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Candidates make appeal for Jamestowners’ votes

Representative in General Assembly Deborah L. Ruggiero Democrat and Jamestown resident Deb Ruggiero was born in More...

News

Put safety first this Halloween

Sunday night, Oct. 31, is Halloween, a holiday that has roots going back some 2,000 years, and is, in modern times, a night when kids don costumes and walk through the spooky, darkened streets asking for handouts of candy. More...

Beavertail lighthouse receives 2010 Rhody Award

At an Oct. More...

Fall lectures at IYRS explore boatbuilding methods

Beginning in early November, the International Yacht Restoration School will host a four-part lecture series that will explore the boatbuilding methods of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. More...

Letters to the Editor

We need new ‘experts’

I hope our Town Council brain trust doesn’t hire the same “experts” who charged us a fat fee for the Taylor Point wind turbine/ FAA fiasco to honcho the Ft. Getty Planning Circus. Jan Whitford Jamestown More...

Thanks for a great birthday surprise

Many thanks to all the people who attended my 95th birthday party at the Narragansett Cafe last Tuesday. Special thanks go to Marcia Glassie for planning the event and giving me quite a surprise. More...

Help needed with food donations

It’s that time again and I am asking Jamestown residents to contribute food items to help those in need this Thanksgiving season. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

After the great outpouring of generosity last year, island representatives of the Salvation Army will once again be collecting food items suitable for a Thanksgiving dinner. The food will be distributed to needy Jamestowners. More...

Obituaries

William T. Egan, 66

William T. Egan, 66, died suddenly at home, Sept. 18, 2010, in Okeechobee, Fla. He was the son of the late Charles A. Egan and Kathleen R. Kennedy of Jamestown. More...

John P. Graves, 91

John P. “Jackie” Graves, 91, of New Bedford, Mass., and formerly of Jamestown, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. He was the husband of Ella R. (Williams) Graves. He was a son of Clarence H. and Lillian (Morris) Graves. More...

Frank S. Medeiros, 93

Frank S. Medeiros, 93, of Jamestown died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown, where he lived for the past five years after having been a life-long resident of Jamestown. More...

Councilors tilt against Fort Wetherill sale

Although a decision on the future of town properties at Fort Wetherill is still far off, there aren’t any Jamestown councilors who currently support selling the waterfront land, a discussion on the prime real estate indicated during an Oct. More...

Island voter turnout could be up on Nov. 2

With all the economic fears and controversies swirling throughout Rhode Island and the rest of the nation, it is entirely possible that Jamestown voters will turn out in greater numbers than they usually do for a midterm general election. More...

Editorial

Town Council urges rejection of wind turbine referendum

VIEWPOINT

On Nov. 2 voters will cast ballots for candidates for state offices and on a local referendum to authorize bonding for a $6.5 million wind turbine in Jamestown. More...

Cast your vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2

We will have the opportunity to vote in the general election next week. The polls are open in Jamestown from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. More...

Beach architect strikes at Ft. Getty

An anonymous artist left behind a castle of stones on the beach at Ft. Getty on Tuesday. Photo by Kate Petrie More...

Sam Bari

With grandkids, grandparents rule

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

The privileges of parenthood are many. Unfortunately, we generally don’t realize the impact of those privileges until we become grandparents. Only then do we understand the rewards of enduring parenthood. More...

About Town

Jack O’Lantern Jog to be held on Sunday

The Jamestown Recreation Department will hold its 22nd annual Jamestown Jack O’ Lantern Jog 5k Road Race this Sunday, Oct. 31, beginning at 1 p.m. More...

Free fun and treats under the stars

Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 29, the Conanicut Island Land Trust will host its second annual harvest event geared to young children and their families at the Godena Farm property on North Main Road. More...

Free sample of yoga classes Nov. 1

On Monday, Nov. 1, the Jamestown Recreation Department and Innerlight Yoga will partner to offer two free introductory yoga classes to island residents. The first class at 8:30 a.m. is for students who have had some prior experience with yoga. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of October 28

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 29, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Nov. 1 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday, Nov. 2 7 a.m.-9 p.m., polls open for Election Day at Melrose school, Lawn school and Recreation Center. Wednesday, Nov. 3 2 p.m., Probate Court convenes at Town Hall. More...

POLICE LOG

Suspended License charged Michol Toppa, 46, of 425 Wolcott Ave., Middletown was charged Oct. 19 with driving with a suspended license. More...

FIRE AND EMS RUNS

7 p.m., Oct. 21, all units turned out for a training drill at Beavertail State Park. 1:22 a.m., Oct., 22, Engine 1, Ladder 1 and Car 2 were dispatched to America Way for a false alarm. 9:08 a.m., Oct. 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 NOVEMBER 16, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, R More...