October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Prosecution rests in Swain murder trial

TORTOLA, BVI – After hearing testimony from 19 witnesses, British Virgin Islands prosecutors closed their case against David Swain late Tuesday afternoon. More...

News

Lawn School eighth-graders kick off fundraising for D.C. trip

This fall, Lawn Avenue School eighth-graders have been learning about the history of the U.S. government, the founding fathers and government in action. More...

Terranova named to N.E. Tech dean’s list

James A. Terranova of Jamestown, RI has achieved Dean’s List status for the quarter ending Sept. 26 at New England Institute of Technology. Students must achieve a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a maximum scale of 4.0 to qualify. More...

Local scientist proposes ‘coyote coexistence’ animal feeding ordinance

A Jamestown scientist has applied a groundbreaking approach to her study on the growth of coyote populations on Conanicut and Aquidneck Islands. More...

Sam Bari

The latest on the extreme side of sports

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

The country is embracing the apex of the sporting season, when armchair quarterbacks and extreme couch potatoes are in their glory. More...

About Town

Green consultant to speak at Shores meeting

Nancy Escher, an eco-consultant for Green Irene – an East Coast company that advises businesses and residents on how to “go green” and in the process, save energy, water and money – will be the guest speaker at the next meeti More...

Teen Center hosts election day trip

The Jamestown Teen Center will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3, due to elections. Teens will be going to the Providence Place Mall and Dave and Busters on that day at 1 p.m. The group will return at 8 p.m. Sign up by Tuesday, Oct. More...

Flu clinic Tuesday at Baker’s Pharmacy

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will hold a flu clinic at Baker’s Pharmacy on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. for people ages 18 and older. More...

Obituaries

Linda A. Bowmer, 64

Linda A. Bowmer, 64, of Pinecrest Drive, Pawtucket, passed away Oct. 17 at the home of her loving sister in Jamestown. Born in Pawtucket, she was a beloved daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude (Conolly) Bowmer. More...

Stephen M. Moreau, 60

Stephen M. Moreau, 60, of Whale Rock Road, passed away peacefully Oct. 14 at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia (Murray) Moreau for 22 years; and the loving father of Kate A. Moreau. More...

Mary Evans Thacker, 95

Mary Evans Thacker (Perry), 95, of Jamestown passed away Oct. 13 at Forest Farm Health Care in Middletown. She was the wife of Edward H. Thacker and the late Edwin A. Evans. More...

Vote on zoning code could come tonight

A vote on revisions to the town zoning ordinance could come tonight as the Town Council holds the latest in a series of public meetings on the amendments at Town Hall at 7 p.m. More...

Jamestown students ‘fit in well’ at North Kingstown High School

Potential change in leadership won’t affect committee’s decision

As Jamestown’s High School Review Committee continues to evaluate options for the island’s future high school students, a new consideration has come to light: A potential change in leadership at North Kingstown High School. More...

Council considers weight of financial issues

The Town Council this week discussed a financial issue with long-term implications – along with other issues demanding relatively fast action. More...

Editorial

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See your tax dollars at work this Saturday

• EDITORIAL

YOU ARE INVITED TO AN OPEN HOUSE from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Oct. 24, at the new town public works facility. Refreshments will be served. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Jamestown

The Leddy family and the numerous volunteers involved in the Joseph Sidoni memorial fundraiser to benefit the Rhode Island Tomorrow Fund would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the Jamestown businesses and residents for their unfailing More...

Running for ‘Hole in the Wall’ camps

My name is David Montoya, and I am running in the upcoming New York City marathon for charity. Recently, as a part of my training, I ran from Beavertail Point to the Mews Tavern, a 20.5-mile run. More...

Be prepared for emergencies

I have recently, with the help of my fellow scouts of Troop 1 Jamestown, assembled some kits for members of our community as part of my Eagle Scout project. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 22 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 October 22

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. 19, 1909 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

DUI charges • Victoria Hunter, 46, of 11 Dixon St. in Newport, was charged Oct. 11 with first-offense DUI after she allegedly ran a stop sign on North Main Road and refused field sobriety tests, according to police. More...

FIRE & EMS

EMS runs • 7:43 p.m., Oct. 14, EMS 1, North Main Road, transported. • 3:56 a.m., Oct. 18, EMS 1, Southwest Avenue, transported. Medical calls this week included loss of consciousness, stomach pain and post-operative incision pain. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Electrical permits Braden Kane, Jr. received a permit Aug. 31 to install additional security alarm equipment at 1243 N. Main Road. Work estimated to cost $477. Vaughn Gooding received a permit Sept. More...