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Council votes in favor of Jamestown Arts Center

Dec. 31 deadline to purchase of property

The Town Council gave the go ahead at its Monday night meeting for the town to enter into a purchase and sale agreement with the Jamestown Arts Center for the town-owned property at 44 Southwest Ave. More...

News

Island resident celebrates 100 years

On Wednesday Feb. 25, Helen DeTour turned 100 years old, but it hardly put a crimp in her style. More...

Farrell making strides in Division 1 track

Rory Farrell of Jamestown, a 2008 graduate of North Kingstown High School, recently competed in the Metro Atlantic Conference Track and Field Championship in New York City. Farrell, a member of the St. More...

Girls indoor track team wraps season

The North Kingstown High School girls' indoor track team wrapped up its season on Feb. 22 by placing 11th at the R.I. State Meet held at University of Rhode Island. More...

Sam Bari

Give credit where credit is due

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

This past weekend, I was doing my part to support the local economy by sitting in a popular café with a close friend where we consumed a few refreshing beverages. More...

Upcoming Events

Jamestown Babe Ruth Baseball registration

Registration for the Jamestown Babe Ruth baseball team, which competes as part of the Newport league, will take place Tuesday, March 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the recreation center. More...

Baseball clinic benefits Heartsafe Foundation

North Kingstown High School senior Cody Normand will hold a baseball clinic for students in grades 1 to 5 on Sunday, March 15, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Extra Innings in Warwick. More...

Slavery exhibit coming to Jamestown library

Jamestown Philomenian Library will host one of several satellite exhibits called "Hidden from History: Slavery in Rhode Island from its Inception to Its End," a landmark project depicting slavery in Rhode Island. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The cast for the Jamestown Community Theatre's production of "Little Women" has been announced by Director Lisa Kerr. She reports: The story of 'Little Women' centers on the four March sisters. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy M. Nunes, 91

Dorothy M. (Matoes) Nunes, 91, of Watson Avenue, died peacefully Feb. 27, 2009 at the John Clarke Retirement and Nursing Center in Middletown. She was the wife of the late John F. Nunes. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Driving with a suspended license charged Mariah Burns, 31, of Warwick, was charged Feb. 26 with driving on a suspended license, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 2:52 a.m., Feb. 17, Car 2 and Engines 1 and 3 were dispatched to Route 138 westbound for a motor vehicle accident with injuries call. 11:23 a.m., Feb. More...

Bach, Beethoven to be piano concert feature

The third concert of the Jamestown Community Piano Association season will feature works by Bach and Beethoven on Sunday, March 15. The concert, at St. Matthew's Church at 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. More...

Outdated technology, 'wish list' dominate budget talks

As budget discussions continue, Jamestown schools' outdated technology took center stage at last week's school committee meeting. More...

Island highway crew rallies to face another winter storm

The first day of March arrived Sunday along with a slow-moving coastal storm that left the island covered in a wintery mixture of snow and sleet. More...

Editorial

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Jamestown Arts Center clears its first hurdle

The Jamestown Arts Center will have a home to call its own if the organization can raise the money necessary to purchase the former town offi ces property at 44 Southwest Ave. More...

Don't give the Pell Bridge to the Rhode Island's DOT

• EDITORIAL •

Jamestowners should be concerned. There is a bill before the General Assembly that would dissolve the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Letters to the Editor

Not a time to pink slip employees

The good news is that the community of Jamestown is in a very good financial position with an overload of funds for a rainy day. More...

Other ways to cut school budget

When attending the N.K. School Committee meeting on Feb. 24, I was shocked and disappointed about how some of the adults acted. More...

About Town

Navy Choristers perform this weekend

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present "Music for a Sunday Afternoon" concert on Sunday, March 8, at St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. More...

Documentary on Ugandan civil war screening

The Jamestown Invisible Children Team will host a showing of the new documentary "Rescue" at the Jamestown library on Saturday, March 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

Islanders make the Prout School honor roll

The Prout School in Wakefield has released the names of students on the second quarter honor roll for 2009. Those students from Jamestown named to the honor roll include: In grade 12, Jennifer Thomas. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday March 5 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 5:30 p.m. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

With the Jamestown Historical Society museum closed for the winter, the Collections Committee has concentrated on displaying artifacts from the JHS collection at other places in town. More...

This week in Island history

Week of March 5

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. 2009-0084 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO JOHN B. COLONNA, JR. More...