October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestowner gets a second chance at life thanks to local heroes

Bystander, police officers save Bruce Matoes’ life

Most people cannot claim anyone ever saved their life, but Bruce Matoes of Jamestown now has three heroes to thank. He has made it into an exclusive club of individuals who literally have been given a second chance at life. More...

News

Deadline Sunday to register to vote

Jamestown residents have until Sunday, Oct. 7, to register to vote in November’s election. State law requires Rhode Islanders to register at least 30 days before an election in order to be eligible to vote. More...

Four islanders will compete for three School Committee seats

Three Democrats, one GOP candidate will be on ballot

Two incumbents and two challengers are vying for three seats on the School Committee. Ryan Conlon, the youngest hopeful, is a college student who was educated both in Jamestown schools. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Craig and Diane Bakley took the Press along with them on a 304-kilometer self-guided bicycle tour of Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. More...

About Town

Columbus Day deadlines at the Press

We will observe Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 8. The next issue of the Jamestown Press will be published on schedule – Thursday, Oct. 11. Here are the deadlines: Display Advertising 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 Classified Advertising More...

Meet the candidates at JSA forum on Oct. 17

The Jamestown Shores Association will sponsor a night to meet the candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 17. From 6:30 to 7 p.m., the four candidates for School Committee will be introduced. More...

Forum about Ghana project Oct. 14 at CBC

Jamestowner Steve Mecca will speak about the town’s connection to a project in Ghana during a community forum on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries

Todd Jay Whitford

Todd Jay Whitford, 44, of Frederick, Md., passed away Sept. 25, 2012, in Baltimore. Born in Albuquerque, N.M., Todd was the beloved son of Jan and Barbara Whitford of Jamestown. More...

Mary- Frances (Leddy) Byerly

Mary- Frances (Leddy) Byerly, 92, of Jamestown, passed away Sept. 29, 2012, after a lifetime of service to her country, her family and her fellow man. She was the wife of the late Clyde R. Byerly. More...

MEMORIAL SERVICE

A tribute to Jeanne Bunkley, a longtime Jamestown resident who passed away on Sept. 5, will be held at Conanicut Yacht Club on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Friends and family are invited. More...

Removal of abandoned boat may cost town money

Vessel in Potters Cove has been deserted for months

A Newport man who left a boat anchored in Potters Cove over the summer has been charged with abandoning a vessel, Police Chief Ed Mello said. Owner Daniel Querzoli failed to answer a court summons on Sept. 21. More...

Mosquito season worse than most in recent memory

Both West Nile and EEE found statewide this year

Barbara Szepatowski, a Jamestowner who volunteers for the town with animal-related matters, noticed an alarming trend last month. More...

Editorial

100th anniversary of Thorndike Hotel fire

Fire destroyed the 250-room Thorndike Hotel on Oct. 5, 1912. It was one of the largest fires in the history of Jamestown. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Council hopeful bows out to pursue goals

Four months ago I decided to run for Town Council, with the hope that I could give back to the community that means so much to me. Unfortunately, circumstances in my personal life have changed. More...

Fort Getty can be used for affordable housing

With a new council scheduled to be elected, it’s a grand time to revisit the idea of affordable housing on 12 acres of Fort Getty. More...

Thanks to everyone involved with Skatefest

The Jamestown Teen Center along with Kettlebottom Productions and Jay Hamel Graphics would like to thank the following people and organizations who made this year’s Skatefest a huge success: Spinnakers, East Ferry Deli, Smith Optics (the Cotson More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Oct. 4 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 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, Oct. 4, 1912 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

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TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 4 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Tuesday, Oct. 9 9 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Oct. 10 6 p.m., the Housing Authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments More...