October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local author seeks stories for book on faith and Vietnam War

Larkin Spivey is a retired Marine Corps officer, a former military professor at the Citadel and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. More...

News

Few leads in search for missing dory

Jim Underwood is looking everywhere for his classic rowing dinghy (pictured above) that was apparently stolen last month from dockside at East Ferry. More...

Swain murder trial to begin on Wednesday

The start date of the murder trial of former Jamestown Town Council member David Swain, accused of drowning his wife while vacationing in Tortola in 1999, was moved to yesterday – Wednesday, Oct. 7. More...

Spend a night in your PJs for a good cause

The chance to have a great evening out and support a wonderful organization – in your pajamas, no less – doesn’t come along often, so be sure to check out Pajamarama from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Sam Bari

The word wizards have done it again

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

The word wizards of Merriam- Webster dictionary fame warned us in July that the new hot 100- word list would be published this fall. More...

About Town

Climb the Beavertail light tower this weekend

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...

Teen Center to host ‘Connecting the Beats’

The Jesus Andujar Percussion Ensemble will perform Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Teen Center. More...

Last chance to register for Jamestown Classic

The 34th annual Jamestown Rotary Classic bike race will be held in Jamestown this Monday, Oct. 12. Online registration for the event closes tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 9. More than 300 riders have already registered for the event. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 8

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, Oct. 8. 1909 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Summer’s over – or almost over. The windmill and the museum will be open just until this Sunday, Oct. 11. This is your last chance to see the “Educating Jamestown” exhibit at the museum. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

4:41 p.m., Sept. 29, Ladder 1, Tanker 2, Car 2 and Engines 2 and 3 went to Beavertail Road for a malfunctioning smoke detector. 7:30 p.m., Oct. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving with a suspended license More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING More...

Zoning amendment discussion on tap for this evening

The Jamestown Planning Commission will hold a workshop this evening for the purpose of educating the Town Council and any other interested parties about its proposed amendments to the town zoning ordinance. More...

NASA grant paves path for science education improvement

School administrators announced a $200,000 NASA appropriation for a Science and Math Scholars program at Lawn Avenue School – a program that administrators hope will boost not only student interest in science, but test scores, too. More...

Council backs away from North Road purchase

The Town Council decided this week that a property the town had targeted for purchase and affordable housing development wasn’t worth the asking price. More...

Editorial

Climb the lighthouse, race around the island

• EDITORIAL •

The island will be hopping this weekend as we observe Columbus Day. If you are looking to do something different, go climb the Beavertail lighthouse tower. More...

Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Let’s work together

A few weeks back, I wrote a letter to the Press about my concerns over the fire horn. Since that time, many islanders have written responses, some pro, some con. Good, I’m glad everyone is thinking about this issue. More...

Ft. Getty is a treasure

Thank you Jamestown for allowing Marlene and me to spend our 35th summer (and 54th wedding anniversary) as residents of Ft. Getty campground. We have traveled and camped throughout the country, and around the world – nothing compares to Ft. More...

Time to repair sculpture

Every time I pass by the Recreation Center and look at Kay Worden’s generous gift of whimsical sculpture, Up In The Air, I smile. But a second glance reminds me that we have done nothing to repair the piece of broken “rope.” More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 8 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

In the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production of “Willy Wonka” next month, Anza DiGasper, 8, will make her acting debut as Raisinet. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Eaton Clarke, 79

Dorothy Eaton (Turner) Clarke, 79, of Jamestown, died at Village House in Newport after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Riverside, she was the second daughter of Walter R. More...

James S. Reynolds, 59

James S. Reynolds of Chalfont, Pa. and formerly of Jamestown, died Sept. 18 at his home after a courageous two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 59. He was the husband of Amber (Hamberger) Reynolds. More...

Susan K. Foote, 57

Susan K. Foote died at home on Sept. 29 after an extraordinary fight with lung cancer. She was 57. More...