September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Lifelong islander produces his first ‘extreme sports’ documentary

Ian Larson was on Block Island Tuesday. The young Jamestown filmmaker had heard the conjecture about the local power loss continuing for several days, and he went looking for electricity and Internet access to do some work. More...

Island businesses take precautions before the storm

Irene impacted many island businesses both before and after the hurricane struck Sunday. More...

The Press wants to know where you were on 9/11

For the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Jamestown Press is asking islanders to share their stories of the tragic day. Where were you when it happened? What were you doing? How did it make you feel? More...

About Town

CIAA announces its next Town Hall exhibit

The Conanicut Island Art Association has scheduled its next juried Jamestown Town Hall Art Exhibit titled “Large Works.” The drop-off date is Thursday, Sept. 15, and up to three pieces may be entered. More...

Orientation planned at teen center tonight

The Jamestown Teen Center will have its parent and newcomer orientations on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. New members and parents are encouraged to attend to meet the staff and to tour the center. More...

Library announces new hours for school year

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will be closed from Saturday, Sept. 3, to Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor Day weekend. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, the library will have new operating hours. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of September 1

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, Sept. 1, 1911 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Jamestown Historical Society’s annual historic house tour is just two weeks away: Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17. This year, Fox Hill and Beaverhead, the farms on either side of Fort Getty Road, are on the tour. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Malicious property damage More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Aug. 24, 6:33 p.m., Engine 3, Marine 1 and Car 3 responded to Quonset Point as requested by the Coast Guard. Aug. 25, 3:44 p.m., Engine 1, Ladder 1 and EMS 1 were sent to Umiak Avenue for a carbon monoxide alarm. Aug. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jane Knight received a permit Aug. 25 to re-shingle a house at 26 Decatur Ave. Work estimated to cost $6,400. Robert and Jacqueline Haberland received a permit Aug. 25 to install an above ground pool at 74 Buoy St. More...

Editorial

Jamestown missed the worst from Hurricane Irene

Even if you had not been paying attention to the news and weather reports last week, you would have probably noticed that something was up. There was a tension in the air. Folks were busier than normal. More...

ISLAND BLOOM

Secret Garden held the judging for the tallest and largest bloom for its annual Sunflower Contest on Aug. 27. More...

Scattering Seeds

jamurphy@jamestownlawyer.com

It has been a long wait, and once again we seem to have dodged the bullet. Hurricane Irene wrecked her havoc mostly elsewhere, and left Conanicut Island largely unscathed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Much more to the story of farm’s walls

I just read Margo Sullivan’s article about Watson Farm (Aug. More...

Town emergency personnel save life

I knew something was wrong, After awakening in the night, When I lost my balance, Trying to turn on the light, My speech was not right, from previous page When I tried to talk, I fell to the floor, When I tried to walk, I called for help, told Christ More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 16:15 a.m., yoga, Denise, Beavertail State Park8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Jamestown will be represented in the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, on Oct. 8. Islander Andrea Brayman, a teacher in Jamestown, qualified for the championship in an Ironman competition in Lake Placid, N.Y., on July 24. More...

Obituaries

Glenn E. King

Glenn E. King, of Jamestown, died peacefully Aug. 27, 2011, at his home. Born in Keenan, W.Va., on Jan. 4, 1919, Glenn was the son of Jonathan W. and Margaret Jane King and husband of the late Ann Good King. More...

Frances L. (Salisbur y) V lachos

Frances L. (Salisbury) Vlachos, 87, of East Greenwich, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 25, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Home. Born in Warwick, she was a daughter of the late Harry E. Salisbury and Leona M. (LaFleur) Salisbury. More...