March 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Wells are safe!

'Human error' blamed for wrong test results on north end water wells

The four private wells on North Main Road in the former landfill area reported in early March to be polluted are not polluted, according to preliminary reports of retests received Friday. More...

News

Operation Share Bear a big success with Iraqi kids

On Feb. 16, Erin and Danielle Brown, two home-schooled high school juniors, sent a letter to the editor of the Jamestown Press. The letter asked readers to donate stuffed animals that the girls would send to U.S. More...

March 31st deadline for old bridge memories

Time is running out for the old Jamestown Bridge and for your chance to share your memories of the old structure. The Jamestown Historical Society is seeking anecdotes or family stories about the old Jamestown bridge. More...

Make your dog

Can%27t you hear it? "I%27m going to be number one." "No, I am." "No, I am." In a state were our residents are fixated with low license plate numbers, how can we not expect the same behavior from our dogs? Well, we have it, Jamestown dog license No. More...

Sam Bari

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

Alligator mating linked to bizarre human behavior

After extensive research of up to .44 seconds, our crack team of Googlamaniacs in the research department found conclusive evidence concerning a little known phenomenon. More...

About Town

Learn about hagfish tonight at the library As part of the young adult program series, the Jamestown library will present a program called "Hagfish: The Most Disgusting Fish in the Sea" by Dr. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

about osprey, library, 7 p.m. Saturday April 1 Jamestown Baseball tryouts, Around More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Aspaghetti supper with all the fixings will be served More...

Obituaries

Memorial service April 1 for Jenkins

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1, for Andrea Georgia Jenkins, 43, of Newport, who died March 14 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. More...

Philip Lindsay, 59

Philip E. Lindsay, a loving father, spouse, and friend died Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at his home in Jamestown with family at his side. He succumbed to a five-month battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of Marcia (Allen) Lindsay for 35 years. More...

Alfred Hillier, 66

Alfred "Fred" Hillier, 66, of Ship Street died Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Marianne (Basile) Hillier for 44 years. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING April 6, 2006 7:00 PM Business Meeting More...

Town Council completes budget preparation

Council President David Long reported a remarkable development in taxpayer spending last week. He is going through his seventh town budget as a multi-term council member. More...

Island's history keepers prepare for the future

The Jamestown Historical Society has released a long-range plan of action that will allow them to modernize their policies and procedures and better preserve their collections. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of March 30

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...

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

Week of the Young Child

There are more than 35 million children from birth through age eight in this country. The early years are a crucial time for their growth and development, and a time when we help children prepare to succeed in school and in life. More...

A political, NIMBY issue

The following letter was sent to W. Michael Sullivan, director of the state Department of Environmental More...

Another view from the north

The following letter was sent to North End Concerned Citizens and copied to the Press: More...

Upcoming Events

Rose Island meeting features Fall River Line

The history of the Fall River Line will be presented by author, professor and historian, Edwin L. Dunbaugh at the 22nd annual meeting of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation on Wednesday, April 12. More...

Learn about backyard water gardens at library

A program on how to create a water garden will be given at the library Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. More...

Artist John Mecray will talk about his career

The Friends of the Jamestown Library are delighted to welcome world-renowned marine artist John Mecray on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

Tuesday, April 4 Noon, Town Hall: agenda deadline for the April 10 Town Council meeting. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 3:01 p.m., March 20, Ladder 1, Unit 10, and Engine 3 were sent to Route 138 eastbound for a car accident with injuries. More...