March 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

First bridge blasting scheduled for April 11

Last night, the state Department of Transportation was expected to announce the biggest kaboom of the year will come not on the Fourth of July, but on Tuesday, April 11, when the center span of the old Jamestown Bridge is scheduled to be blown into t More...

News

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press? Corey and Taylor Krystowiak visited Breckenridge, Colo., for a ski vacation with their family earlier this month. More...

Planning panel discusses zoning updates

Commission elects new officers

The Planning Commission voted on new officers and committee appointments at its March 15 meeting, and also talked about considerations for updating the Zoning Ordinance. More...

Free posters available to businesses

All employers must post specific information to educate their employees on their rights and privileges. More...

Sam Bari

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

Paying the price for highway repairs

Have you ever noticed how highway maintenance takes place at the most convenient times, like during rush hour at the height of the tourist season? More...

Upcoming Events

Book sale at historical society offices

The Newport Historical Society will host a book sale on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Osprey expert at the library March 31

Rob Bierregaard, a professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will give an illustrated talk on the osprey Conanicus and the details of his winter migration at the library on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. More...

Quilters plan auction for April meeting

Quilters By The Sea will hold an auction of quilted items made by its members during its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 6. More...

Obituaries

Frostbiters return to the water

on Sunday morning and were greeted with blustery northwest winds. Strong winds have made it tough for sailing this winter. More...

Andrea G. Jenkins, 43

Andrea Georgia Jenkins, 43, of Newport, formerly of Little Compton, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. More...

James Bonbright Ketcham, 82

James B. Ketcham, 82, of Longfellow Road, died March 16, 2006 at home. He was the devoted husband of Ira D. (Davisson) Ketcham for 52 years. More...

Town water hookup amendment continued

Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, the Town Council Monday continued until its April 17 meeting amendment of its regulations on fees for tying into the municipal water system to ensure that all costs would be billed to those conne More...

Lawn Ave. school's island future secure for the moment

At its March 16 meeting, the School Committee discussed how to diffuse growing concern from the community that the Lawn Avenue School will close in the future. More...

Council satisfied with school budget

The Town Council asked for no further cuts from the School Committee%27s $10.67 million budget at their joint work session Tuesday night. More...

Forum targets teenage drinking problem

Next week%27s panel discussion on underage drinking will provide parents, teens, and members of the community with information on a problem that plagues towns across the country. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of March 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...

 LETTERS 

An important safety reminder After returning from a wonderful vacation, exhausted, we retired early in the evening. The next morning we awoke, ate breakfast, and began our day by unpacking and laundry, laundry, laundry. More...

Musings

Could it be that the key to accumulating wealth is More...

About Town

Girls' softball registration underway

The Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department is accepting Girl%27s Softball registrations for the upcoming season. More...

Contest underway to guess osprey arrival

Bird watchers and fans of the island%27s ospreys are encouraged to participate in a contest to guess the precise moment when the first osprey will land on the nest at More...

'Osprey cam' waiting for birds to return

The Conanicut Island Raptor Project announced this week that their osprey cam is up and running at the nest at the Great Creek. The ospreys are expected to arrive at the nest within a week or so. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Sunday March 26 Sunday services, St. Matthew%27s church, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Island composer Bill Karl%27s latest work "Autumn to More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Hall Records

Real Estate transfers Dec. 13, Rosenberg sold to Rosenberg property at 126 Highland Drive for the sum of $2,100,000. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 11:32 a.m., March 13, the special services team was sent to Ft. Getty Road to search for a person in the water. More...