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Golf course abutters looking for say on several course issues

Several residents who live near the Jamestown Golf Course asked the Town Council Monday night to help them resolve some issues they are having with the golf course management. More...

News

State referenda to include $2.5 million for farm bond

Voters in November will be asked to approve a $2.5 million bond for agricultural preservation, thanks to legislation sponsored by Rep. Donna M. Walsh and Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski and passed by the General Assembly on June 21. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Maureen McGuirl, Emily Levy, Ellen Bednarcyzk, Sydney Keen and Sarah Smith took the Press to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, where students had an evening treat of beignets. More...

Quinn named a vice president at Brown University

Brown President Ruth J. Simmons announced this week that Marisa Quinn, currently assistant to the president, has been named vice president for public affairs and university relations. More...

Sam Bari

When revenge is sweet, it can really be funny

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

Not long ago we talked about how our parents put the old, "I hope your children are just like you," curse on us, and it sure enough happened. More...

About Town

Learn baseball tips at McCoy stadium

A free baseball clinic will be offered to children on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket. More...

Auditions ahead for community theatre

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions for its November production of "Miracle on 34th Street," on Sunday, Aug. 17, and Monday, Aug. 18. Adapted from the book of the same title, this play tells the story of an elderly gentleman, Mr. More...

Magic show coming to library Aug. 12

Magician Chris Carbone will perform for children at the Jamestown library on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The performance is the final event in the children's summer reading program, "Catch the Reading Bug," and will begin at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Virginio F. Bettencourt, 81

Virginio "Gene" Figueiredo Bettencourt, 81, of Jamestown, died July 25, 2008. He was the husband of Laura Rezendes Bettencourt, to whom he was married for 56 years. Born in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal on Dec. 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...

State energy policies may drive island's economy

State legislation regarding renewable energy sources is paving the way for Jamestown to make profitable use of its biggest resource, wind. More...

Officials confident about hurricane preparedness

Emergency crews have solid procedures in place

Although Rhode Island hasn't experienced a severe hurricane in many years, the string of deadly storms that wreaked havoc on Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida over the last several years beg the question: "Is Jamestown prepared for a severe hurric More...

Fish tales

Tommy Chamberlain, 4, grins as he shows off his catch at Saturday's fishing derby. The annual event is held each year at the North Pond Reservoir and sponsored by the Jamestown Striper Club. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Editorial

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Island Community Farm yields more than veggies

• EDITORIAL •

The Jamestown Community Farm will open on Tuesday mornings starting next week as part of a new program that will give children with autism and behavioral disorders hands-on experience with local agriculture. More...

Letters to the Editor

Many to thank for a successful book sale

Booksale 2008 at the Jamestown Library ended in the usual flurry. That is "A Buck a Bag." Even after two weeks of regular bargains, there were still plenty of great books and videos left to be carted off for a dollar a bag. More...

Successful tourney benefits food bank

On July 22, the Tuesday Jamestown Women's Golf League had a very successful and fun golf tournament to raise money for the Rhode Island Food Bank. More...

Fond memories of Chief Greene

Reading the article of putting police back on foot patrol brought back some fond memories. I wonder how many remember when the only officer we had in town was a chief of police whose name was Chester Greene. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 31 Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, 8:30 a.m., fee Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2:30 - 6 p.m., recreation center Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Beach Boot camp exercise class, Mackerel Cove, 6 to 7 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Were those your groupies who came to cheer you on at a previous talent show? "You mean my family," Oliver Allaux replied. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 31

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 Isabelle Aquino received a permit July 21 to remove and replace a deck at 74 Seaside Drive, work estimated to cost $5,000. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Aug. 6 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Procuring alcohol for minors charged David J. Gladding, 21, of 18 Bay St., was charged July 26 with procuring alcohol for minors and a violation of a no contact order. More...