June 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Great Creek osprey

Two baby osprey were born in the nest at the Great Creek in recent weeks. They are siblings to the now-famous Conanicus, born last year, who wears a device that allows him to be tracked by local raptor enthusiasts. Photo by Deb Seger-Pini More...

News

Island trails guide nearly finished

At its June 13 meeting, the Conservation Commission reviewed a draft of the Conanicut Island Trails Guide that is in its final stages before printing. More...

Island fools will rule on Aug. 19 in annual regatta

The 29th annual Fools' Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the town beach at East Ferry. The rain date will be Sunday. More...

Jamestown Yacht Club's summer racing results

Race number one of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held Tuesday, June 13. The following are the results: More...

Sam Bari

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

The secret reason why businesses fail

The reason I am not obscenely rich is that Hollywood is not in the practice of perusing the work of weekly columnists and saying, "Hey! Let's make a movie out of 800 dumb words or less!" So, I have to think of other things to make my fortune. More...

Upcoming Events

Newport mansions host Wine and Food Festival this fall

Hosted by the Preservation Society of Newport County, the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival will debut this September with a remarkable three-day extravaganza in some of America's most beautiful and historic settings. More...

Picnic for seniors scheduled

The Jamestown Housing Authority will hold their annual Commissioner's Picnic on Saturday, July 8, at noon. More...

Tan book discussion on tap for July 11 session

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown library continues on Tuesday, July 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. with the novel "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in More...

Town Meetings

Monday, June 26 7 p.m., library: a regular meeting of the Town Council. More...

Fire, EMS runs

Fire Runs 11:10 p.m., June 12, Ladder 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 went to Beavertail Road for a person in distress. More...

Town Council adopts water, sewer budgets

Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, the Town Council approved the annual water and sewer budgets after a brief presentation by Town Administrator Bruce Keiser and Finance Director Christina Collins. More...

Harbor panel wants to limit access to East Ferry docks

After an intense and sometimes heated discussion, the Harbor Management Commission last week voted to recommend limiting access to the town-owned woodpile pier, the cement pier, and the bulkhead at the north basin adjacent to the parking lot at East More...

Sipala resigns to take Narragansett superintendent job

Jamestown will hire part-time school chief as her replacement

The School Committee announced the resignation of the school superintendent and unveiled a new plan for an administrative structure at its June 15 meeting. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of June 22

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown More...

Letters to the Editor

Privilege to serve as school head

Last week, the Jamestown School Committee accepted my resignation as superintendent/principal. More...

Thanks for bridgebuilding lessons

The Eighth Grade Team would like to thank the Rhode Island Turnpike & Bridge Authority for sponsoring the annual Breaking of the Bridges. More...

Tribute to the Naval War College students

Bravo for the beautiful "Thanks for the memories" letter that LCOL Penny Heiniger, USAF, recent graduate of the Naval War College, wrote in the June 15 edition of the Jamestown Press in which she so eloquently described her family's many wonderful ex More...

About Town

Book group meets tonight at the library The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss the book "The Picture of Dorian Grey" by Oscar Wilde. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday June 22 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Super kudos to all the wonderful folks who last week More...

Obituaries

Quinn memorial service Saturday

Family, friends, and neighbors are invited to participate in a celebration of life in honor of Henry A. Quinn. More...

Cornelia Valentine Murphy, 40

Cornelia Valentine Murphy, 40, died May 13, 2006 after a courageous battle with advanced ovarian cancer. More...