November 22, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Coming together to give thanks

The annual second-grade Thanksgiving Pageant was performed to appreciative parents at the Melrose Avenue School Tuesday morning. Participating in the production are, bottom from left, Ian Andres, Evelina Pinto, and Amanda Bonnot. More...

News

Island nail inventor achieves celebrity status

You may not know it, but there is something of a celebrity living right here on the island. More...

Area flu vaccination clinics offered

In support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's announcement that the week after Thanksgiving is National Influenza Vaccination Week, Visiting Nurses Association of Care New England will hold a special daylong flu clinic at the Warwick More...

DiMauro firm to review future commercial projects for the town

Ronald F. DiMauro Architects have announced that the firm has been hired by the town of Jamestown to serve as Review Architects, a job that involves the review of future commercial projects in Jamestown. More...

Sam Bari

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

The origins of turkey day

A few hundred years ago, a group of New Englanders got together and celebrated the blessings of a bountiful harvest and plentiful game by declaring a holiday and throwing a feast. More...

About Town

Peace is subject of artists' works

Winners in the annual Lions Club Invitational Peace Poster Contest, included, in first place, Olivia McGowan; in second place, Amina Brown; and in third place, Jessica Bonnot.Honorable mentions went to Nathan Lambert, Aimee Andrade, Rosibel Kurz, Ada More...

Women's center needs help for holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, the Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties prepares for seasonal drives. More...

Wilcox, Toler marry

Melissa Wilcox and Christopher P. Toler were married Aug. 26, 2006 in an outdoor ceremony at Windmist Farm in Jamestown. The Rev. Bill Reynolds officiated. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The members of the Jamestown Police Department are the ones normally on the receiving end of calls for help. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

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

For the record

The bagpiper in the page 1 photograph from last week's Press, has been identified as island resident Chris Curren. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 5:11 p.m., Nov. 13, Engine 2 went to Lawn Avenue for a gas leak. More...

Humane society continues effort to block deer hunting at Beavertail

Further court action was pending early this week in Newport Superior Court on action sought by the Humane Society of Jamestown to curtail deer hunting here. More...

Neighbors ask to limit traffic on narrow Carr Lane

"Carr Lane is a car lane, not a truck lane," Councilman William Kelly said at the Nov. More...

Fire department gets $71,000 federal grant

In an effort to help improve Jamestown's emergency response capabilities, U.S. More...

Editorial

Musings

Odd though it may seem, there's a certain symmetry More...

EDITORIAL

Giving thanks

The year was 1621. Not far from here, a ragtag group of Pilgrims gathered for an outdoor feast to celebrate their survival in a hostile new land. More...

Letters to the Editor

Scouts' work was great

The St. Vincent De Paul Society of St. Mark Church would like to express a sincere thank-you to the Boy Scouts for donating the canned goods collected in their recent food drive for the needy. More...

New photos add to history

On behalf of the officers and directors of the Jamestown Historical Society, I want to thank the Jamestown Press for its donations of photographs, which cover a period of many years, the NET&T Co. More...

Thank yous to the fire dept.

On behalf of the PTO and the Teen Center, we wish to express our most sincere appreciation to the men and women of the Jamestown Fire Department for allowing us to use their facilities for the second annual Monster Bash. More...

Upcoming Events

Literacy conference next month

The Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association's Winter Conference called Life, Literacy and the Pursuit of Best Practices: Developing Lifelong Readers and Writers - What Really Works! will be held Saturday, Dec. More...

Christmas festival set for Dec. 2-3

St. Mark Church has set the dates for their annual Christmas Festival, which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Krider photo exhibit on display at library

"Boneyards & Boatyards," two series of gelatin silver prints by Karen Twiss Krider, are on display at the Jamestown library through Dec. 10. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 22

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown More...

Obituaries

Daniel F. Donahue, 65

Daniel F. Donahue, 65, of Reservoir Circle, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at home. More...

Charlotte "Polly" Magruder Buttrick

Charlotte "Polly" Magruder Buttrick, 92, of Jamestown died Nov. 19. 2006 at Newport Hospital after a short illness. At the time of her death, she was a resident of Blenheim Newport in Middletown. She was the wife of the late Duncan Buttrick. More...