November 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Beavertail property fetches island’s highest real estate price

Island Realty announced this week that it has sold 333 Beavertail Rd. in Jamestown for a price of $7.8 million. It is reported to be the highest selling price in Jamestown real estate history. More...

Early deadlines for the next newspaper

The Jamestown Press will be published one day early next week due to Veterans Day. The Press will be delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 10, because there will be no mail delivery on Thursday, Nov. 11. More...

News

Community Farm celebrates another successful season

Now in its 10th year, the Jamestown Community Farm collected over 300 dozen eggs from 36 chickens, 390 ounces of honey from 100,000 bees and 41 pounds of blackberries, and also grew more than 15,000 pounds of fresh produce this growing season. More...

How Jamestown voted

While many of Jamestown’s results mirrored the tallies of the state, there were a few exceptions that stood out in the final poll. The biggest discrepancy was the race for secretary of state. More...

Community service pumpkin

Julia Hirsch of Jamestown, an eighth grade student at the Rocky Hill School, carves a jack o’lantern for display at the St. Elizabeth Nursing Home’s annual Pumpkin Walk in East Greenwich. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gate the fort

I am relieved to hear of the fundamentally unanimous agreement on keeping the land at Fort Wetherill in tact for the residents of Jamestown. It is an irreplaceable spot with sweeping views and an incalculable value to the community. More...

Jog a huge success

The 22nd annual Jamestown Jack O’Lantern Jog 5k Road Race was held this past Sunday. More...

Seasonal campers have their say

I would like to respond to the Letter from Cynthia Levesque about the “Intruders at Fort Getty.” I think it is interesting that she decided to wait until the seasonal campers left before expressing her opinions of the campers. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Friday Nov. 5 8:30 a.m., Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 10 a.m., Gentle Yoga, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 10:15 a.m., Storytime for ages 2 to 5, library 5 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Sunday we return to Standard Time. Turn your time pieces back one hour. *** More...

Obituaries

Wright, Rita R. 89

Rita R. Wright, R.N., 89, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Village House in Newport. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry E. Wright. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 4 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School, the School Committee meets Tuesday, Nov. 9 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets Wednesday, Nov. More...

POLICE LOG

Wayward/Habitually Disobedient A juvenile, 16, was charged on Sept. 27 for wayward/habitually disobedient behavior, according to police. The juvenile was not held at the police station. More...

EMS RUNS

Oct 25 3:52 PM EMS-1 Broad Street Transported Oct 25 8:18 PM EMS-1 Lawn Ave Transported Oct 26 9:42 PM EMS-1 North Main Rd Transported This week at JEMS there were 3 calls, all were transported to Newport Hospital.Calls included injured should More...

Paiva-Weed prepares for 10th Senate term

Incumbents M. Teresa Paiva- Weed and Deborah L. Ruggiero, both Democrats, handily won their elections Tuesday to the R.I. State Senate and the R.I. State House of Representatives, respectively. More...

Council discusses reducing speed limit

The Jamestown Town Council on Monday sought assurances that the town was not flashing a “green light” for the state to reduce the 40 mph speed limit on the Great Creek stretch of North Road to 25 mph. More...

Town to explore agreement with Narragansetts

A Narragansett Indian request for a supervisory role in Jamestown excavations performed under the Safe Routes to Schools program – and possibly other construction on the island – will be addressed in order to tap state grants awarded for More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Bill Briggs (left), of Jamestown, visited Joint Task Force Guantanamo in Cuba with a contingent from the Defense Orientation Conference Association, with Sergeant First Class Thomas Chadronet, also of More...

Editorial

A new roof is needed at the island’s senior center

• EDITORIAL

Construction work is expected to get underway this week to install a new roof on the Jamestown Senior Center on West Street. The new roof is desperately needed, according the Bruce Livingston, president of the Friends of Jamestown Seniors. More...

Halloween at the farm

The Conanicut Island Land Trust held its annual Halloween event Friday at the Godena Farm. There were hayrides through the fields, cider and spooky tales around the campfire. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

JCT dedicates its 20-year anniversary production to Patti Vandal

VIEWPOINT

Sitting on a train, traveling from New York City to the Kingston Railroad Station 20 years ago proved to be one of those occasions when one’s anticipated plans for the future changes in just several seconds. More...

Sam Bari

What are we welcoming with open wallets?

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

This past week was interesting. In observance of Halloween, TV stations and movie theaters ran horror film marathons designed to scare us senseless. Then we had the mid-term elections. That scared us even more. More...

About Town

Deadline today for CIAA exhibit

The next juried show for the Conanicut Island Art Association (CIAA) at the Jamestown Town Hall is titled “Architecture and Interiors.” 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...

Set your clocks back one hour Sunday

Islanders are reminded that Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 7. Clocks should be set back one hour. It’s easy to remember: Time springs ahead with Daylight Savings Time in the spring and falls back to Standard Time in the fall. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 4

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, November 5, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Did you grow up in Jamestown? Were you born before 1945? If the answers are “yes,” the Jamestown Historical Society wants to hear your story. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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...