December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

All dressed up for the holidays

Bethany Sullivan puts the finishing touches on her centerpiece during a boxwood tree workshop at the library. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

News

Harbor seals return to Narragansett Bay

Narragansett Bay doesn't feel like a resort destination for those seeking warmth in winter, but the harbor seals that migrate south from Nova Scotia or other frigid winter regions seem to think it is. More...

Musings

T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the town, Not a creature was stirring, 'cept deer running 'round. The sailboats were hung on their stands with great care, In hopes that nor'easters would all of them spare. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Dec. 17 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Board of Water and Sewer Commission meets. Tuesday, Dec. 18 7 p.m., library, Zoning Board of Review meets. Wednesday, Dec. 19 7:30 p.m., library, Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Dec. More...

About Town

Wide ranging lecture topics set

The Newport Art Museum's Winter Lecture Series will begin in January with topics ranging from the 2008 political landscape to the medicine of ancient Egyptian art. The lecture series, which runs from Jan. 5 to Feb. More...

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...

Where in the World is the Press?

John, Mary Ann and Elizabeth Williamson took the Press with them when they visited Italy in October. Here, they are pictured in ancient Rome. 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...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

These letters are now on Santa's desk at the North Pole. As in years past, Jamestown Postmaster Charlie Burns makes sure they arrive at Santa's house in time to be answered. 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. 2007-0628 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, AND TO SYDNEY G. SHERWOOD, the Unknown Heirs of SYDNEY G. More...

Town eyes big savings through increased recycling

Following the approval of a new contract between the Town of Jamestown and Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. (RIRRC), Councilman William Kelly is urging island residents to make a more concerted effort at composting and recycling. More...

Town Council supports Clancy zoning appeal

The Town Council on Monday voted 5-0 to approve a resolution supporting David and Jennifer Clancy's appeal for a special use permit to sell their hand-blown glassware at their studio on North Main Road. More...

$223 million needed to keep bridges healthy

Bridge Authority to hold public hearings on funding 20-year plan

Consultants to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) recommended on Wednesday a $350 million capital repair plan over 20 years for the Clairborne Pell Bridge between Jamestown and Newport and the Mount Hope Bridge between Portsmout More...

Editorial

Alarming signs that the earth is warming faster than predicted

This Saturday, Dec. 22, the solstice will occur at 1:08 a.m. local time, marking the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Saturday will also be the shortest day of the year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chorus program was the best yet

It is hard to admit, since I was a longtime member of the community chorus in the past, but this year's holiday concert was the best yet. Both from the point of view of the variety of selections and of the performance. Excellent. More...

Thanks to craft show volunteers

The CIAA's Holiday Craft Show was lively and well-organized, thanks to the hard work of show manager Deborah Goyette, owner of The Purple Door. I spoke with many of the crafters who participated, and they reported brisk sales and happy shoppers. More...

Chorus program a community success

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to thank everyone who attended our concerts in record numbers on Dec. 8 and 9, and helped make our 2007 season such a resounding success. More...

Sam Bari

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

The ubiquitous Mr. Claus

When I was a kid, life was simple. You wrote a letter to Santa, filled it with lies about how good you had been for the past year, and truths about all the cool stuff he should bring you for Christmas because of your alleged goodness. More...

Upcoming Events

Pets on parade celebrate holidays

Join Jamestown's furry friends as they parade down Narragansett Avenue in their holiday finery. The parade begins at 12:30 p.m. at the fire station, 50 Narragansett Ave. More...

Radio comes to the stage in play

Theater goers are encouraged to attend an innovative production of a holiday favorite this year as the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble (RISE on Broadway), in conjunction with WWBB 101.5 FM B-101, presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. More...

Gallery holds All- Stars exhibit

The Montanaro Gallery will host an evening of music, conversation, and art to introduce a new exhibit on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 13

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 Josephine Rafanelli received a permit on Dec. 7 to install new windows on an existing porch at 20 Dory St., work estimated to cost $8,700. Julio DiGiando received a permit on Dec. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving and multiple charges Norma Ibarlucca, 49, of 1 Spanker St., was charged on Dec. 5 with second offense drunk driving, refusal to take a Breathalyzer test, reckless driving, resisting arrest, and simple assault. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 12:04 p.m., Dec. 3, Ladder 1, Tanker 15, Car 2 and Engine 2 were dispatched to Seaside Drive for a fuel burner malfunction call. 2:36 p.m., Dec. 3, Car 2 and Engine 3 were sent to Narragansett Avenue for a false alarm. More...