October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Harvest sunset

The hunter's moon sunset on Sunday evening cast a beautiful shadow over the cows at Beaverhead Farm. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

News

Panel recommends affordable housing duplex to Planning Commission

John Lawless, a property owner at 14 Pemberton Ave., presented a proposal to the Affordable Housing Committee to subdivide his property and sell the existing dwelling as an affordable housing unit. More...

Judge delays trial to February so Swain can raise money

A judge in the British Virgin Islands on Monday agreed to delay the trial of David Swain until February so that the former Jamestown dive shop owner can raise money for his defense. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club's Fall Series race results

The fifth and final race of the Jamestown Yacht Club's fall series was held on Oct. 5. The results for the race follow: A Class: 1. Baby Bella, Melges 24, Mark Nannini; 2. Floating Point, Frers 40, Pat Clayton. B Class: 1. More...

Sam Bari

The art of celebration

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

This time of year offers a smorgasbord of choices for sports fans. The summer sports, like baseball, are finishing, football is slightly into its season, and basketball is starting to play exhibition games. More...

About Town

Getting a jump on Halloween

These masked men were a little early in donning their Halloween costumes downtown on Monday. Be sure to look in next week's Press for Halloween safety tips. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Fire safety

Engine 3 visited by preschoolers from the Jamestown Early Learning Center who were learning about fire safety. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Help support no-kill pet shelter with funding needs

The no-kill Pet Refuge in North Kingstown is looking for help to win a grant. Visit the Web site at www.petrefuge.net for information about how to vote for the refuge to help them win much-needed funding. The voting will be open through Dec. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 16

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 MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 16 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, Oct. 21 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jane Wright received a permit Oct. 10 to insert 12 double hung window units at 206 Narragansett Ave., work estimated to cost $9,000. Lisa Davis received a permit Oct. More...

WEDDING

Jill Oliveira Roosa of Jamestown and Commodore Charles H. Townsend of Middletown, and New York, N.Y. were married Oct. 4 in Newport Harbor aboard the Commodore's yacht, Current Issue. More...

Proud to be an American

Jamestown resident Patti Woodward, 54, is a teacher's assistant, mother of three, and a brand new American citizen. Woodward, a native of Geneva, Switzerland, first visited the United States as a young woman. More...

Island schools may accept students from closing NK elementary

The Jamestown school district has been asked if it can accommodate North Kingstown students if a planned elementary school closing in that town becomes a reality. At their Oct. More...

Town's financial position sound

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser and Finance Director Tina Collins gave an update on the town's financial situation at Monday night's meeting in light of the recent national banking crisis. More...

Letters to the Editor

Candidates explain civics to student

We would like to thank Karen Montoya, the Board of Canvasser's Clerk, Arlene Petit, the town clerk, and the candidates for the Rhode Island General Assembly for providing a hands-on lesson in civics. More...

Anybody want to donate a tree?

Don't even think about it… Christmas that is. It's not even Thanksgiving yet! But, it's not too early to think about our town Christmas tree. For more than two decades the tree erected at East Ferry has been donated by generous Jamestowners. More...

Tired of political campaign tactics

All U.S. military offi- cers throughout their careers are promoted to higher rank each time on the basis of merit…including demonstrated performance in assigned mission, sound judgment and demonstrated leadership qualities and skills. More...

Upcoming Events

Garden club hosts floral designer at meeting

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its next meeting at St. Matthew's Parish Hall on Monday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. Club President Jill Meyer will preside over the business meeting, which ends at noon. More...

Island artists to exhibit in Bristol show

Five Jamestown artists will be represented in the 2008 Annual Exhibit of the Art League of Rhode Island. Evelyn Thistle Rhodes' pastel "Millbrook Valley, NH" will be included. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 16 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Children who auditioned for a singing role in the Jamestown Community Theatre's cancelled production of "Miracle on 34th St." will accompany Jon Peterson in two songs in his upcoming presentation of "Song Man, Dance Man. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Jerome H. Shapiro, 84

Dr. Jerome H. Shapiro, 84, of Boston, died Oct. 14, 2008 in the Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Mass. from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was the beloved father of Wendy Shapiro and father in-law of Dr. Arthur Spivack of Jamestown. More...

Barbara J. Sand, 85

Barbara J. (Drury) Sand, 85, of Warwick and Jamestown, a homemaker, passed away Oct. 9, 2008. She was the wife of the late Barrett Sand. Born in Worcester, Mass. she was a daughter of the late Dr. Ralph and Isabelle (Owler) Drury. 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. 2008-0550 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO DORIS J. More...