October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Many races at stake in Tuesday's election

Jamestown voters will be asked to choose from among 16 candidates in five races during Tuesday's election, which is shaping up to be one for the history books. More...

News

Preserving Jamestown's character is town planner's top priority

Jamestown Town Planner Lisa Bryer said that the downtown improvement project was the reason she applied for the job nearly 11 years ago. Bryer lived in Jamestown with her family at the time, but she was the principal planner in South Kingstown. More...

Patrick Kennedy faces two as he seeks eighth term

Patrick Kennedy Congressman Patrick Kennedy is seeking his eighth consecutive term as Rhode Island's First Congressional District representative. More...

Winter boating fatalities can be prevented

The Coast Guard is cautioning New England boaters, paddlers, sailors, fisherman and hunters to be mindful of the dangers of this season's colder air and water temperatures. More...

Sam Bari

And this too shall pass

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

Back in the days of my youth, specifically in 1952, the stalemated Korean War frustrated most Americans because there was no clear end in sight. Sound familiar? More...

About Town

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

is the Jamestown Press? L. Leigh Gribble had his photo taken in front of the historic Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet in Odessa, Ukraine on Oct. 15 during a recent business trip. More...

Not in Kansas anymore

Dorothy had plenty of time to run from the witches at the start of Sunday's Jack-O-Lantern jog. Here, left to right, Erica Evan, Ivy Burns, Julia Langford, Linda Janney and Ashley Rose take a breather before the start of the race. More...

Election lesson

St. Michael's School fifth-graders Scott Andrade of Newport, on left, and Finn O'Farrell of Jamestown, at right, explain the significance of the elephant and donkey symbols while learning about the United States electoral process. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 30

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 Wallace Hendry received a permit Oct. 21 to insulate exterior walls and attic, install Blue Board and plaster and install 24 replacement windows at 14 Fairview Ave., work estimated to cost $31,000. Clinton Farms, Inc. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged • Frank Aquino, 45, of Warwick, was charged Oct. 25 with drunk driving and refusal to take a Breathalyzer test after police stopped him for erratic driving on North Main Road, police said. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

2:26 p.m., Oct. 21, Car 3 and Special Services 1 were dispatched to Narragansett Avenue to assist with an EMS call to a motor vehicle accident with injuries. 11:44 a.m., Oct. More...

Moonlight stroll

Peggy Sue Deaven walks the runway at Ghouls' Rules in her costume "Autumn." The event drew more than 50 entries using recycled materials for their costumes. Photo by Caia Diepenbrock More...

Jamestown Art Center to bid on old town offices

Council offers support for project idea

The Jamestown Art Center expressed interest in buying the town property at 44 Southwest Ave. at Monday's Town Council meeting. More...

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EDITORIAL

Vote on Tuesday for the candidates of your choice

Tuesday, Nov. 4, is election day. We will have the opportunity to vote for candidates who are running for federal and state offices. You should plan to get to the polls early on Tuesday as a large voter turnout is anticipated. More...

Letters to the Editor

Help the children of Uganda with books

On Saturday, the Jamestown Invisible Children Team hosted a screening of the movie "Sunday: The Story of a Displaced Child." Volunteers from the organization Invisible Children came to the Jamestown Library to speak about the war in Uganda, Africa More...

'Pink' workout helps support research

I would like to thank all who participated in the Pilates for Pink workout. We raised several thousand dollars for the Breast Cancer Research Fund. Our community truly pulled together for those warriors fighting to find a cure for breast cancer. More...

Local restaurant made event special

On behalf of Evelyn and Frank Leddy and family, we would like to thank Phyllis Bedard for making the Joseph A. Sindoni Jr. Make-a-Wish event a huge success. We thank her for her heartfelt generosity, time and donation of her staff and their time. More...

Upcoming Events

Murray featured in concert Nov. 16

Newman Congregational Church, U.C.C., will present Jamestown resident Jane Murray in a concert of music for English horn and organ. Geoffrey Greene will be the organ accompanist. More...

Veterans group to meet Nov. 8

The Retired Enlisted Association will meet next on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Brewski's Restaurant, 10 Maple Ave., in Middletown. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Volunteers needed to help prepare tax returns

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and provides courtesy return preparation assistance to people who cannot afford professional tax help, such as seniors, disabled, low-income and n More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Tomorrow the island's children will be taking part in one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today, one of the most popular only to Christmas. Halloween is on Oct. 31, the last day of the Celtic calendar. More...

Obituaries

Jane Carolyn Grenier, 72

Jane Carolyn (Houlihan) Grenier, 72, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at her home. She was the loving companion of the late Walter B. "Bunky" Johnson, Jr. for 32 years. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that there will be a public hearing by and before the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown on the 10th of November 2008 at 7:00 p.m. More...