February 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

School Committee divided on support for $10.8 million budget

At its heavily attended Feb. 16 meeting, the School Committee voted 3-2 to approve the $10,838,980 budget presented by Superintendent Katherine Sipala for fiscal 2006/07. More...

News

Planning Commission gives nod to new town hall proposal

The Planning Commission unanimously approved a development plan for a new town hall presented by architect William Burgin at its Feb. 15 meeting. More...

Free tax preparation assistance now available

For the 24th consecutive year, free tax preparation assistance will be provided to older taxpayers as well as low-income people through the Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteers in Tax Assistance programs. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press? Jamestowner Charlotte Jackson and her mother, Beverly Worthington, took the Press along when they visited St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England. More...

Upcoming Events

Island Moving Co. hosts disco inferno

Island Moving Co. invites the public to boogie off the winter blues at its Friday, Feb. 24, Disco Inferno: Burn Snowball Burn from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Boom Boom Room at the Clarke Cooke House in Newport at Banister‚ Wharf. More...

Free art talk at the Jamestown library

“The Joys of Toys” will be presented on Wednesday, March 8, at More...

Navy choristers plan concert

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, a Jamestown resident, will present a concert titled “Music for a Sunday Afternoon” on Sunday, March 12, at St. Barnabas Church on 1697 East Main Rd. in Portsmouth at 4 p.m. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING February 27, 2006 7:00 PM Business Meeting More...

Police Log

Arrested on warrant Rhona H. Heyl, 43, of East Greenwhich was arrested on Feb.14 by East Greenwich Police on a Jamestown warrant charging her with violation of domesticprotective orders. More...

Twin sisters hope to make Iraqi kids smile with Operation ‘Share Bear’

Jamestown residents Erin and Danielle Brown, both age 16, sent a ‘letter to the editor’ of the Jamestown Press last week informing readers that they were starting a stuffed animal drive for the children in Iraq. More...

Narragansett Avenue water project bid approved

Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners Tuesday night, the Town Council unanimously approved a bid from C.B. Utility Co. of Bristol for the water distribution improvements to Narragansett Avenue. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of February 23

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...

Demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge

Workers are moving quickly on the demolition of the old Jamestown Bridge. Anyone interested in the ongoing project might enjoy visiting the Web site that shows the demolition of the Grace Bridge last December in Charleston, S.C. More...

Letters to the Editor

The oaths of office

Most Americans are unaware that many of the civil liberties of our young service members are rescinded when they swear or affirm the oath of enlistment for the armed forces of the United States. More...

Sam Bari

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

Things we want to know

When columnists are desperate for an idea, they will jump through hoops to find something to write about that will get by the discerning eye of editors who are fond of words like “huh?” and “wha?” when reading things like — my weekly column. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Feb. 23 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Students at the Jamestown School are receiving up-tothe More...

Obituaries

Rachel B. Queern

Rachel B. Queern died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006. She was born in Jamestown, where she lived until moving to Naples, Fla., in 1977. She is survived by her husband Rechard E. Queern and four children: Brooks Q. Holborn of Anchorage, Alaska; Anthony B. More...

John A. Adamowicz, 84

John A. Adamowicz, 84, of Reservoir Circle, affectionately known as A to Z, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Mary G. (Wendelowski) Adamowicz. More...

Edna Caswell Hill Schultz

Edna Caswell Hill Schultz, a longtime resident of Jamestown and Newport, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 of natural causes. She was the wife of the late Merton W.F. Schultz, who she married in 1946. More...