December 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

More mulling as barn site costs exceed expectations

The engineering consultants’ October report on the landfill closure and highway barn includes a cost estimate to place the barn on Lot 47, adjacent to the former town landfill site, according to additional data released Monday by Town Administrator More...

News

Arts grants available

Nonprofit organizations that want to provide performing arts to residents of Jamestown are invited to apply for a grant from the Jamestown Fund for the Performing Arts at the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

Member resigns from zoning board

Demoted from regular member to third alternate on the Zoning Board of Review, Ray Iannetta submitted his resignation from the new appointment several days ago without comment. More...

Island scenes needed for town calendar

The Jamestown Department of Public Works wants your pictures of the island for its new calendar which will highlight the need to recycle. More...

Sam Bari

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

Santa! Is that you?

The year after my father told me that Santa had to solicit help from parents and grandparents all over the world because he didn’t have time on Christmas Eve to stop at every house on the planet to deliver gifts, something phenomenal happened. More...

About Town

Adoption information night

The Department of Children, Youth and Families is hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DCYF Office at 650 Ten Rod Rd., North Kingstown. More...

The Senior Scene

The holidays are nearly upon us, with jingle bells in the air, and as yet no snow! The weather forecasters say the cold is coming, but a balmy outlook for the celebrations is all we have seen around here so far. More...

Thursday nights get hot, hot, hot with Latin dance

The Jamestown Department of Parks and Recreation will be starting three new adult dance classes on Thursday evenings at the Community Center after the first of the year. Latin Workout will run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a partner is not necessary. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 21 Yoga with Rose Russo, golf course, 8:25-9:40, fee. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew’s church, 5:30 p.m. Santa visits the fire station, 6:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy’s Church, Middletown, 8 p.m. Friday Dec. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 21

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...

Obituaries

Bruce E. Engelhard, 52

Bruce Edward Engelhard, 52, of Jamestown died quietly at home Dec. 18, 2006 surrounded by family after a two and a half year battle with colon cancer. He was the beloved husband of Missy (Mary L. Wright) Engelhard for 29 years. More...

William S. Caswell, 81

William S. Caswell, Jr., 81 of Micco, Fla., died Dec. 14, 2006 at the Sebastian River Medical Center, in Sebastian, Fla. Mr. More...

Katherine A. Searle

Katherine A. (Florio) Searle, 79, of Bayview Drive, died Dec. 11, 2006 at the Miriam Hospital in Providence. She was the beloved wife of Herbert V. Searle for 59 years. More...

‘Dan In Real Life’ is going to reel life

The last few scenes of the Disney movie “Dan In Real Life” are being shot at East Ferry, where the marina office has been turned into a book store for a few days. The production wraps on Wednesday, Dec. More...

Food vendors respond to School Committee invitation

At its workshop last Thursday night, the School Committee heard from food vendors about the pros and cons of trying to meet its goals of offering healthy lunches at an affordable cost for island students. More...

Photo

Photos by Andrea von Hohenleiten, Vic Richardson, and Jeff McDonough

A Doggy Christmas Parade Music by the Parallel String Band. Click "More.." for a larger version. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

?EDITORIAL?

Hey, big guy. ‘Tis time for our annual letter. Everyone here has been reasonably good. Just make sure you’ve got wheels strapped on your sleigh runners ‘cause it’s doubtful that we’ll have a white Christmas. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for filling Mitten Basket

The employees at the Town Hall would like to thank the community of Jamestown for supporting the 2006 Mitten Basket. This season we collected 334 items and donations are still coming into the Town Hall. More...

Tree lighting volunteers

I would like to thank everyone who helped in this wonderful community event. I’ll be able to mention only a few names, but Mr. More...

More folks to thank

I would like to thank you for the lovely article last week about one of our new Potter League for Animals volunteers, Patricia Sumner and her dog Worf. More...

Upcoming Events

Zoo offers free admission

Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering free admission for all visitors on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. The zoo is also offering all visitors half-priced admission for the winter season, from Jan. 2 to March 31. More...

Library group offers its annual Foreign Film Series.

The Friends of the Jamestown Library have announced their 2007 Foreign Film Series, which begins Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. at the library with the French film “Bon Voyage.” Rated PG-13, “Bon Voyage” stars Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani. More...

Christmas at Church Institute

Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport, at 18 Market Square, is serving a festive Christmas breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. on Christmas Day. All are welcome and there is no charge. For more information, contact Jack Grant at 847-4260. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

It looks as if the island’s Christmas Pageant Sunday will go on without the traditional donkey. More...

News of Record

Town Hall Records

The following construction permits were filed recently in Town Hall: Building permits Jeffrey Nickol received a permit Dec. 12 to remodel a bathroom at 101 Mt. Hope Ave., work estimated to cost $4,000. John Hadley received a permit Dec. More...

Court news

Newport District Court dispositions Dec. 15 • Bryan Dunford, 49, of North Kingstown pleaded no contest to a charge of drunk driving. More...

Fire & EMS runs

Fire runs 3:23 p.m., Dec. 11, Car 3 and Engine 1 went to Narragansett Avenue for a fuel spill. 6:15 a.m., Dec. 15, Car 3 was sent to Bayview Drive for a faulty smoke detector. 9:07 a.m., Dec. More...