January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Snow Day! The McCarthy children enjoyed the great outdoors on their day out of school on Monday. They used family teamwork to build a snowman. The siblings are, from left to right, Juliana, Andrew, Kieran, and Kristjana. More...

Keiser sets the record straight on farm buy

Hoping to set the record straight on the town's recently completed farmland buyback program, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser took to the floor of this week's Town Council meeting armed with a high-tech presentation to councilors and the approximate More...

News

van der Wal photo talk set

The Photo Guild of the Wickford Art Association will host a presentation by photographer Onne van der Wal at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Visitors should arrive early, as space will fill up quickly. Admission is $2 per person. More...

Military families make island their temporary home

With the recent announcement of Jamestown's eligibility for Impact Aid, the presence of military families living on the island has become more noticeable, and in a good way. More...

Zoo offers Valentine's fun

Roger Williams Park Zoo will celebrate Valentine's Day in a wild new way with "Love Your Wild World" on Feb. 10. More...

Sam Bari

Still writing three years later

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

As difficult as it is to believe, dear readers, we are celebrating the end of yet a third year of "You can't beat a system you can't understand" in the Jamestown Press. After 156 issues, it's still fun to write. 2007 was interesting. More...

Upcoming Events

Temple offers Judaism classes

Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer of Temple Shalom in Middletown, is offering a two-session adult education program to "explore what is wonderful about Judaism" in a non-threatening, welcoming environment. More...

AARP meeting on Monday

The third meeting of the season of the Newport County Chapter of AARP will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fenner Avenue Hall in Newport. The guest speaker for the session will be Rhode Island Senate Majority Leader M. More...

MS group meets in Newport

The Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society holds a multiple sclerosis self-help group at Newport Hospital the last Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

A museum-quality vault for the storage and protection of our papers, photographs, and archival material has been a dream of the historical society and one of the major goals of our ongoing Capital Campaign. More...

This week in Island history

Week of January 17

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...

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...

Holiday deadlines at the Jamestown Press

The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule next week. Look for the paper on Thursday, Jan. 24. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, the following newspaper deadlines are posted: Display Advertising 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. More...

Island real estate market is strong

Compared to the rest of the country, statistics show that the Jamestown real estate market is doing well. When compared to the surrounding area, it is more than holding its own. More...

Long, Paiva-Weed talk about state budget issues

Facing a projected $450 million deficit and possible recession, Jamestown's representatives in the General Assembly have their work cut out for them as 2008 marks the beginning of a new legislative session. More...

Editorial

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A call to arms for island Patriots fan

If you are a regular visitor at the Jamestown Post Office you know that island postal clerk Paul Brunelle is one of the island's most fervant New England Patriots fans. More...

Letters to the Editor

Off the Curb closing its doors

Unfortunately, times have changed quite a bit over the last 16 years. My program, which was at first very innovative, is no longer unique in the community. More...

Please give to farm effort

As chair of the Jamestown Conservation Commission for over twenty years, I would like to provide my insight to the recent events surrounding the preservation of the Neale and Dutra farms. More...

About Town

Rock with the Elderly Brothers

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host the acoustic folk/ rock sounds of the Elderly Brothers at 3 p.m on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Jamestown library. The Elderly Brothers have been making music in the Newport area for the past two years. More...

Larson novel next book topic

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 12 with the book "Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History" by Erik Larson. More...

Shores group meeting set

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its first meeting of the new year at the Senior Center, 6 West St., on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Coffee and dessert will be served. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Last Thursday, I hadn't yet had time to look at that day's Press when, while checking my e-mail, there was a message from Gloria Conley in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, with the answer to that week's lyrics' poser. How the heck did she do that? More...

Obituaries

Rita Salafia, 84

Rita Rachael (Denardo) Salafia, 84, of Seaside Drive in Jamestown died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Olympia "Molly" (Fornaro) Denardo. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Nancy Bennett received a permit on Jan. 8 to construct an 8 by 12-foot shed at 48 Bonnet View Drive, work estimated to cost $3,400. More...

Births

Morris A daughter, Catharine Morris, was born on Jan. 3, 2008 at 1:38 p.m. at Newport Hospital to James and Kate Wright of Clinton Avenue. Grandparents are Rosanne and Arthur Voute of South Salem, N.Y., and Harry and Josy Wright of Jamestown. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 8:51 a.m., Jan. 7, Car 3 was dispatched to Conanicus Avenue for a false alarm. 12:29 p.m., Jan. 10, Ladder 1, Tanker 15, Engines 1, 2, and 3 responded to a false alarm on Bay View Drive. 4:15 p.m., Jan. More...