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Island couple combines talents

Jamestown is a long way from New York City, both in distance and lifestyle, but Jamestown architect Shahin Barzin and his wife Victoria Andreozzi, an interior designer, have found a way to bridge the gap between big city and small town. More...

News

A face lift for a historic nautical beacon

The steady beacon at Conanicut Island's southernmost tip is becoming a little rough around the edges. Cracked plaster, leaky roofs and a wind-whipped exterior are the marks of age and a colorful history at Beavertail Lighthouse. More...

Music award winners

Eric Holtzman and Molly Welch were the Jamestown Community Chorus Music Award winners. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Book appraiser to visit the library next week

Bring your old books to the library on Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m., when the Friends of the Library host an evening with Ken Gloss of the Brattle Book Shop. Gloss will present his program "Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help in catching lost cat

Melody, our cat, has been found! We were able to trap her last week. She is in good health and very happy to be home! More...

Battery Day a success despite the weather

The showery mist last Saturday, May 9, didn't put a damper on Battery Day. The artillery and musket fire saluted the new season, and the flags were raised to the music of the Jamestown Community Band. More...

Many thanks for a successful season

The Jamestown Community Chorus wishes to thank everyone who helped make our recent concert season such a success. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 14 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 6:30 p.m., Saving Grace, library 6:30 - 8 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Curtain up! The Jamestown Community Theatre's production of "Little Women" begins its weekend-long run at the Recreation Center tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The play will have two performances on Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

11:33 a.m., May 5, Car 1 went to Walcott Avenue to search for a person in the water. 7:30 p.m., May 7, All units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charged Katherine Benisch Egan, 20, of Middletown, was charged May 3 with first offense drunk driving and refusing to take a Breathalyzer test, police said. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, May 18 6 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer meets. 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, May 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

School committee considers party policy banning outside food

The School Committee closed its May 7 meeting with a first reading of a school parties and celebrations amendment to the student nutrition policy. More...

Town Council members share opinions on term durations

Jamestown Town Council members are divided on whether council term durations should remain at two years or be increased to three or four. When the councilors do agree, they agree for different reasons. More...

Artillery lessons

Kids are fascinated by cannons. These island Boy Scouts got a lesson in 1700s-era artillery Saturday at the annual Conanicut Battery Day hosted by the Jamestown Historical Society. More...

Editorial

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Blogging (almost) daily at JamestownPress.com

There's a new blog in town. Look online this weekend for the blog "Island Time" by Jeff McDonough at www.JamestownPress.com. More...

Look for the town budget in this issue of the Press

• EDITORIAL •

It's here! The annual proposed budget for the Town of Jamestown is complete and ready for your consideration. The annual budget publication of the Town and the Jamestown School Department has been inserted into this issue of the Jamestown Press. More...

Sam Bari

Living longer and leaner, with less hassle

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

When I was a kid, mothers had a basic rule for assuring a healthy lifestyle for their families. The fundamental rule was: Feed them things that don't taste good. This rule particularly applied to children. More...

About Town

Join the high school band for jazz concert

Join the Friends of the Library as they present the North Kingstown High School Senior Jazz Band on Sunday, May 17, at 3 p.m. in the library meeting hall. More...

Garden club prepares for annual plant sale

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

Democratic committee hosts fund-raiser

The Jamestown Democratic Town Committee will hold a fundraising dinner tonight, Thursday, May 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bay Voyage. The cost for the dinner is $25 per person or $40 per couple. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 14

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

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE May 21, 2009 6:00 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents' Decision RIGL 42-46-5 Exception 2, Contract Negotiations 7:00 p.m. More...