February 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Island school chief backs management restructuring

At the School Committee’s Feb. 2 meeting, School Superintendent Katherine Sipala reviewed the constraints of the superintendent-principal role, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses. More...

News

Jamestown Hardware offers customer rewards

“Big store discounts with personalized, hometown service — that’s what our reward program is about,” said Scott Sherman of Jamestown True Value Hardware on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Lawn school honor roll posted

The Lawn Avenue middle school honor roll has been posted, and the following students are named: More...

Potter League hosts class on Endangered Species Act

The Potter League for Animals will hold a Pet University Class on Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the Protecting the Endangered Species Act. More...

Letters to the Editor

Silent pandemic

People need to wake up and become more aware of the very serious nature of Lyme disease. Two of us in my family were diagnosed with Lyme two years ago and are still working to eradicate it. More...

Landfill design

Regarding the Jamestown Landfill 50 Percent Design, as discussed in the public comment session on Wednesday evening, Feb. More...

Extreme budget cuts

Each Thursday, I find myself hurrying home to read any and all articles regarding the state of opinions surrounding our schools’ budget. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thrift Shop, St. Matthew’s church, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 423-1762. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

It’s all love for the next few days at the Secret Garden. More...

Obituaries

Jane E. Hendrell-Lang, 85

Jane E. (Callahan) HendrellLang, 85, of Schooner Avenue, a homemaker, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 at home. She was the wife of the late Robert Lang and the late Frank H. Hendrell. More...

Yeaton Outerbridge, 79, founder of sherry pepper firm

Yeaton Outerbridge, 79, a Jamestown summer resident who concocted his own blend of sherry peppers in his basement more than 40 years ago and turned it into a household name and a profitable enterprise, died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday, Jan. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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

Cost of new town hall is not yet determined

At a special meeting last night of the Town Buildings and Facilities Committee, William Burgin, the island resident and Newport architect contracted by the town to design a new town hall, presented the close to finished plans. More...

At the Teen Center Jamestown youths gathered at the Teen Center Friday evening for a musical event to raise awareness of dating violence. Pictured are Jenny Thomas, Dan Ward, Katie Moreau, Talley Pruell, Courtney Westall, and Natalie Salk. More...

Council weighs landfill proposals

Approximately 110 people attended the Town Council workshop Feb. 1 for the presentation of the landfill closure plans, designated as 50-percent plans. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Week of February 9

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...

VIEWPOINT 

A matter of principal

At our Jan. More...

 EDITORIAL 

Your input needed It seems like forever already that we’ve been arguing over where to build a new highway barn. The town crew has been working for years out of the dilapidated World War II structure at Ft. Wetherill. More...

Sam Bari

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

Valentine’s Day — Things ain’t what they used to be

Have you ever noticed how we generally take the less significant holiday celebrations for granted? More...

About Town

High blood pressure topic of talk tonight 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...

Upcoming Events

Sailing Lecture Series begins next week

Experienced blue-water sailor Stephen Lirakis will kick off the Sailing Lecture Series Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Parents offered a chance to get cyber smart

Join Paul C. Graf, special agent with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, on Monday, Feb. More...

Improv workshop offered over school vacation

The Jamestown library will offer an workshop on improvisation for 10to 14-year-olds on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1to 2 p.m. Conducted by Keith Munslow, the workshop is about making it up as you go. 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, units 10 and 11, and Engines 2 and 3 were sent to Tashtassuc Rd. for an accident with injuries. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Jin Kang, 23, of Newport was charged with drunk driving Feb. 2 after being stopped for speeding and erratic driving on Route 138 near the Newport Bridge toll plaza. He refused to take a chemical test. More...