May 11, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Turtle rescue

John Williamson feared this large snapping turtle would be crushed by a passing motorist, so hoisted the giant back into the pond off Intrepid Lane using a snow shovel. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

News

Choristers sing tommorow

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present the "Proudly We Sing" concert in celebration of Armed Forces Day Friday, May 12, at St. Lucy's Church on West Main Road in Middletown. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Jennifer Krider took the Press with her on a recent business trip to Galway, Ireland. Here she stopped by a pub to take in a soccer game. More...

Helping others on a global level

Islander Sarah Wineberg helped plant an important cherry blossom tree in Providence last Sunday. More...

Sam Bari

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

Sports fans - the truth exposed

Occasionally, and mean very occasionally, a columnist or news commentator will touch on the hidden agenda behind America's addiction to sports. Actually, "sport" has nothing to do with it. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday May 11 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

When Jessie Dutra isn't being a wife, mother, and farmhand, she's a writer. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

Monday, May 8 7 p.m., library: a regular Town Council meeting. More...

Birth

Head Twin sons, Owen Michael and Ryan Joseph Head, were born April 18, 2006 at Women and Infants' Hospital to Jessica (McCaughey) and Jason Head of Coventry. More...

Judge refuses to discharge Swain's debt to in-laws

Arthur N. Votolato Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy District Judge in Providence, on May 4 entered a default judgment against David Swain, Jamestown businessman and former town councilor. More...

Bridge explodes Tuesday

Weather permitting, the possible combined detonation date for dropping the deck trusses and supporting piers of the old Jamestown Bridge is Tuesday, May 16, shortly after 10 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. More...

Engineer takes town officials to task for firing his firm

Lazlo Siegmund, president of Siegmund and Associates of Providence and a former Jamestown resident, presented copies of a letter to the Town Council Monday in which he reviewed the arbitration case recently settled in his favor. More...

Council hears plans for Ft. Getty

The Town Council Monday authorized the Fort Getty Master Plan Committee to continue its work on what was described that night as a 10-year self-supporting plan of development using annual camping income of about $300,000, suggesting a possible total More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of May 11

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...

Viewpoint

A plan for Ft. Getty On Monday, May 8, the Master Plan for Fort Getty was presented to the Town Council. More...

Letters to the Editor

Unsolicited advice

As a concerned parent, I felt the necessity to write this letter to you. It regards disturbing, unsolicited parenting advice directed at my son. More...

Dear birders:

Thanks for your participation in the 22st annual Spring Bird Count on May 6. The total so far is 97 species. Since Chris and I are are leaving on vacation for two weeks tomorrow, I have only included what I have received so far. More...

Baseball league grateful

Jamestown Baseball along with Jamestown Softball conducted its annual opening day ceremonies last Saturday, and as I mentioned at the ceremony, I thank all of those organizations who helped make the event a success, i.e. More...

About Town

Learn about coyote habits tonight Tonight at 7 p.m. the Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "Wild Things - Results from the First Year of the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study" with Dr. Numi Mitchell. More...

Island History

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING May 18, 2006 5:00PM Executive Session, RIGL 42-46-5, More...