November 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal grant awarded to URI to study Jamestown’s deer tick problem

The University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease was awarded $77,000 by the U.S. More...

News

ACHIEVEMENTS

Mineau hired as associate attorney Attorney Kristine S. Trocki announced the hiring of Michael L. Mineau, who has joined the law firm as an associate attorney. More...

Zoning Board denies two-car garage, approves closet

There were two items on the Zoning Board of Review agenda on Nov. 16, including the regulatory variance sought by Christopher Bulger and Sylvia Maxfield for a two-car detached garage at 34 Whale Rock Rd., a property that they do not yet own. More...

Final weekend for JCT’s production of ‘Cinderella’

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” on Friday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Beware threat of Asian beetles

One of the most serious threats to our forests is the Asian longhorned beetle, known as the Starry Sky or Sky Beetle in China. It is a large black insect with white spots. More...

Thanks for installing memorial stones

Thank you to Ron Parfitt, Andrew Rushton and Bill Piva of the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department for their help in installing two memorial stones from the historical society’s collection. More...

Shouldn’t give up on wind turbine

I read with much dismay the viewpoint article by the Town Council urging voters to reject the referendum for bonding the wind turbine. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Friday Nov. 19 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

Patti Vandal was so much a part of Jamestown and was loved by all who knew her. Patti has left the island. She is missed. R.I.P. *** More...

Obituaries

Fraley, Roselyn

Fraley, Roselyn C. (Guimarey), 81, formerly of Columbia Avenue, Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. She was the wife of the late Gerald J. “Skip” Fraley. More...

Hadfield, Lillian

Lillian (Turillo) Hadfield, a homemaker, formerly of Jamestown, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at Hebert Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Edward H. Hadfield. More...

Vandal, Patricia

Vandal, Patricia (Miller), 77, of Hamilton Avenue, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. She was the wife of the late Maurice C. “Mo” Vandal. More...

Council discusses options surrounding wind turbine

The Town Council this week deferred to its next meeting a decision on the next steps – if any – towards building a wind turbine. More...

Early deadlines for the next newspaper

The Jamestown Press will be published one day early next week due to Thanksgiving Day. The Press will be delivered on Wednesday, Nov. 23, because there will be no mail delivery on Thursday, Nov. 24. More...

Editorial

Jamestowners at work

Wednesday was a typical morning in the village as island merchants prepared for their day ahead. Deb Goyette (above) arranges necklaces at the Purple Door Bead Shop on Conanicus Avenue. More...

‘Flying proudly’ at East Ferry

One-hundred and thirty casket flags were flown at the square on Thursday during the Veterans Day ceremony, all donated by families of deceased veterans. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Childrenisms – a laugh a minute

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

Occasionally I write about my youth, when I was a member of a gang of young ruffians that banded together for no other reason than to survive childhood. We figured there was strength in numbers. More...

About Town

Library Friends host Thanksgiving potluck

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will be hosting a Thanksgiving get-together for children and their families on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the library meeting hall. More...

Piano concert Sunday afternoon

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will be holding its second concert of the season on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church. More...

NKHS sets the stage for Shakespeare

NorTHeatre and Thespian Troupe 6945, North Kingstown High School’s drama club, will present their production of “Romeo and Juliet” on Nov. 19, 20 and 21. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 18

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. More...

News of Record

FIRE AND EMS

6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, all units turned out for drill. 7:13 p.m. Nov. 11, Engine 1 was sent to Conanicus Avenue for a good intent call. 8:44 p.m. Nov. 13, Chief 4, Engine 1 and Ladder1 were dispatched to Narragansett Avenue, for an alarm. More...

POLICE LOG

First offense DUI/ B. A. C. unknown Angela Rodriguez, 43, of 1505 High Hawk Rd., East Greenwich, was charged Nov. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Michael Benes received a permit Nov. 15 to replace doors and a floor at 16 Highland Drive. Work estimated to cost $3,500. Barbara Roberts received a permit Nov. More...