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Mary Wright receives outstanding teacher award

Longtime Jamestown resident Mary Schachtel Wright has been selected to receive this year's New England Conference on Gifted and Talented (NECGT) 2008 Award, which goes to an outstanding teacher for the gifted from Rhode Island. More...

Video from the annual Columbus Day Rotary Classic bicycle race.

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News

New owners announce improvements at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard

Even the casual visitor at the Dutch Harbor Boat Yard may notice the difference. The facility, located at the west end of Narragansett Avenue, has been spiffed up and is ready for business. More...

Pilates for pink

The Lawn Avenue School gymnasium was packed to capacity Saturday morning as community members worked out in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Week 5 soccer results

U-6 League: Outstanding Players: Stearns Farms, Victoria Coulter; Well Works, Pierce Cardoza; McQuade's Market, Evan Tuttle; Jamestown Women's Club, Matthew Totten; Murphy's Law, Ben Turenne; Del's Lemonade, Wyatt Daft; Jamestown Rotary Club, J More...

Sam Bari

The downsizing conspiracy

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

At the risk of being impolite, I believe it is safe to say that most conspiracy theorists are well . . . nuts. However, I find it difficult to refute that something is responsible for making Americans the fattest people on the planet. More...

About Town

Who are those masked men?

Martin Keen, left, and Tom Deininger, right, helped the kids at the Teen Center re-use and recycle items to make their costumes for Ghouls' Rules. Showing off their creations are Jack Tregenza, front, and Tyler Woodward, back. More...

Historic ferry sign on display at rec center

opened on June 28, 1969, the way to get to Newport from Jamestown was by ferryboat. From as early as 1675, sail ferries serviced the route and in 1873 steam ferries of the Jamestown & Newport Ferry Company began operation from East Ferry. More...

Country star rocks the Ryan Center

The term crossover music usually means a song translates easily from one music genre to another. In the case of Carrie Underwood, her music not only transcends musical tastes, but age gaps and genders as well. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 23

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

Fred Bartlett received a permit Oct. 14 to re-roof a building, install three skylights, and patch interior plaster at 31 Columbia Ave., work estimated to cost $7,200. Peter and Judith Twombly received a permit Oct. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 3:26 p.m., Oct. 14, Car 1, Ladder 1, Tanker 1, Engines 1, 2 and 3 responded to a false alarm on Bayview Drive. 1:17 p.m., Oct. More...

POLICE LOG

Eluding police charged Danielle M. Delnero, 28, of Middletown, was charged Oct. 15 with eluding police after she drove through three towns while being pursued by police. More...

School Committee questions the drop in school lunch sales

The School Committee considered the possible reasons behind a significant drop in the meal sales at the Lawn and Melrose Avenue Schools during their Oct. 16 meeting. More...

Gone fishing

Tom Munro, 16, had a little help from Robb Roach's dog Rocky while fishing at East Ferry. There is no word on whether the dog helped or hindered the effort. Photo by Robb Roach More...

Town workshop focuses on old highway barn use

Three options discussed for Ft. Wetherill site

The Town Council held a special work session on Monday night to consider the fate of the deteriorating highway barn at Fort Wetherill. More...

Editorial

Island Lookout

What happened to Route 895? Is the state Department of Transportation still planning to build Rt. 895, or some facsimile of it? More...

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EDITORIAL

Ghosts and goblins promise a spooky weekend ahead

It's that creepy time of the year. There's an autumn chill in the air as creatively carved pumpkins take center stage. Halloween is just around the corner. The bats are on night patrol. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to many for successful bike race

The 33rd Annual Jamestown Classic was a successful event thanks to the hard work and support of many volunteers. We received many thanks from riders and positive comments about our town and this event. More...

JCT explains fall performance

As I wander through my daily routine in Jamestown, many people have been asking me why the Jamestown Community Theatre is changing its type of entertainment this November. More...

Upcoming Events

Newport church hosts holiday fund-raiser

A Holiday Fair Fundraiser and Silent Auction for Emmanuel Church will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. More...

Rocky Hill School to hold open house

An Admissions Open House will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich. The open house, from 10 a.m. to noon, is for families of students in preschool through grade twelve. More...

Potter league to host annual meeting

The Potter League for Animals will host its 2008 Annual Meeting on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Atlantic Beach Club, 52 Purgatory Rd. in Middletown. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 23 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

We've often written about those "rattlesnakes" in our backyards. Now comes a presentation at the Jamestown library, tonight at 7 p.m., that all islanders should see. More...

Obituaries

Payton Elizabeth Watson, 11

Payton Elizabeth Watson, 11, of Shady Cove Road, North Kingstown, died peacefully Oct. 19, 2008 surrounded by her loving family after a battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. She fought her disease with phenomenal strength, courage and hope. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND Is hereby given by the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown, being the Licensing Board in said Town as provided under Title 3, Chapters 1-12 of the General Laws of Rhode Island 1956, More...