December 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

DiGiando settles in as council president

As the new town council settles in for its requisite two-year term, Council President Julio DiGiando is preparing himself for the task of leading a council of diverse experience levels and potentially competing priorities. More...

News

New owners breathe fresh life into Ocean Esscence Spa

Ocean Essence Spa, located at 123 Narragansett Ave., changed hands as of Nov. 1, and the new operators are promising exciting changes. More...

Retired enlisted association meets

The next regular meeting of The Retired Enlisted Association Chapter 79 will be a combined meeting and Christmas luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 8, at VFW Post 4487, 52 Underwood Lane, in Middletown. More...

Lawn Avenue School honor roll announced

The following students at the Lawn Avenue School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter. More...

Sam Bari

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

The human migration

Who says that humans are no longer migratory? Not so. Our crack team of researchers, the Googlamaniacs, worked for nanoseconds to reveal reams of evidence that human beings have not lost their migratory instincts. More...

About Town

JEMS honored by BankNewport

Jamestown Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) recently received $500 from BankNewport as a goodwill donation to acknowledge the efforts of the volunteer first responders who continually provide emergency service at no charge to Conanicut Island resid More...

Gruen novel discussion topic

The Afternoon Book Discussion at the Jamestown Library continues on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m., with the book "Water for Elephants: a Novel," by Sara Gruen. Future books for discussion include "Sister Carrie," by Theodore Dreiser, on Jan. More...

Veteran's recall Pearl Harbor

The island's veterans groups will commemorate Pearl Harbor Day on Friday, Dec. 7, by raising the flags over East Ferry's Veterans Memorial Square. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 6 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 December 6

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 Carlton and Deborah Winsor received a permit on Nov. 28 to remodel an existing dwelling according to plan at 23 Catamaran St., work estimated to cost $100,000. Eric Bush received a permit on Nov. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Dec. 10 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Tuesday Dec. 11 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. Wednesday, Dec. 12 7 p.m., library, the Harbor Management Commission meets. More...

Police Log

Police respond to accident State Police were sent to Route 138 eastbound on Monday, Dec. 3 at 3:45 p.m. in response to a single car accident. A car hit the guardrail in the median. No injuries were reported. More...

Holiday happenings continue this weekend

Christmas island is ready for its second weekend of holiday fun. No need for traffic or malls this holiday. Stay close to home and get in the holiday spirit. Saturday, Dec. More...

Photo

Riliegh, left, and Kelsey Gouveia show-off their Christmas spirit at the St. Matthew's Church Christmas bazaar. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Video

Christmas Island
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Youngsters welcomed Santa Claus to Jamestown on Saturday. As always, St. Nick arrived by boat at East Ferry and then visited with the kids up the street at the Conanicut Marine Ship's Store. More...

Editorial

•EDITORIAL•

Technology makes getting books simple

Voracious readers among us know that obtaining newly-released books from the island library requires much patience. You add your name to the list and wait your turn. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Boat tests questioned

I have been following with interest the situation concerning the Harbormaster's boat since the problem first arose last spring. More...

Vandals ruin light display

Has anyone wondered why the outside lights are out at 89 High St? Well, you can thank the brats that broke and threw the things all over the front lawn and broke into our cars. More...

Name chambers for Rosamond Tefft

This letter was sent to the Jamestown Town Council and copied to the Jamestown Press. I, John Doty, Jr., who has lived at 17 Union St. More...

Upcoming Events

Holiday hours at the library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will be closed Sunday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 25 to observe the holiday season. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m. They will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. More...

Choristers hold Christmas concert

The Newport Navy Choristers 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. The concert is part of the annual month-long "Christmas in Newport" celebration. More...

Islanders to play in Tubaphonia

The annual Tubaphonia Christmas Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the North Kingstown High School Auditorium, Fairway Drive, North Kingstown. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

An agreement between friends has resulted in an 18-year relationship between Mike Smith and the Jamestown Community Chorus. In 1989, the same year that B.J. More...

Obituaries

Wilma Lanzi, 77

Wilma M. (Trow) Lanzi, 77, of Seaside Drive, passed away Monday at home. She was the wife of the late Alexander Lanzi. Born in East Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Mary (MacKenzie) Trow. More...

Jean Douglas, 95

Jean Moment Douglas, 95, passed away on November 18, 2007 in Newtown, Pa. Jean was born on Jan. 9, 1912 in Newark, N. J. Her family moved to Plainfield, N.J. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

CITATION STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT PETITION TO FORECLOSE TAX LIEN N. M. No. More...