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Jamestown generations

At left, Jennifer Borhegyi of Newton, Mass., and her sister, Abigail Klingbeil of Seattle, Wash. More...

Comprehensive Plan focus of commission’s efforts

Review and discussion of the town’s Comprehensive Plan continued during last Wednesday’s meeting of the Jamestown Planning Commission. More...

JCT plans August auditions for ‘Cinderella’

Some changes have been made to the audition schedule for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s November production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. More...

Sam Bari

What’s it worth to be a world leader?

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

At one time or another, we have all fantasized about living in the lap of luxury as a monarch of one of the world’s wealthiest kingdoms. If not that, we have envied the power and economic independence enjoyed by leaders of wealthy countries. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 15 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

Flea treatments and golf for four are two of the varied raffle prizes to be awarded to the lucky ticket holders at St. Matthew’s 79th summer fair on the church grounds this Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. More...

Obituaries

Mary Louise Feigelman, 91

Mary Louise (McCauley) Feigelman, 91, of Jamestown passed away on July 6, 2010, at her home. She died peacefully with her beloved sister by her side. Mary was the widow of Dr. Nathan Feigelman, who passed away in 2007. More...

Richard ‘Dick’ Thomas Karon, 66

Richard ‘Dick’ Thomas Karon, 66, of America Way died on July 8, 2010, peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family and dog, Buddy, from pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Linda Wirth Karon. 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 JULY 27, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE More...

Islander to complete triathlon

Islander Keith Jobin, 26, looks forward to competing in the tenth annual Nautica New York City triathlon this Sunday, July 18, as a member of the Leukemia Lymphoma team. More...

Post Office building turns 50

A post office is host to the stories of a town’s people – every letter to Santa, every get-well wish and every birthday card is part of the collective tale. The Jamestown Post Office building will turn 50 this summer. More...

Editorial

Beach day

Twins Marlena (left) and Vivienne Maleska enjoy the sand at Mackerel Cove during their visit to Jamestown this week. They live in New Haven, Conn. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

An island summer: Working in vacationland

• EDITORIAL •

We field quite a few questions at the Jamestown Press. A visitor to Conanicut Island recently stopped by the office for information about what there is to do here. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Dazzled’ by other people’s money

The Jamestown Press was copied on this letter to Town Council vice president Robert Bowen. More...

Thanks for June Festival success

Central Baptist Church’s 30th annual June Festival was a grand success. We enjoyed good weather, great food and many shopping bargains. More...

About Town

Jazz quintet to perform free concert Sunday

The Lois Vaughn Jazz Quintet will perform this Sunday, July 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square, as part of the Jamestown summer concert series More...

RITBA to auction surplus items

The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority will offer its surplus offi ce equipment and furniture at a silent auction on Thursday and Friday, July 22 and 23. More...

East Passage to close Saturday for swim

The East Passage of Narragansett Bay beneath the Newport Bridge will be temporarily closed to vessel traffic this Saturday, July 17, between 5:30 and 10 a.m. for the 2010 Citizens Bank/Save The Bay Swim. The U.S. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 15

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, July 16, 1910 More...

Deer shy away from stinky shirts

The Island Garden

Writing this column gives me a unique opportunity to learn more about the problems that Jamestowners experience in their gardens. One recurring problem is deer damage. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, July 15 7 p.m., Lawn School Library, the school committee meets. Monday, July 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, July 21 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

5:32 a.m., July 8, Car 1, Engines 1 and 3, and Rescue 1 went to the Jamestown Bridge for a vehicle accident with injuries. 2:22 p.m., July 8, Cars 2 and 4, Engines 2 and 3, Tanker 1 and Rescue 1 was sent to Rt. More...

POLICE LOG

Simple assault, vandalism/ malicious injury to property and refuse/relinquish telephone More...