January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Prevention efforts working for Jamestown youth

In a town like Jamestown — a somewhat isolated, affluent community with limited entertainment options, especially for young teens not yet old enough to drive — one of the worries often heard from adults is that kids will turn to drugs an More...

Freshman boys’ basketball puts up a good fight against Hendricken Hawks

Considering the pounding the 5-0 Hendricken Hawks have given most of their opponents this season, the North Kingstown freshman boys’ basketball team might have been happy to just lose by a smaller margin than their predecessors when the Hawks More...

Local hero

Chesley Sullenberger, captain of U.S. More...

Sam Bari

The year that would not end

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

As difficult as it may be to believe, five years have passed since I began writing “You can’t beat a system you can’t understand” for the Jamestown Press. This is my 261st column. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 21 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

Those of us driving north last week may have wondered why the beautiful Christmas decorations and brilliant lights were still in place at the Froberg compound at 747 North Main Rd. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 21

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. 22, 1910 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...

Council fast tracks turbine

The Jamestown Town Council put the brakes on two pending initiatives and assigned priority status to another this week. More...

Mooring fee hike weighed

Public gets to comment on Jan. 27

In its first meeting of the New Year last Wednesday, Jamestown’s Harbor Commission touched on a handful of items that may have implications for island residents and boaters in 2010 – as well as much farther down the line. More...

Island author share her experience with healthcare system

Islander Maggie Kozel had wanted to be a doctor ever since her sophomore year at Maria Regina High School in Baltimore, Md. But given her family’s dysfunctions and a lack of money, her goal seemed more like a far-fetched dream. More...

Editorial

Possible fee hikes deserve scrutiny

• EDITORIAL •

The Jamestown Harbor Commission will hold a public hearing next week to give islanders the opportunity to share their opinions on a plan to increase fees that boaters pay for moorings, outhauls and dockage. More...

Not too sure

Kendall (left) and Tatum Smith were among the 176 children who attended the H1N1 vaccination clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Melrose Avenue School. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

A big thank you to Santa’s elves

How quickly the holiday season comes upon us, and then it’s over. But it takes an endless team of volunteers working as individuals and in numerous groups and committees over many weeks to make Christmas in Jamestown, a.k.a. More...

Thanks for Winter Ball help

The Jamestown Teen Center would like to thank everyone who helped make the Winter Wonderland Ball a success. More...

Easy way to support schools

With little effort and no cost, you can financially support our schools. More...

About Town

Blood drive this Sunday at PAC Club

The American Legion and the R.I. Blood Center will sponsor a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Portuguese American Citizens Club. Visit www.ribc.org for more information. More...

Library to show next movie in film series

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will show “Shall We Dance (Shall We Dansu),” the next movie in its winter film series on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. More...

JAC to hold winter classes at Gallery

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold a series of winter classes at the Jamestown Gallery at 47 Conanicus Ave. Open figure drawing for all levels will be held Tuesday evenings through April, from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Jan. 25 6:30 p.m., the Town Council and Wind Energy Committee meet at Town Hall for a work session. Wednesday, Jan. 27 7 p.m., the Harbor Commission meets at Town Hall to discuss fee increases. More...

FIRE & EMS

9 a.m., Jan. 1, Rescue 1 and Special Services 1 went to Beavertail Road for the Penguin Plunge. 5:29 p.m., Jan. 4, Cars 1 and 4, and Engine 2, went to Ft. Getty Road for a malfunctioning alarm system. 9:17 p.m., Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving under the influence More...