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School Committee votes against job fair

Administration placements worked last year, panel says

School committee members voted unanimously last week to deny the teacher's union request for a job fair. A job fair would allow teachers to select from available vacancies in order of seniority. More...

News

NK School Committee considers tough new substance abuse policy

Committee held a one agenda meeting this past Tuesday to consider tough new policy changes governing substance abuse by students. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Mary Ann Joyce and Kathy Rollins took the Press on a nineday hiking trip to the Galapagos where they made friends with the giant tortoises, swam with sea lions, penguins, marine iguanas and climbed over 3,700 feet to the top of the Sierra Negra, an a More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Adolphe and Yvonne Salaun took the Press with them on their recent trip to France where they visited the Millau Viaduct in the south of France. The bridge is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world and it is taller than the Eiffel Tower. More...

Sam Bari

The rights of spring

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

As long as I have lived in this system that none of us has any hope of ever understanding, the question of human rights has been a controversial issue. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 28 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 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Scoutmaster Jim Archibald said that the Troop 1's annual Pasta Supper on the 16th was "by far the most successful dinner." With some proceeds and debts still outstanding, the troop took in just over $5,900. More...

Obituaries

Lora Williams, 87

Lora Anderson Williams, 87, died May 16, 2009. Graveside services were held in Pinson, Tenn. on May 18. Lora was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Pemental Anderson of Jamestown, where she was born and raised. More...

William E. Basik, 94

William E. Basik, 94, of Jamestown, died May 18, 2009 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was a devoted husband to his late wife, Hazel. Born in Chicago, Ill., he taught ballroom dancing at the Aragon Ball Room, then entered the U.S. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE June 4, 2009 6:00 p.m. More...

Go to the Financial Town Meeting Monday at Lawn Avenue School

The annual Financial Town Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 1, at the Lawn Avenue School. The meeting is presided over by the Town Moderator. More...

Residents spilt on Shoreby Hill historic designation

Jamestown's first subdivision, Shoreby Hill, is looking to pioneer another tradition on Conanicut Island. More...

Watch video of the Memorial Day Parade

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The weather was just about perfect on Monday for Jamestown's Memorial Day Parade. Hundreds of islanders turned out for the annual march down Narragansett Avenue and observance at Veterans Memorial Square. More...

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Gardeners are needed down on the farm

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Bob Sutton had a big smile on his face Saturday morning as he surveyed the four acres at the Jamestown Community Farm where many islanders were busy weeding established herb gardens while others were planting corn and beans and squash. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help with plant sale

Quononoquott Garden Club wishes to thank all who made our plant sale such a success, especially those who donated plants, lent trucks and bought plants. The proceeds from the sale are already being put to use. More...

Status of townowned properties

It should be noted that a minor correction is needed in last week's paper regarding the properties the town has taken ownership of in the last year and a half. More...

About Town

AMPT and Teen Institute to hold dodgeball tournament

The Teen Center's Youth Advisory Board, AMPT and Jamestown's seventh grade Teen Institute 2009 participants will host a dodgeball tournament at the Recreation Center on Thursday, June 11, at 3:30 p.m. More...

Fuzz Foundation award deadline nears

The Fuzz Foundation for Dedicated Athletes, a nonprofit volunteer organization, was created in memory of Donald "Fuzzy" Andreozzi by his daughters Megan and Rachel Andreozzi. More...

Free music in Wickford during the summer

As part of Wickford Villages 300th celebration, there will be music in the streets most weekends and Friday nights throughout the summer. All of the music is free and open to the public. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 28

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

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Laurent Peltier received a permit on May 5 to construct a woodframed two bedroom single family dwelling at 44 Hull St. Work estimated to cost $197,500. More...

FIRE & EMS

7:30 p.m., May 14, All units turned out at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue for a drill. 2:03 a.m., May 20, Car 1, Engines 1, 2 and 3 were sent to North Main Road for a hazardous condition call. More...

POLICE LOG

Drunk driving charges • Patrick Deacon, 52, of North Kingstown, was charged May 23 with first offense drunk driving and refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer test, police said. More...