October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Keiser thanks outgoing councilors

Council quickly moves through its last agenda

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser thanked the outgoing councilors at their final meeting Monday night for their work on the town’s behalf. More...

Former magazine editor lends a hand to college-bound teens

Jim Stahl will help students with their application essays

It’s time for high-school juniors and seniors to start thinking about college admissions, and part of the process is the personal essay that is required to accompany each application. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Zachary Turillo of Beacon Avenue recently took the Jamestown Press aboard a cruise ship that made a stop in Skagway, Alaska. 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. 18 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of October 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...

Obituaries

Doris E.K. Dobbins

Doris E.K. Dobbins, 83, of Jamestown, formerly of Mountville, Penn., beloved wife of the late Gordon D. Dobbins Sr., passed away Sept. More...

Arthur F. Greiser Jr.

Arthur F. Greiser Jr., 86, of Jamestown, passed away Oct. 13, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Mary L. (Murray) Greiser. Born in West Haven, Conn., he was a son of the late Arthur F., Sr. and Helen (Morton) Greiser. Mr. Greiser was a U.S. More...

Council OKs $50,000 for affordable housing

Approval is last significant decision for outgoing panel

The outgoing Town Council has agreed to pony up an additional $50,000 to help rescue the affordable housing project slated for 2 Hammett Court, thereby bringing the taxpayers’ stake in the project to $188,500. More...

Chief gives deadline to boat owner

Bid awarded for repairs at Fort Getty, West Ferry

The owner of the derelict boat that was found parked at Potters Cove in mid-July was given until Monday to move the vessel and pay the fines, Police Chief Ed Mello told the Harbor Commission at its Oct. 10 meeting. More...

Editorial

After 3 years, Town Council has its final meeting

The final official act of the sitting Town Council members was a good deed, as the councilors voted to approve an additional funding request for an affordable housing project. More...

Letters to the Editor

Annual Jamestown Classic was a success

Thank you, Jamestown, for helping the 37th annual Rotary Club bike race to achieve a great success! More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

About Town

Meet candidates for state and U.S. offices

The Jamestown Shores Association will host a night for residents to meet the candidates running for state and federal office. Hopefuls for both the state and U.S. More...

Musicians needed for 2013 library concerts

The Jamestown Philomenian Library is seeking local musicians to perform in its 2013 music program. In keeping with the group’s community theme, the music program will be comprised of Jamestown musicians only. More...

Halloween parade will take place downtown

Jamestown Fitness will sponsor its annual Halloween parade for dogs and children on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. The parade will start at the fire station and end at East Ferry. There is no fee to walk in the parade. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Simple assault Marcia S. Sallum, 57, of High Street, Jamestown, was charged Oct. 12 for simple assault. According to police, officers responded to the scene after a dispatcher received a phone call about domestic violence in progress. More...

EMS RUNS

EMS runsOct. 7, 7:50 a.m., Rescue 3,Spindrift Street, transported.Oct. 8, 12:09 p.m., Rescue 3,Walcott Avenue, transported.Oct. 8, 12:12 p.m., Rescue 2,Walcott Avenue, transported.Oct. 8, 3:07 p.m., Rescue 3,Clarke Boat Yard, RefusedOct. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Michael and Donna Perry received a permit Sept. 27 to construct a 20-by-30-foot garage at 69 Southwest Ave. Work estimated to cost $24,000. Alan Gouveia received a permit Sept. More...