August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School Committee opposed to bill that would extend expired contracts

On Wednesday, Aug. More...

News

Jamestown Community Farm becomes a non-profit corporation

The Jamestown Community Farm has formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Rhode Island as a 501c(3), it was announced this week. More...

State Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed’s husband dies

Mark Weed, the husband of state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Jamestown & Newport) died Saturday, Aug. 22, following a battle with cancer, the Providence Journal reported this week. More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Jamestown sisters to compete in local pageant Olivia and Felicia Faria of Jamestown have been selected to participate in the Nationals’ 2009 Miss Junior Teen pageant competition in Providence. More...

Sam Bari

Too much scary reading

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

Not long ago, I flew up north to visit my son and his family. I chose one of those airlines that offer open seating. You know the carriers – they’re cheap. More...

About Town

Bring back your sunflowers

The Secret Garden’s annual Sunflower Contest will wrap up this weekend with the awarding of the ribbons for the largest blooms and the tallest plants in several categories. More...

Ice cream social for military families

The Jamestown Military Spouses Group will hold a “Welcome to Jamestown” ice cream social tomorrow, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. at 60 Steamboat St. More...

Jamestown artists to exhibit at Festival

Jamestown artists Jillian Barber and Sam Ackerman are exhibiting their works in this weekend’s Newport Arts Festival at the Newport Yachting Center. The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. More...

Obituaries

Janice F. Fuquea, 72

Janice F. Fuquea (Blythe), 72, of St. Petersburg, Fla. died Aug. 17, 2009, at Mease Dunedin Hospital in Dunedin, Fla. Janice was born in Pawtucket, R.I. and lived in Jamestown for many years. More...

Estelle E. Goulet, 77

Estelle E. Goulet (Vaine), 77, of Union Drive, passed away August 22, 2009. She was the wife of the late Harry H. Goulet. More...

Properties’ future tops council concerns

The future of environmentally sensitive properties acquired by the town through tax-default proceedings was explored during a Town Council workshop on Monday night. More...

Twelve candidates file for local offices

The filing deadline for local elections has come and gone and 12 locals, a mix of new and familiar faces, have filed as candidates for positions on the Town Council, School Committee and as Town Moderator. More...

Editorial

State budget crisis washes ashore in Jamestown

• EDITORIAL •

Governor Carcieri’s plan announced this week to make up the state budget shortfall by saving $71.4 million in state expenses may hit Jamestowners in the pocketbook. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Time to upgrade Ft. Getty

Jamestown should at long last realize the tremendous potential of one of its finest natural assets. Ft. Getty has gorgeous views of the bay, steady breezes and a protected waterfront on Dutch Harbor. Ft. More...

Thanks for successful concert series

The Jamestown summer concert series just wrapped up its 22nd consecutive season recently at East Ferry Veterans Memorial Square with a concert by our very own Jamestown Community Band. More...

Thanks to all for 420 regatta help

On behalf of the Conanicut and Jamestown Yacht Clubs, we would like to thank all the following for ensuring the success of the recent Club 420 National Championship held at Ft. Getty. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 27 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Coming off its appearance at the Jamestown Community Chorus talent show and singing the national anthem at McCoy Stadium, the Jamestown Men’s Chorus will take the stage at the Jamestown Recreation Center for its annual concert this Saturday, Au More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 27

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, Aug. 26, 1909 More...

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POLICE LOG

Driving without a license/ driving with an expired license More...

FIRE & EMS

9:55 a.m., Aug. 17, Rescue 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 went to Narragansett Avenue for a vehicle accident. 9:44 a.m., Aug. 19, Rescue 1 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Route 138 eastbound for a vehicle accident. 10:32 a.m., Aug. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Charles H. Frankenbach III received a permit on Aug. 13 to replace four existing windows at 47 Clinton Ave. Work estimated to cost $800. Varoujan Karentz received a permit on Aug. More...