October 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Deneault and Hopkins promoted in police department

The Jamestown Police Department has promoted two officers to fill vacant positions due to the recent retirement of Lieutenant William Donovan. Sgt. Angela Deneault was promoted to lieutenant and Officer Jason Hopkins was promoted to sergeant. More...

News

Winsor unsuccessful at getting advisory removed from web

At Monday night’s meeting, the Town Council discussed – and voted down – a motion from member Ellen Winsor to remove from the Jamestown Threat Committee web page an advisory which states that she does not have council authority to More...

Commissioners continue to discuss mooring fee hikes

Although the discussion was not conclusive, the Jamestown Harbor Commission continued to focus on the possibility of increasing mooring fees as a solution for funding harbor and infrastructure projects. More...

Quest Montessori to hold open house

Quest Montessori School in Exeter will host an open house for families on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 54 Exeter Rd. More...

Sam Bari

Understanding fashion

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

To get off on the right foot, understand that this column has nothing to do with telling anyone how to dress. I wrote this column with the hope that someone would write back and explain in simple terms, what makes the fashion industry work. More...

About Town

Two-day fall book sale at the library

A special book sale will be held in the Jamestown Library meeting hall on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. The books available will be on the topics of sailing, cooking, gardening and travel. More...

Visit new arts center on Sunday

The Jamestown Arts Center will be open to guests on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 21

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, October 22. 1910 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

The ad for Dan Capuano on page 2 of last week’s Press should have read: Keep taxes low, stronger education programs, put a time limit on all bills, reduce regulations on businesses and farming. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 21 7 p.m., the School Committee meets at the Lawn Avenue library. Tuesday, Oct. 26 Noon, deadline for Town Council agenda. 7 p.m, the Zoning Board of Review meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Domestic disorderly conduct charged Norma Ibarlucea, 52, of 1 Spanker St., Jamestown was charged Oct. 17 with domestic disorderly conduct. More...

Johnny Seatbelt Sez...

a safety PSA for kids
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General Assembly candidates on island’s top issues

The Jamestown Press asked candidates running for Rhode Island House and Senate seats several questions of interest to islanders. Included in the interviews are the three candidates running for the House District 74 seat. More...

Outside firm sought for Ft. Getty planning

The Jamestown Town Council this week endorsed a proposal to ramp up the long-standing effort to gather community opinions on the future uses of Fort Getty. More...

Editorial

Storyteller shares videos at JamestownPress.com

Starting this week, Jamestown resident Andrew Potter will share his work with islanders on our website www.JamestownPress.com. Potter is a video producer, musician and digital storyteller. More...

A big red truck and safety tips too

Kindergarten students at the Melrose Avenue School learned about fire safety from members of the Jamestown Fire Department who came to visit the class on Monday. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Intruders’ at Ft. Getty

Here we go again. The discussion about what to do with Fort Getty always seems to go back to placating the so called resident campers or seasonal residents as they are often referred to. More...

Thanks to art program presenters

The Friends of the Jamestown Library would like to thank Tom McAleer, and artists Katrina Cathcart and Emmet Estrada from the Top Drawer Art Center for their outstanding program on Oct. More...

Scarecrows pose for judges

A judge who came to the Island last week has chosen the winner of the Scarecrow competition. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Saturday’s full moon should fuel the satirical and zany performance of Charlie Hall’s Ocean State Follies that night at the Recreation Center beginning at 7. More...

Obituaries

Vivian B. Carnahan Scott, 92

Vivian Bernice Carnahan Scott, 92, of Carson City, Nevada, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010. She was the wife of the late Lawrence (Larry) Scott for 60 years. 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...