December 8, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Field narrows for town administrator

Town Council members are tightening ranks to temporarily withhold the announcement of a new town administrator when they choose one. More...

News

Christmas pageant preparations underway

J J The annual Christmas Pageant is set for Saturday, Dec. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. on the lower Shoreby Hill Green. More...

Rhode Island Housing seeks nominations for state awards

Jamestown banks, woman among previous winners Rhode Island Housing is seeking nominations for its 2005 Partners-In-Housing Awards, which recognize outstanding work in the area of housing for lowand moderate-income Rhode Islanders. More...

Young shopper Three-year-old Charles Elsworth browses at the PTO holiday sale Saturday at the Melrose Avenue School. Photo by Andrea vonHohenleiten More...

Sam Bari

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

It’s always better than where you are

The next time you take a trip or go on vacation, go into a travel agency when you arrive at your destination. Without mentioning where you’re from, tell the agent you’re thinking about going to the general area of your hometown for a few days. More...

Upcoming Events

Upcoming

Create a boxwood tree at the library On Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. the Friends of the Jamestown Library invite everyone to create their own personalized tabletop boxwood tree for the holidays. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

9 digital camera “P.S. Say hi Mrs. Clous and the elfs.” Signed, Thanks Jack. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

Police Log

Suspended license charges • Alexander L. Perry, 18, of Middletown, was charged Dec. 3 with driving with a suspended license after he was caught speeding on Route 138. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 1:37 p.m., Nov. 28, the fire marshal was sent to Coronado Street for a carbon monoxide alarm. More...

Class size a topic at re-organization session

School Superintendent Kathy Sipala last week asked School Committee members for feedback on what size classrooms they feel comfortable supporting going into the next round of budget discussions. More...

Festivities for island families this weekend

The holiday festivities in Jamestown continue this weekend with events for the entire family: More...

Signs of the season Fred Bingell, owner of the House of Pizza, removes the snow Tuesday from the Christmas decorations outside his restaurant on Narrangansett Avenue. More...

Editorial

This week in Island history

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of December 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...

VIEWPOINT

Tis the season to count our blessings, and surely one of them is this special town we call home, full of familiar More...

Letters to the Editor

A tree for East Ferry

I would like to make a suggestion to the people of Jamestown, and back it up with an offer. Each year a large evergreen tree is cut down, transported to East Ferry, stood up with a crane, and lashed More...

Craft fair and age limitations

This letter is in reply to Mr. Bruce Wigton’s complaint More...

Memories of the theater

By now most people have heard that I have stepped down from my position as music director for the Jamestown Community Theatre. More...

About Town

Teen Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday The second annual teen craft fair will be held at the Jamestown library on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Handmade items and baked goods will be for sale. More...

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 8 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, More...

Obituaries

Robert David Morris, 63

Robert David Morris Sr., 63, of Midlothian, Va., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005. He was the son of the late Joseph S. and Ernestine Morris of Jamestown, R.I. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING December 15, 2005 More...