April 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

New arrival

Heather Minto holds a lamb, one of Watson's Farm's newest residents. The farm will hold its annual spring sheep shearing day on Saturday, May 13. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

News

Meet the man in charge of dismantling the old Jamestown Bridge

For Project Superintendent John McNulty of Cashman Equipment Company of Boston, the average workday starts at 6 a.m. More...

Volunteers to rehab three Newport County houses

On April 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Rebuilding Together Greater Newport, an affiliate of Rebuilding Together Providence, will participate in a workday to assist some designated homeowners with repairs to their homes. More...

Who wants to be the top dog?

"I'm number one." "No, I'm number one." "No, I want to be. More...

Sam Bari

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

Living in interesting times

For years, many have attributed "May he live in interesting times," to an ancient Chinese curse. Even Robert F. Kennedy used a variation of the quote in a speech in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 7, 1966. More...

About Town

Island's annual Easter egg hunt this Saturday The Jamestown Women's Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt this Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. sharp on Shoreby Hill Green. More...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming

Classic yachts are his passion Marine artist John Mecray will talk about his varied experiences on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

That magnificent, mysterious, miracle meat that has More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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

Noise, dust, and detours will impact village this spring

Work will begin Monday, April 17, on a project to replace the municipal water main under Narragansett Avenue in the town's business district. More...

DEM report due on barn, landfill by end of month

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser told the Town Council Monday night meeting that the state Department of Environmental Management should present its 50 percent completion plan for the highway barn by the end of April. More...

demolition rescheduled for April 18

On Tuesday, April 18, the center span of the old Jamestown Bridge is expected to be exploded into Narragansett Bay sometime between 11 a.m. and noon. More...

School says ball fields don't make the grade

Despite the fact that baseball season has already begun, the school superintendent shared her concerns about the quality of the Lawn Avenue ball fields after having been assured that they would be completed before opening day. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of April 13

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...

The old Jamestown Bridge

(1940-2006)

Graced against a solemn sky Slowly stripped of your pride. Piece by piece placed on a barge, Pulling off your very heart. Marked for demolition Your lifeblood all but gone. Traveled now by workers, Dismantling memories. More...

Full Story

Letters to the Editor

Write a Letter to the Editor

LETTERS: We invite readers to share their views. Letters should be limited to 700 words. More...

Donations recognized

I would like to give a huge thank-you to the following people who emptied their pockets to help me raise money for the Nancy Williams Maloney fund: More...

Ancestry research made simpler

The Jamestown library and the Friends of the Library would like to thank Sue Maden for giving her time and effort to provide a wonderful, informative program on how to use AncestryPlus, the database purchased by the library for the Jamestown communit More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Favorite Poem Project reading, library, 7:30 p.m. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 10:20 a.m., April 5, the fire marshal went to Narragansett Avenue for a faulty smoke detector. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Thomas S. Lowell, 45, of 54 Whittier Rd. was charged April 9 with drunk driving after being stopped for driving erratically on Emerson Road. More...