November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans Day at East Ferry

Former Governor Bruce Sundlun, of Jamestown, gives the keynote address at Tuesday's Veterans Day ceremony at East Ferry. Sundlun, a retired colonel, was a B-17 pilot who was shot down over Germany during WWII. More...

News

Commission considers conservation zoning

When conservation planner Randall Arendt spoke at the Nov. More...

Fall sports teams wrap up busy season

The North Kingstown High School girls' soccer team ended their season on Oct. 29 with a 3-0 quarterfinal loss to La Salle, who went on to beat South Kingstown in the finals to win the state title. More...

Kids' Corner

Student works from the Jamestown School

Thunderstorms Before the thunderstorm, the sky darkens and the air feels as if it's getting heavier. All of a sudden the weather changes. Boom! A crack of thunder roars the wind starts to pick up. It starts to drizzle. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for balanced coverage

I wish to extend a sincere thank you to the Jamestown Press for the comprehensive and balanced coverage it did for the now concluded local campaign season. More...

Town should keep valuable land

The editor of the Press had previously requested readers' opinions on what to do with the old highway barn. On Monday, Oct 20, Jamestown had the first unpublicized so- called 'workshop' on that subject. More...

Be safe during hunting season

We would like to inform our fellow Jamestown residents that Nov. 8 starts the "official" season of muzzle loading on Jamestown. This hunting season runs through December. More...

Upcoming Events

Historian to speak at AARP meeting

The local chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, at the Fenner Avenue Hall in Newport. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. but new members should come at 1:15 p.m. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Nov. 18 7 p.m., library, the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee meets. Wednesday, Nov. 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Nov. 20 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. More...

Self-defense for women offered

The Jamestown Police Department is offering a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class for women of all ages. The four-day class will be held from Nov. 17 to 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 13 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, recreation center, grades 7 - 12 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 13

100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, November 12, 1908 The big gun practice at Fort Greble today jars the houses on this island quite perceptively, especially those near the west ferry. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Robert and Margaret Grenier received a permit Oct. 16 to remove and replace roof shingles at 65 Hull St., work estimated to cost $600. Lewis Head received a permit Nov. More...

BIRTH

Allen

A son, Tanner Allen, was born Oct. 29, 2008 at South County Hospital to Lisa (Cyr) and Luke Allen of Jamestown. More...

POLICE LOG

Cocaine possession charged James Killian, 33, of Middletown, was picked up on a warrant Nov. 7 and charged with possession of cocaine, police said. According to police, when Killian was previously arrested Nov. More...

Town Council approves landfill closure plans

Despite opposition, the Town Council approved the landfill closure design submitted by GZA Geo Environmental of Providence, the firm contracted to handle the closure of the landfill on North Main Road. The 3-2 vote at the Nov. More...

School Committee receives surprise gift

During last week's school committee meeting, local attorney Quentin Anthony revealed a surprise bequest to startled committee members. More...

Town buys land at Taylor Point

Additional space for highway barn

Work on the new town highway barn halted briefly last week until town officials completed the purchase of additional land adjacent to the Claiborne Pell Bridge. The Town Council held a meeting Friday, Nov. More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

Did you know that the most common way to kill indoor plants is to overwater them? Or that indoor plants hate New England winters? Or that you need to repot your plants regularly or they become root bound, which slows their growth? More...

Many simple ways to reduce waste

Flotsam and Jetsam

I think gardeners understand recycling more than any other demographic group. That's not to say that no one else recycles, but gardeners have a more pressing interest to do it often and do it right. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Making history makes no sense

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

Not that it was a prediction worthy of prophetic recognition, but I did say that we would survive the election, and, as always, we did. More...

About Town

Remembering those who served

Flags flew over East Ferry Memorial Square Tuesday to honor island veterans who served their country. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Lots to sing about

Several island children will take part in this weekend's Broadway show, "Song Man, Dance Man, which will be performed Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Community Center. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Raking leaves

Emma Evenson told her dad it was time to rake the leaves in their East Passage Estates yard. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

This weekend Broadway is just minutes from your door. The Jamestown Community Theatre presents professional entertainer Jon Peterson in the debut of his new show, "Song Man, Dance Man" at the Recreation Center. More...

Obituaries

Richard Ellis Hull, 75

Richard Ellis Hull, 75, of Pemberton Avenue, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008. Born at home Nov. 28, 1932, he was a life-long Jamestowner, son of the late Merton Caswell Hull, Sr. and Charlotte (Ellis) Hull. 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...