December 1, 2005 RSS feed / News

Fill the Mitten Basket at Town Hall

Town Hall employees Karen Montoya, Pat Salley, Arlene Petit, Ken Gray, and Pat Westall are gathering warm hats, mittens, and scarves to be given to charities in time for the holidays. Bring new items to fill the basket by Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. More...

Paws for Cause

In the best of the holiday spirit, the Friends of the Jamestown Animal Shelter are pleased to announce that they have received final approval to start construction of the new animal shelter. More...

Winter is a good time to sharpen your garden tools in preparation for spring planting. Photo by Roger Marshall More...

Will affordable housing make the grade in Jamestown?

Jamestown’s affordable housing crisis is nothing new. It has existed for quite some time. According to people in positions of authority on the issue, signs of relief do not appear to be in the immediate future. More...

Deer management talk tonight at URI

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey will host a free lecture entitled “White-Tailed Deer: Natural History and Management,” by noted wildlife biologist Gary Alt at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. More...

Lighted boats will parade in Newport Harbor Saturday night

Sail into the most wonderful time of the year at the eighth annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade, a dazzling display of nautical holiday spirit. The parade will be held along the Newport Harbor waterfront on Saturday, Dec. More...

Record number of sailors participate in frostbiting

On Sunday morning, a record number of nine Shellback dinghy frostbiters raced in the 40-degree weather under cloudy skies in front of Shoreby Hill. More...

Council meeting cancelled due to the lack of quorum

The Town Council meeting scheduled for Monday was cancelled due to lack of a quorum, but before the cancellation, Town Solicitor J. William W. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 1 7 p.m., Lawn school: the School Committee meets. More...

New home magazine features island project

An island home, redesigned by Jamestown architect Ronald DiMauro, is featured in the pages of a new magazine called New England Home — whose managing editor formerly called Jamestown “home.” More...

Youths complete babysitting course at library

Recently 27 island students between the ages of 11 and 15 completed the all-day intensive Red Cross babysitting course, where they learned how to handle potential situations while babysitting. More...

CingularWireless granted yet another continuance

Zoning is waiting for recommendations from the planning board

Attorney Joe Giammarco represented Cingular Wireless in its request for special-use permits and variances at the Nov. 22 Zoning Board of Review meeting. More...

Utility turns off Rotary light display

It was an island tradition for so long that no one can put their finger on an exact date. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Fourteen family members and friends were in Curacao, Mexico, on Oct. 15 to attend the wedding of Jill Dybala and Howie Tighe. More...

State-level talk scheduled on contaminated Jamestown wells

State Representative Bruce Long (R-Jamestown, Middletown) reported this week that a state-level meeting has been arranged to talk with Jamestown residents concerned about private water-well contamination as it relates to overdevelopment. More...

Chamber of Commerce plans December festivities

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce has announced its schedule of fun events for islanders of all ages from now throughout the holiday season. More...

Holiday decorating safety tips from the Red Cross

The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering these holiday tips to keep everyone safe while decorating for this festive season: More...

The Island Garden

5.00% We’re finally getting some cold weather, so More...

Town Council to hold public hearing Tuesday on island drainage initiatives

The Town Council is planning to adopt three laws by the end of the year to define and stop all illegal discharges into the town storm drainage system. More...

Wing nominated for recognition

Richard Wing of North Main Road is being nominated for recognition and commendation by the Town Council. Acting Police Chief William G. Donovan proposed that Wing be honored for his volunteer services to the Jamestown Police Department. More...

Team members sought for Rotary exchange to Portugal

The Rotary Club of Jamestown is seeking applications for team members for a Group Study Exchange to Portugal. More...

Baptist church welcomes speaker on Kenyan charity

In October 2002, the Mwea Fund was unofficially created when Candy Adriance and four friends attached a fund-raiser to their climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro. More...

Pearl Harbor remembered at East Ferry Dec. 7

The island’s veterans groups will commemorate Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, with a noontime ceremony at East Ferry’s Veterans Memorial Square. More...

Narragansett Cafe will get makeover after last week’s fire

Club owner Dan Alexander sat in the dark emptiness of the Narragansett Cafe Monday, surprisingly optimistic and grateful, despite the Nov. 23 fire that closed his popular watering hole and rock and roll venue. More...

Students named to state band, chorus

Students at the Lawn Avenue School recently auditioned for the All-State Chorus and Band. More...