December 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Movie studio gives $5k to town, $2k to school

After shooting a feature movie in Jamestown since September, Disney filmmakers have offered a $5,000 donation to the town in lieu of a hosting fee. More...

News

To boldly go where few dogs have gone before

Worf is a St. Bernard with a mission. He is a certified Canine Good Citizen, and he travels all over the state to assist people in educational and therapy situations. More...

Protect yourself from identity theft this holiday season

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch is urging Rhode Island consumers to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from becoming victims of scam artists or identity thieves. More...

Town hall ahead of schedule

Construction of the new town hall on Narragansett Avenue continues to be about two weeks ahead of schedule, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser told the Town Council Monday. “It’s exciting watching the changes from week to week. More...

Sam Bari

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

The hidden holidays

A few days ago, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport management removed all the Christmas trees from a holiday display in response to a rabbi’s request to add a giant Jewish menorah to the decorations. This is disturbing. More...

About Town

Where to give to the needy this Christmas season

• Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol Counties 114   Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840. More...

Free yoga offered in Middletown

Sixteen yoga classes are being offered free of charge from Jan. 2 to Jan.7, 2007 as part of the annual YogaFest at the Innerlight Center for Yoga, 850 Aquidneck Ave., in Middletown. More...

Naval Station Newport celebrates the holidays

Naval Station Newport and Navy Band Northeast’s Concert Band will present their annual “Holiday by the Bay” concert on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. in the Spruance Hall Auditorium at the Naval War College. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

           Thursday Dec. 14 Yoga with Rose Russo, Community     Center, 8:25-9:40, fee. Gingerbread workshop, library, 3:30-     4:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 14

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 Stephen Richard received a permit Dec. 6 to replace 15 windows in a house at 49 Prospect Ave., work estimated to cost $5,103. More...

Police Log

Picked up on warrant William E. Parenteau, 38, of Warwick was picked up in Warwick Dec. 11 on a shoplifting charge and found to be wanted on a Jamestown warrant for allegedly stealing a car in July. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 7:00 p.m., Dec. 7, all units turned out for a training drill at the fire station. 9:33 p.m., Dec. 8, Ladder 1, Car 3, Engines 1 and 2 went to Union Street for a faulty smoke detector. 10:25 p.m., Dec. More...

School Committee seeks lunch vendor at tonight’s workshop

In preparation for a special meeting tonight, the School Committee put the finishing touches on a list of requirements for prospective food vendors at its Dec. 7 meeting. More...

Town nets $14k in equipment auction

The recent auction of outdated and inefficient town equipment succeeded as a moneymaker, as a beautification project, and especially as a morale booster for town workers, according to Town Councilman William Kelly, who spearheaded the undertaking. More...

In the holiday spirit

Annie McIntyre, “Rudolph,” and Joan Goldstein were among the riders on the Polar Express Trolley, which departed hourly last weekend from East Ferry. More...

Editorial

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Warning drumbeat of a warming world

This week researchers released yet another report forecasting the dire consequences of our continued use of carbon-based fuels. The ice across the Artic is melting so quickly, they advised, that by the year 2040 the North Pole will be an open sea. More...

Letters to the Editor

A life-changing experience

The Jamestown Lawn Avenue School held a contest for all eighth graders. More...

Memorable film set visit

My name is Laura Katz and I am in the eighth grade at Lawn School. I was chosen by lottery to attend the filming of “Dan In Real Life,” at Lawn on a recent Saturday morning. Scott Levine greeted Lacey Segal, the other student chosen, Dr. More...

Thanks for helping shoppers

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in our Young Shoppers store that was held last week for the students of the Jamestown schools. More...

Upcoming Events

Holiday service schedule at Christ Church

Christ Church worships at 1025 Main St. at the corner of Post Road and Cedar Ave. in East Greenwich. On Sunday, Dec. 24, there will be just one morning service, at 10 a.m. Childcare will be available for children in nursery or preschool. More...

Tennis hall of fame has holiday event Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport will open its museum doors to the public and offer free admission to all visitors for the day. More...

Vacation week puppet show at library

Join in the fun as Sparky’s Puppets perform “Stories from Snowy Lands” at the Jamestown library meeting hall on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. Watch Jack Frost’s magic bring a snowman to life. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Jamestown’s annual re-creation of the nativity scene on Christmas Eve is missing a very important participant. There is no donkey. More...

Obituaries

Stanley P. Brown, 89

Stanley P. Brown, 89, of Newport died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at home. He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Friend) Brown of Newport. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in October. Born in Fall River, Mass., on Oct. More...

Aram DerManouelian, 67

Aram DerManouelian, 67, of East Shore Road died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at home. He was the beloved husband of Jo-Ann (Farias) DerManouelian. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

           TOWN OF JAMESTOWN          ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW        NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   NO More...