October 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestown is perfect ‘escape’ for NYC theatre designer

Back in 1974, islander Eugene Lee was living in Providence on a 50-foot sailboat named Storms Valor and working on stage designs for Trinity Rep. More...

News

Paiva Weed seeks tenth term in R.I. Senate

Current Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed says it’s been an honor to serve as Rhode Island’s first female Senate president during the time of one of the state’s most challenging budgets. More...

Senate candidate Cook pledges business support

Geoff Cook, the Republican running against Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D), brings to his bid an unexpected background — he was born and raised in Stevenage, England, and he grew up in a Labour Party family. More...

Free mammograms offered for uninsured

Newport Hospital will offer free screening mammograms and breast exams to uninsured and underinsured Rhode Island women. Exams are being scheduled for Saturday, Oct. More...

Sam Bari

The importance of saving summer

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

During the fall, when the leaves start to turn and the distinct nip of winter permeates the air, I cannot help but reminisce about summers past. I dedicated my youth to celebrating that wonderful time of year. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

A medley of John Williams’ hits and songs from the long-running Broadway show “Phantom of the Opera” will highlight the Jamestown Community Band’s fall “pops” concert next Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 14

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. 15, 1910 More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE October 21, 2010 6:30 p.m. More...

Town survey reveals surprising results

The 2010 Jamestown Community Survey revealed surprising statistics on everything from the importance of ocean views to the inadequacy of town boating facilities. More...

Island offices ‘go green’ in a big way

It began two years ago with a socially conscious “green” act. Victor Bell, owner of Environmental Packaging International, gave away a house that shared a lot with his company’s offices. More...

Editorial

35th Annual Jamestown Classic

Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Time for scarecrows

“Sophie” has now joined Sally Scarecrow to help distribute entry forms for the island-wide creative scarecrow competition to benefit the Jamestown Community Farm. More...

Letters to the Editor

131,000 pounds, and still growing

For those who volunteer at the Jamestown Community Farm, the first Sunday in October was one of the many that make the year’s efforts so rewarding. More...

Thanks for successful island bike race

On Columbus Day, the Jamestown Rotary Club held its 35th annual Jamestown Classic bike race. We had more than 550 registered riders that competed in 13 different categories. The weather was absolutely fantastic for racing! More...

Skatefest 2010 a ‘ton of fun’

Skatefest 2010 a great success. The Jamestown Teen Center would like to thank everyone who made Skatefest 2010 such a successful event. More...

About Town

Library to hold special book sale

A special book sale will be held in the meeting hall of the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Maya Gamble took the Jamestown Press along when she visited with her new friend, Justice, during a vacation on Block Island. Justice is a yak at the Manisses Petting Farm. More...

Yoga for a cause this Sunday

“Community yoga for a cause” will combine yoga with raising money for flood victims in Pakistan on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

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. Tuesday, Oct. 26 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

4:57 p.m., Oct. 2, Engine 3, Marine 1 and Ladder 3 were dispatched to Plum Point Light for an overturned boat. 1:11 p.m., Oct. 3, Car 3, Engine 1, Ladder 1 and Tanker 1 were sent to Orient Avenue for a kitchen fire. 5 p.m., Oct. More...

POLICE LOG

Suspended license Sheri L. Lafurge, 35, of 8 Cozzen’s Avenue in Highland Falls, N.Y., was charged Oct. 7 with driving with a suspended license after she was stopped on Route 138 eastbound for a traffic infraction, police said. More...