October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday deadlines at the Press

Monday is Columbus Day. Next week’s newspaper will be published on schedule. Please see the following important deadlines for the next issue of the Jamestown Press: Display Advertising: 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. More...

News

Bottlenose dolphin found on Jamestown beach

When Will Tuthill went to check on his boat moored just south of Green’s Pier last Tuesday morning, he couldn’t help but notice a foul odor coming from the beach. More...

Proposed parking permit policy at N.K.H.S. to include safe driving contract

The North Kingstown Substance Abuse Task Force has joined with North Kingstown School Committee Chairman Larry Ceresi to put forth a proposal to establish a parking permit policy at North Kingstown High School that would include a mandated safe driv More...

Islander promoted to U.S.M.C. colonel

Gerry W. Leonard Jr., U.S.M.C., was promoted to the rank of colonel while stationed at the Naval War College during the summer of 2010. At the time of his promotion, he was serving as an instructor at the Naval War College. More...

Sam Bari

The government’s response to the UFO news conference

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

Last week, I wrote a column about a Sept. More...

About Town

JCT to present ‘Cinderella’

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 14, at 4 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. More...

VNS to hold two Jamestown flu clinics

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will hold two seasonal flu clinics for people ages 18 and older in Jamestown. On Monday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. More...

Newport County candidates forum

A public forum for Newport County General Assembly candidates for the R.I. Senate will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Community College of Rhode Island campus on John Chafee Boulevard in Newport. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Armington, 80

Nancy P. Armington, 80, of Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich and formerly Jamestown and Glenside, Penn., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Richard A. Hines, 79

Richard A. Hines, 79, of Village Road, Tiverton, died Sept. 30, 2010 at home. He was the husband of Dawn Powell Hines for 57 years. The couple was married in Watertown, N.Y. on Nov. 28, 1953. He was born Nov. More...

Margaret ‘Skiddy’ Wotherspoon Miller

Margaret “Skiddy” Wotherspoon Miller passed away on Sept. 22, 2010 at her home in Washington, D.C. after a brief illness. 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 OCTOBER 26, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RH More...

Council wants wind turbine bond defeated

In the latest twist to the Jamestown wind turbine saga, the Town Council this week endorsed an education campaign to ensure that a referendum seeking millions in turbine financing is defeated on Nov. 2. More...

Jamestown Classic bicycle racers ride the island on Columbus Day

More than 400 riders will converge on Conanicut Island this weekend for the 35th annual Jamestown Rotary Club Jamestown Classic bike race, which will be held this Monday, Oct. 11. More...

Editorial

Island beauties

Halloween may be just a few weeks off, but these turkeys at Fox Hill Farm don’t appear worried about the impending Thanksgiving holiday on a recent beautiful fall day in Jamestown. More...

Two items that need your attention

The Jamestown Arts Center The final push is on for the fundraising efforts at the Jamestown Arts Center. The group is facing a major deadline and must raise $120,000 by Dec. 21 in order to move into its new home on Valley Street. More...

Letters to the Editor

More questions on Hess LNG

I have been following the discussion of the pros and cons of building the Hess LNG terminal. Many questions have been asked and answered. However, there are a few questions that I don’t feel have been fully answered. More...

Thanks for ‘Party Now’ Support

The Jamestown Arts Center would like to thank everyone for supporting “PARTY NOW,” our community capital campaign kick-off event on Sept. 25. More...

Thanks for a great ‘Jamestown Day’

The Friends of Jamestown Youth would like to thank everyone for a very successful Jamestown Day event. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate Friday – causing us to postpone until Sunday – the event still had a great turnout. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Observe Columbus Day with the St. Mark Knights of Columbus as they host their annual Primo Pasta Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church hall. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 7

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, Oct. 8, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Have you climbed to the bonnet of the Jamestown windmill yet? If not, you still have three more days this year to visit the mill, which will be open this weekend, Oct. 9, 10 and 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Oct. 13 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. Monday, Oct. 18 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Oct. 20 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

EMS RUNS

1:26 p.m., Sept. 26, EMS 1, Knowles Court, refused. 8:53 p.m., Sept. 27, EMS 1, Columbia Avenue, transported. 9:36 a.m., Sept. 30, EMS 1, Knowles Court, refused. 9:48 a.m., Sept. 30, EMS 1, North Main Road, transported. 9:49 a.m., Oct. More...

POLICE LOG

Bench Warrant More...