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News

Swain sentenced to 25 years for murdering his wife

TORTOLA, BVI – A British Virgin Islands judge on Tuesday sentenced Jamestowner David Swain to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of murdering his wife, Shelley Arden Tyre, in 1999. More...

School committee bids farewell to Brennan

The School Committee honored committee member William “Bucky” Brennan’s final meeting with a rousing musical tribute last Thursday. More...

Wind Energy Committee considers feasibility of town-owned wind turbine

Ft. Getty and Taylor Point have emerged as the “finalists” in Jamestown’s search for potential wind turbine sites. During a Nov. More...

Sam Bari

Spin the governing bottle

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

For the last couple of years, the country has been going through a political tailspin that has been plagued by economic disasters, health care problems, immigration issues, big business failures, massive fraud, etc., ad no seeums. More...

About Town

Estes/Twombly designs featured in new book

The work of Jamestown architects Jim Estes and Peter Twombly of Estes/Twombly Architects is featured in Yankee Modern: The Houses of Estes/Twombly, a new book by Princeton Architectural Press. More...

Lutheran church to host country bazaar

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Newport will host its annual oldfashioned country bazaar at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 14. More...

Blood drive at PAC club this Monday

Jamestown EMS will sponsor a blood drive this Monday, Nov. 16, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens’ Club on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 12

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. 11, 1909 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

This year, the JHS received more than 150 new items for its collection from more than 30 individuals and eight organizations. We will display as many of the smaller ones as we can in our case in the Jamestown Philomenian Library later this month. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE November 19, 2009 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents’ Decision 7:00 p.m. Business Meeting More...

Police called on election letter

Jamestown police are investigating an anonymous campaign flyer that was distributed last week just before the town’s Nov. 3 election. More...

Cliff Largess honored at Veterans Day ceremony

Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor was a defining moment for many Americans – including former islander Clifton Largess. More...

Editorial

New Town Council faces a rocky road

• EDITORIAL •

We will all be watching next week as a new Town Council is sworn in, starting a three-year term of governing our island. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Unsigned letter a new low

I know that Jamestown has changed a great deal since I first came to the island 60 or more years ago. More...

Watson fundraiser a huge success

I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to the concert on Nov. 6 for the Sergeant Watson Medical Fund. Detective Sergeant Frank Watson is currently battling non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. More...

Thanks for a great soccer season

This was my first year as the recreation soccer coordinator, and it was a great experience. I thoroughly enjoyed Saturday mornings on the soccer field watching the kids running around in brightly colored shirts. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 12 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

We remember her as a kid and then a teenager appearing with her mom and dad in Jamestown Community Theatre productions and most recently, working Sunday mornings at McQuade’s when we’d stop in for groceries. More...

Obituaries

Nancy C. Maloney, 52

Nancy C. (Williams) Maloney, 52, of Marjorie Lane, passed away Wednesday at Newport Hospital surrounded by her loving family after battling cancer for seven years. She was the beloved wife of John F. Maloney for 20 years. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Nov. 16 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Nov. 17 The Wind Energy Committee meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

EMS runs 8:23 p.m., Nov. 1, EMS 1, Beach Avenue, refused transport. 1:11 p.m., Nov. 5, EMS 1, Mizzen Avenue, refused transport. 11:09 p.m., Nov. 5, EMS 1, Pemberton Avenue, transported. 4:36 p.m., Nov. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Christopher Olobri received a permit Sept. 30 to build a new modular home at 47 Stern St. Work estimated to cost $226,000. John and Maryellen Ferrara received a permit Sept. More...