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Memorial Day events promise music, marching and memories

Grab your flags and – hopefully – your sunscreen: Jamestown will celebrate Memorial Day this Monday, May 31, with its annual parade at 10 a.m. More...

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags

Jamestown V.F.W. 9447 and the American Legion Arnold Zweir post are calling on islanders to help raise the flags at Veterans Square at East Ferry this Monday, May 31, at 7 a.m. More...

News

Planning Commission approves residential projects

Three residential island projects took a step toward completion when the Planning Commission gave preliminary subdivision approval and voted unanimously to recommend the other two projects to the Zoning Board of Review during the commission’s More...

Learning how it’s done

Lawn Avenue School fifth-grader Bailey Thran listens intently to Jamestown firefighter Katie Bednarczyk (rear) during a workshop on firefighting at the school’s recent “Island Treasures” Day. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Officers begin ‘click it or ticket’

The Jamestown Police Dept. will participate in the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” program now through June 6. The national campaign includes extra officers on duty, paid for with grant funds, specifically to enforce seatbelt laws. More...

Letters to the Editor

Not many facts on LNG

Last week, Mr. DeMello raised the question of 15 knots perhaps being an extraordinarily high speed for vessels in the East Passage. More...

Motorists must share the road

Last night at dinner, my husband described almost being hit on Conanicus Avenue by a couple in their Mini Cooper. Once they passed, the driver flipped Scott the finger, then took a quick right past Ken’s Barber shop. More...

Community members are an ‘Island Treasure’

Last Thursday, the Lawn School Improvement Team and the Jamestown School Dept. held its fourth annual Island Treasures Day. More...

Upcoming Events

‘A Chorus Line’ at Theatre By The Sea

Theatre By The Sea’s producing artistic director, Amiee Turner, will make her Theatre By The Sea debut in the role of Cassie in the musical, “A Chorus Line,” scheduled to open the summer season this Wednesday. More...

Artist to speak at Friends’ meeting

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Sunday is Memorial Day, but by an act of Congress, it will be observed on Monday. The day commemorates the men and women who have died while serving in the American military. More...

Obituaries

Amy “Nicky” Vigars, 92

Amy A. “Nicky” Vigars, 92, of Starboard Avenue, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at home. Born in Albany, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Sidney F. and Edith S. (Lewis) Vigars. She was a U.S. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE June 3, 2010 6:30 p.m. More...

Taxpayer group sets town meeting strategy

The Jamestown Taxpayers Association this week decided to pursue its budget-reduction mission at the Financial Town Meeting on June 7 with a two-prong strategy. More...

School panel responds to budget trim efforts

The Jamestown School Committee received notification at its May 20 meeting of a warrant filed by the Jamestown Taxpayers’ Association to reduce the school budget by $115,288. More...

Down on the farm

Several young islanders turned out to help plant tomatoes during opening day at the Jamestown Community Farm last weekend. From left are Ernie Violet, Lexie Violet, supervisor Phil Larson, Graham Jamison, Gregory Violet and Christian Kirby. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Press

Monday is Memorial Day and we’ll all celebrate the holiday with the annual parade. Next week’s newspaper will be published on schedule. Please check the following for important deadlines. More...

Editorial

Memorial Day: A time to remember

Monday is Memorial Day. It is a festive time here in Jamestown. We observe this national holiday with an annual parade through the village, followed by a somber ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Square at East Ferry. More...

A lesson in safety

Members of the Jamestown Fire Dept. were on hand to host a workshop on firefighting during the recent annual “Island Treasures” Day at Lawn Avenue School. More...

ORDINARY BILL

Full Story

Sam Bari

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

Where have all the space guys gone?

Occasionally, I like to write about space guys. You know – the extraterrestrial visitors that fly around and hover over our little planet now and again. More...

About Town

Bridges founder to speak at St. Matthew’s

On Thursday, June 3, at 10 a.m., the pastoral care committee at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church will welcome Lisa Rafferty as its guest speaker. More...

Tennis tournament to be held Sunday

The Conanicut Yacht Club will host the fifth annual Roger Chase Memorial Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament this Sunday, May 30, at its tennis facility on Whittier Road in Jamestown. More...

Marina to offer boating safety class

Conanicut Marina will sponsor a basic boating safety certificate class on Saturday, June 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday May 27 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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of May 27

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 28, 1910 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

DUI charges More...

EMS RUNS

11:58 a.m., May 18, EMS-1, Starboard Avenue, refused. 7:28 a.m., May 19, EMS-1, Lincoln Street, refused. 4:25 a.m., May 20, EMS-1, Beacon Avenue, transported. 3:52 p.m., May 20, EMS-1, Longfellow Road, transported. More...