September 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Queen Elizabeth II

The QEII visited the Narragansett Bay for the final time last week. The flagship of the Cunard line made her maiden voyage in 1969. The ship will be retiring in November to Dubai where she will be transformed into a $100 million floating hotel. More...

News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Bill Hamel, and his friend Bryan Johnson, took the Press to South Dakota while on a three-week working vacation. More...

The Jamestown Yacht Club's Fall Series Race

Race number three of the Jamestown Yacht Club Fall Series was held on Sept. 21. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Unplugged, C28, Scott Murray; 2. Jest, Quest 32, P Hallowell/ A Stookey; 3. More...

Andrea Brayman wins Half Ironman

Islander Andrea Brayman was the top female in the FirmMan Rhode Island Half Ironman held on Sunday in Narragansett. Brayman easily won the race consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run (or half marathon). More...

Sam Bari

Counseling and fat prevention is secret to happy marriage

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

A long-time friend recently reminded me over somewhere around 2000 beers on Friday afternoon that if I had taken his advice years ago, I could be as happily married as he is. He neglected to say that he is happily married for the fourth time. More...

Upcoming Events

Lecture focuses on glorification of forensic science

A Hofstra University law professor will discuss, "Legal Dilemmas in Forensic Evidence" on Friday, Sept. 26, at the University of Rhode Island's Forensic Science Seminar. Professor J. Herbie DiFonzo's lecture will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. More...

URI seeks graduates for homecoming

The University of Rhode Island's Alumni Association is seeking members of the Class of 1978 to participate in 30th reunion activities during Homecoming Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18 on the Kingston Campus. More...

Local restaurant fund-raiser benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation

Trattoria Simpatico will host an afternoon of live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and a brunch buffet to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Rhode Island on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 12 to 5 p.m. The famous Kitty Litter female impersonator and B.B. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 25 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. Functional training, Jamestown Country Club, 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 25

100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, September 24, 1908 Little mackerel were quite numerous around the steamboat wharf this afternoon but were not biting, only a few stray ones being caught. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Mr. and Mrs. Neale received a permit Sept. 16 to erect a tent from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sept. 26 at the Neale Farm on Weeden Lane, work estimated to cost $825. Mary Gayron and Phil Bryan received a permit Sept. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Oct. 1 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Oct. 2 The regularly scheduled School Committee meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 9. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on suspended license charged Adam C. Trust, 25, of Newport, was charged Sept. 17 with driving with a suspended license after police recognized him from a previous incident. Police knew his license was suspended. 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...

E-ZPass put into effect by 4-0 vote

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority voted unanimously Wednesday to install the E-ZPass system on the Pell-Newport Bridge. The rate for Rhode Island residents will be $0.83 per crossing with a Rhode Island transponder. More...

Town awarded $12,500 recycling grant

State Representative Bruce Long (R-Jamestown, Middletown) announced at Monday's Town Council meeting that Jamestown had been awarded a $12,500 municipal recycling grant from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC). More...

Bus overcrowding problem is solved

Problems with overcrowded school buses and late arrivals were addressed and hopefully resolved, according to the Jamestown School Committee at its Sept. 18 meeting. More...

Blogging from Ghana

Two Jamestowners journey to West Africa

1:02 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23. Accra, Ghana We are sitting in the lobby of the Labadi Beach Hotel and are killing time until we need to leave for the airport. This is a posh resort. Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair stayed here when they visited Ghana. More...

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School, town should continue efforts to curtail costs

Islanders may recall that there was some concern expressed this past spring during the town's budget discussions that our community's school expenses have been increasing at a rapid rate despite declining student enrollment. More...

Letters to the Editor

Disaster drill a success because of volunteers

Many thanks to all who participated in the RIEMA Disaster Drill on Saturday, Sept. 13. The drill was a simulation of needing to open our Melrose School shelter as a result of the effects of a hurricane. More...

JHS house tour a big success

The Jamestown Historical Society had a very successful House Tour weekend on Sept. 12 and 13. Over 75 members attended the "Members Only" party on Friday night and more than 225 visitors toured the historic houses on Saturday. More...

Islander seeks donations

My name is Jocelyn Anthony and I am a daughter of Emily and Quentin Anthony of 105 Bayview Drive. I am now living in Rio San Juan, a small city located in the southeastern part of Nicaragua, next to Costa Rica. More...

About Town

Giving blood

Michael Casey, left, sets a good example for son Jonathan, 7, by giving blood at the blood drive. The drive was sponsored by the Jamestown American Legion and VFW posts. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Island art

Local artist Wilson Pollock talks about his painting of the "Three Sisters" houses on Walcott Avenue. All of Pollock's work is of Jamestown scenes and is on display at the Jamestown library through Friday, Oct. 10. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

'People of the Book' next up for book group

The next book to be read by the book groups at the Jamestown library will be "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks, on Monday evening, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

One of our delights during the summer months is sitting on our deck observing the antics of the hundreds of birds flying in and out of the feeders and later watching in wonder as the night sky evolves into millions of tiny lights. More...

Obituaries

Thomas P. O'Callaghan, 66

Thomas "Tom" Patrick O'Callaghan, 66, of Jamestown, died peacefully in his home on Sept. 22, 2008. The youngest of six siblings who grew up in Newton, Mass., he was a renaissance man with eclectic tastes and many talents. More...

Eve Mills Kelley, 85

Eve Mills Kelley, 85, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died Aug. 7, 2008 at Hilton Head Hospital. Eve was born June 22, 1923 in Louisville, Ky. Her parents were Raymond Peter Mills and Kathryn Baldwin Mills. More...

Theresa A. Deacon, 78

Theresa A. (Walsh) Deacon, 78, of North Kingstown, formerly of Jamestown, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at the home of her son. She was the wife of the late James Francis Deacon. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Oct. More...