February 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilman says close Lawn school to trim town budget

Town Councilman Bill Kelly is challenging the School Committee to take drastic budget-cutting actions to bring into line a school budget that he calls “out of proportion” to the municipal budget. More...

News

Wright talks about bullying in schools

Mary S. Wright, an educator and director of the Jamestown Community Theatre for many years, will present an interactive program and discussion on Bullying in Our Schools this Sunday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. More...

Thirty seconds over Jamestown The flying camera found a clear winter day to shoot this picture over the Jamestown Shores. Photo by Nate Bousquet More...

CingularWireless application denied

Zoning Board of Review says “no” to proposed cell tower on Tashtassuc Road

Although the agenda was short for the Jan. More...

Sam Bari

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

Baby stress and pampered pets

When you see babies next to each other in their strollers, do you ever wonder what they mean when things like, “Googly-googly burgle-nyah” come out of their mouths followed by laughing and giggling? Do you think they’re telling esoteric baby jokes? More...

About Town

Iranian film tonight at the libary “Children of Heaven,” a film from Iran and the second screening in the 2006 Foreign Film Series, will be shown tonight at the Jamestown library. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 2 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The mystery person is no longer a mystery. She has More...

Obituaries

Karl Beckwith Smith Jr., 89

Karl Beckwith Smith Jr., 89, of Jamestown, founder of the town’s annual Fools’ Rules Regatta, passed away Jan. 28, 2006 on Sanibel Island, Fla., just two weeks shy of his 90th birthday. More...

Legals

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING February 9, 2006 6:00 PM Executive Session More...

Wildlife Committee recommends hunting

As another deer hunting season came and passed, the Town Council continued to consider ways to control the island’s deer population based on recommendations made several times last year and in previous years. More...

Judge bans town officials from commenting on DEM wetlands application

Newport Superior Court Associate Justice Stephen Nugent has ordered that Jamestown officials are banned from commenting on a wetlands application currently before the state Department of Environmental Management. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of February 2 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...

Turn on the lights!

Jamestown is just too dark. Nearly every public building and meeting place in Jamestown is a potential safety hazard because each has embarrassingly little lighting to help guide people to their doorways. More...

Letters to the Editor

More on Constitution

Gentlemen, I beseech you to understand that my response to Mr. Clifford’s whining essay blaming our government for the failures of humanity and purporting indignant support of people that have sworn to destroy all non-believers of Islamic More...

Taking exception

Despite being an off-islander and a member of a U.S. Navy family, I must take exception to retired Naval officer Mr. Bembenek’s comments regarding the right of the president to spy on U.S. citizens without a judicial warrant. More...

Thanks to many

When Mom’s (Diane Drown) Dad, George Noel Beaulieu II, “Mr. B,” took a risk and moved his family from Fairhaven, Mass., to Jamestown in 1966 to open his own pharmacy, most of his friends thought he was nuts. More...

Upcoming Events

Irish music topic of Winter Lecture Series

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Robbie O’Connell will offer a musical interpretation of “Americans’ Love Affair with Irish Music and its Impact on Ireland” at the Newport Art Museum’s Winter Lecture this Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. More...

At the Library

Teen program to feature speaker on civil rights Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. will be at the Jamestown library on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. to talk with teens about his experiences in the U.S. civil rights movement. More...

Race week schedule includes around the island race

As part of the New York Yacht Club’s Race Week at Newport, scheduled for July 14 through 23, there will be a distance race around Conanicut Island on July 19. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were recently filed in town hall: More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 12:12 p.m., Jan. 23, Engines 2 and 3 were sent to Route 138 at Helm Street for an auto accident. More...

Police Log

Markers stolen A resident of North Main Road told police Jan. 29 that four reflective markers were stolen from the property. They had a value of $20, police said. More...