September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

E-Z Pass forum answers questions

Questions, concerns and controversy continue to surround the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority's planned implementation of the E-Z Pass program on the Newport Pell Bridge. More...

Water and sewer budgets approved

Water rates will not increase this year

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced at Monday's Town Council meeting that water and sewer service rates will not increase for the current fiscal year. More...

News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Kimberly Lellis-Dibble, and her husband, Nathan, took the Press with them on their honeymoon in Ireland. The couple was visiting castle ruins in the Aran Islands. More...

Officer says future of community is in the hands of the children

Jamestown police officer Scott Sullivan, 37, said that the future of any community is in the children. "It's always been that way, and always will be," Sullivan said. More...

Rachel's Challenge comes to North Kingstown High School

Rachel Scott, a beautiful 17- year-old girl, was the first person killed on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for support during treatment

I have confronted a lot over the past year. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, went through two abdominal surgeries, countless blood tests, and six rounds of chemotherapy. More...

Banning cyclists from island will not solve problem

I read with dismay a recent Sept. More...

Upcoming Events

Local author pens book on hurricane

Jamestown resident Carol Newman Cronin will hold a book launch and signing for her book, "Oliver's Surprise" at Conanicut Marine Store this Friday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 18 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Sept. 22 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Sept. 23 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 18 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Musica Dolce Chamber Orchestra is coming back to town. The Jamestown Community Piano Association is sponsoring the orchestra's concert at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Sunday at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARY

Frances Kerr Cochran, 73

Mrs. Frances Cochran, 73, of Davidson, N.C. died on Sept. 9, 2008 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Cochran was born on March 11, 1935 in Richmond, Va., the daughter of the late John Jay Hicks Kerr and Lillian Mc- Cabe Kerr. Mrs. Cochran attended St. 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...

Perry wants better state fiscal management

People have asked me why I am running for state Senate. Why did I enter this race against a 16-year entrenched incumbent? There are many reasons, but the top two are named Ginger and Nicky. More...

Photo

Hanging around Gage DeVellis and Sean Stanford had some old fashioned fun climbing a tree on Narragansett Avenue. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Red Cross drill simulates island disaster preparedness

The town held its second simulated disaster drill Saturday at the Melrose Avenue School emergency shelter to test emergency personnel for readiness in case of a real emergency. More...

Editorial

I used to like to drive

I don't remember when I stopped liking it, but now every time I have to get behind the wheel of my car I do it with a sense of dread. It has nothing to do with the car. In fact, I love my Saab 9-3 wagon. More...

VIEWPOINT

Planning is a work in progress

Community planning is a consensus building process based on community input, professional guidance and political will. Jamestown is in the process of updating its Zoning Ordinance. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

A moving experience

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

Brain: "Okay. Let's get moving." Me: "Huh? Why?" Brain: "You know why. The lease is up, and because you are out of your mind, you have chosen to move to a new house. And today is the day." Me: "Groannnnn." Brain: "I gave you a brilliant idea. More...

About Town

South County Welcomes Home Dr. Aaron Weisbord, Cardiologist

A real native of South County, Aaron Weisbord, M.D., was born at South County Hospital, grew up in South Kingstown and graduated from South Kingstown High School. More...

He caught the reading bug

Philip Reilly, of Jamestown, was named an All-Star reader in the "Catch the Summer Reading Bug" summer reading program at the Jamestown library. Reilly won tickets to a PawSox game at McCoy Stadium. More...

New winter basketball league forming now

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer an over-35 recreational basketball league starting Wednesday, Oct. 1. The league will be held every Wednesday from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. through May 1. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 18

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 Fritz Attaway received a permit Sept. 11 to remove an existing house and garage and construct a new single family dwelling according to plan at 13 Decatur Ave., work estimated to cost $369,000. More...

BIRTH

Stern

A son, Finn Michael Stern, was born June 26, 2008 at Huntersville Hospital, Huntersville, North Carolina to Marianne (Smith) and David Stern of Charlotte, North Carolina. Grandparents are Helen and Michael Smith of Jamestown and Cindy and Dr. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged • Matthew Love, 28, of East Providence was charged Sept. More...