September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Cyclist collision shines spotlight on need for sidewalk safety

What do you get when you add bicyclists, skateboarders and other wheeled vehicles to a busy main street packed with parked cars on both sides and sidewalks crowded with pedestrians? The answer: A recipe for disaster. Just ask Dee Hellewell. More...

News

Local candidates file nominating papers

Local elections for positions on the Town Council, School Committee and as Town Moderator will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3. More...

State education commissioner outlines priorities during Jamestown school visit

When R.I. Dept. of Education Commissioner Deborah Gist visited Jamestown schools on Tuesday, one of her goals was to find out “how things we’re doing at the state level are actually being rolled out in the school,” she said. More...

In loving memory

Friends and relatives of the late Leo Gracik braved rain and wind during a memorial cookout last Saturday at Ft. Getty. More...

Sam Bari

Where did all the factories go?

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

When I was a boy, I remember traveling across the country by car and seeing crowded cities with noisy factories working around the clock to supply the country with needed goods. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 17 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

I have been on an adventure. I woke up on a Wednesday morning with some breathing difficulties and Mim called 911. In a short time, a patrolman arrived at our door, followed by the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services ambulance. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

West Ligomes, Joseph Erickson and Reed Ligomes took the Jamestown Press to the top of the Empire State Building on a recent trip to New York City. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

An article in the Sept. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving without a license/ driving with an expired license • Christopher R. Bessin, 26, of 54 Second St. in Newport, was charged Sept. More...

FIRE & EMS

7:25 p.m., Sept. 8, Ladder 1, Cars 2 and 3, and Engines 1, 2 and 3 were dispatched to Norman Road for a smoke removal call. 10 a.m., Sept. 8, Car 1 went to Fox Run for a lockout call. 8:11 a.m., Sept. More...

Ft. Getty controversies reach a ‘tipping point’

Meetings slated for Sept. 24 and Oct. 3

Jamestown is about to launch a public debate on long-standing proposals to renovate and possibly reconfigure the recreational facilities at Ft. Getty. More...

JHS house tour offers glimpse of a bygone era

History buffs can take a walk through a few of the island’s oldest homes this weekend as the Jamestown Historical Society kicks off its annual tour of historic Jamestown homes. More...

Editorial

What do we do with Ft. Getty?

• EDITORIAL

Islanders should pay attention over the next couple of weeks as town officials grapple with the future of Ft. Getty. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Stop noise on Narragansett Ave.

I think the time has come that motorcycles and other noisy vehicles (without mufflers) be banned from driving on Narragansett Avenue, especially during the summer. More...

Labor battles continue today

Your Sept. 3 editorial, “Farewell to the summer that wasn’t,” ends with a reference to Labor Day beginning as a celebration when working classes were fighting for fair wages and rights in the workplace. More...

Shedding light on bridge security

On occasion, we have heard or read comments that the decorative lighting on the Pell and Mt. Hope bridges is a contributing factor to the toll increase. In the opinion of the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority board of directors, they are not. More...

About Town

Pick up free compost bags at island retailers

Free compost bags are available to all Jamestown residents on a first-come, first-served basis at two local retailers, Jamestown Hardware and the Secret Garden. In 2006, the town received a grant from the R.I. More...

New women’s vocal ensemble seeks voices

Jamestown’s new vocal music ensemble, “The Women’s World Music A Capella Ensemble” is open to all women interested in singing, regardless of their singing experience. More...

Pemberton apartments to hold sidewalk sale

The Pemberton apartments will hold a community sidewalk sale this Saturday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. Collectibles, antiques, books, art, housewares, tools and furniture will be sold. The sale will be held at the corner of Pemberton and Watson Avenues. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 17

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. 15, 1909 More...

Obituaries

Rose R. Branch, 92

Rose R. (Hobin) Branch, 92, of Jamestown, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. She was the beloved wife of Joseph F. Branch for 68 years and a daughter of the late Vincent F. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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...