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Ruggiero surprises Long in House election

Town stays with state trend in national election

Jamestown voters wanted their voices heard on Tuesday, as over 78 percent of registered voters cast their ballots in the historic election. More...

News

Teens to see Celtics play in Boston

The Jamestown Teen Center is going to the TD Banknorth Garden for a Celtic's basketball game against the Portland Trailblazers on Friday, Dec. 5. Transportation will be leaving the Teen Center at 3:30 p.m. and will return at 11p.m. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 6 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Nov. 10 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Nov. 11 All Town Offices closed for Veteran's Day. Wednesday, Nov. More...

New men's soccer league welcomes players

The Jamestown Recreation Department will offer an Over 40 Men's Soccer League every Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lawn Avenue gym. The league will begin Sunday, Nov. 9 and run through the winter. The cost is $30 per person. More...

Sam Bari

History in the making

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

Tuesday was not an ordinary day. It marked a day of historical significance. The work required on the part of the candidates to reach that monumental moment was astounding. It didn't start when everybody decided to enter the contest. More...

About Town

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

An annual visitor to the island, Claude Frantz of Greenville, Penn., enjoys the Jamestown Press. Claude is the brother of Elizabeth Purdum of Jamestown. More...

Toymaker looking for holiday donations for needy children

With a mission to bring a smile to the face of every child in Rhode Island this holiday season and to help families in need, Hasbro is launching a new giving program - the Hasbro Holiday Express. More...

Going batty

Jack Barry dressed up his black bat with some spooky shapes during the harvest party in Colleen McIntyre's kindergarten class. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 6 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. How to get organized program, 7 p.m. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

The windmill, the Quaker meetinghouse, and the museum are now closed for the winter season. The Society of Friends held their last meeting at the Quaker meetinghouse on Oct. 26. More...

This week in Island history

Week of November 6

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...

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. 2008-0587 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO BAY & BRIDGE SIDE REALTY COMPANY, INC. More...

Adult day care center on track to open in spring

The busy home healthcare agency, Consistent Care, has put their current offices on Clinton Avenue up for sale in an effort to finance the relocation and expansion of their new facility on North Main Road. More...

Council, school panel discuss budget outlook

Cost-saving ideas include closing Lawn Avenue School

Federal entitlement grants and state aid to schools will play a role in the shaping of the Jamestown Schools 2009-2010 budget, according to discussions at the Town Council and School Committee second joint workshop last Thursday. More...

Editorial

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EDITORIAL

A new president for a new direction

A record number of people went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, to vote for president of the United States. We did not have long lines here in Jamestown, but elsewhere many waited to vote. Tuesday was a day we will never forget. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ghouls ruled at Halloween bash

The Ghouls Rules Halloween Bash was a success! We raised awareness for the Jamestown Arts Center, showcased the incredible artistic talents of Jamestowners and had a great time doing it! More...

An idea for future of the highway garage

I am writing this letter in regards to the editorial titled, "What should we do with the old highway barn? (Sept.18)" I feel the best option we have for the Fort Wetherill highway barn would be to make it into a community complex. More...

A fond good-bye to Jamestown

As the Howard family wraps up our year at the Naval War College, I wanted to write a quick note to the Jamestown Community to express my appreciation for your help and warm welcome. More...

Upcoming Events

Breakfast to benefit veterans, seniors

A family breakfast in support of Seniors Helping Others and South County's veterans will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Elks Club in Wakefield. The breakfast will run from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Holiday program spans the seasons

The Jamestown Community Chorus will hold their annual December holiday concert, "Fall Into Winter," on Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Central Baptist Church. The theme of the concert will be unique. More...

Thanksgiving feast set at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host a re-creation of the first Thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 23, from 2:30 to 4:15 in the library meeting hall. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Last year about this time we asked islander U.S. Air Force Colonel Tom Bailey if he would give us his thoughts about Veterans Day. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Fredrick Refs received a permit Oct. 28 to re-shingle a roof at 133 Ft. Wetherill Rd., work estimated to cost $10,000. David S. Martin received a permit Oct. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

Fire runs 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30, All units responded to a training drill at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. 9:41 p.m., Oct. 30, Ladder 1, Car 3, Engines 1,2 and 3 answered a false alarm on Conanicus Avenue. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged • Martha Powell, 65, of 13 Nautilus St., was charged Nov. 1 with drunk driving and refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test when her car was stopped on Beacon Avenue for erratic operation, police said. More...