September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Islander confirmed as U.S. attorney for Rhode Island

The U.S. Senate last week confi rmed a fourth-generation Jamestowner, Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha, as the next U.S. attorney for the state of Rhode Island. More...

News

Hard at work

Koral, Tyde and Orabel Piccoli raised $19 selling lemonade recently during a yard sale held by Jamestown residents and families from Ishi Dojo to benefit its center in Providence. More...

Planning Commission sends new zoning ordinance proposal to Town Council

The Jamestown Planning Commission voted 6-1 at its Sept. 16 meeting to send a new zoning ordinance proposal to the Town Council for review and public comment. Commissioner Michael Smith abstained in the final vote. More...

Bus parking, teacher evaluation top School Committee meeting

Administrators at both the Lawn Avenue and Melrose schools reported a successful start to the school year during the School Committee meeting on Sept. More...

Sam Bari

Put up the scoreboard – they know

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

This is not exactly a news flash. I just think all the soccermeisters out there who are worried about their little darlings’ self-esteem should be aware – the kids know about keeping score. More...

About Town

Library book groups announce upcoming picks

The book discussion groups at the Jamestown Philomenian Library will discuss “A History of Love” by Nicole Krauss on Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. On Nov. More...

Don’t miss ‘Heyday’ at Godena Farm

This Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Conanicut Island Land Trust will celebrate open space and land conservation with its “Heyday” event at the Godena Farm. More...

RE/MAX offers hot air balloon rides

On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., RE/MAX Bayview will offer tethered balloon rides – weather permitting – in the famous RE/MAX hot air balloon at 245 Conanicus Ave., across from the Jamestown Country Club. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

A story in the Sept. 17 edition of the Jamestown Press quoted Dee Hellewell as saying that it “took some time for the family to be notified by the police…” Hellewell claims that the statement attributed to her is inaccurate. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 24 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Oct. 1 7 p.m., Lawn School Library, the School Committee meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 11:10 a.m., Sept. 14, Rescue 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Route 138 westbound for an incident call. 10:05 a.m., Sept. 15, Car 3 and Engine 1 went to Narragansett Avenue for an unintentional alarm call. More...

Study grant concerns Town Council

A state grant for an inventory of historic properties on Shoreby Hill sparked debate during the Sept. 21 meeting of the Town Council. More...

Residents discuss historic district

Approximately 15 people – mostly residents of Lower Shoreby Hill – attended a meeting at the Jamestown library on Sept. More...

Editorial

Down on the farm Saturday at Heyday

Heyday is this Saturday, Sept. 16. The Conanicut Island Land Trust will use the event to showcase its most recent acquisition – the Godena Farm. From all reports, Mother Nature is cooperating this year. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Volunteer for Jamestown Classic

The Jamestown Rotary Club has been working for the past few months organizing the 34th annual Jamestown Classic to be held Columbus Day, Oct. 12. This is the Rotary Club’s biggest fund-raising event of the year. More...

A friend to animals

We would like to thank Councilwoman Barbara Szepatowski for carrying our Jack Russell Terrier home after he escaped from our gated deck. She is truly a caring, loving friend to animals. Linda E. Silipigini Jamestown More...

The law of diminishing returns applies

We will be gone from Ft. Getty at the end of this, our 14th season, and before the open meeting on the fifth of October. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 24 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 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 24

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. 23, 1909 More...

Obituaries

Catharine Carton Smith, 97

Catharine Carton Smith of Bloomfield, Conn., artist and art collector, family matriarch and a life-long summer resident of Jamestown, died Sept. 18. She was 97. More...