September 29, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Council stands opposed to LNG port

The Town Council and the town’s state representative Monday were tough in their responses to last week’s comments by State Attorney General Patrick Lynch. More...

News

Steps to a safe bathroom

Nearly 200,000 people are injured annually in their bathrooms, according to statistics from the National Safety Council. The most common accidents are slips, falls and scalding from hot water. More...

Extend your growing season with a cold frame

Psst, got a few old storm windows? If you have, your plants are going to love you. Why not use them to build a simple cold frame? More...

Keeping warm: 20 ways to reduce your heating bill

Man-o-man, it’s goin’ t’ get cold this winter, that’s for sure, and with the price of home heating oil going up, how are you going to stay warm? More...

Sam Bari

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Funnier than fiction

Whenever children and adolescents open their mouths, there is a good chance that something will come out that will have you in stitches. More...

Upcoming Events

Jamestown Chapel has guest speakers

On Sunday, Oct. 2, special guest speakers Wally and Jeanne Haggstrom will join chapel members for a talk on their Child Evangelism Fellowship organization. More...

Nova Scotian fiddler plays at URI Friday

Fiddler Jennifer Roland will perform at the University of Rhode Island on Friday, Sept. 30. The concert is part of Pangaea: The URI Roots Music Series. More...

Meet the Authors Nights at the Jamestown library

The Jamestown library will host two more evening opportunities to meet and talk with two local authors. In the informal setting of the library museum, the authors will read from their works and answer questions about writing and getting published. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Hazel Turley sent along what she calls a Tick Tip. More...

Rising costs fueling budget concerns at island schools

Heat, transportation costs expected to increase this winter

Reducing costly fuel consumption was on the mind of Superintendent Kathy Sipala in her report to the School Committee at its Sept. 22 meeting. More...

Twenty years later, mail order still a boon for silversmith J.H. Breakell

Islander Jim Breakell opened his first shop in Newport in 1973, but it was his expansion into mail order in the mid-1980s that garnered a wider audience for his unique sterling silver and 14karat gold designs. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of September 29 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...

Time for progress on the deer problem

There are many islanders who believe that it’s time for the town to do something about the growing deer problem. People complain about deer destroying the vegetation in their yards and argue that deer can be blamed for health problems. More...

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS

You can do it, but is it legal? The town’s Affordable Housing Plan has been approved by the state. I am not an attorney, but neither are the locals who drafted it nor the state bureaucrats who approved it. Will it withstand a court challenge? More...

About Town

Tracking Conanicus:

Osprey is flying south Conanicus, Jamestown’s juvenile osprey from Marsh Meadows that was fitted with a satellite tracking device, has left the island and is heading south. More...

Pumpkin cooking demonstration

On Wednesday, Oct. More...

Blessing of the pets St. Matthew’s Sunday

St. Matthew’s Parish will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals after the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Oct. 2, on the front lawn by the old beech tree. Pets of all denominations and their owners are welcome to attend. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 29 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

News of Record

Police Log

“ Charged after disturbance Four young men were charged with vandalism and malicious injury to property after a Sept. 24 report of a disturbance on Hull Street. More...