May 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Second bridge blast planned for today

The inclement weather of the past week has plagued the Jamestown Bridge demolition project. More...

News

Farm crafts

Nancy Lush, right, helps Evelina Pinto and Bailey Thran make yarn bracelets from newly-spun wool. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Sheep shearing attracts rainy-day crowds

Despite raindrops last Saturday, May 13, carloads of families, friends and other guests attended the spring shearing of the sheep flock at Watson Farm. More...

Such talent

Xylophones were the featured instrument in the first-grade musical production performed this week at the Melrose Avenue School. More...

Sam Bari

Community farm begins 2006 growing season

The first planting day of the community farm season will be Saturday, May 27, with other sessions scheduled from then through the fall every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. More...

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

Freedom of speech

Not long ago in this column I alluded to the lack of freedom to speak clearly in this society. More...

Upcoming Events

Pennfield holds fair Saturday

The Pennfield School will hold one of its biggest events of the year, the 35th annual May Fair, with enough attractions to keep families entertained for hours. More...

Gardening lectures to be offered this summer

Amateur gardeners interested in learning more about their hobby are invited to participate in the third Summer Gardening School sponsored by the University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension. More...

Columbus to speak at the library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library recently announced that the speaker for their annual meeting will be the artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company, Curt Columbus. More...

Obituaries

Marianne C. 'Bonnie' Hall, 63

Marianne C. "Bonnie" Hall, 63, of Spanker Street died Friday, May 12, 2006. More...

Emily Winthrop Roberts, 51

Emily Winthrop Roberts, 51, recently of Jamestown died May 4, 2006 of heart failure in Belize, Central America. More...

Financial meeting June 5

Special 2006-2007 budget section inside

The Town Council has set the agenda for the annual financial town meeting slated for Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School. More...

Waterline project phase two begins

Now that the new Narragansett Avenue waterline has been run from East Ferry to the corner of North Main Road, phase two of the project is scheduled to begin this week. More...

Council okays condo water hookups

An application for expanded use of an old building on Narragansett Avenue was approved by the Town Council, sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, Monday night. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of May 18

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...

 EDITORIAL 

Sunshine returns to dry out Jamestown After what has seemed like endless days of rain, rain, and more rain, the sun has returned to shine over Jamestown. More...

Letters to the Editor

These kids participate in the after school karate program at the Melrose school. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Chorus thanks patrons

The promise and beauty of spring was most evident in the Jamestown Community Chorus production of "Love and Spirit" on May 6 and 7. More...

Ka-boom!

The Rocket Dawgz are working hard to blow up your money. We have secured July 4 for our annual Fourth of July shoot. We hope to set off the display at Mackerel Cove, pending all governmental agency approvals. More...

About Town

Military family picnic set

This Saturday, May 20, all military families from the Naval War College are invited to a private tour of the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum and picnic at a cost of $1 per person. More...

Dance troupe to perform Sunday in Newport

The Off The Curb dance troupe will perform this Sunday night, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 141 Pelham St. More...

Ride bikes to school tomorrow

Tomorrow, May 19 is Walk and Bike to School Day in Jamestown. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday May 18 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Last July, Katherine O'Neill and her family moved into More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

Thursday, May 18 7 p.m., library: joint Town Council work session with the planning and zoning boards to discuss the high groundwater ordinance. More...

Police Log

Larcenies reported + An employee of Cumberland Farms told police May 16 that someone drove off without paying for $15 worth of gas. More...