November 3, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Wildlife Committee sets working agenda

The first meeting of the newlyformed Wildlife Committee on Oct. 27 got off to an auspicious beginning. More...

News

Schroder’s fifth book focuses on Hessian occupation of Newport

For some, the word “Hessians” conjures up fearsome, war-mongers, but in his new book Walter Schroder dispels that image and gives a local perspective on who the Hessians were and how they lived among the residents of Jamestown and Newport in the 18th More...

State run Cross country runners from the Lawn Avenue School race Sunday in the state championship meet at Goddard State Park. Photos by Jeff McDonough More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The following is intended to amend Section 62 of the Code of Ordinance in the Town of Jamestown. A public More...

Sam Bari

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

The evolution of thumbs

Recently, I read a CBS News story on the Internet that concerns a troubling medical condition called Blackberry Thumb. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 3 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Hope Darigan won’t talk about her costume. Other than the fact it’s khaki and multi-colored she said it will remain a secret until opening night. More...

News of Record

Real Estate Transfers

Sept. 1, 2005, Westall sold to Wilson, property at 24 Grinnell St. for the sum of $400,000. More...

Town Hall Records

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

EMS Runs

1:05 p.m., Oct. 23, Unit 10 was sent to Longfellow Road for a person who was taken to Newport Hospital. More...

Legals

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

Library to close this Veterans Day

The Jamestown library will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. For the remainder of the weekend, the library will be open regular hours. More...

EMT volunteers are always needed

When he was a teenager, Clement Napolitano witnessed a stranger drop to the ground in front of him, noting with awe that no one in the vicinity of the tragedy seemed to know what to do to help the man who was clearly dying of heart failure. More...

Second water tower questioned

About two dozen residents attended the Oct. 25 public hearing on the town’s $5.3 million Water Department projects, with some residents expressing confusion about or disagreement with the explanations given to them by town officials and consultants. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of November 3

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...

Fill an empty bowl tomorrow evening

This Friday, Nov. 5, be sure to visit the Melrose Avenue School from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and you can participate in the Empty Bowls project to help fight world hunger. More...

Letters to the Editor

Halloween fun

The Jamestown PTO would like to thank the community for making our Halloween Monster Bash last Friday night such a success. More...

Volunteer Fair a hit

A huge thank-you goes out to the 26 local organizations and the Jamestown residents who participated in the Friends Volunteer Fair last Wednesday. More...

Golfing thanks

On behalf of the members of the JFD, we would like to thank all the participants and volunteers who participated in the annual Jamestown Fire Department Golf Tournament. More...

About Town

Bats topic of library talk tonight

As part of its Teen Program series, the Jamestown library will present “Bats: Fact, Fiction and Natural History” on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Upcoming Events

Chorus rehearses for holiday concerts

The Jamestown Community Chorus is midway in its rehearsals for holiday concerts slated for Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, 3 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church. More...

Library to close Veterans Day

The Jamestown library will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. For the remainder of the weekend, the library will be open regular hours. More...

Give blood Nov. 21

The Jamestown Emergency Management Services will sponsor a blood drive on Monday, Nov. 21, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Obituaries

E. W. Sterling Graham Jr., 82

E. W. Sterling Graham Jr., 82, of Racquet Road, a retired U.S. Navy disabled veteran and retired employee of the Barrington school system died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at home with his family and dog Charlotte at his side. More...

Jane S. Sprague, 62

Jane S. Sprague, 62, of Reservoir Circle, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005 at Newport Hospital. She was the beloved wife of William Sprague. More...