December 29, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Year in Review

A look back at the island news of 2005

By Dotti Farrington In some ways, 2005 was similar to 2004 for town government: it did not resolve the problem of a much-needed public works barn; and it spent much time looking for a new town administrator. More...

News

Researcher shares coyote study with students

Students from all over the state will soon be virtually following coyotes through fields, forests, and back yards on Conanicut and Aquidneck Islands. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

John and Joan McCauley recently took the Press while they visited their children Ian and Becky in San Diego. The photo was taken on the cliffs overlooking Solana Beach, next to the Del Mar Race Track. More...

Island fires during the year

In the early days of the new year, Jamestown, usually a relatively quiet and peaceful place, witnessed a night of criminal activity that resulted in the assault of two people and the firey destruction of a house on the east side of the island. More...

Sam Bari

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

A new year’s resolution

A woman in a small New England town left her car door open while she wheeled her cart back to the store after shopping. During the minute she was gone, thieves stole some of her groceries. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

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

Obituaries

William Wharton Smith, 93

William Wharton Smith (“Bill”), 93, a retired engineer, philanthropist, and Quaker died quietly in his sleep at his home on Pennsylvania Avenue in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 19, 2005. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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

Jamestown school panel leads state effort to reduce burden of mandates

Last January, legislators and school committees from around the region gathered at North Kingstown High School to discuss the state and federal education mandates that are raising everyone’s taxes without necessarily providing added value at the scho More...

Thirty seconds over Jamestown The flying camera captured this picture of the Bay Voyage with the Conanicut Yacht Club in the background. Photo by Don Bousquet More...

Editorial

Pageant unfolds The Shepherds watch their flock of sheep last Saturday at the annual Christmas Pageant. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Wait a second for the new year

Don’t rush to ring in the new year this Saturday night. You’ll have to wait one second before 2006 officially begins. More...

Letters to the Editor

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of December 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...

Memorial service

The weekend of Dec. 3 and 4 our family gathered in Jamestown for the memorial service of our uncle, Tom Potter. Cousins flew in from California and Illinois, and our mother, Tom’s sister-inlaw, More...

Thanks from PTO

The 2006 Entertainment Book sale has ended, and I would like to thank all of you who bought your books on the island. More...

About Town

March of the penguins comes to Jamestown

The 30th annual Penguin Plunge will take place at noon on New Year’s Day at Mackerel Cove town beach. More...

Upcoming Events

Vacation music program for kids today at library

On Thursday, Dec. 29, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. the Friends of Jamestown Library will present a vacation music program for children of all ages. More...

Quilters meet next week

Quilters By The Sea will host Harriet Hargraves at its Jan. 5 meeting at 7p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Center in Portsmouth. More...

Newport choristers invite new members

The Newport Navy Choristers are seeking new members in all voice ranges for their 2006 musical season. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Antonio Ferreira, 43, of Newport was charged with drunk driving Dec. 28 after being stopped for speeding and swerving on Route 138 near the toll plaza. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 10:22 a.m., Dec. 20, Unit 10 and Engine 3 were sent to Route 138 westbound for a vehicle accident. More...