Mark teams were victorious in all four of their games. St. More...

Sam Bari

The origin of wedding presents

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

This is the week ladies and gentleman. The January "white sales" and other delightful retail selling events have begun. This is the month deep discounts can be found in just about every retail and outlet mall in the country. More...

About Town

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Islander Cindy Butler pauses for a break at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon during her recent backpacking trip from the North Rim to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. More...

Film series begins tonight

Tonight - Thursday - 7 p.m. The Friends of the Jamestown Library will be kicking off this year's 2008 Foreign Film Series on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. with a showing of the 2005 Russian film, "The Italian." The film's runtime is 90 minutes. More...

Chorus is looking for new voices

The Jamestown Community Chorus spring rehearsal season begins Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., in Jamestown. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 10 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6 p.m., fee Zumba Latin workout, 5:15 - 6 p.m., Jamestown Country Club, fee Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Town Hall Gallery will soon open and showcase the works of island artists. More...

News of Record

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 9 a.m., Jan. 1, Cars 2 and 3, and Special Services 1 were sent to Mackerel Cove to standby for the Penguin Plunge. 12:46 p.m., Jan. 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...

Bridge authority hears local concerns

By Michaela Kennedy

Islanders and West Bay residents had their chance to air their opinions about the state of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority on Monday at the Jamestown library. More...

Editorial

Chamber Chatter

The Chamber is very excited about the upcoming Breakfast Series that will begin on Jan. 17. In the last few years, these have been very popular events with each breakfast focusing on one aspect of running a business. More...

Flotsam and Jetsam

The Monday after I retired from my position as editor of this newspaper, I did a really good thing. I joined Jamestown Fitness, the local gym. Now that some weeks have passed, I have observed that three things have happened to me. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Where did farm funds go?

It would be helpful (for those who contributed) to receive a written explanation directly from the Conanicut Island Land trust on: What has happened with the funds contributed to purchase the Neale and Dutra farms? More...

Land trust board turns its back

This letter was sent to the Conanicut Island Land Trust and copied to the Jamestown Press. More...

Swain's attorneys dispute story

We are writing to set the record straight on David Swain. While we would prefer to keep the facts of the matter in court, as counsel, we are compelled to write in defense of Mr. Swain to preserve his right to a fair trial and an unbiased jury pool. More...

Upcoming Events

Volunteer to be a historic guide

The Rhode Island Historical Society is now recruiting energetic, inquisitive lovers of history to be volunteer museum guides and educators at its John Brown House Museum in Providence. More...

Never too late to play the piano

The URI Preparatory Music Program will again offer its popular beginning piano classes for adults and children starting in February. All classes take place in the Fine Arts Center on URI's Kingston campus. More...

Youth leadership conference forming

Nichols College and the Student Leadership Training Program (SLTP) are co-sponsoring a youth leadership conference for ninth graders called Students Taking Active Responsibility (START) on June 8 and 9. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 10

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, January 9, 1908 Mr. More...

Obituaries

Rose B. Drolet, 78

Rose B. (Guerin) Drolet, 78, of North Smithfield, died Jan. 1, 2008 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. More...