October 13, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestown goes solo in LNG port battle

Town takes legal action against proposed LNG facility

The Town Council Tuesday agreed to directly challenge the use of Narragansett Bay by liquefied natural gas tankers after members conducted a short executive session on an amicus brief prepared by Town Solicitor Lauriston Parks. More...

News

Thirty seconds over Jamestown The flying camera caught this house under construction at Mackerel Cove. Photo by Nate Bousquet More...

Library friends to host Volunteer Fair

The Friends of the Jamestown Library are sponsoring a Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jamestown library. Over 30 local groups have been invited to present their organization to the members of the Jamestown community. More...

NKPTSO to meet about science fair

The North Kingstown High School Parent Teacher Student Organization will meet Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the school’s Media Center. More...

Sam Bari

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

The $1,500 dog bath

Have you ever noticed how something weird always happens when teenagers are given the task of disbursing money that is not theirs? In their defense, I am not saying that the strange events that occur concerning said funds are always their fault. More...

About Town

Learn about power options this Sunday

The Central Baptist Church will host Erich Stephens of People’s Power and Light from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 16. More...

Crime lab visits the library tonight

As part of its teen-program series and to usher in Teen Read Week, the Jamestown library will present a program about forensic science featuring a trace technician from the Rhode Island State Crime Laboratory who will discuss “CSI: Rhode Island.” More...

Ride to bike day Saturday at the Lawn Ave. School

This Saturday, Oct. 15, will be Bike Day, a chance for youngsters to have some fun while hearing expert advice on how to safely ride on two wheels. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

and flute, and Erin is pianist and violinist. Alexandra, Joshua and Caleb play the piano. Lisa insists that the children study piano before moving on to other instruments. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

EMS Runs

11:26 a.m., Oct. 1, Unit 10 went to Green Lane for a person who was transported to Newport Hospital. More...

Police Log

Boat motor stolen A member of the Conanicut Yacht Club told police Oct. 4 that a 5hp outboard motor was stolen from his dinghy. The value of the motor was given as $1,367. More...

Volunteers asked to fix up town’s playground

The Jamestown Community Playground celebrated its 15th birthday this year, but not without its share of proverbial gray hairs and wrinkles. More...

Who’s in charge of the island’s ball fields?

At an Oct. 6 joint workshop of the School Committee and Town Council, the officials heard concerns from parents and each other about the oversight and maintenance of the schools’ ball fields. More...

Royal visit The Queen Mary II towers over East Passage during its visit this past weekend. Photo by Don Miller More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of October 13

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...

Your help is needed at the playground

The Jamestown Community Playground, adjacent to the library on North Main Road, is in dire need of repairs and upgrading. Islanders are needed to help with the construction work on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t feed the deer

While in an area business yesterday, I noticed that they were selling wildlife food. The bag had a picture of a deer on the front suggesting that the food is to feed deer. More...

Cleaning the bay

We at Clean The Bay would like to thank the Rhode Island Delegation for taking the time to respond to the growing problem of debris in and around Narragansett Bay and sending a letter to the Secretary of the Navy. More...

Thanks to the Garage Gang’

The Jamestown Fire Department would like to thank the “Garage Gang” from Verizon for their generous donation. The proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to replace the wooden wheels on the 1859 Hercules hand-pumper located in the museum. More...

Upcoming Events

Garden club learns about dahlia cultivation

The Quononoquott Garden Club will open their program to the public next week for a talk on the cultivation of dahlias. More...

Meet the authors night features Kulpa

Local authors are getting a chance at the spotlight on Monday, Oct. 24, as the Jamestown library hosts another evening opportunity to meet and talk with a published author. More...

Queen Victoria’s family topic of talk

The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. with the book “Victoria’s Daughters” by Jerrold M. Packard. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Oct. 13 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, 8:15-9:30, More...

Obituaries

Thomas A. Potter Sr., 90

Thomas A. Potter Sr., 90, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 in South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Kingston. He was the husband of 45 years to the late Hope Casselberry Potter. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING October 20, 2005 More...