August 25, 2005 RSS feed / News

Ladies’ tennis results

In the Aug. 22 Ladies Doubles Beginner Clinic tournament, Laura Furtado Caster and her partner Doreen Tarintino edged out Alexa Furtado and Donna Fishman to take the title. More...

Quest Montessori gets technology grant

Quest Montessori, an elementary and middle school with a number of Jamestown students, recently received a donation of 15 laptop computers from APC, American Power Conversion, a multinational corporation with headquarters in Rhode Island. More...

Parker named to dean’s list

Morgan Parker, of Jamestown, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at American University in Washington, D.C. More...

JYC race results

Race number 10, the final race of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series, was held on Aug. 23. The following are the results: More...

Fishing news

A keeper! Blair Boyer of Beavertail Road caught this 34.5pound striper on Aug. 18 off Brenton Reef. More...

Sunrise

You have to be an early riser to see the beauty of sunrise at East Ferry. Photo by Cindy Peloquin More...

Council continues to mull costs of LNG legal battle

Town Councilors Monday repeated their opposition to liquefied natural gas plans, but they again postponed making decisions about joining or funding a state legal action against a federally approved LNG proposal that would effect communities surroundi More...

Workshop on deer in September

Town Councilors are looking to conduct a September workshop about deer overpopulation on the island and its effects human health, but Monday they could not decide on a date for the session. More...

The boys of summer

The Jamestown Cal Ripken Baseball League recently participated in the West Warwick 8-through 10-year-old Friendship Tournament held at the Rainha Field in West Warwick. Players were front row, from left: Nicolas Rienzo, Tim Archer, and Robbie Semco. More...

Navy base salutes summer with concert, fireworks

Naval Station Newport will conclude its Summer Concert Series on Friday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m. on Dewey Field when the Navy Band Northeast presents its “Salute to Summer” concert, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Narragansett Bay. More...

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of August 25 The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News comes from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

Jamestown receives award for recycling participation

Jamestown is the beneficiary of an $11,145 award from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. More...

Car seat safety

Rob Gallagher gets a few pointers on the proper way to install a child’s car seat from Barbara Rocha of Newport Hospital. The car seat check was sponsored by the Jamestown Police Department. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Save The Bay announces fall Marine Science Homeschooling Series

Save The Bay’s Newport BayStation will offer marine science classes for homeschool children ages 9 through 12 and their parents starting in September. More...

A true Patriot

Paul Brunelle, better known as an employee of the U.S. Postal Service at the Jamestown post office, represented the Second R.I. Regiment, the outfit that once manned the Conanicut Battery, at the Aug. More...

Jamestowners at New England Institute of Technology

• Nathan A. Dunn of Jamestown has been accepted to the New England Institute of Technology, where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in information technology, networking. More...

Learn ways to conserve water

Late summer is a good time to renovate your yard in ways that can reduce water demands for next year. More...

Sales associate joins RE/MAX Bayview

Linda Wallace, broker and owner of RE/MAX Bayview, has announced that Linda Silipigni has joined the staff of RE/MAX Bayview as a sales More...

A festive day

Ian Andres (above) enjoys a cotton candy as big as a pillow at the St. Mark Parish Family Festival on Saturday. Connor Barry, 4, ( below) was all smiles. Photos by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

LNG tankers could impact bay economy

Results of two special studies, costing a total of $30,000, confirm that liquefied natural gas tankers in Narragansett Bay would have serious implications on many aspects of the area’s marine-dependent economy, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, the More...

Thirty seconds over Jamestown

Late summer is harvest time at the Jamestown Community Farm just off Eldred Avenue. That’s the North Pond reservoir in the upper left of the picture. Photo by Nate Bousquet, son of Chief Aerial Photographer Don Bousquet More...

Navy choristers welcome new singers

The Newport Navy Choristers are seeking new members. More...

Learn about trees at R.I. Tree Council workshops

A knowledgeable and fun tree care education course, which includes classroom learning and hands-on workshops, is being offered by the Rhode Island Tree Council. More...

Historical society plans tour of Horsehead mansion

The Jamestown Historical Society is once again holding a house tour on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Still time to donate for antique fire engine wheels

Last week’s spaghetti supper, put on by the Entertainment Committee of the Jamestown Fire Department, was a success, with some $1,150 reaped for the purchase of new wooden wheels for the department’s antique fire equipment. More...

Summer’s almost gone

The kids who attended the Jamestown recreation department’s annual Summer Playground posed for a group shot during a Hawaiian luau held at Ft. Getty during the final week of daily activities. More...

North Kingstown ordinance will be modified for new island regulations

Town Solicitor Larry Parks’ proposal to use a North Kingstown ordinance as a template for writing Jamestown construction regulations was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission at its Aug. 17 meeting. More...