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Big surf

Although the clouds and rain from Tropical Storm Hanna had departed the area by Sunday morning, the storm left behind large waves that attracted sightseers to Beavertail to watch the surge from the rocks. Photo by Paul Murray More...

Blogging from Ghana, Part One

Two Jamestowners journey to West Africa

8:06 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15. Accra, Ghana. There is a full moon over Ghana tonight. The air is full of acrid smoke and obscures the moon like a wispy fog. Somebody, somewhere is burning something. More...

News

Town records safekeeping is just one of town clerk's duties

Many people are not exactly aware of the duties of the town clerk, says Arlene Petit, Jamestown's town clerk since 1998. More...

Landfill closure company looking at composting options

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser at Monday's Town Council meeting that landfill staff met with GZA, Geo Environmental, Inc., of Providence, the firm contracted to handle the closure, to discuss alternative storage/composting options that impact the More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Emily van Gelder, left, and Mei-ella Vickers took the Press to Bryant Park in New York City while they were awaiting the start of a Miley Cyrus concert. More...

Sam Bari

The web scam customer service caper

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

Most conspiracy theorists, as far as I can tell, are fundamentally crazy. More...

About Town

Ghouls' Rules raises fun with eco-friendly theme

Autumn is here, but that quirky island urge to duct tape things together for a contest still prevails. Ghouls' Rules, a dance party slated for Oct. 25, challenges all ages to enter an original design costume created from untraditional materials. More...

Buy a calendar to help student athletes

On Saturday, Sept. 27, members of several sports teams at North Kingstown High School will be selling their fund-raising calendars door-to-door. More...

Keeping watch

William Gurney takes in the water view from his front yard on Southwest Avenue. He is often seen enjoying the picturesque setting. Photo by Ellen House More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 11 Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, 8:30 a.m., fee Teen center, grades 7 - 12, 2 - 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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 11

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 William Burgin received a permit Sept. 2 to replace the front stairs at 56 Maple Ave., work estimated to cost $5,000. James Erickson received a permit Sept. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Sept. 15 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Water and Sewer Commission meets. Tuesday, Sept. 16 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. Wednesday, Sept. More...

BIRTH

Swistak A son, Mark Walter Swistak III, was born Aug. 18, 2008 at South County Hospital to Julie (Brittain) and Mark W. Swistak, Jr. of Jamestown. Grandparents are Mark and Debbie Swistak, Jack and Mary Brittain, all of Jamestown. More...

Two candidates square off for state representative seat

Long cites experience at the State House

Nearly all of my adult life has been centered around helping others. Government bureaucracy can be overwhelming and I have worked diligently to make government work for people. More...

Dutch Harbor Boat Yard lease renewed

The Town Council voted unanimously at Monday night's meeting to approve the proposed lease from the new owner of the Dutch Island Boat Yard. "I've visited the boat yard and Mr. More...

RITBA E-Z Pass forums extended

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority held a series of public information forums this week to address residents' concerns regarding the proposed institution of the E-Z Pass Program on the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

End of Summer

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Editorial

• VIEWPOINT •

Jamestown to enter into an agreement to use North Kingstown's animal shelter

After years of discussion and debate about whether to build an animal shelter on Jamestown, a temporary solution has been found. More...

• EDITORIAL •

Blogging from Ghana at JamestownPress.com

This Saturday, my wife Kim and I will begin a journey to Africa where we will meet a young man who has been a pen pal with our daughter for several years. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Elections letters policy

The Jamestown Press has a long-standing policy of not publishing letters concerning obvious campaigns. More...

Council should stop encouraging cyclists

I am writing in the hope of articulating some of the reasons for the tensions that exist between motorists, of which I am one, and cyclists, referred to in the Jamestown Press. "Share the Road" says a sign aimed at motorists. More...

Many programs for island teens to enjoy

Teenagers are at great risk of becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, but a local group is doing everything it can to keep them safe. More...

Upcoming Events

Parent group to meet at NK high school

North Kingstown High School parents, teachers and students are welcome to attend the first PTSO meeting for the 2008-2009 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the NKHS media center. More...

Take a Red Cross CPR class this fall

The East Bay Branch of the Rhode Island Red Cross will offer several different health and safety classes this fall at their Middletown location. Among the offerings are Standard First Aid, CPR, and Babysitter's Training classes. More...

Fall race series begins for Jamestown Yacht Club

Race number 1 of the Jamestown Yacht Club fall series was held on Sunday, Sept. 7. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Baby Bella, Melges 24, Mark Nannini; 2. Hidalgo, Mod Express 27, M deAngeli / R Moody; 3. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Ben Roach has had a summer that most kids his age can only dream about. The 11- year-old Jamestown School sixth grader spent the summer catching fish with a rod and reel. More...

Obituaries

Philip J. Yorkery, 63

Philip J. "PY 14" Yorkery, 63, of Pemberton Avenue, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at home. He was the son of the late William T. and Helen (Powers) Yorkery. He was the stepson of the late Catherine (Stone) Yorkery. 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...