September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local car buffs gear up for island show this Sunday

Whether you call them car buffs, enthusiasts or “gearheads,” Jamestowners who own classic cars are unanimous in their praise of the 10th annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise on tap this weekend at Ft. Getty. More...

News

Charter referenda previewed for taxpayer association

Referenda proposed to revise the Jamestown Town Charter were outlined for the Jamestown Taxpayers Association during the Aug. 26 meeting of the fledgling group. More...

Island offers plenty of ways to get into shape

Get fit! Now is the time to shed weight

Head out for a walk or run just about anywhere in Jamestown and chances are you’ll soon discover that you’re not alone. Jamestown is a fitness-minded community and it shows in the streets. More...

Zoning amendment will allow ‘green roof’

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Review, during its meeting last week, approved an amendment to an existing permit that was rejected earlier by the Planning Commission because the commission said it changed downtown’s character. More...

Sam Bari

A notable aversion to real work

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

During my adult years, I have made a living as a writer of music and/or words. The ability to support myself in this way has been a privilege for which I am most grateful, and for good reason. More...

About Town

Teen Center and recreation dept. partner on afterschool program for youth

The Jamestown recreation department and Teen Center is partnering with Brandaris Maritime to offer a series of afterschool programs this fall for all youth ages 7 to 15. Classes will be held at Brandaris Maritime at 39 Ocean Ave. More...

Register now for children’s dance program

The Jamestown recreation department’s dance program for children will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Jamestown golf course. Instructor Mary Beth Murphy will offer beginning ballet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Classic yacht regatta sails this weekend

The Museum of Yachting in Newport will host the 30th annual classic yacht regatta this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6. Sail Newport will run two days of racing, starting on Saturday and concluding Sunday afternoon. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Welcome Nemo and Minzi to the island. The two male guinea pigs were adopted from the Potter League for Animals by islander Daniela Frater. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Gail Van Reen, 60

Margaret Gail Van Reen, 60, died Aug. 30, 2009, at her home in East Greenwich. She was the wife of Fred Van Reen. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Margaret G. (Shea) Rider. Mrs. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 7:30 a.m., Aug. 25, Car 2 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Orient Avenue for an outside rubbish fire. 4:07 p.m., Aug. 25, Car 1, Ladder 1 and Engines 1, 2 and 3 were sent to Melrose Avenue for an unintentional alarm. 9:19 a.m., Aug. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Sept. 8 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Sept. 16 7 p.m., Jamestown library, the Harbor Commission meets. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Paul Edgerley received a permit on Aug. 25 to remodel portions of a house at 90 Bayview Dr. per approved plan on file. Work estimated to cost $2,300,000. B. and H. Nelson received a permit on Aug. More...

Island filmmaker receives Emmy nomination

One never knows where a casual chat might lead. For islander Elizabeth Delude-Dix, a simple conversation has led all the way to an Emmy-nominated film. More...

Sutton finds flourishing magazine career in her own garden

A life’s passion can often be traced to the practical. A writer has to write. A painter has to paint. A surfer has to surf. More...

Early deadlines at the Jamestown Press

It’s hard to believe, but summer is nearly over! The Labor Day holiday will be observed on Monday, Sept. 7. Early newspaper deadlines are necessary to keep the Jamestown Press on schedule. Following are the deadlines for the Sept. More...

Editorial

Farewell to the summer that wasn’t

• EDITORIAL •

The Labor Day weekend typically marks the end of summer. Vacation is over, and it’s time for the kids to go back to school and the adults to go back to work. More...

Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Spare islanders the fire horn

I was having a cup of coffee with an older Jamestown resident last week when the fire horn went off. She muttered, “Ridiculous,” and went on to explain how dangerous the fire horn can be. More...

Reduced blast number not enough

After reading the article written last week on the fire horn, I’d like to share a few facts. More...

Town employees go above and beyond

Thank you for the recent great picture of our DPW at work on Watson Avenue. However, in this particular case, the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” does need a little more explaining. More...

Upcoming Events

Book group to discuss ‘My Stroke of Insight’

The book discussion groups at the Jamestown library will discuss “My Stroke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor on Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. More...

Sing with the Newport Navy Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers seek new voices to sing with them for the upcoming 2010 musical season. New voices of all ranges are welcome. More...

JHS seeks greeters at museum and windmill

The Jamestown Historical Society is seeking greeters for the Jamestown Museum and Windmill for weekend shifts from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, now through Columbus Day. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 3 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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 3

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, Sept. 4, 1909 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Make way for the JHS house tour weekend! The JHS will kick off the weekend with a membersonly preview party on Friday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mallinckrodt cottage on Shoreby Hill. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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 SEPTEMBER 22, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, More...