August 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Town projects on time and on budget

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser told the Town Council Monday night that the town hall, wastewater treatment plant, and water treatment plant projects were all on schedule and on budget. More...

News

Anthracnose fungus affecting tree leaves not lethal

Some of the maple trees around the island appear to be turning their fall colors early this year, and some residents are already raking up the fallen leaves. More...

Audubon society hosts raptor weekend

New England's largest raptor event is coming to the Audubon Society's Environmental Education Center on the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10. More...

Free Pawsox tickets for ballplayers

The Jamestown Baseball Association has received a limited number of tickets for the Pawtucket Red Sox game on Saturday, Sept. 2, in which they will be playing the Ottawa Lynx. Game time is 6:05 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dutch Island benefit a success!

On behalf of the board of the Dutch Island Lighthouse Society, I'd like to thank the local restaurants who made our recent fundraiser, Aug 27, such a rollicking if slightly damp success. More...

Lobster liberators unite

Thank you for your article about lobster liberator Stephanie Hryzan, the compassionate young woman who raised money to buy and release giant lobsters being sold at a local retail booth. More...

Servicemen honored

Just a note of thanks to those who helped read the honor roll of the 2,621 fallen American servicemen and women in the Iraqi conflict. More...

About Town

Book group takes on Plath and Hughes

The Evening Book Discussion at the Jamestown library will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. with a discussion of some of the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, whose tragic marriage ended in Plath's suicide. More...

Salute summer with the Navy

Preparations are underway at Naval Station Newport for the big Friday, Sept. 1, 5 p.m. "Salute to Summer" open house on the lawn at Dewey Field. More...

Rehearsals begin for holiday concerts

The Jamestown Community Chorus is seeking additional singers for its 2006-2007 choral season. Rehearsals begin on Monday, Sept. 11, from 7 to p.m., at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Aug. 31 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of August 31

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

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Town Meetings

Monday, Sept. 4 Labor Day All town facilites will be closed. More...

Fire/EMS runs

3:00 p.m., Aug. 21, Ladder 1 and Car 2 were sent to Capstan Street for a faulty smoke detector. More...

Council redefines relationship with theatre group

At Monday's Town Council meeting, the council discussed the relationship between the Jamestown Community Theatre and the town recreation department because it has been treated as a separate entity with its own account, and not as part of the recreati More...

Harvest time

The Jamestown Community Farm stand sold an abundance of fresh veggies and cut flowers to customers last weekend. Buying colorful zinnias is Kate Smith, working at the stand are Nathan Winsor and Alex Clarke. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Editorial

The Senior Scene

Summer's winding down, once again, and we look back on what's been going on as well as what's coming up. More...

Musings

According to the latest pundit pontifications, Republicans and Democrats have settled on their overall strategies for the upcoming mid-term elections. More...

Summer's over and it's back to work

The preceding headline may not be entirely accurate since the majority of us have been working most of the summer. Yet the headline does typify the way we view Labor Day - the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of fall. More...

Sam Bari

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

Courting in the 21st century

A while ago, I wrote about that delicate time in the lives of children when they experience the "state of like." You know the time - somewhere around third or fourth grade, when boys realize they are attracted to girls and girls start to find boys in More...

Upcoming Events

Volunteers needed for city tours

The Providence Preservation Society is looking for individuals interested in leading walking tours for elementary and middle school students in grades 4 through 8. More...

Simpatico to hold Make-A-Wish fund-raiser

The Make AWish Foundation of Rhode Island will hold its fifth annual fund-raiser in honor of Joseph A. Sindoni Jr. on Oct. 15 at Trattoria Simpatico. More...

Church offers support groups

Christ Church in East Greenwich has several support groups to aid people of all ages as they struggle with issues. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

A wonderful event takes place on the island every two years. It happens this year on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Dutra Farm. More...

Obituaries

Gary A. Sylvia, 42

Gary A. Sylvia, 42, of Conway, S.C., died on Aug. 19, 2006 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More...

Legals

Legal notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE September 7, 2006 6:30 Executive Session RIGL 42-46-5 More...