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Sheep shearing this Saturday

Historic New England’s Watson Farm will hold its annual sheepshearing day this Saturday, May 8, from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Apply now for Holy Ghost scholarships

The Jamestown Holy Ghost Society will award two scholarships to graduating high school students of Portuguese heritage who live in Jamestown. Scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books or related course fees. More...

Babysitting certification course offered

Teens new to babysitting or who would like to sharpen their skills are encouraged to sign up for the American Red Cross babysitter certification course, plus child and infant CPR certification, on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Chamber breakfast will discuss energy purchase

Tony Parente, representative for Teknikor Action Energy, will be the speaker at the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s next breakfast series event on Thursday, May 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Narragansett Café at 25 Narragansett Ave. More...

News

Financial town meeting may include paper ballots

ACO controversy could spark first paper ballot in years

Because of the controversy sparked by the pending proposal to eliminate the animal control officer position, Jamestown residents will almost certainly cast their votes on the proposed fiscal year 2010-11 budget by paper instead of by voice, hand or More...

After the flood comes mold

Help is still available to island homeowners

The unrelenting rain and devastating floods have passed, clean up is well underway throughout the state, and the worst is over. Or is it? More...

Gorgeous day draws volunteers to Godena Farm clean-up

Last Saturday’s 70-degree temperature and sunny skies couldn’t help but boost the morale of the approximately 50 volunteers who spent the morning improving the landscape of the Godena Farm on North Main Road. More...

Letters to the Editor

A lesson about ‘island life’

I want to publicly thank Tim Hull and the Jamestown Fire Dept. More...

Jamestowners, speak up on LNG!

Last week’s issue of the Jamestown Press highlighting the need for the people of Jamestown to engage in the struggle to save Narragansett Bay from a LNG facility struck a vital nerve for me. More...

Thank you to all for spring chorus concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus wishes to thank everyone who made our spring concert, “For the Birds,” such a success. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 6 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5 p.m., Total Body Conditioning, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Google tells us that it all began in 1868, when Ann Jarvis organized “Mother’s Friendship Day” to reunite families that had been divided during the Civil War, and 12 years later, Julia Ward Howe led a “Mother’s Day&rdquo More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 6

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, May 5, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Summer is almost here! The windmill opens for the season on June 19. Visitors will be welcome every Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m., through Columbus Day. 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 May 25, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE More...

State finances delay budget OK

Town Council to vote Friday

Responding to major legislative uncertainties in the General Assembly, the Jamestown Town Council delayed until tomorrow, Friday, May 7, a vote on the budget proposed for fiscal year 2010-11. More...

Island moms reflect on motherhood

I still remember the advice my mother gave me on the day my daughter – my first child – was born: “Now you’ll know.” But that wasn’t really advice, was it? It was more like an ominous warning. More...

N.K.H.S graduation requirements take shape

As the 2009-2010 school year draws to a close with a flurry of proms and graduations, North Kingstown High School administrators are that much closer to having to implement the highly touted, anxiety-producing graduation requirements demanded by 200 More...

Stroke awareness walk at Ft. Wetherill

Rhode Island’s second annual Childhood Stroke Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at Ft. Wetherill State Park. More...

Teen Center to host end-of-year dance

The Teen Center’s Youth Advisory Board will host its final dance for the school year this Saturday, May 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the recreation center at 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

Bird count this Saturday

The 2010 Conanicut Island spring bird count will be held this Saturday, May 8. Participants should meet at the Jamestown police station at 250 Conanicus Ave. at 6:30 a.m. More...

Editorial

A respectful end

Members of Jamestown’s American Legion and V.F.W. gathered recently at Mackerel Cove to burn approximately 300 worn and tattered American flags from around Jamestown. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Could Jamestown have a silent spring?

VIEWPOINT

Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, “Silent Spring,” warned us of the dangers of DDT. Could she have written the same book today? Pesticides and herbicides threaten the Spring Peepers we hear on Conanicut Island on a warm spring night. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

The oddity of semi-anonymous social networking in cyberspace

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

According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, 187 recognized social networking websites are active on the Internet. This does not count dating sites. That’s another subject. More...

About Town

CIAA art show reception tonight

An opening reception for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s open juried art show, “Animals, Animals, Animals,” will be held tonight, Thursday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Town Hall Gallery. More...

Dwight Smith art exhibit opens at library

A retrospective of the art of Dwight S. Smith is now on display in the meeting room and entryway of the Jamestown Philomenian Library through July 31. More...

KidsROCK fundraiser scheduled for May 22

Get your tickets now for the upcoming KidsROCK cocktail party fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, May 22, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Dragonline Studio at Bull Point in Jamestown. More...

Obituaries

Charles T. Graves, 62

Charles T. Graves, 62 of Ship Street passed away Friday, April 30, 2010, in Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Janice (Krajewski) Graves. Born in Smithfield, he was the son of the late Charles and Helen (Browning) Graves. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 6 7 p.m., Lawn School library, the School Committee meets for a workshop. Friday, May 7 5 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets for a budget vote. More...

POLICE LOG

DUI charges Christopher Synnott, 45, of 50 Ocean View in Middletown, was charged April 29 with firstoffense DUI on Rt. 138 after a caller reported an erratic operator, according to police. More...

EMS

12:12 p.m., April 27, EMS 2, Clark Street, transported. 5:58 p.m., April 28, EMS 2, Douglas Street, transported. 2:49 p.m., April 29, EMS 2, Lawn Avenue, transported. 8:57 p.m., April 30, EMS 2, Bay View Drive, transported. More...