September 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Council approves school generator contract

Town councilors last week decided to award the bid for installation of an emergency generator for the Melrose Avenue School to Jack's Electric of Jamestown, the second lowest of five solicited More...

Comet seen in Cuba

Comet, the young osprey from the Great Creek nest that was fitted with a radio transmitter this summer, was tracked to Cuba this week. More...

Legislators buy books for island students

Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Jamestown, Newport) and House Deputy Minority Whip Bruce J. Long (R-Dist. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rec center is for all kids

Could someone please explain why we are considering renting a second floor apartment at a cost of $1,500 per month plus utilities for a Teen Center? Why can't we use the rec center? This is a building that is suppose to be for the kids. More...

About Town

Sundays are for knitting at the library

The Sunday Knitting Circle, for all ages, will take place at the Jamestown library on many fall Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

New yoga sessions offered

Yoga instructor Kim Chandler will offer two new yoga classes that will be held in the Community Center. More...

Swim club open to new swimmers

Rams swim club is a year round fun-filled opportunity to enjoy the sport of swimming. More...

Island Calendar

Narrow river group to hold annual meeting

The Narrow River Preservation Association invites members and the public to its 36th annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Coastal Institute Auditorium, URI Bay Campus, South Ferry Road, Narragansett. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Sept. 21 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of September 21

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

Legals

Court news

Dispositions from Newport District Court + Linda Adams, 64, of North Kingstown pleaded no contest to a charge of drunk driving Sept. 8. More...

Sewage treatment plant $2.58 million contract awarded

Town Councilors, sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners Monday awarded a contract for $2.58 million to Thielsch Engineering of Cranston to rehabilitate and upgrade the town's wastewater treatment plant at Taylor Point. More...

Interim Town Hall ready for business at the golf course

Piles of boxes were everywhere at the new temporary Town Hall facility located in the golf course building, but, surprisingly town employees seemed very calm and organized. More...

Council to re-look at water regs' impact on island business

Sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners Monday, the Town Council directed Town Administrator Bruce Keiser to evaluate the municipal water regulations in terms of dealing with such potential businesses as health care providers. More...

Editorial

Support for Jamestown schools

I have enjoyed reading the Jamestown Press online edition while living and working overseas. This is the first time I've been compelled to respond to a letter in your newspaper. More...

Councilman addresses letter writers on Bolles

I read with interest the recent letters to the Jamestown Press regarding the recreation director and I couldn't agree more that Mr. Bolles has done a good job working with the Jamestown Community Theatre. However, there may lay the problem. More...

Lots more than books at the library

If you haven't been to the Jamestown Philomenian Library lately, it's time for a visit. The island library is a beautiful facility and offers a world of services. More...

Sam Bari

Supernatural, paranormal, and downright disturbing

Throughout history, human beings have been fascinated by anything they don't understand. That's why babies and adult males disassemble complex machinery without having the foggiest idea of how to reassemble the things they've taken apart. More...

Upcoming Events

Blood drive Oct. 1

The island veterans groups will hold a blood drive on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Ghost Hall. More...

Lecture on sailing university upcoming

Seamen's Church Institute and the American Sail Training Association will hold a jointly sponsored lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Henry H. Anderson, Jr. More...

CFS benefit set for Nov. 12

Child and Family Services of Newport will hold its annual "Taste of Newport," fund-raiser Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Hyatt Regency Newport. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Diana Brown told us she thinks the Fleetwoods recorded it. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 5:15 p.m., Sept. 13, Engine 2 went to Pemberton Avenue for a faulty smoke detector. More...

Police Log

Suspended license charged Albert Becroft, 36, of Pawcatuck, Conn., was charged Sept. 17 with driving with a suspended license after a traffic stop for speeding on Route 138. More...