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School Committee sets goals, meets with Town Council

Budget concerns and the possible loss of state aid to the town dominated last Friday’s joint meeting of the School Committee and Town Council, which got off to a collaborative start despite anticipation by both groups of another tough financia More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Christopher Hyder, a.k.a. “Frenchie,” and Amanda Gallagher, both of Jamestown, took the Jamestown Press along on a two-week trip to France for the Christmas and New Year holidays. More...

Planning Commission votes on minimum lot size for multi-family dwellings

In its first meeting of the New Year last Wednesday, the Jamestown Planning Commission tackled an ongoing issue: Minimum lot sizes for duplex and multi-family dwellings. More...

Sam Bari

Internet surfing while eating a ham sandwich leads to epiphany

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

At this stage of my life, sitting in front of the computer perusing the Internet before bedtime is about all the excitement I care to handle. I do this a few times a week, hoping to find inspiration for my next column. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 14 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 Jan. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

After many years as a summer visitor at her family’s cottage on Beavertail, Dorothy Strang moved to the island two years ago as a yearround resident with her husband, three cats and a friendly yellow Lab named Lyla. More...

Obituaries

Raleigh Utterback, 87

Raleigh Emerson Utterback, 87, of Seaside Drive, formerly of Barrington, died Jan. 1, 2010, at Newport Hospital after battling congestive heart failure. He was the husband of Shirley (Caughey) Utterback. They had been married 63 years. 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 JANUARY 26, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RH More...

Panel: No reason to switch high schools

After analyzing all of its collected data, the High School Review Committee reported that it did not find a “compelling programmatic reason” to recommend that Jamestown students change high schools at this time. More...

Taxpayers question police about salaries and duties

Jamestown police officers this week participated in an open forum held by the Jamestown Taxpayers Association to field questions about their union contract and services to the community. More...

Early deadline for next week’s issue of the Jamestown Press

The Jamestown Press office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More...

Editorial

Be creative, be unique, then share your art

• EDITORIAL •

There’s an art opening tonight at Town Hall. These are convivial events. We get to enjoy creations made by our friends and neighbors. More...

Mail call

T-Jay Short keeps warm on a cold, but sunny Wednesday while delivering mail along Narragansett Avenue. Short has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 10 years – the past nine in Jamestown. More...

Letters to the Editor

High school not for everyone

I am one of many parents who attended last week’s School Committee meeting to hear the report of the High School Review Committee. More...

Thanks to all for pageant help

The Jamestown Christmas Pageant once again beautifully presented the Christmas story in a very meaningful way to the community who gathered Christmas Eve on a snow-covered Shoreby green. More...

About Town

Library closed this Monday

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. More...

JSA soccer uniform fitting Jan. 24

Jamestown Soccer will host a soccer uniform fitting and ordering session on Sunday, Jan. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the lobby of the recreation center. More...

Britannia talk to be held at library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host “Britannia in Brief: A 101 on Modern British Culture,” a talk by Leslie Banker and William Mullins, on Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 14

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 Journal, Jan. 15, 1910 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Driving under the influence More...

FIRE & EMS

10:17 a.m., Jan. 4, EMS 2, Newport Hospital, transported. 12:04 p.m., Jan. 5, EMS 1, Center Street, transported. 10:08 a.m., Jan. 7. EMS 1, Conanicus Avenue, transported. 12:08 p.m., Jan. 7, EMS 1, Hawthorne Road, transported. More...