January 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestown, Narragansett eye shared school services

Two districts begin talks on cost-saving measures

By Donna K. More...

News

Inca dancing A member of the Inca Sun leads Lawn Avenue School students in a dance Friday. The band presented a program of Andean music and dance. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Conservation panel reviews projects, trail maintenance

At its Jan. 10 meeting, the Conservation Commission discussed the status of the Conanicut Island Trails Guide, maintenance of town trails and properties, and approaches to the Hull Cove walkway as a waterfront project. More...

Last week, spring cleaning came early for the animal More...

Sam Bari

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

Remember when life was fun?

Yes, it’s true. I can remember the good old days, when life was fun. You know, back when gasoline was more expensive than water. Aww, come on — it wasn’t that long ago. More...

Upcoming Events

Hypertension topic of library lecture

On Thursday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. the Friends of the Jamestown Library will host “High Blood Pressure: How to Beat the Silent Killer” presented by Lifespan Community Health Center. More...

Woodwind quintet performs this Sunday

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will open their winter concert series with a performance for children and their families to be held on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 3 p.m. in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Sailor to give talk on North Atlantic crossing

On Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m., experienced blue-water sailor Stephen Lirakis will speak at the Jamestown library in a presentation that compares the 2003 and 2005 Atlantic crossing challenges. More...

Obituaries

Joseph DeCubellis, 61

Joseph DeCubellis, 61, of North Main Road passed away peacefully at home Monday, Jan. 10, 2006 with his family by his side. For 37 years, he was the beloved husband of Kathleen Doreen (Manning) DeCubellis. More...

Price Wetherill Slattery, 46

Slattery, 46 Price Wetherill Slattery, 46, of Jamestown, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at home. Born in Monmouth County, N.J., he was a son of Martha (Taylor) Slattery of Montgomery, Ala., and the late William J. Slattery Jr. of Jamestown. More...

Use of wooden pier at East Ferry not clear

Presiding over his first Harbor Management Commission meeting as chairman, Mike deAngeli moved the discussion of the townowned wooden pier at East Ferry to the front of the Jan. 11 agenda. More...

Town seeks legislation to create municipal court

With little discussion, the Town Council Tuesday approved a draft for a state legislative act that would allow the town to create a municipal court. More...

Robotics champions

The Lawn Avenue School robotics team took first place for its presentation on Japanese shore crabs at the Lego League state competition Saturday at Roger Williams College. Forty-eight teams from around the state competed. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of January 19

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

Comments clarified

After reading the article regarding the first six months of this Town Council’s term, I felt that needed to clarify the quotes that were attributed to me. First, would like to say that I have enjoyed serving on this council. More...

What kind of nation do we want?

I never taught teens the Constitution. For 45 consecutive years, my son Tom (1983-2004) and I (19591983) actively served in defense of those documents and the liberties guaranteed all American citizens. More...

More than just numbers at school

The following letter to the School Committee was copied to the Town Council and the Jamestown Press. More...

About Town

Shores meeting to discuss environmental issues with lawmakers

The Jamestown Shores Association will host state legislators Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed and Rep. Bruce Long as they discuss environmental issues of interest to Jamestown residents. More...

Knitting for everyone

Knitting classes for all ages will take place at the Jamestown library on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Give blood this Sunday

The island’s American Legion and VFW posts are teaming up to host a Blood Drive on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 19 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

“Love and Spirit” will be the theme and serenity will reign More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Police Log

Possession of alcohol, marijuana charged Nicholas Brown, 20, of North Kingstown, was charged Jan. 16 with possessing both marijuana and alcohol after a 1:30 a.m. traffic stop on Clarke Street for a broken brake light. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 10:27 a.m., Jan. 12, Cars 2 and 3 and Engine 2 were dispatched to Bow Street to investigate a reported odor of smoke. More...