October 6, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

October holiday is all about bicycling around the island

If Christopher Columbus was still alive to celebrate his annual holiday, he’d be doing it in a colorful spandex suit, a helmet, and on two wheels. Instead of a Nina or a Pinta, he’d have a Mongoose or a Schwinn. More...

News

Island toy creator goes global with science kits

Young Scientists Club specializes in educational toys

The basement is stacked floor to ceiling rafters with colorful, shrink-wrapped boxes. There are shipments being loaded into washer-sized cartons that will soon be dispatched to far-off places like Alaska, England, and Malaysia. More...

Soccer Scores

Results for Oct. More...

Proposed LNG site a matter of cost and profits

The liquefied natural gas battle is basically a matter of cost and profits for capitalists versus the concerns of consumers, according to panelists at a Sept. 27 forum held at Portsmouth High School. Jamestown town officials attended the meeting. More...

Sam Bari

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

Why tabloids sell — the truth revealed! For years, I have wondered why tabloids are so popular. These obvious travesties of journalism outsell many respected news publications, often by a wide margin. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 6 Food for Fines days continues at library, ends Sunday. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Last year’s event drew more than 250 islanders who enjoyed the 125 creatively carved pumpkins. More...

Obituaries

Leland Lorenzen, 78

Leland Lorenzen, 78, died Sept. 7, 2005. He was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Wichita, Kans., and lived in rural Galva since 1967. More...

Alice Eva Dunlevy, 67

Alice Eva Dunlevy, 67, of 25 Bay St., died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, in her home. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...

Understanding the salt marshes of Jamestown

There is a small book that can be found in Everglades National Park bookstore, but it generally goes unnoticed amidst the hundreds of Audubon birding guides, Peterson field guides, and Golden guides to poisonous animals that line the shelves of the b More...

Coyote habitat study is first of its kind

By Michaela Kennedy

The Narragansett Bay Coyote Study is off and running, says biologist Numi Mitchell, reporting from the Jamestown-based Conservation Agency. More...

Shoreline debris gets Kennedy’s attention

Congressman Patrick Kennedy has taken up the cause to rid Narragansett Bay of tons of derelict marine debris that litters the shorelines of many Rhode Island communities. More...

Letters to the Editor

School Donation XtraMart manager Jessica Dampier (right) presents a $500 check to Jamestown School Superintendent Kathy Sipala for after-school programs. She is joined by 8th-graders K.C. More...

Weekend regatta Numbers sails past Beavertail Lighthouse last weekend during the Sail for Hope regatta. Photo by Don Miller More...

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of October 6 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...

About Town

Pumpkin hayride at Community Farm this Saturday On Saturday, Oct. More...

Upcoming Events

Visit historical house on URI campus

Visitors traveling to the University of Rhode Island for Homecoming weekend and others are invited to step through a bit of history with a tour of the Oliver Watson House and an exhibit from its historic quilt collection. More...

Creative writing workshop offered at Watson Farm

The Watson Farm at 455 North Main Road will host a creative writing workshop Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. More...

Bay View Academy sponsors series for parents with adolescent daughters

The St. Mary Academy-Bay View school community presents a twopart lecture series called “Living with your adolescent daughter!” It will be held Monday, Oct. 17 and 24, at 7 p.m., in the St. Mary AcademyBay View auditorium, Mercy Hall. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: More...

EMS Runs

JEMS runs 4:42 p.m., Sept. 26, Unit 10 was sent to Pemberton Avenue for a person who fell. More...

Police Log

License violation charged Michael J. Thibaudeau, 46, of Central Falls, was charged with driving with a revoked license after being stopped for driving a car that was not registered. More...