October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Keepers of the Dutch Island light

This is the first in a series about keepers of the Dutch Island Lighthouse.

The first Dutch Island lighthouse and its keeper’s cottage were built at the southern tip of Dutch Island in 1826 on land ceded by R.I. to the U.S. government. More...

News

Planning Commission readies for public hearing on ordinance

In a Sept. More...

Lightbown, Cook to wed

Carin Beth Lightbown of North Kingstown, daughter of Marty and Rosemary Lightbown of Snug Harbor, and Daniel Cook, son of Peter and Patricia Cook of Jamestown, have announced their engagement. They will be married on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. More...

Ft. Getty panel debates survey questions

The Ft. Getty Master Plan Committee recently held initial discussions on the questions local residents would be asked in a survey of their opinions on the future of Ft. Getty. More...

Sam Bari

A little too much adventure

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

Watching kids cycling to school, and seeing big yellow buses with lights flashing as they make their early morning routes inspires me to reminisce about my misspent youth, when I would return to school with mixed emotions. More...

About Town

CIAA to hold first members’ meeting

The Conanicut Island Art Association will hold its first quarterly members’ meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

See the bay from the top of the Beavertail light tower

On Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors to the Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown can enjoy spectacular views from the top of the light tower. More...

Learn about fall gardening at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will present “Fall Containers: Tips for Fall Gardening and Fall Decorating with Plant Material” on Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting hall. More...

Obituaries

Russell C. Benjamin Jr., 70

Russell C. Benjamin Jr., 70, of 45 Pemberton Ave., died Sept. 25, 2009. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the only child of the late Russell and Florence (Knecht) Benjamin. More...

Mary C. Lindman McCraw, 85

Lindman (McQuade) McCraw, 85, of North Main Road, died Sept. 28, 2009 at John Clarke Retirement Center in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Arvid W. Lindman and the late William H. McCraw. More...

Josephine Wharton Johnson Williams, 67

Josephine Wharton Johnson Williams of Philadelphia, Pa. and a life-long summer resident of Jamestown, R.I. died suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. She was 67 years old. More...

Candidates face questions at forum

Town Council and School Committee hopefuls last week fielded questions at a “Candidates Night” hosted by the Jamestown Shores Association. The Sept. More...

Islanders brace for property reassessments

Jamestown real estate values are about to be reassessed, but property owners will have multiple opportunities to appeal any increases in their assessed property values, Jamestown Tax Assessor Ken Gray told residents at a recent workshop. More...

Editorial

Volunteers make Jamestown work

Volunteers are essential to the success of Jamestown as a vibrant community. No matter which direction one turns on this small island, you’ll find that there is a dedicated corps of volunteers who keep our town running smoothly. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Traditions, old and new

I have been coming to Jamestown every summer since I was four months old, and that was 41 years ago. Almost every summer was idyllic, as I came to stay at our old family house at the end of Narragansett Avenue. More...

Searching for town Christmas tree

Don’t even think about it… Christmas, that is. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! But it’s not too early to think about our town Christmas tree. More...

Thanks for Heyday

Thanks to everyone who organized Heyday at Godena Farm – a beautiful setting for a fall outing. A special thanks to the incredibly patient EMTs, who let many boisterous kids explore the emergency vehicle. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 1 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

While watching a presentation of the Jamestown Community Theatre, audiences are concentrating on the actors on stage. But the production would not be possible without the dedicated persons behind the scenes. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 1

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. 30, 1909 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 1 7 p.m., Lawn School Library, the School Committee meets Monday, Oct. 5 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets Wednesday, Oct. 7 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets Thursday, Oct. 8 More...

POLICE LOG

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

FIRE & EMS

7:51 a.m., Sept. 22, Car 1, Ladder 1, Rescue 1 and Engines 1 and 2 were dispatched to East Shore Road for a malfunctioning alarm system. 10:25 a.m., Sept. 22, Car 1 went to Conanicus Avenue for an unintentional alarm. 2:09 p.m., Sept. More...