May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Council hopes for high turnout at FTM

The Town Council reported at Monday night's meeting that the annual Financial Town Meeting will take place Monday, June 1, at the Lawn Avenue School at 7 p.m. More...

News

E-ZPass system a success

RITBA continues to redeem old tokens

E-ZPass transponder sales at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority have far exceeded what consultants estimated before the rollout of the program last year. More...

Biddle, Schneider to wed

Tania A. Biddle and Leland J. Schneider will marry Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 4 p.m. at a private residence in Topanga, Calif. Lotta Alsén, a Universal Life Church minister, will officiate. More...

North Kingstown High School names third quarter honor roll

The following Jamestown students were named to the North Kingstown High School Principal's Honor Roll for achieving an academic average of 90 or better for the first quarter. More...

Sam Bari

The Society of the Brown Thumb

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

I have long suspected that people fall into two categories: those who can make plants grow and those who cannot. Those who are successful gardeners, farmers, and the like, are known to have "green thumbs. More...

About Town

Volunteers needed for two town committee vacancies

One vacancy exists on the Jamestown Fire Department Compensation Committee for a citizenat large for a three-year term ending May 31, 2012. More...

Jamestown artists exhibit in multi-cultural show

Two islanders will exhibit their work as part of the third annual Multi- Cultural Juried Exhibit - Art Unites through the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, in conjunction with The Pawtucket Foundation. More...

Fishing tournament for visually impaired

The Rhode Island Lions Sight Foundation will host its second annual VIP Fishing Tournament for visually impaired persons and their guides on Sunday, June 28. More...

Obituaries

Justine Halliday, 85

Justine Andreola Halliday, 85, of Brooklyn, N.Y. died peacefully on May 10, 2009, Mother's Day, surrounded by her loving family at the John Clarke Nursing Home in Middletown. More...

Helen M. DeTour, 100

Helen M. (Millis) DeTour, 100, of Pemberton Avenue, died peacefully Monday, May 18, 2009 at Village House in Newport. She was the wife of the late Louis E. DeTour. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Press

Monday is Memorial Day and we'll all celebrate the holiday with the annual parade. Next week's newspaper will be published on schedule. Please check the following for important deadlines. Display Advertising: 5 p.m. More...

Memorial Day events promise something for young and old

Seventy-six trombones in the big parade, with 110 cornets right behind. Well, maybe Jamestown's annual Memorial Day parade isn't quite that big, but it is one of the biggest and best feel-good events that happens on the island every year. More...

Watch video of Battery Day 2009

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The Jamestown Historical Society welcomed islanders to the Battery Day Celebration on Saturday, May 9. There was an artillery demonstration with Revolutionary War-era reenactors, who also set up camp. More...

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Take time to enjoy the Memorial Day parade

• EDITORIAL •

It has been a long, cool and wet spring, but there's optimism in the air with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. Let blue skies and warm sunshine prevail! The annual Memorial Day parade, which steps off down Narragansett Avenue at 10 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Group committed to arts center

The Jamestown Arts Center would like to thank everyone who so graciously supported us as we endeavored to purchase the old town offices at 44 Southwest Ave. More...

Thanks for helping teen center

The Jamestown Teen Center would like to thank everyone who made the snack sales at Watson Farm's Sheep Shearing Day a success. Thank you to the Minto family for giving us the opportunity to have a fund-raiser. More...

Community helps sailing team

On behalf of the North Kingstown Sailing team, we would like to extend our gratitude to our families, friends, school and community members including Conanicut Marine, Mike Schnack, Gerry Bay, Michael De Angeli, Rob Lambert, Fauss Hull, Jack Hubbar More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 21 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. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 21

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

10:57 p.m., May 11, Cars 1 and 2, and Engine 2 went to Narragansett Avenue for an EMS call. 9:21 p.m., May 12, Tanker 2 was sent to Wyatt Road in Middletown for a cover assignment. More...

POLICE LOG

Suspended license charges • June Brainard, 76, of North Kingstown, was charged May 6 with driving with an expired license during a traffic stop on Narragansett Avenue, police said. More...