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Police station expansion over budget

Insufficient funding to begin the renovations and expansion of the Jamestown Police Station prompted Town Council members to award a larger sum to the project at their Monday night meeting. More...

Sheep shearing on Saturday

Heather and Don Minto invite all Jamestowners to the Watson Farm this Saturday, May 9, from noon until 4 p.m. for the annual Sheep Shearing Day. There will be johnny cakes served hot off the griddle, horse-drawn wagon rides and herb gardeners. More...

News

Play ball!

The threat of wet weather did not dampen the spirits of those who came out for the Jamestown Baseball League's opening day parade and ceremony. Photo by Caitlin Downing More...

Attorney announces Sundlun surrenders his driver's license

Former Governor Bruce Sundlun has agreed to the voluntary surrender of his Rhode Island motor vehicle operator's license, his attorney John A. Murphy, of Jamestown, announced. More...

Tree replacement

Workers planted a Yuan Magnolia tree in front of the Jamestown Town Hall on Monday to replace the oak tree that was taken down last week. Photo by Adrienne Downing More...

Sam Bari

A world of cheesy names

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

The last time I checked, false advertising was against the law, at least in most of this country. Nonetheless, the law does not appear to apply to some businesses. More...

About Town

Volunteer to be a lighthouse docent

Members of the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association are preparing for the opening of the Museum later this month. More...

Annual student art show at Melrose school

The eighth annual Melrose student art show will kick off with an opening reception on Thursday, May 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Melrose school multi-purpose room. The artwork will remain on display from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Friday, May 15. More...

Island garden club annual plant sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club's annual spring plant sale will take place at East Ferry Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. until noon. The rain date is Sunday, May 17. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 7

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

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 9:35 a.m., April 28, Car 1 responded to a false alarm on Narragansett Avenue. 7:30 p.m., April 30, All units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 7 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue library, the School Committee meets. Tuesday, May 12 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, May 13 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. 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 MAY 19, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE IS More...

Zoning board approves Dutch Harbor Boat Yard deli

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Review unanimously approved a variance and special-use permit for a sandwich shack at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard after hearing approvals and concerns of area residents. More...

JCT play brings classic story to life

Get your tickets now for 'Little Women'

The Jamestown Community Theater's production of "Little Women" opens Friday, May 15, at the Jamestown Recreation Center. More...

Editorial

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Join the Friends at the Jamestown library

Happy birthday to the Friends! The Friends of the Jamestown Library is observing its 40th birthday. The group wants to celebrate the four decades by doubling its membership during the month of May. More...

A busy Saturday in Jamestown

• EDITORIAL •

There's no lack of fun stuff to do on the island this Saturday, May 9. It will be a tough decision of where to go and when, though, because two great events are occuring at the same time. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chef took lesson beyond classroom

I would like to thank Chef Chris from Sodexo for helping to enrich the eighth grade Spanish students' study of "Healthy Food and Healthy Lifestyles." What could have been merely a chapter from their text, Realidades Uno, became a task with high in More...

In-town businesses held to separate standard

A recent Press letter raising concerns about the Village Hearth parking situation strongly hints that the town must have been sleeping during the review process. More...

Thanks for your love and support

We would like to give thanks for all the wonderful notes and cards we have received and also for your generosity, love and support during this difficult time. We would also like to give thanks to Rev. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 7 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 7:30 p.m., Yachting talk, library 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

KABOOM!! The Rocket 'hogs are back in action and have announced that this years' Independence Day Fireworks Display will blast off at sundown on Sunday, July 5. More...

Obituaries

Marc J. Michaud, 57

Marc J. Michaud, 57, died of natural causes Tuesday, April 7, 2009 on the island of St. Thomas, USVI. He was born in Fall River, Mass. on April 24, 1952 to Laurette and Marcel Michaud. More...

Raymond R. Verneris

Raymond R. Verneris, a lifelong resident of Hamden, Conn., passed away Thursday, April 23, 2009. He was the husband of Nancy Hague Verneris for 56 years. Ray's parents were the late Florence Dwyer Keating Verneris and Fred W. Verneris. More...