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Ice hockey island-style

Islanders of all ages took to the ice Sunday on this north end pond for an informal hockey game. More...

News

Resurrection of the wooden yacht Freedom

Americans hold the word "freedom" in high esteem, for they have paid dearly to preserve and uphold its meaning in every sense of the word. More...

BankNewport protects more than money

The community is invited to join BankNewport in its efforts to prevent the spread of colds and flu this winter through the distribution of free personal hand sanitizers at all branch locations throughout Newport and Bristol counties. More...

Why the council is seeking a new town solicitor

The search for a new solicitor was announced Jan. 19 as a result of Associate Solicitor A. Lauriston Parks' request last November to take over all work as town solicitor. More...

Sam Bari

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

Invaders from outer space

Not that the following is really going to happen, but let's allow our imaginations to run a little wild for a few minutes. We'll call this week's column a "what if," for lack of a better term. More...

About Town

Islander exhibits digital prints

A collection of digital prints by artist and jewelry designer Didi Suydam of Jamestown is on view in the Hunter Gallery at the Drury and Grosvenor Center for the Arts at St. George's School from Feb. 8 to March 8. More...

Baseball registration underway

Jamestown Baseball registration is now underway. Players can be registered in one of three ways: 1. Download a registration form from the Web site at http:// www.jamestownri. More...

Lively racing for frostbiters

On Sunday, Jan. 28, the Frostbiters finally got frostbiting weather - not too cold but in the 30s with 5- to10-mph winds from the northwest. Ice had to be chipped out of the inflatable race committee boat, which is provided by Conanicut Marina. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

When we asked Michael Liebhauser if he prefered the names Michael or Mike, he replied, "Call me Mike or call me Michael, just don't call me late for dinner." In addition to his many acting stage credits, he's now evidently working on a stand-up rou More...

News of Record

Town Hall records

The following constuction permits were filed recently at town hall: Building permits Clement Napolitano received a permit Jan. 31 to replace windows, doors, and install shingles at 77 Reservoir Circle, work estimated to cost $9,000. More...

Police Log

Break-in arrest Jace Scalora, 18, of 38 Narragansett Ave., was charged on Feb. 1 with breaking and entering and larceny over $500. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

EMS runs Unspecified time, Jan 28, EMS 1 was sent to Walcott Avenue on standby for the fire department. 12:04 p.m., Jan. 29, EMS 1 went to East Shore Road on standby for the fire department. More...

Water plant construction could begin this summer

No residents attended the public hearing Monday on the environmental impacts of the new $3.5 million municipal water treatment plant to be built next to the existing plant on North Main Road, just north of the Great Creek. More...

Student assistance program seeks share of federal funding

Rhode Island will receive $2.5 million in federal funds annually for the next three years, and it is questionable whether Jamestown will receive a portion of those funds, according to Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force Coordinator Laura Hosley. More...

Council interviews solicitor candidates

The Town Council last week interviewed seven individual lawyers or groups of lawyers who want to take over the consortium of attorneys serving as the Jamestown town solicitors for the last four years. More...

Test scores for island schools reflect high-performing rigor

The New England Common Assessment Program this week released its results of the elementary and middle school statewide testing last fall, and Jamestown School students achieved scores well above the statewide average. More...

Editorial

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EDITORIAL

When winters were really cold

How cold was it? The latest round of arctic air has frozen the island ponds - enough for an informal hockey game this past weekend, as pictured on page one. Old-timers will tell you, though, they can remember when it was really cold . . . More...

Letters to the Editor

Correction on Lot 71 barn proposal

I was flattered to receive several calls regarding my letter to the editor last week about the potential of using Lot 71 for the DPW faciliy with the possibility of a water line extension up East Shore Road that could increase revenue to the town wa More...

Affordable housing not needed here

I would like to address the editorial that Publisher Jeff Mc- Donough wrote in the Jamestown Press Feb.1.There are a few points that I do not agree with, and some that I do. First, Mr. More...

Questions about recent letters

Two letters in last week's Press left me scratching my head. The first letter dealt with the Environmental Protection Agency designating Jamestown as a sole source aquifer. More...

Upcoming Events

Free things to do this Febrary vacation

All events are free, however, advance registration is required for some events because of limited seating or capacity. More...

St. Matthew's annual meeting is Sunday

On Sunday, Feb. 11, the parishioners of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church will hold their 109th annual meeting in the church proper following a single Sunday service at 9 a.m. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Feb. 8 Open   Rec,   Community   Center,   3-5     p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of February 8

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...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Kane, 96

Elizabeth (Larzelere) Kane, 96, of Jamestown died Jan. 30, 2007 at Newport Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late Walter Dubois Larzelere and Katharine Sterrett Creswell. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN PLANNING BOARD OF APPEAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN PLANNING BOARD OF APPEAL WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON FEBRUARY 27, 2007, AT THE JAMESTOWN LIBRARY, 26 NORTH ROAD, JAMESTOWN, RHODE I More...