October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Review committee to evaluate high schools

First of two parts

Is North Kingstown High School the best fit for Jamestown students or would they be better served at Narragansett High School? That is the question the High School Review Committee is charged with answering. More...

Prosecution presents case in Swain murder trial

Special to the Jamestown Press

TORTOLA, BVI — It has been almost two years since David Swain was extradited to the British Virgin Islands from his dive shop in Jamestown, R.I., accused of murdering his wife, Shelley Arden Tyre. More...

News

Statewide busing program delivers limited savings

The new R.I. More...

Local train garden garners national recognition

Most people don’t know what a railroad garden is, or that it’s one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the U.S. Fewer still know that the activity harbors the secret to health, happiness and a lifelong marriage. More...

BIRTH

Grenier

Robert Donald Grenier, III was born Sept. 2, 2009, at Newport Hospital to Robert and Lara Grenier of Jamestown. “Baby Bobby,” who weighed 10 pounds, 1/4 ounces, was welcomed home by big sister, Hope, and big brother, Dean. More...

Sam Bari

Logizomechanophobia: The fear of computers impacts lives

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

According to Gadgetopia, a geek and gearhead website, a large percentage of the world’s population is deathly afraid of computers and their capabilities. More...

About Town

Press to host Candidate Forum this Tuesday

The Jamestown Press will host a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

School program offers fun and learning

The Jamestown Education Foundation and the Jamestown School Department will offer a series of after-school programs for children this fall. Programs are offered for all grade levels and are open to all Jamestown children. More...

Library book group begins Monday

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

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 15

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. More...

A smooth ride

It was a gorgeous day on Monday for the 34th annual Jamestown Classic bike race sponsored by the Jamestown Rotary Club. More...

Zoning changes bring debate

Hearing tonight at the Town Hall

Technical language in the changes proposed for the Jamestown zoning ordinance sparked extensive debate during the Oct. 8 workshop on the draft amendments. A hearing on the proposal will be held this evening, Thursday, Oct. More...

Islander will return to American Samoa in wake of tsunami

Islander John Enright spent 26 years preserving historic landmarks on the island of American Samoa. But many of those landmarks were wiped out when a tsunami hit the islands of Samoa and American Samoa late last month. More...

Editorial

Tonight’s your chance to comment on proposed town zoning changes

There’s an important meeting at Town Hall tonight. The Town Council will have a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Jamestown Zoning Ordinance. More...

Candidates talk about issues next week at the Jamestown library

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Jamestown Press will host a Candidate Forum at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. The event will begin at 7 p.m. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Fred Brown

The Conanicut Island Art Association would like to thank Fred Brown from the Town Hall for locating Wilson Pollock’s stray painting. More...

Thanks to the fire department

We would like to publicly express our gratitude, respect and pride for the Jamestown Fire Department. More...

Sick of abuse

I am sick of reading about children being abused and murdered at the hands of so-called boyfriends and husbands! How can anyone in their right mind abuse a small baby or child who cannot defend himself? More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 15 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

Finally, Patty Vandal gets to lie down on the job. Patty has been with the Jamestown Community Theatre since 1990, when she founded it with Mary S. Wright. More...

Obituaries

Merle McLaughlin Brennan, 93

MerleMcLaughlin Brennan, 93, of Warwick died Sept. 27 in the presence of her family at St. Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. More...

Ellen C. Harvey, 84

Ellen C. Harvey, 84, formerly of Rhode Island, died Sept. 24 at the Samaritan Keep Home in Watertown, N.Y., where she had been a resident since April 9. Born Nov. More...

Roger F. Morhardt, 88

Roger F. Morhardt, 88, of Jamestown, passed away Oct. 9 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Clare C. (Connor) Morhardt for 66 years. More...