April 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

What place am I?

Conor Kennedy, Jacob Maguire and Jackson Hawkins watch to see where their car finished in the Cub Scouts annual Pinewood Derby at the Jamestown Recreation Center on Saturday. More...

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A blast from the past: D.J. Long and the band Growing Up Different

Most islanders know David Long as the mild-mannered politician who served four terms on the Jamestown Town Council. He was elected to the office in 1999 and served as the council president. More...

News

Local couple wins wedding worth $10,000

Island native Jeff Tuttle and his fiancée Renee Walker are going to say their "I do's" a little sooner than planned and in style this May after the couple won a $10,000 wedding package. More...

America's Cup history takes center stage at library

Larry Fisher, executive director of the Herreshoff Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame, will speak on boat and sailing history that can be found in that museum on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Jamestown Boy Scout troop conquers Breakheart Trail

The Boy Scouts of Troop 1 Jamestown hiked the Breakheart Trail at Arcadia Park in western Rhode Island on March 15 and 16. They began their trek at Frosty Hollow Pond carrying full packs with all their gear for an overnight campout. More...

Sam Bari

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

The nekkid truth exposed

All journalists have visions at the beginning of their careers of writing a great expose. We all want to author the next Watergate. Today is my day. More...

About Town

Children's dance classes start today

The Jamestown Recreation Center will start early childhood movement and dance classes at the Recreation Center today, Thursday, April 2. Classes will be conducted every Tuesday and Thursday. More...

Ackerman next on list for book discussion

The Jamestown Book Discussion groups will read the "The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story," by Diane Ackerman on Monday, April 20, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 21, at 1 p.m. The Jamestown library runs two book discussions. More...

Teen center holds extended hours

The Jamestown Teen Center will open at noon on Thursday, April 9, because of the Jamestown schools' half day. The teen center will be closed on Good Friday, April 10. More...

Obituaries

Peter Vieira, 76

Peter T. Vieira, 76, died on Saturday, March 14, 2009 in Sarasota, Fla. surrounded by his loving family. Born in Jamestown on January 21, 1933, he was the son of the late Antone and Rufina (Rosa) Vieira. More...

Frank C. Pritchard, 84

Frank C. Pritchard, 84, of Windsor St., Jamestown, formerly of Portsmouth, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at home after a long illness surrounded by his loving family. More...

Leighton C. Wood, 88

Leighton C. "Huck" Wood, a longtime resident of New Canaan, Conn. died Sunday, March 22. He was 88. Mr. Wood was the son of Captain Leighton Basil Wood and Angela Fitzgerald. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 28, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE More...

RITBA must defend against class-action lawsuit

Suit claims discriminatory toll setting practices

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced Monday that it has been named the defendant in a class action lawsuit alleging the resident-rate tolls on the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge are unconstitutional. More...

School Committee awaits federal stimulus numbers to finalize budget

The Town Council and the School Committee met in another joint session on Tuesday evening and continued to hash out next year's budget. More...

Council trims budget expenses

The Town Council held a budget work session Monday night to review and discuss possible ways to cut spending on Town Administrator Bruce Keiser's proposed budget for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. More...

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EDITORIAL

Night lights and cleaning up our island's shoreline

Earth Hour gained global attention this past Saturday evening as people around the world turned off their lights for one hour to "vote for the Earth." More than 1,000 cities in 80 countries went dark from Hong Kong to Boston. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town should try to stay ahead of potholes

I have a few questions that have recently occurred to me regarding potholes on Jamestown. More...

Thanks for privilege of serving community

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Jamestown Education Foundation, and all those who came to "Toast" and roast me this past Saturday evening. It is truly an honor and privilege to have been selected for the "Toast of the Town. More...

Thanks for basketball team support

The Jamestown Girls Recreation Under-10 travel basketball team would like to thank Maureen Dunn Packer for her generous donation and support of our team. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday April 2 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 7 p.m., Nicaragua talk, Teen Center 7:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Alice Dunn wrote to say her beloved dog, Rocket, had been put down Saturday. "Dr. Civic said he was just in too much pain. I am writing because I can't talk about it. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of April 2

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, April 1, 1909 Mr. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Battery Day 2009 is just a month away on Saturday, May 9. The Friends of the Conanicut Battery and the JHS have big plans for the day and hope you can join us. The events at the Conanicut Battery Historic Park start at 1 p.m. More...

News of Record

BIRTH

Santos

A son, Lucas Jeremiah Santos, was born on Feb. 9, 2009, to Amanda Vietri and Junior Santos. Proud brother is Zachary. Grandparents are Robin and Dennis Lathan of Jamestown, Wilfredo Santos of New York and Evelyn DeArce of Puerto Rico. More...

FIRE & EMS

11:48 a.m., March 23, Cars 1 and 3 and Engine 1 went to Union Street for a false alarm call. 4:06 p.m., March 24, Car 2 and Engine 2 were sent to North Kingstown for a cover assignment. More...

POLICE LOG

Disorderly conduct charged Amy Gladding, 33, of 438 Beacon Ave., was charged March 28 with two counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct, police said. More...