November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Reed to speak on Veterans Day

U.S. Senator Jack Reed, a Jamestown resident, will be the guest speaker at the Veterans Day ceremony in Jamestown. More...

Flag volunteers needed tomorrow

As is traditional, island residents are invited to help put up and take down U.S. flags flown at the square on Veterans Day. More...

News

Soccer celebration

The Under-6 Jamestown Soccer Association teams celebrate their final soccer weekend. More...

Commissioner skeptical about validity of island survey

In order to spark discussion, Town Planner Lisa Bryer presented the commissioners with the full Jamestown Community Survey from the town’s Comprehensive Community Plan, but Commissioner Richard Lynn questioned the validity of the survey, and s More...

Raffle winner

Fran Gorman (left), director of the Jamestown Gallery, presents a Thanksgiving basket filled with food, drink and art to Frederica McLaughlin of Wickford at the gallery’s opening reception on Fr More...

Sam Bari

Acronym and abbreviation subterfuge creates an endless maze

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

The week after mid-term elections is a good time to address a subject that is long overdue for a major overhaul. Acronym subterfuge on the part of government and other institutions must be curtailed. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Friday Nov. 12 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 12 - 5 p.m., Jamestown Gallery exhibit, 47 Conanicus Ave. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and we asked islander U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dwight “Dewey” Dorau to jot down his thoughts for the day. He sent us the following and it’s titled, “A Veterans Day Call to Action.” More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 10

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 12, 2010 More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In the Nov. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Nov. 10 5:30 p.m., Pemberton Apartments, the Housing Authority meets 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Committee meets Monday, Nov. More...

POLICE LOG

Bench warrant – failure to appear More...

Turbine talk in full spin

Now that Jamestown voters have passed a referendum for a wind turbine, the Town Council, which wanted the ballot question rejected, will re-visit their numerous options that have grown in number since February, when the councilors endorsed Taylor Po More...

Controversy surrounds sealed records

A request to unseal the minutes of four executive sessions held by the 2001 Town Council was the most controversial issue addressed by the current councilors during their meeting on Nov. 1. More...

A Veterans Day salute to the life and times of a local soldier

Every soldier has a beginning; a life before the call to service. This is the story of Don Richardson’s first 20 years, his growing up and his coming of age. More...

Editorial

Volunteers are vital to a healthy community

If you look on Page 12 of this newspaper you will find a Town of Jamestown advertisement seeking volunteers for a number of committees and boards. More...

‘Cinderella’ on stage this weekend

The opening scene of the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production of “Cinderella” has everyone in town singing about the upcoming ball that will be hosted by the Prince. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chairperson thanks supporters

I would like to thank so much the members, supporters, volunteers and friends who have been loyal to the Jamestown Republican Town Committee and our candidates during the recent election. More...

Lowering speed limit ‘unnecessary’

Lowering the speed limit on North Road along Great Creek from 40 mph to 25 mph is unnecessary. Instead, perhaps we can all abide by the rules of the road, slowing and allowing bicyclists some latitude when they are encountered. More...

Lowered speed limit a ‘dumb idea’

Let me get his straight – the Bike Path Design Committee has proposed and the Jamestown Town Council is considering having the speed limit on the Great Creek stretch of North Road lowered to 25 mph? More...

About Town

Library closed on Veterans Day

The Jamestown Library will be closed in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11. The library’s regular hours are Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. 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...

SCCS set to perform ‘Poetry and Music’

Director Dr. Enrico Garzilli and the South County Chamber Singers will present “Poetry and Music: Love, Good-bye and Love Again” on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. at Potter Hall in Kingston. More...

Obituaries

Ziegler, Joanna E. 60

She was born Joanna Edith Ziegler. To the thousands of college students she would later inspire, encourage, and motivate, she was Professor Ziegler. 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...