October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

How Jamestown works: DPW wraps up a busy 2011

The Department of Public Works for the town of Jamestown operates with a staff of 19 people, which includes Director Michael Gray and Geographic Information Services Coordinator Justin Jobin. More...

News

CHEER WORTHY

Islander Ariona Gallo, a member of the North Kingstown Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleading team, won first place at the OSPW state competition on Oct. 22. More...

Jamestown man killed in accident on Pell Bridge

A Jamestown man was killed in a two-car collision on the Newport Pell Bridge last week when a teenage driver crossed into his lane and struck the vehicle he was occupying head-on. More...

IYRS to hold series of lectures in November

Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

Turbine isn’t only option to be ‘green’

Dear Councilman Bowen, At your last Town Council meeting, the status of $175,000 in grant monies to fund more studies of the wind turbine was discussed. More...

‘Flawless’ reporting, but wrong last name

As a long time reader of the Press, I am always impressed by your coverage of official meetings and social events. More...

Dinner conversation at school a success

On Oct. 19, eighth-grade students and their parents participated in a dinner conversation. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of October 20 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 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Oct. 20, 8:13 p.m., Engine 2, Special Services 1 and Car 61 went to Neptune Street for a carbon monoxide alarm. Oct. More...

POLICE LOG

Warrant violation Brittany Freeman, of Conanicut Avenue, was charged Oct. 18 with a bench warrant violation issued from 2nd District Court. The defendant was held at the police station and released by a justice of the peace after paying cash bail. 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 15, 2011, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAN More...

Island Chamber hosts business expo Nov. 3

Twenty-one businesses – along with four restaurants that will serve “chowda” to the guests – will participate in the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s business expo on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Parking remains only obstacle for yoga studio

Islanders may soon be able to get a chance for more relaxation, health and well-being as the Planning Commission recommended to the Zoning Board of Review an opening of a new business on 42 Narragansett Ave., the Island Heron. More...

Islander wins Northeast Grappling Championship

A Jamestown man needed less than 120 seconds to destroy two opponents at the Northeast Grappling Championships held at Twin River on Oct 15. More...

Editorial

From the State House

Rhode Island ranks among the lowest 10 states in the country when it comes to renewable energy. More...

Have a safe Halloween

Halloween is Monday and there will be lots of trick or treaters making the rounds of Jamestown homes. Here are a few tips to make the event a good one: • Youngsters should wear masks that do not block their vision. More...

FUNDS FOR FARMS

Jamestown Chamber of Commerce President Jill Hubbard presents Jamestown Community Farm Treasurer Leo Cote with a check at a ceremony held at the farm’s barn. More...

About Town

ABOUT TOWN

Dance for teens at rec center Saturday night The Jamestown Teen Center will host a dance for seventh- and eighthgraders on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the recreation center. Cost is $5. Chaperones and snack donations are also needed. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Each dog that shows up for the Jamestown Fitness Halloween Parade on Saturday, Oct. 29, will receive a treat bag courtesy of Island Animal. There will also be dog biscuits and poop bags. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Howard Taylor

Kenneth Howard Taylor, 89, of Maple Avenue, Jamestown, passed away on Oct. 22, 2011, at South County Hospital in South Kingstown. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William C. and Jessie E. (Corbin) Taylor. More...

Clarice Mae Winton (Cook)

Clarice Mae Winton (Cook), 91, of Jamestown, passed away on Oct. 21, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Matthew J. Winton for 63 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Marion (Pickering) Cook. More...

Kenneth James Prior

Kenneth James Prior, 65, of Columbia Avenue, passed away, Oct. 22, 2011. Born in South Kingstown, he was a beloved son of Marjorie I. (Robinson) Prior and the late Hugh P. Prior. Ken worked for the Navy Commissary in Newport for 37 years. More...