December 7, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fearless decorator

Mark Baker had a bird's-eye view as he swung high in a cage suspended from a crane last week to decorate the town Christmas tree at East Ferry. The tree was donated by Gertrude DeSoito of Columbia Avenue. More...

Landfill closure, preparation costs for highway barn revealed

Town officials have been pondering in private a report dated Oct. 12 about estimated costs to close the town landfill and to build a public works barn there, the Jamestown Press learned Monday. More...

News

Pas de Chat open for the holiday season

A new shop, Pas de Chat, has pawed its way onto the retail scene at 16 Narragansett Avenue. More...

Press wants your sports news

The Jamestown Press likes to cover local sports - all sports - especially events that include island residents. Get your sports scores and news to us by Monday at 5 p.m. to be included in the Thursday edition. E-mail us at news@jamestownpress. More...

Dr. Benedetto joins South County Hospital staff

South County Hospital has announced the appointment of Bernard Benedetto, M.D., General Surgery, to the medical staff. He is joining Drs. More...

Sam Bari

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

The 12 days of bowl games

The 12 days of Christmas are apparently being challenged by some stiff competition. Beginning on Dec. 19 and finishing on Jan. 8, bowl games will be played on approximately 12 different days. That's 12 days of wall-to-wall college football. More...

About Town

Band releases CD of holiday music

The Jamestown Community Band capped off its rehearsal season with a sold-out concert on Tuesday night. Among its accomplishments this year, the band recorded a CD of holiday music that is now available at area retail locations. More...

Island writer tells how to survive a storm at sea

If you are looking for a great Christmas present for that sailor on your gift list, Roger Marshall's latest book might be the answer. More...

Help JEF with fund drive

The Jamestown Education Foundation needs financial support from the community to continue providing quality programs for island students. The annual fund-raising drive is now underway, and everyone's help is needed. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Dec. 7 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course,     8:25-9:40, fee. Open rec, Community Center, 3-5 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 7

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...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: Building permits Lawrence McDonald received a permit Nov. 27 to replace a deck at 90 Reservoir Circle, work estimated to cost $4,000. Donna Drago received a permit Nov. More...

Court news

Dispositions in Newport District Court Nov. 3 • Samuel Baugh, 53, of 73 Carr Lane pleaded no contest to a charge of drunk driving. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 10:22 a.m., Nov. 27, Car 1 and Engine 1 went to Spanker Street for a faulty alarm. 4:46 a.m., Nov. 30, Marine 1 and Car 2 were dispatched to Route 138 westbound to assist the EMS crew. 7:00 p.m., Nov. More...

Rep. Bruce Long speaks out on personal issues

In recent days, Bruce J. More...

Holiday events this weekend

Saturday, Dec. 9 Santa Claus and his elves make the rounds of the south end of the island on board a firetruck. Anyone who pops out of his or her house to meet Santa will be greeted with a holiday treat. Look for him between 9 and noon. More...

Photo

Christmas IslandPhotographs by Andrea Von Hohenleiten and music from the new "I'll Be Home For Christmas" CD by the Jamestown Community Band. Click "More.." for a larger version. More...

Quonset port a 'whim' says town liaison

Reconsideration of Quonset Point in North Kingstown for port development is definitely not an option, according to Sav Rebecchi, a member of the Quonset Development Corporation's board of directors as liaison for Jamestown. More...

Editorial

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EDITORIAL

We're all local all the time

Newspapers are making news as much as reporting news these days. The big metro newspapers - the dailies - are struggling with declining circulation and therefore sagging readership. More...

Letters to the Editor

Garden club decorates library

"Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. More...

Thanks, SELAC leaders

As the 2006-07 school year swings into full gear, the Jamestown Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SELAC) would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Terri Tamase, outgoing chairwoman of SELAC. More...

Help the Lions help others

The Jamestown Lions Club is a group of 33 local individuals who have come together to play an active role in the civic, social, and moral welfare of the Jamestown community. More...

Upcoming Events

Preschool program at Audubon center

Parents getting cabin fever with the little ones can enjoy story hour at the Audubon Society's Environmental Education Center with their preschoolers on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 7 and 8. More...

Teens invite community to winter party

The Jamestown Teen Center and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) are inviting the community to welcome the arrival of winter with a festive Holiday Party on Friday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club. More...

Audition for 'Yours, Anne' on Dec. 17

The Jamestown Community Theatre is pleased to give some additional information about our next play, a small musical entitled "Yours, Anne." Based on "Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl" and the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, this mu More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Each year at this time, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, we ask islanders what gift they would like to have from Santa. We tell them money is no object, and they can have whatever they would like except peace on earth, which is not available. More...

Obituaries

Mark G. Allen, 57

Mark G. Allen, 57, of Seekonk, Mass., died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. He was the husband of Paula Grady Allen, and the son of Elisabeth C. Allen of Jamestown, and the late Max G. Allen. Mark was a graduate of Moses Brown School and Lehigh University. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

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