November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

‘It could happen to you’

Island’s needy often hesitant to ask for help

Lovely homes, ocean views and thriving community connections: This is the reality of island life for many Jamestown residents. More...

News

Election flyer still under investigation

Jamestown Police Chief Thomas Tighe said Wednesday morning that island officials are still investigating the anonymous campaign letter that was mailed to island homes the weekend before the Nov. 3 town election. More...

Holiday happenings around the area

Editor’s Note: Here’s a brief list of upcoming holiday events we think our readers may find of interest. Concerts and performances More...

Islanders question experts at health care reform forum

An island church last week provided a platform for health care experts to examine the American health care crisis – and review the legislative “solutions” proposed on Capitol Hill. More...

Sam Bari

The tunes of statesmanlike conduct

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

In times of war and intense political unrest, people of all nations worry about conflict showing its face at their doorstep. Many have endured unending violence for several generations. More...

About Town

Library to host motherhood author

The Friends of the Jamestown library will host Christine Carr, author of “Mother Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground,” on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. More...

Meeting Monday for youth basketball

There will be a meeting for all Jamestown recreation youth basketball volunteers, coaches and parents this Monday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the recreation center. Call Jill at 423-7260 or email jgoldstein@jamestownri.net for more information. More...

Jamestown Classic Bike Race to air

The Jamestown Classic Bike Race will air on Cox Sports Channel 3 on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, at 12:30 p.m., following a live high school football game, and again at 9:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 19

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. 19, 1909 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 19 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Thursday, Dec. 3 5 - 7 p.m., Town Council meets for goal setting workshop, Town Hall More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on a suspended license • Paul Triolo, 36, of 22 Robbins Drive in Coventry was charged Nov. More...

FIRE & EMS

EMS Runs 8:34 p.m., Nov. 9, EMS 1, Baldwin Court, transported. 7:44 p.m., Nov. 11, EMS 1, Douglas Street, refused transport. 10:15 a.m., Nov. 12, EMS 1, Narragansett Avenue, transported. 11:38 a.m., Nov. More...

Mike Schnack takes the helm of new council

In the first official act of their inaugural meeting, the new Town Council members elected Michael Schnack as their president. After his Nov. More...

Concerns raised over caucus by new council members

Questions are being asked about whether a Sunday, Nov. 15, meeting attended by four members of the newly elected Town Council violated the spirit of the state Open Meetings Act. More...

Thanksgiving Newspaper Deadlines

The Jamestown Press will be published one day early during the week of Thanksgiving.

Here are the deadlines for the Thanksgiving Issue: Display advertising: 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 Classified advertising: Noon on Monday, Nov. 23 News items: Noon on Monday, Nov. 23 More...

Editorial

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A call to action from Save the Bay

• EDITORIAL •

Save the Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone this week sounded the alarm over the proposed Hess LNG project. In an e-mail this week, Stone reported that the U.S. More...

Letters to the Editor

Anonymous letters have long history

Those who are so appalled by the recent anonymous Jamestown political letter should be reminded that this tactic dates back to the founding of the Republic. More...

Wind turbines are a ‘Trojan horse’

The Wind Turbine Committee’s presentation of its study at their recent workshop was received in a respectful manner that was appropriate. However, the conclusion stated in your article of Nov. More...

Let’s not let this happen again

The weekend before our recent Town Council election, a campaign letter was distributed to island residents. It was illegal because it was unsigned. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 19 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

The Jamestown Community Theatre has a huge hit going at the community center. Director Mary Wright reflected on the play’s first weekend: More...

Obituaries

Diane Cartier Caswell

Diane Cartier Caswell, longtime resident of Jamestown, died Thursday, Nov. 12, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Caswell. 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 DECEMBER 15, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, R More...