November 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Wind power a green issue for island, state

Shipping channels, navigational aids and regattas were some of the concerns addressed at the Rhode Island Offshore Wind Stakeholders meeting at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus last month. More...

News

A retrospective of the Village Christmas Tree

This year the Jamestown Village Christmas tree was donated by Ed and Claire Furtado in memory of Frankie Furtado. The Norway Spruce tree was planted on April 18, 1974, the second birthday of Laura Furtado Caster. More...

Local author publishes renovating book

Confronted with hundreds of decisions that range from the deceptively simple to the complex and costly, most homeowners find themselves bewildered, overwhelmed, and uninformed when it comes to renovating. More...

Rembrandt topic of artist lunch

The artist Rembrandt and "The Dutch Explosion" will be the topic of "Lunch with the Artist" on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 12 p.m., at the Newport Art Museum. More...

Sam Bari

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

Party patter and insufferable clichés

The Holiday season is a wonderful time of year. It brings forth great joy and celebration amongst mankind. More...

About Town

Downing named editor at the Press

Adrienne Downing has been appointed editor of the Jamestown Press. She succeeds Donna Drago, who has retired. Originally from Maryland, Downing has lived in seven different states and one foreign country as a military wife. More...

Museum craft fair this weekend

Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will be taking part in the holiday festivities this weekend On Saturday, Dec 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, visit the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association's table at the Holiday Craft Fair. More...

Create a logo for the Teen Center

The Jamestown Teen Center is accepting submissions for a logo design for the official teen center name and logo. The deadline for submissions is 3 p.m. on Dec. 8, at the recreation office, 41 Conanicus Ave. This is a change from the original Dec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Islanders in the news! Fourteen year-old Lacey Segal was pictured Thanksgiving day on the front page of the ProJo heading for rehearsal in New York City for that day's nationally televised parade. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Houlihan, 28

Elizabeth Houlihan, 28, of Jamestown passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at Roger Williams Medical Center. She is survived by her daughter, Sophia Patricia. Elizabeth was born in Philadelphia, Pa. More...

Hugh A. Bucher

Hugh A. Bucher, 71, of Little Egg Harbor died on November 20, 2007 at Southern Ocean County Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lima, Ohio on Feb. 13, 1936 to the late Marvin and Julia (McNett) Bucher. More...

Holiday season starts this weekend

The holiday season cannot officially start until Santa has arrived, the tree has been lit, stores are decorated and the shopping has begun. More...

Swain hearing postponed until Dec. 5

The extradition hearing for David Swain, 51, has been postponed until Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the request of his federal public defender. Swain has been detained without bail at the federal Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls. More...

New council begins with a heated debate

A proclamation request recognizing town staff for their efforts in opening the new town hall drew a heated debate among councilors at Monday's Town Council meeting. More...

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The holiday season begins this weekend

Jamestown's elves will be hustling and bustling throughout the village this Saturday as islanders offi- cially ring in the holiday season with a variety of happenings. More...

Letters to the Editor

Donations filled our closet

On behalf of St. Mark St. Vincent DePaul, I would like to thank those who helped replenish the shelves in our food closet, donated Thanksgiving turkey baskets and items to supplement those baskets. More...

Volunteers made campaign a success

Being elected to the office of Town Councilor was both an uplifting and humbling experience. More...

RI breaks recycling records

Proving once again that they care deeply about the environment, Rhode Islanders turned out by the thousands on RI Recycles Day on Nov. 17 to recycle their TVs, computers, hazardous waste, and to shred their personal documents. More...

Upcoming Events

Group to hold coastal cleanup

Clean Ocean Access, an environmental group concerned with safety, cleanliness and open access of the ocean and coastlines will be hosting a Fall Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Hull Cove. More...

Island artist to hold open house

Island artist Tom McAleer will be hosting an inventory sale this weekend at his studio, located at 11 Buoy St. Shoppers are invited to peruse McAleer's original oil paintings Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. More...

Choristers hold holiday concert

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present their "Christmas in Song" concert on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Rd., in Middletown. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 29 Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church, 5:30 p.m. Chair Yoga, Central Baptist Church, 5-6 p.m., fee Hatha Yoga Basics, Central Baptist Church, 6:15-7:45 p.m., fee Pilates, 32 Pemberton Ave., 6 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 29

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. More...

News of Record

Town hall records

Building permits Edwina Cloherty received a permit on Nov. 20 to insulate a basement ceiling at 14 Pierce Ave., work estimated to cost $1,200. Joe Dutra received a permit on Nov. More...

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE December 6, 2007 7:00 PM Workshop Lawn Library AGENDA Call to Order and Roll Call Pledge of Allegiance 1.0 Public Forum 2.0 New Business 2.1 Election of Officers 2.2 Appointment of Liaisons 2. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF JAMESTOWN

The following is intended to amend Section 22 of the Jamestown Code of Ordinance. A public hearing to solicit public input is scheduled on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. More...