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Soccer results

Week three U-6 League: Outstanding Players: Stearns Farms, Jack Barry; Well Works, Ben Cowan; Mc- Quade's Market, Carter Velivus; Jamestown Women's Club, Alexandra Sabourin; Murphy's Law, Rileigh Gouveia; Del's Lemonade, Justin Hoderick; Jamest More...

Skippers hold on to defeat Rogers 41 - 35

It appeared that the North Kingstown varsity football team was well in control, leading by a score of 34-19, at the beginning of the final quarter of last Friday's game against Rogers High School. More...

Kids' Corner

Student works from the Jamestown School

Nina Kent, Pre-School, Miss Peggy More...

Sam Bari

The next phase doesn't look promising

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

Occasionally, we take a moment to evaluate where we are in the great cycle of life. More...

About Town

Camping out

Being too young to be an official Cub Scout did not stop Jack Pritchard, 15 months, from camping out with the Pack on Saturday. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Trinity Rep opens with retelling of classic story

It has been said there are no new stories left to tell — only old stories with a fresh perspective. More...

Barber has given many first haircuts in 22 years

As Ken Silvia, master barber and proprietor of Ken's Barber Shop on Conanicus Avenue, draped a barber's cape over a customer and cut his hair, he reminisced about the old days when he started in the business. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Jamestown lost one of its best last week. I sang and worshipped with John Biddle over the years and it was always a delight to run into him while shopping at McQuade's on Sunday mornings and exchanging light banter. More...

Obituaries

John Scott Biddle, 83

John Scott Biddle, 83, of Beavertail Road, died Wednesday, Oct.1, 2008 at John Clarke Health Care Center in Middletown. He was the husband of Amy (McKay) Biddle of Philadelphia, whom he married in 1977. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. More...

Charles E. Bell, 80

Charles E. Bell, 80, of Gondola Avenue, a retired machinist, died Sept. 31, 2008 in Kent Hospital, Warwick. He was the devoted husband of Lois I. (Johnson) Bell for 59 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late George H. and Mary E. 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...

Streamlining the 33rd annual Jamestown Classic Bike Race

The 33rd Annual Jamestown Classic Bike Race sponsored by the Jamestown Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce will be a little different this year. More...

Youth group learns first-hand about being homeless

Members of the St. Matthew's Church youth group stepped out of their comfort zone and slept outside on Saturday night to bring awareness to the plight of the homeless. More...

Editorial

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EDITORIAL

Kids' Corner highlights island students' efforts

We are excited about a new feature that we are introducing in the Jamestown Press this week. The "Kids' Corner," which you will find on page 12 of this issue, is a showcase of student works from the Jamestown School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Campaign signs are not welcome

It used to be that the local political parties had an understanding that campaign signs were not good for the town - visual pollution, ect.. Apparently, times have changed. More...

Project a success thanks to community

You may have taken a second look as you drove by St. Matthew's Church last Saturday evening with the fire pits burning and cardboard "tents" scattered about the lawn. It was St. More...

Adopted cat dies after shooting

Last summer, I noticed a young black cat in our yard every now and again. He was hanging around the chicken coop, and we developed a simple relationship in which I would yell, and he would bolt into the woods. More...

Upcoming Events

Free programs on senior health slated

The public is invited to learn more about senior health and benefits during Senior Health Month at Blenheim-Newport. The senior living community, at 303 Valley Rd. in Middletown, will host two seminars that will provide helpful area resources. More...

Disability awareness fair comes to Navy base

Naval Station Newport's Equal Employment Opportunity Committee will sponsor the eighth annual Disability Awareness Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the newly renovated Officers' Club. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 9 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Oct. 13 All Town offices closed for Columbus Day. Tuesday, Oct. 14 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 9 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

Jamestown Historical Society News

September was a hectic—but satisfying—month. House Tour Our House Tour weekend, Sept. 12 and 13, was very successful. More...

This week in Island history

Week of October 9

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 Red and Natalie Wright received a permit Oct. 2 to replace a garage with a larger garage and home office at 20 Whittier Rd., work estimated to cost $130,000. Lewis W. Kitts received a permit Oct. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

7:35 a.m., Sept. 30, Car 1, Ladder 1, Engines 1 and 2 answered a false alarm on Blueberry Lane. 3:05 p.m., Sept. 30, Cars 1 and 3, Ladder 1, Engines 1 and 2 responded to an electrical wiring/ equipment problem on Conanicus Avenue. More...

POLICE LOG

Suspended license charged • John DiBenedetto, 22, of Medford, N.Y., was charged Sept. 26 with driving with a suspended license after police stopped him on Route 138 for driving at night without lights, police said. More...