September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Island school officials prepare for impact of swine flu

As the nation braces for a potential outbreak of the H1N1 virus – commonly known as “swine flu” – Jamestown schools have taken a calm approach that relies on a simple concept: Common sense. More...

News

Rec. department to host maritime programs for youth

The Jamestown Recreation Department and Teen Center will offer a series of afterschool classes for kids ages 7 to 15. Classes will be held at Brandaris Maritime at 39 Ocean Ave. More...

WEDDING

Wood, Wright to wed

Meghan Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leighton C. Wood of Morgan Hill, Calif. and Jamestown, and John Paul Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Hurteau runs for a cure in memory of island young people

When former islander Linda Hurteau wanted to comfort friends who were enduring an excruciating loss – the illness and ultimate death of a child – she did the only thing she felt she could. She ran. More...

Sam Bari

Isolation — a societal issue in the computer age

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

The computer age, coupled with a worldwide failing economy, has fostered many changes in the way we live as a society. The bottom line is that we are becoming less societal every day. More...

Upcoming Events

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...

Free prostate cancer screening at SCH

South County Hospital will hold its annual free prostate cancer screening clinic this Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon. The clinic will be held at the hospital and will be conducted by boardcertifi ed physicians from Urology Associates. More...

Thorson to discuss kettle ponds at library

Dr. Robert Thorson will give a talk titled “New England’s Miniature Coasts” on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 10

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. 8, 1909 More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE September 17, 2009 6:00 p.m. More...

Council approves rate increase for water and sewer

During a special Sept. 8 meeting on town, water and sewer matters, the Town Council approved an increase in water and sewer rates, while deferring the controversial issue of distributing future increases among all island residents. More...

Proposed zoning ordinance will create non-conforming lots

After a heated discussion during its Sept. More...

Editorial

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Jamestown benefits from students’ efforts

• EDITORIAL •

Kudos to the Providence College freshmen who came to Jamestown this past Saturday and volunteered their time on a number of worthwhile island projects. More...

Letters to the Editor

Shores lots need protection

On Sept. 21, the Jamestown Town Council will formally discuss the future of the 100 “tax sale” foreclosed lots in the Jamestown Shores. More...

Saving the bay – all over again

I have just finished re-reading Mary McGaughan’s wonderful 1994 book, “Dismissed With Prejudice,” the epic battle against construction of an oil refinery in Jamestown. More...

About Town

Give blood at PAC Club this Sunday

The Rhode Island Blood Center and the Arnold Zweir Post 22 American Legion & Memorial Post 9447 VFW of Jamestownwill hold a blood drive this Sunday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens Club at 134 Narragansett Ave. More...

Community chorus rehearsals start Monday

The Jamestown Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for its 60th anniversary concert on Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

Public Works Dept. to auction equipment

The Jamestown Department of Public Works will host its second town auction in the last three years on Friday, Sept. 18. The event will raise some cash, but will also allow the town to get rid of outdated equipment that is taking up space. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 10 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. Matthew’s Church 6 p.m., Cub Scout rally, Ft. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Sept. 16 7 p.m., Jamestown library, the Harbor Commission meets. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Monday, Sept. 21 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

8 p.m., Aug. 31, Rescue 1, Car 2 and Engines 1 and 3 were dispatched to Route 138 westbound for an auto accident call. The call was cancelled en route. 11:40 p.m., Aug. More...

POLICE LOG

Suspended license • Tracy Gregoire, 34, of 294 Rose Hill Rd. in Wakefield, was charged Sept. 7 with driving with a suspended or revoked license during a traffic stop on Route 138, police said. An arraignment was scheduled for Sept. More...