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Hopefuls discuss issues

Candidates for Congress, General Assembly debate

The candidates for Rhode Island State House offices and U.S. Senate participated in a forum last week sponsored by the Jamestown Shores Association. More...

Some businesses fortunate, some not

Generators helped keep ’Ganny, McQuade’s open

The experience of Jamestown businesses during this week’s storm had a lot to do with location, and even more to do with luck. Preparedness was an important factor as well. More...

AFTER THE STORM

Utility crews had their hands full after Hurricane Sandy. Here, a National Grid team cuts a tree limb off electrical lines. More...

About Town

Salsa band to perform at JAC’s fall fundraiser

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its annual fall fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Santa Mamba, a Latin salsa band, will perform. Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 at the door. More...

Learn to play ukulele at library on Tuesday

A ukulele workshop will be held at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Jim Rocha will lead the impromptu work session, which will also offer an introduction and exploration into the musical instrument. More...

Jambalaya fundraiser to benefit sailing team

A fundraising dinner to benefit the North Kingstown High School sailing team will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 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, Nov. 1, 1912 More...

News of Record

EMS RUNS

EMS Runs Oct. 20, 9:49 p.m., Rescue 3, Knowles Court, transported. Oct. 21, 6:33 a.m., Rescue 3, Howland Avenue, transported. Oct. 21, 12:12 p.m., Rescue 3, Clarke Village Road, transported. Oct. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 17 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue SchoolMonday, Nov. 5The Town Council meeting is canceled.Wednesday, Nov. 77:30 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall More...

Sandy tramples island, leaves Mackerel Cove in ruins

Crews continue working on restoring power islandwide

Sandy arrived in town Monday, bringing tropical storm winds that occasionally gusted to hurricane levels. While Jamestown suffered some flooding and widespread power outages, the true cost of the storm was revealed on Tuesday morning. More...

Voters will cast their ballots Tuesday for new Town Council

Town Hall, Lawn Avenue School will open at 7 a.m.

Jamestown voters will have the opportunity Tuesday to vote on eight political races and seven referendums on a ticket that includes 10 Town Council candidates running for five seats. More...

Editorial

EDITORIAL

Cast your ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Election Day is just about here. Jamestowners will be faced with a large ballot when they go to the polls on Tuesday. We will elect a new five-member Town Council and choose three members for the School Committee. More...

Islanders recover from Hurricane Sandy

As we prepare to publish this issue of the Jamestown Press, islanders are cleaning after the big brush this week with Hurricane Sandy. More...

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Letters to the Editor

‘Hats off ’ to Phyllis from new Trat owner

I would like to extend my deep appreciation and many thanks to Phyllis Bedard of Trattoria Simpatico. I met Phyllis through a mutual friend, Amy Barclay, last winter and had the pleasure of dining more than once at the restaurant. More...

Fire dispatcher did a great job during Sandy

As a member of the Jamestown Fire Department, during Hurricane Sandy, I sat in the radio room with our dispatcher, Keith Godena. What an asset he is to our department. More...

Hot dogs served at Trat were ‘delicious’

Oct. 20 was the last intended official day for Phyllis Bedard’s restaurant, Trattoria Simpatico. The following day was a private function for the Joseph A. Sindoni Jr. 11th annual fundraiser for cancer victims, especially children. 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, Nov. 1 More...

Obituaries

Troy Robert Whitford

Troy Robert Whitford, 43, of Houston, passed away Oct. 24, 2012, in his home. His passing came less than one month after the sudden death of his older brother, Todd Jay Whitford of Frederick, Md. More...

Juri Saarmaa

Juri Saarmaa, 74, passed away on Oct. 24, 2012, at the Sunny View Nursing Home in Warwick. He was the husband of Elli (Jansson) Saarmaa of Coventry. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, he was the son of the late Jaan and Linda (Uudekul) Saarmaa. More...