October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

BVI jury convicts Swain of murdering his wife

TORTOLA, BVI – After deliberating for more than four hours, a unanimous British Virgin Islands jury found David Swain guilty of murdering his wife, Shelley Arden Tyre, on March 19, 1999. More...

News

Islander plans 50th anniversary celebration of national barbershop music organization

Harmony Inc. will celebrate its 50th anniversary next month and for islander Barbara-Ann MacIntosh, participating in the group is more than a hobby – it’s a way of life. More...

Zoning amendment wins unanimous council approval

The Town Council last week approved a package of zoning amendments designed to encourage affordable housing development while maintaining the “small town” character of the Village. The Oct. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Town Council member Bill Kelly and his wife, Mary, took the Jamestown Press along on a trip to Europe. Here, they pose outside a souvenir shop in Corfu, Greece. More...

Letters to the Editor

Land swap offer not a good one

I read with amusement the report in the Oct. More...

Portuguese Day a big success

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped us to have a successful heritage day. We also thank the merchants and people who donated gifts for our “Chinese auction.” Thank you. John Reposa and the P.A.C. More...

Thanks for a great experience

I am writing to thank Jamestown for the time I have had here, first as exhibiting artist and director of the Randall Gallery for two years, and more recently filling the same roles at the Schock Gal- lery at East Ferry. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 29 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

In our search for trends and wisdom for Saturday’s Halloween activities we visited the one place on the island that could provide us with that information – the Jamestown Early Learning Center. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

DUI charges More...

FIRE & EMS

8:20 p.m., Oct. 19, EMS 1, Conanicus Avenue, transported. 10:56 a.m., Oct. 20, Knowles Court, refused transport. 9:11 p.m., Oct. 21, EMS 1, America Way, canceled at scene. 3:15 a.m., Oct. 22, EMS 1, America Way, transported. 2:02 p.m., Oct. More...

Islanders to vote this Tuesday

Jamestown voters will head to the polls this Tuesday, Nov. 3, to elect a new slate of Town Council members, School Committee members and the town moderator. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. More...

Final pre-election forum held

Candidates for Jamestown’s Town Council and School Committee took part in their final public forum before next week’s election in a freewheeling Oct. 26 session sponsored by the Jamestown Taxpayers Association at the Senior Center. More...

Editorial

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Vote for your candidates and update the town’s charter

• EDITORIAL •

Jamestowners will go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new Town Council and choose three members for the School Committee. There is only one candidate for Town Moderator. More...

Return to Ghana detailed in JamestownPress.com blog

Many Jamestown Press readers will recall our trip to Ghana last fall. My wife and I traveled to Africa in search of a young man whom we had been assisting with his education expenses. We blogged about our journey on the Press website. More...

Sam Bari

The haunted holiday – the way it used to be

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

Halloween is different than it was when I was a kid. It’s easy to tell why. Everything looks normal the morning after. More...

About Town

Halloween crafts and tales for kids

Come have a ghoulishly good time tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. More...

Halloween glow sticks for youngsters

Costumed youngsters are invited to visit the Secret Garden while trick or treating in Jamestown this Saturday evening. More...

Celebrate Halloween at Godena Farm

The Conanicut Island Land Trust will host a different Halloween celebration for families, especially for children ages 5 to 10 years old, tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 30, from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. at the Godena Farm on North Road. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 29

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...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING NOVEMBER 17, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, R More...