November 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Island veteran still grateful for opportunity to serve

At the age of 17, just six months before graduating from high school, Bruce Livingston joined the Marines. It was 1944, WWII was winding down and Livingston had decided to give four years of his life to the military and to his country. More...

News

Water dept. named ‘Utility of the Year’

The Jamestown Water Department has been named a 2009 Utility of the Year by the New England Water Works Association, a Holliston, Mass.-based, not-for-profit organization of water works professionals. More...

Community Chorus to get ‘coffee cup salute’ on NBC 10

The Jamestown Community Chorus will be featured on NBC 10’s “Coffee Cup Salute” on Monday, Nov. 23, at about 5:45 a.m. More...

Council workshop on fire horn draws few residents

Of the two approaches that the fire department could use to silence its fire horn, one would impose serious financial burdens on the town and local businesses, and the other would increase the risk to public safety, while sparking an increase in fir More...

Sam Bari

Roll out the couch potato role models

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

Fall is here, that blessed time of year when all things “sports” grace TV screens like well-planned smorgasbords. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 5 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 Friday Nov. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Boy Scouts from Troop 1 will be stopping by Saturday after 9 a.m. to pick up your donations to the Scouting for Food drive. More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

A story in last week’s Jamestown Press incorrectly stated that former fire chief Bob Bryer was part of the fire department when Engine 1 went into service. In fact, Bryer was an officer of Engine Co. 1 from 1971- 1973. More...

POLICE LOG

Disorderly conduct • Jeffrey Allen, 23, of 10 Gardiner St. in Newport, was charged Oct. 31 with disorderly conduct after he was observed allegedly urinating in public outside a business on Narragansett Avenue, according to police. More...

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...

Council shoots down ‘coyote ordinance’

The final meeting of the current Town Council featured decisive votes on two front-burner issues: An ordinance to curb wild-animal feeding and a proposal to park the Jamestown school bus fleet at a north end site. The Nov. More...

Swine flu confirmed in both Jamestown schools

It’s official: The H1N1 virus has arrived in Jamestown. More...

Editorial

Did old-style politics sway our town election?

• EDITORIAL •

Jamestown’s 2009 election is history. We’ve got a new Town Council, voted three members to sit on the School Committee and re-affirmed our Town Moderator. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all for successful Jog

The 21st annual Jamestown Jack O’ Lantern Jog 5K road race was held on Oct. 24. More...

Experience ‘Willy Wonka’

I am writing to “invite” you to the Jamestown Community Theatre’s November musical production of “Willy Wonka.” Now we may not have Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp, but we have a cast of relatives, friends and neighbors who More...

About Town

Register now for trip to New York City

Seniors interested in a day trip to New York City on Thursday, Dec. 17, with the Jamestown Police Association should register soon to reserve their place. More...

Empty Bowls fundraiser tomorrow

The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will be held tomorrow, Nov. 6, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Melrose School. Local school children and volunteers have been making and glazing bowls for this event. More...

Jamestown Gallery to host reception

The Jamestown Gallery will celebrate its grand opening with a reception at the new gallery this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 47 Conanicus Ave. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 5

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, Nov. 3, 1909 More...