May 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Sailors' delight . . .

Sunday nights weather created an hour of rainbows and vivid colors across the skies. More...

News

Growers' Market opens for second season

A sunny, breezy morning hailed the opening on May 20 of the Coastal Growers' Market in Saunderstown. The market, hosted by Historic New England and Casey Farm at 2325 Boston Neck Rd., operates every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. More...

Graham Greene on tap for book discussion

The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will be held on Thursday, June 1, with the novel "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene being featured. Copies of the book may be More...

Coastal Growers' Market open this weekend

Coastal Growers Market, which operates at Casey Farm in Saunderstown, features highquality, Rhode Island-grown produce and homemade products, including two Jamestown businesses. The market will be open from 9 a.m. More...

Sam Bari

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

Sounds fishy to me

As the sweet smells of spring permeate the air, the glassy-eyed stares of grown men focus on the sea, where the big ones prowl, waiting to do battle. This is where legendary tales are born, although few have so much as a hint of credibility. More...

Upcoming Events

Learn about foster parenting

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Wednesday, May 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DCYF Office at 650 Ten Rod Rd., in North Kingstown. More...

Foundation offers student scholarships

The Rhode Island Foundation is offering scholarships for students in several categories. More...

Gardening conference coming to Newport

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will host the 2006 Northeast Regional Master Gardener Conference and a Gardening Marketplace and Expo on June 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Press

Monday is Memorial Day. Here are the deadlines for next week's newspaper, which will be published on schedule - Thursday, June 1. More...

Come to Monday's Parade

Veterans will commemorate Memorial Day with a parade and a service to remember veterans who have died in recent months. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. More...

Voters will be asked to approve $3 million bond issue for new Town Hall

Jamestowner William Burgin, whose William L. Burgin Architects, Inc. is based in Newport, reviewed his plans for a new town hall, with little reference to specific costs, before an audience of less than 20 residents at Monday's Town Council meeting. More...

Pet shelter scrapped to create teen center

Town Councilors Monday unanimously agreed to establish a teen headquarters for at least one year in a two-bay garage behind the Town Offices on Southwest Avenue to supplement the use of the Grange Hall/Senior Center on West Street that has been used More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of May 25

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...

Memorial Day: A time to remember

Monday is Memorial Day. Here in Jamestown we'll observe the annual national holiday with a parade through the village, followed by a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Square at East Ferry. More...

Letters to the Editor

Park fines explained

Town boards exist so that our citizens can contact them if they have a problem. More...

Bolivian project needs help

As many of you know my son David Reynolds has spent the last 20 months in the Peace Corps living in Bolivia. He lives in a remote village called Alcala in the Andes Mountains. The village consists of about 300 families. More...

Education day thanks

I would like to thank all those who participated in Education Awareness Day at the Jamestown School Department. More...

About Town

Recycle computers at free collection event Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host a free electronics recycling collection in Jamestown on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday May 25 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

The 5th Annual Ali Dunn Packer Memorial Road Race will take place Sunday, June 4, at the Lt. Col. John C. Rembijas Memorial Pavilion in Ft. Getty. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Film festival kicks off June 6

The ninth annual Newport International Film Festival runs Tuesday, June 6, through Sunday, June 11, offering six extraordinary days and nights of independent films, symposiums, celebrities, and fabulous Newport parties that will surely set the summer More...

Show 'And the Wizard Is' coming to Newport stage

List Academy will present "And the Wizard Is . . .", an original two-act musical revue performed by players in the Adult Musical Theatre Clinic. More...