December 15, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

DEM may change septic system regulations

The first suggestion of a possible change in the way the state Department of Environmental Management deals with the installation of septic systems, especially in the Jamestown Shores, was brought to the Town Council Monday by State Rep. More...

Wildlife panel to offer council recommendations for deer management

By Sam Bari

Committee members offered an abundance of information pertinent to the deer management and Lyme disease control at the Dec. 8 Wildlife Committee meeting. More...

News

Tea time Olivia Darezzo and Naomi Pajarillo took their fuzzy friends to the Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday at the Bay Voyage restaurant. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Winter scene Last week’s snow highlights the windmill on North Main Road. Photo by Don Miller More...

Lisa Clay indicted on arson charge

Nearly one year since a night of mayhem resulted in two assaults and the destruction by fire of a house on Coulter Street, a Newport County Grand Jury handed down an indictment Dec. 9 of Lisa Clay, 36, whose last known address is 101 Stern St. More...

About Town

About Town

Sled dogs ‘mush’ at the library today Sean Leach, the president of the Narragansett Bay Sled Dog Club, will bring two of his sled dogs, their sled, racing and training equipment, photographs, and enthusiasm to explain his sport. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 15 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

More letters to the North Pole via Jamestown Postmaster Charlie Burns (unedited): More...

Obituaries

Donald W. Cota, 62

Donald W. “Commander Cota” Cota, 62, of Southwest Avenue died Dec. 7, 2005 at South County Hospital. He was a former commercial fisherman. More...

Janet Walls, 70

Conanicus Avenue died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at Village House in Newport. She was the wife of Alden R. “Skip” Walls Jr. for 51 years. More...

Unique gifts designed to pluck island heartstrings

This year local merchants are offering an abundance of imaginative gifts designed to tug at heartstrings and inspire gift-givers to show their pride in the town where they live by giving presents with a Jamestown flare. More...

Holiday festivities continue this weekend

Holidays in the village continue this weekend with several wonderful offerings for townsfolk of all ages. More...

Village Christmas tree The Newport Bridge necklace lights and the village Christmas tree make a festive holiday scene at East Ferry. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Editorial

This week in Island history Compiled by Sue Maden

Week of December 15 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...

Letters to the Editor

LETTERS

Thanks to garden club On behalf of the trustees of the library and the people of Jamestown, I would like to thank the Jamestown Garden Club for the fabulous job they have done, once again, decorating the library for this festive and holy season. More...

Sam Bari

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

The deafening sounds of silence

Back in 1966, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded their classic song “The Sound of Silence,” the inspiration for this week’s column — a tribute to those times when dead quiet is louder than words: More...

Upcoming Events

Christmas in Newport concert tomorrow

The annual Christmas in Newport Concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m., at the Elms, the Edward J. Berwind mansion, on Bellevue Avenue. Tickets are $12 per person. To reserve tickets, call 847-6997. More...

Cure the winter blahs with art classes at museum

Beginning in early January, the Newport Art Museum will offer a number of Saturday workshops for adults and after-school and Saturday art classes for teens. More...

schedule at the library

The schedule at the Jamestown Philomenian Library will change for the Christmas holiday weekend. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

EMS Runs

1:12 a.m., Dec. 3, Unit 10 went to Beacon Avenue for a person who was transported to South County Hospital. More...

Police Log

Arrested on warrant Richard R. Rainone, 29, of 991 North Main Rd. was picked up on a Newport District Court warrant after a traffic stop Dec. 12 on North Main Road. More...