August 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Teens get 15 minutes more sleep time

At an emergency meeting held Tuesday night, the North Kingstown School Committee voted 4-2 to start high school at 7:20 a.m., 15 minutes later than last year's starting time. More...

News

Fool's Rules 29th Regatta honors founder Karl Smith

"The time has come, the Walrus said, to seek out sailing things, like floating tubs and bedframe rafts, with masts held up by strings." Whether or not the Walrus said that is of little consequence. More...

The JYC's Summer Series Race

Race number eight of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held Aug. 15. The following are the results: More...

Eli does it again!

Eli and Robin Lis had a great week slaying the stripers, trolling tube-and-worm rigs in Dutch Harbor. In all, Eli tallied seven stripers, with the largest, pictured here, weighing in at 22.5 pounds. More...

Sam Bari

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

Ai dunt want tu spik globish

Our little planet has the distinction of its inhabitants attempting to communicate with one another using approximately 6,800 different languages. More...

Upcoming Events

Participate in youth leadership camp in North Scituate

Conducted by Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ), the Project RESPECT Leadership Institute will be held at Camp Aldersgate in North Scituate from Sunday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Sept. 1. More...

Golf tourney hosted by Prout School

The Prout School will hold a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 16, at Laurel Lane Country Club to benefit the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the school's tuition assistance program. More...

Cronin sailing in Beijing Olympic test event

Jamestown sailor Carol Cronin and her Yngling team, have been invited to participate in the Good Luck Beijing 2006 Qingdao International Regatta, to be held from Aug. 18 to 31. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 17

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years More...

Obituaries

Georgena Wetherill Stanger, 91

Georgena Wetherill Stanger, 91, of 64 Bayview Drive, died Sunday, Aug.13, at home, after a short illness. She was the wife of the late John Hallowell Stanger. More...

Bids in for new town hall

In his oral report to the Town Council Tuesday night, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser announced that three eligible construction companies had submitted bids to build the new town hall on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Town Council accepts 2006-07 budget

After some discussion and a few questions, the Town Council Tuesday night voted unanimously to accept the budget for fiscal year 2006-07 as prepared by Finance Director Christina Collins. More...

Wow! Now that's a lobster!

This unusual blue lobster washed up on Head's Beach last week and was taken home by Cailyn and Tyler Laflamme. Tyler, 14, said he called URI and was told that it must be a deep sea variety of lobster, which is rarely seen by human eyes. More...

Editorial

When fools rule the beach and waves

Twenty-nine summers ago the first intrepid sailors dipped their toes into the waters of Narragansett Bay to venture forth for what was to become known as the Fools' Rules Regatta. More...

The circus across the bridge

If you haven't been to the circus lately, you might want to try a meeting of the utterly dysfunctional North Kingstown School Committee, which this week took up two long meetings deciding to essentially adopt the recommendations of the school superin More...

Letters to the Editor

Replace tattered flags

There are many beautiful, brightly-colored flags flying in Jamestown by its residents and businesses. More...

Lighthouse housing

To the Editor The Press article on 10 August concerning Beavertail Lighthouse and its future was mostly well written. However, the comments regarding affordable housing do not tell an accurate story. More...

About Town

Artists to create works for 'wet paint' event

Beginning this Saturday, Aug.19, local and regional artists will generate hundreds of new works for a live and silent auction during the Newport Art Museum's annual Wet Paint Weekend. More...

Garden care when water is limited

The Quononoquott Garden Club is inviting the public to learn about healthy landscapes at the Jamestown library on Monday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. More...

Last chance to bid in online auction

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce's online auction closes at 5 p.m. tonight, Aug. 17. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 17 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, 8:25-9:40, fee. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

When the last act exits the stage tonight at the Jamestown Community Chorus' 17th annual talent show, Janet Kirk will close out her first tenure as producer of a stage production. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

Monday, Aug. 21 7 p.m., library: the Town Council meets as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Steven T. Marguette, 19, of North Kingstown was charged Aug. More...