January 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Foundation enhances options for students

If your Jamestown child is excited about learning new things and having fun while doing so, chances are they are the beneficiaries of the Jamestown Education Foundation. More...

News

Durning named to dean’s list

Ruth Durning of Jamestown was named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University for the fall 2005 semester. A senior, Durning is majoring in psychology and secondary education. More...

Frostbite sailors return to the water

A record 10 sailors turned out for Sunday morning’s Conanicut Shellback Dinghy frostbiting series. After two weeks of cancelled racing due to bad weather, the sailors welcomed the sunny 40 degrees and light northerly winds. More...

Islander finds calling in Celtic rhythms

Fiddler Jack Wright keeps the spirit alive

When Jack Wright traveled to Ireland in the early 1980s he returned with more than just vacation memories: the trip inspired his interest in traditional Irish music, a genre he’s been playing ever since. More...

Sam Bari

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

Dress for success: a necessary indulgence

It’s true. Dressing well is a necessity if one desires to be successful. Naked people have very few opportunities for promotion or elevation of social status in mainstream society. More...

Upcoming Events

Designer to share secrets of design at the library

Jamestown resident Lynda Sutton will give a talk and demonstration at the library entitled “A Journey in Design – from designing quilts to design and styling for national magazines.” More...

Book group takes up McCullers novel

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. with “The Member of the Wedding” by Carson McCullers. More...

Event to raise awareness of teen dating violence

The U.S. Congress has approved a resolution designating the week of Feb. 6-12 National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Police Log

Arrested on warrant Scott M. Issa, 36, of Warwick was picked up Jan. 22 after a traffic stop and found to be wanted on a Superior Court warrant. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 10:30 a.m., Jan. 16, Car 3 went to Howland Avenue for a flooded basement. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING February 2, 2006 More...

New town administrator takes oath of office

Town Councilors opened their meeting Monday with festive flourishes to mark the official introduction and swearing-in of new Town Administrator Bruce Keiser of South Kingstown. More...

Council adopts noise ordinance

Town councilors voted 3-2 to adopt a noise ordinance even if it might cause havoc for Island Rubbish Service, the island’s main contractor for refuse and recycling pickup. More...

At the beach Tom Pasquale of Jamestown feeds the seagulls at the Mackerel Cove town beach. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of January 26

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

Trading liberty for security

Dialogue is a great thing, and I was delighted to see a response to my letter, “What kind of a nation do we want?” There is no point debating the writer’s criticisms because I suspect he is pretty inflexible in his views, and it would not be construc More...

The president must be held accountable

Thomas J. Bembenek, in his response to the letter by Joe Clifford (“What kind of nation do we want?”), dismisses Mr. Clifford’s years of teaching high school history. At the risk of sounding impudent, I might suggest that Mr. More...

Focus on teachers needed at schools

“In light of diminishing student population . . . the school department needs another administrator”? More...

About Town

Chinese New Years for youngsters today Today, Jan. 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, there will be a dragon paper-bag puppet workshop at the Jamestown library. Materials will be supplied. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Jan. 26 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Islander Claire Ferguson is going to the Winter Olympics More...

Obituaries

Rev. Nigel L. Andrews, 84

The Reverend Nigel Lyon Andrews, 84, died on Jan. 19, 2006 after several months of declining health. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of Paul Shipman Andrews and Hannah Sargent Sessions Andrews, he studied at Pebble Hill School and graduated from St. More...

Diane Linda (Beaulieu) Drown, 57

Diane Linda (Beaulieu) Drown, 57, of Howland Avenue died Jan. 16, 2006, at home surrounded by friends and family after a brief battle with lung cancer. More...