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NK school committee eyes athletic budget cuts

Cuts to the North Kingstown schools athletic budget are nothing new. More...

News

PTO hosts canned food drive during 'Spirit Week'

The Jamestown Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a food drive to benefit the Jamestown food bank during Spirit Week at Melrose School this week. Spirit Week is traditionally held the week before February vacation. More...

Help children with consignment shop

A consignment shop, which benefits children with disabilities and special needs, is open for business in February and March. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Peggy Silvia, at left, and Sue Brayman took the Press snorkeling while on a Caribbean cruise last month. More...

Sam Bari

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

Delegates and superdelegates, primaries and caucuses

Concerned readers want to know: How does the election process really work? We put our crack research team, the Googlamaniacs, to the task and they slaved for nanoseconds to find the answers. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Friday Feb. 15 Yoga Basics, Jamestown Country Club, 10 a.m., fee Open Rec, grades 5 to 8, 3 to 5 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

On this St. Valentine's Day, one Jamestown couple attributes a shared love for music as an important aspect of the two's love for each other as they approach their 63rd wedding anniversary on Aug. 4. More...

Obituaries

Robert E. Healy, 70

Robert E. Healy, 70, of Pemberton Place, Jamestown, died Sunday Feb. 10, 2008 at the Phillip Hulitar Home and Hospice Intake Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Gertrude (Jeonnote) Healy and Barbara Healy. Mr. 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...

Council doubts fishing pier harbors 'critical dangers'

Island conservationists are clearing a path toward realizing a longtime goal of creating a northsouth connecting trail through the great salt marsh, while opponents to a proposed fishing pier at the site of the former Jamestown Bridge ran up agains More...

Kids take science outside of the classroom

Jim Kaczynski's eighth grade science class built balloons and launched them on school grounds to learn about density, mass and volume. The class takes two to three class periods to make the balloons and then collects data during the launch. More...

Teen Center opens for business Friday

Deliveries lined up at the community center last Monday morning. A television installation, a couch and other treasures filled a renovated corner of the recreation hall in preparation for the Jamestown Teen Center opening tomorrow Friday, Feb. 15. More...

Editorial

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Most of our readers are familiar with this newspaper's Web site. You can find us on the Internet at www.jamestownpress.com. More...

Island trail system takes step forward

This week the Jamestown Town Council gave the green light for work to begin on development of a mid-island walking trail network. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Island fleeced in land deals

As stated in the Press of Feb. 7, 2008, Jamestown stands to lose $31,000 in state aid as part of Governor Carcieri's plan to reduce Rhode Island's budget defi- cit. To avoid an increase in our taxes, we must look for other sources of revenue. More...

About Town

Help Jamestown's new animal shelter

There will be an organizational meeting for the Jamestown Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Jamestown library. More...

Rec hours extended for vacation week

The Open Rec program at the Recreation Center will hold special hours next week for school vacation. The Teen Center will be open for all students in grades 7 to 12 on Monday through Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. More...

Children's dance classes offered

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department presents two new dance classes for island youth. Karen Sachetti, creator of SmartStart RI, will lead two Saturday morning classes at the Jamestown Country Club. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 14

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 Joan Taft received a permit Feb. 7 to replace and shingle a roof at 145 Fort Wetherill Rd., work estimated to cost $15,000. Hope and Francis Darigan received a permit Feb. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Feb. 18 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Wind Committee meets. Wednesday, Feb 20 7 p.m., library, Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Feb. 21 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS

3:57 a.m., Feb. 4, Cars 1, 2 and 3, and Engine 3 responded to a carbon monoxide alarm on Frigate Street. No carbon monoxide was found. 10:24 a.m., Feb. 4, Car 1 and Engine 3 answered a false alarm on North Main Road. 11:07 a.m., Feb. More...