January 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspicious death under investigation

As of Wednesday morning the Jamestown Police Department was still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Maurice Grandmaison, 62, of the Jamestown Village Apartments. More...

News

Town Council members in agreement on major issues

Jamestown's elected leaders look ahead after six months on the job

It may not even be news: Jamestown's Town Council members agree. More...

Thirty seconds over Jamestown A new home is under construction at the Beaver Head Farm on Ft. Getty Road. Photo by Don Bousquet More...

Are you ready for a winter storm?

The American Red Cross suggests that everyone in the region start thinking about being prepared in case the area gets hit by a major winter storm. More...

Letters to the Editor

A chorus of thanks

The Jamestown Community Chorus has many people and businesses to thank for promotion of the Dec. 10 and 11 holiday concerts held at the Central Baptist Church. More...

Questions about 'beautiful building'

Despite frantic pleas from Clinton Avenue residents, the industrial development at the bottom of our street is underway. More...

What kind of nation do we want?

I spent a good portion of my life teaching American history to high school kids and took great pride in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the principles upon which this nation was founded, but I am now fright More...

Upcoming Events

The Walrus Says

Beth Weibust e-mailed us the day after Christmas with this very special Christmas story. More...

Teens invited to learn about the heavens above

As part of its teen program series, the Jamestown library will present a program featuring University of Rhode Island astronomy expert Dr. Elizabeth P. Bozyan on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. More...

NKHS parentteacher group meets Jan. 12

The North Kingstown High School Parent Teacher Student Organization will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in the high school's Media Center. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 2:23 p.m., Dec. 28, Car 1 and Engine 3 were sent to Clarke Street for a fuel spill. More...

Police Log

Driving without a license William G. Andreozzi, 33, of 64 Capstan St. was charged Dec. 31 with driving without a license after a traffic stop on North Main Road. Andreozzi is scheduled to appear Jan. 13 in Newport District Court, police said. More...

Town solicitor to clarify council open forum rules

The new year is opening with more decrees about an already confusing set of rulings on what public officials can or cannot say in response to comments made by residents during the "open forum" portion of public meetings. More...

Penguins plunge to welcome new year

39° air and 48° water Let's go swimming!

An estimated 600 to 700 participants took the challenge and jumped into the frigid Narragansett Bay waters in the 30th annual Penguin Plunge at the Mackerel Cove town beach on New Year's Day, all for a good cause to raise funds for the Special Olym More...

Editorial

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

Another year flashed by or did it?

Someone with a sense of humor once said, "Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once." As silly as it may sound, the statement is difficult to refute. More...

This week in Island history

Week of January 5

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...

EDITORIAL

Don't forget winter leisure at the library When you find it is just too cold to go outside and play, the Jamestown Philomenian Library offers a wide selection of activities for the armchair enthusiasts among us. More...

About Town

Donate to collection for troops overseas

The community is invited to join BankNewport in showing support for the brave men and women from Rhode Island who are far from home, serving with More...

Parents invited to information session

The Jamestown School will hold a session on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Foreign Film Series starts tonight at the library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library have announced their 2006 Foreign Film Series, beginning tonight Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. with the Norwegian film "Kitchen Stories." More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 5 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Obituaries

Genny Shumchenia) Testa

Genny (Shumchenia) Testa, 58, of Frigate Street died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005. She was the wife of Michael Testa. More...

Florence (Andrade) Brazil, 87

Florence (Andrade) Brazil, 87, formerly of Grinnell Street, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005 at Cedar Crest Sub Acute & Rehabilitation Center in Cranston. She was the wife of the late John E. Brazil. More...

James W. Smith, 69

James W. Smith, 69, of Pemberton Avenue died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. He was the husband of Mary Grace (Vietri) Smith. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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