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New tanker truck

Bert Dickinson climbs aboard one of two new tanker trucks at the Jamestown Fire Station. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

News

Bucky Caswell, a Jamestown fireman for nearly six decades

Valmont "Bucky" Caswell, 80, started hanging around the Jamestown Fire Department when he was 14-years old. He trained to be a fireman in 1948 and officially joined the department in 1949 when he turned 21. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Oct. 8 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. Thursday, Oct. 9 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. More...

North Kingstown girls' volleyball beats South

The North Kingstown High School girls' volleyball team improved their record to 8-1 after win at home against South Kingstown on Monday night. The Skippers took all three games, 25-22, 25-12, 25-16. More...

Sam Bari

Memories of childhood stress

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

Statistics and experience tell us that as we age, our memory banks take on a new identity and serve us differently. More...

Upcoming Events

Documentary on ticks and Lyme disease to be held at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host Dr. Thomas Mather from the University of Rhode Island's Tick Encounter Resource Center and the film "Hidden in the Leaves" on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. More...

Adventure series begins at Mystic Seaport

Climbing remote mountains, discovering sunken pirate ships and defying physical expectations are just some of the journeys visitors will experience in the 2008-09 Adventure Series at Mystic Seaport, which runs one day a month from October to April. More...

Bird sanctuary Harvest Fair this weekend

One of the most anticipated fall events in Southern New England, the Norman Bird Sanctuary's Harvest Fair, welcomes 13,000 attendees who enjoy old-fashioned fun with music, activities and games for the entire family. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Broadway is coming to East Ferry! Mary Wright, the Jamestown Community Theatre's artistic director, reports that the JCT is producing a one-man show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15 and 16 at the Recreation Center. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Gayen Thompson received a permit Sept. 23 to re-roof the front of a house at 52 Grinnell St., work estimated to cost $1,600. Arthur and Paula King received a permit Sept. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged • Carlton Winsor, 44, of 23 Catamaran St., was charged Sept. More...

Islander helps save women's lives in Malawi

An African missionary named Lamec Msamange visited Islander Carol Sousa's church in Middletown in 1985. He told the congregation about Malawi, a small South African nation that was little known to the world outside its borders at the time. More...

Candidates answer tough questions at forum

The state budget crisis, and what candidates planned to do about it, was the primary focus of much of the Candidates Forum at the Jamestown Senior Center on Sept. 24. More...

Fire department kicks off fire safety month

Knowing some simple safety rules could save lives

Fire safety is often something most people would say is important, but fire safety preparations often fall to the wayside in the midst of busy family schedules. More...

Editorial

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Raptor project helps raise awareness

Most Jamestowners are aware of the Conanicut Island Raptor Project. The osprey nest in Marsh Meadows along North Main Road attracts a large amount of interest in the summer months. More...

Letters to the Editor

Elections letters policy

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

Next president will have tough treasury decisions

I will write not to oppose or support a specific candidate for president of the United States, which according to Press Editor Adrienne Downing, is against press policy. More...

About Town

Local glassblowers on exhibit in Newport

David and Jennifer Clancy, from Clancy Designs in Jamestown, will be exhibiting their work as part of the "Glass & Paint" show at DeBlois Gallery in Newport. There will be an opening reception for the show on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 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, Oct. 17 and 18 on the Kingston Campus. More...

Evergreens needed for holiday mansion décor

With the Christmas season just around the corner, the Preservation Society of Newport County is looking for large, live evergreen trees to help dress up the grounds of the Newport Mansions for the holidays. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 2 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 October 2

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...

Obituaries

Julie Lynn Murphy, 40

Julie Lynn Murphy, 40, of Bellevue Avenue, Newport, died Sept. 26, 2008 at home. She was the companion of Jon Monti. Born in Sayre, Pa., she was a daughter of Hugh A. and Janice C. (Coldwell) Murphy of Jamestown and the late Paul A. Caputo. More...

David J. Brazil, 62

David J. Brazil, 62, of Intrepid Lane, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 at Rhode Island Hospital after a twoyear battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Linda A. (Baker) Brazil for 35 years. 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. 2008-0506 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND CHRISTOPHER J. More...