January 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

School board mulls change in administrative structure

Former Chariho School Superintendent John Pini, now a volunteer consultant to the Jamestown School District as they go through a process to reorganize and restructure, has proposed several different plans to slim down the schools’ administrative budg More...

News

This scenic isle: A generation of artists view Conanicut

They come in summer and in winter, the roadside painters, trying to capture the essence of this island in watercolor and oil, in pencil and gouache. More...

The animal shelter is a go. After one year of planning, More...

Lynch has successful soccer season

The Rhode Island College men’s soccer team wrapped up their 2005 season with a 12-5-5 overall record, coming in second place in the Little East Conference. More...

About Town

About Town

Astronomy expert visits library tonight As part of its teen program series, the Jamestown library will present a talk featuring University of Rhode Island astronomy expert Dr. Elizabeth P. Bozyan tonight at 7 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 12 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Charlie has a new home! The Paws & Claws poster dog, probably the bestknown canine on the island, has been adopted by Martina Baugh and her 12-year-old son Sam. More...

Obituaries

Martha G. O’Hara, 86

Martha G. O’Hara, 86, of Jamestown, died Jan. 3, 2006 at the Scallop Shell Nursing Home in South Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Myles A. O’Hara. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE & NARRAGANSETT SCHOOL COMMITTEE More...

Town finances in proper order, says audit report

Town financial records for the unique 16-month period that ended June 30, 2005 were in proper order, according to the town auditors, Parmelee, Poirier and Associates of Warwick. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Press

The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule next week. Look for the paper on Thursday, Jan. 19. More...

Record turnout for birds and birders

Arecord 18 Jamestown residents helped inventory the birds at the semi-annual Conanicut Island bird count on Saturday, Jan. 7. More...

Lawmakers seek help for groundwater woes

Jamestown’s state legislators Senate Majority Leader Teresa Paiva-Weed (D-Newport, Jamestown) and 26-year Rep. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of January 12

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...

Changes in store for our island schools

There are fewer students attending the Jamestown schools these days, and it is going to have a major impact on the future of our island’s education system. More...

Letters to the Editor

A big thankyou to more of Santa’s elves

How quickly the holiday season comes upon us. Then poof, it’s over. More...

Sam Bari

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

Crime — cashing in on a multi-billion dollar industry

Our crack research department brought a, shall we say, rather delicate subject to my attention. More...

Upcoming Events

‘Plein air’ art exhibit on display at the library

The Conanicut Island Art Association is sponsoring an exhibit at the Jamestown library of the work of Evelyn Thistle Rhodes and her students. More...

A gathering of fiddlers

Common Fence Music will present its seventh annual Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen on Saturday, Jan. 14, with Jack Wright of Jamestown as the master of ceremonies. More...

Book awards ballots available for teen vote

Local teens are invited to cast a ballot for the Rhode Island Teen Book Awards. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Hall Records

Real estate transfers for November December. Nov. 2, 2005, Lange sold to Arthur property at 6 Baldwin Court for the sum of $50,000. More...

Births

Brien A daughter, Katelynn Annebelle Brien was born Dec. 29, 2005 at Newport Hospital to Jessica Jean Levesque and Robert Justin Brien of North Attleboro, Mass. More...