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Andrea Brayman, a physical education teacher at Lawn school, took a tongue lashing from Drill Instructor Gunnery Sgt. John Saul for a good cause last week. More...

News

Maritime authors to speak at Mystic Seaport

Melville scholar and sailor Dr. Mary K. Bercaw Edwards will kick off the 2009 Maritime Authors Series at Mystic Seaport on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The series runs once a month on Wednesday evenings from January to April in the museum's G.W. More...

Lobster held for ransom to raise money for food bank

Normally being overweight and oversized are not helpful, lifesaving traits. More...

Bumpy ride

Nick Hanson, a seventh grader at LawnAvenue School, took advantage of the higher-thanforecast amount of snow to build a ramp for his sled on Shoreby Hill. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Sam Bari

Economic recovery through consolidation

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

This past week has seen major change and resolutions on important issues that are important to Americans. For instance, the contending teams for Super Bowl XLIII were decided. More...

About Town

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

David Urban, owner of the Secret Garden, took the Press on his trip to Victoria, Argentina. More...

Sailing series starts tonight

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will focus on the 2009 12 Meter Worlds, as part of its Sailing Lecture Series, starting tonight, Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the library. More...

Shores group meeting set

The Jamestown Shores Association will hold its next meeting at the Senior Center, 6 West St., on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Coffee and dessert will be served. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 22

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 Mitch Berg and Leni Klaimitz received a permit Jan. 20 to renovate a house according to plan at 62 Whittier Rd., work estimated to cost $100,000. Electrical permits Sterns Farm Realty LLC received a permit Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

Larceny charged Kurt Breneiser, 28, of 33 Frigate St., was charged Jan. 17 with driving a vehicle without consent of the owner and larceny over $500, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 9:38 a.m., Jan. 12, Car 1 and Engine 2 went to Grinnell Street for a false alarm. 5:38 p.m., Jan. 12, Car 1 and Engine 3 went to Columbia Avenue for a false alarm. 5:33 p.m., Jan. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN EXEMPTION NOTICE The Tax Assessor is now accepting applications for the following tax exemptions: DISABLED: Residents under the age of 65 who are determined to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration. More...

Town awarded $30,000 wind energy grant

The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation has awarded Jamestown the first municipal grant from the state's Renewable Energy Fund. More...

Town splits unpaid water bills 50 - 50 with four customers

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced at Tuesday's Town Council meeting that he made a decision to split an unpaid $2,796 water bill 50-50 with the customer. The council approved the decision with a 4 to 0 vote. More...

Fort Getty sailing center project moves forward

Center may start construction in fall

Jamestown could be home to a new sailing training center as early as this fall if talks with the Fort Adams Sailing Team come to fruition. More...

Editorial

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Another peaceful transfer of power

• EDITORIAL •

Tuesday was a historic day for this nation in many ways. Just about everyone in the country stopped what they were doing on Tuesday at noon to watch as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Tears were shed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Generous hearts keep others warm

What a great community we live in! Even in our tough economic times, our annual mitten drive was a tremendous success. More...

Station renovations are unnecessary

This letter is in regards to article written in the Dec. More...

Preserving for our future

My name is Matthew Gregoire. I am a senior at North Kingstown High School. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 22 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The play, "Little Women," based on the novel of the same name by American author, Louisa May Alcott (1832- 1888), will be the Jamestown Community Theatre's spring production. More...

Obituaries

Trinity Rep artistic director to speak at library

The Friends of the Jamestown library will host Trinity Repertory Company's Artistic Director Curt Columbus on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. Columbus will lead a discussion of Trinity's upcoming production of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun. More...

Jeremy DiSaia Minus, 34

Jeremy DiSaia Minus, 34, of Orlando, Fla., and formerly of Jamestown, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 after a year-long illness. He was lovingly cared for by his parents David and Rebecca (DiSaia) Minus. More...

Paul W. Williamson, 82

Retired Cmrd. Paul W. Williamson, 82, of 79 Green Lane, Jamestown, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Newport Hospital. He was the loving husband of Caroline W. Williamson. Born in Batavia, N.Y., he was the son of the late Rev. More...