April 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Say goodbye to the old Jamestown Bridge

The center span will be demolished Tuesday morning

In just five days, on Tuesday, April 11, the center span of the old Jamestown Bridge will be dropped into Narragansett Bay sometime between 11 a.m. and noon. More...

News

Biologist shares osprey secrets with Lawn Avenue students

Dr. Rob Bierregaard has been tracking Jamestown's Conanicus

Dr. Rob Bierregaard, a professor of biology at the University of North Carolina and raptor expert, captured the attention of students in grades 5 through 8 last Friday at the Lawn Avenue School. More...

Fact book gives data about the state of children's lives

The latest copy of the annual report called the 2006 Rhode Island Kids Count Fact Book was released last week. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press

Jennifer and Jensen Frey visited the Eiffel Tower as part of a trip to Paris in March. More...

Sam Bari

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

Flushamatic - the ultimate bathroom fixture

The age of digital technology has brought mankind an array of products, services, and gadgets that were beyond most imaginations merely a half-century ago. More...

About Town

About Town

Chinese film screened tonight at the library Due to snow on March 2, the Friends of the Jamestown Library rescheduled their third and final film in their 2006 Foreign Film Series for tonight. More...

Upcoming Events

Girls' night out with Ophelia Sessions'

Young girls will be treated to dinner and a film this Sunday, April 9, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. More...

AT THE LIBRARY

Learn to use genealogical research tool Tomorrow, Friday, April 7, at 2 p.m., local historian Sue Maden will conduct an introductory class on how to use Ancestry Plus. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Legal Notices

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

Town Meetings

Thursday, April 6 7 p.m., Lawn school library: the School Committee meets. More...

North enders seek solesource aquifer designation

Members of the North End Concerned Citizens are petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate Conanicut Island a solesource aquifer. More...

Treasure hunters

Bob and Kiley Dutton enjoyed the beautiful spring weekend by searching for coins and other metal objects buried in the sand on the beach at Ft. Getty. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

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...

An island landmark that will be missed

Next week the center three spans of the old Jamestown Bridge will tumble into the West Passage of Narragansett Bay - if all goes as planned. More...

Letters to the Editor

Alternatives to hunting

Regarding the article in the March 16 edition of the Press, on the Wildlife Committee%27s report and recommendations on the large deer population on Jamestown, I have a few comments. More...

Raptor thanks

On behalf of the Conanicut Island Raptor Project, we would like to thank all those who made this past "osprey weekend" a real success. Thanks to the Jamestown Education Foundation and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island for providing the More...

My hero, now an angel

My son Michael will never be forgotten. He fought a courageous battle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. When he was a young boy and still More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Saturday April 8 Alcoholics Anonymous, PAC, 9 a.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos and a big boffo to Ross Bohensky who passed his Eagle Scout Board of Review last Thursday. More...

Obituaries

Lucille C. Young, 89

Lucille C. (Caton) Young, 89, of Cole Street, formerly of Sea Cliff, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late John W. Young. More...

Henry A. Quinn, 77

Jamestown died peacefully with family by his side in his winter home in Vero Beach, Fla., after a long and brave battle with nonHodgkin%27s lymphoma. He was the husband of Alicia (Parente) Quinn for nearly 30 years. More...