February 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

State grant moves planned greenway trail toward construction

Town officials learned this week that Jamestown will receive a $50,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Management for the construction of a walking trail. More...

News

Jamestown students are named to college dean’s lists

The following Jamestown students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2005 semester at their respective colleges and universities: More...

Stephanie Hryzn wins UPS Scholarship Award

United Parcel Service awarded a $2,750 scholarship to islander Stephanie L. Hryzn, a junior majoring in sociology at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla. The UPS scholar was nominated by her school. More...

Kyle Biddick is candidate for Presidential Scholar Program

Kyle Biddick of Jamestown and a senior at Portsmouth Abbey School has been invited to participate in the Presidential Scholar Program. More...

Sam Bari

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

Freedom to speak with clarity

Today, I am going to address a sensitive subject that has caused alert readers concern for some time, a subject that people are hesitant to talk about for fear of reprisal. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

golf course, 9 a.m. Sunday worship, Central Baptist More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Someone once said, “The show must go on!” And, go on it shall, but not until the fall. More...

Obituaries

Yeaton Duval Outerbridge, 79

Yeaton Duval Outerbridge, 79, a longtime summer resident of Hawthorne Road, Jamestown, died in Bermuda on Jan. 31, 2006 of pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Betsey Coste Outerbridge. More...

Walter D. Williams II, 84

Walter D. Williams II, 84, of Hamilton Avenue died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 at Village House in Newport. He was the husband of the late Grace M. (Nobile) Williams for 31 years. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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

President’s Day holiday deadlines at the Press

The Jamestown Press will be published on schedule next week. Look for the paper on Thursday, Feb. 23. More...

Harbor panel seeks revisions to no-discharge law

Town officials see enforcement of state mandate as costly

At its Feb. 8 meeting, the Harbor Management Commission discussed the state mandate regarding pump-out stickers on any vessel with sleeping accommodations. More...

Council urged to act on wildlife suggestions

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser encouraged the Town Council Monday night to schedule a work session, “the sooner the better,” to move forward on the Wildlife Committee’s deer management recommendations. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of February 16

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 

Operation ‘share bear’ begins We are two high school students who are starting a stuffed animal drive for the children in Iraq. More...

From the Librarian’s Desk

There’s lots to report here at the library. The Friends of More...

About Town

Sailing Lecture Series starts tonight at the island library More...

Upcoming Events

Concert to benefit local Hurricane Katrina victims

A concert to benefit the Hurricane Katrina evacuees living in Rhode Islandwill be held on Sunday, Feb. 19. More...

Lecture features Umberto Crenca talking about art

Umberto Crenca, the founder and artistic director of AS220, a nonprofit, unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts in Providence, will discuss “Democratizing the Arts: The Big Plot” at the Newport Art Museum’s Saturday, Feb. More...

Navy Band Northeast Ensemble will play New Orleans Jazz

The Navy Band Northeast’s Recital Series will feature the band’s jazz ensemble in “ATribute to New Orleans” at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Spruance Hall auditorium at the Naval War College. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Police Log

There is no police news to report this week. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 1 a.m., Feb. 6, Ladder 1, Car 3, and Engines 2 and 3 were sent to Conanicus Avenue for a malfunctioning sprinkler. More...