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Town well prepared for major snow storm

While government agencies across the state were left pointing fingers at each other after the first two major storms of winter blew through the region on Dec. More...

News

Smith wins tourism award

The Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association (RIHTA) recently honored Jamestown resident Evan Smith, president and CEO of the Newport County Conventions and Visitors Bureau, with the Mary Brennan Tourism Award at its "Stars of the Industry" More...

Island student honored as All-State musician

Island resident Jason Smith Vidaurre, 16, recently earned a seat in the All-State Orchestra for his prowess on the violin. More...

It's slippery out there

Isabella Sheehan, age 4, takes advantage of the snow and sleds on Shoreby Hill green after last week's storm. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Sam Bari

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

Hi, Santa! Good to see you again

Last year, along about this time, I wrote the story of how I met Santa Claus right in my own kitchen. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe I was about 6 or 7 years old at the time. Anyway, I was in the second grade. More...

About Town

Holiday Worship Services

Central Baptist Church The regular Sunday service will take place Dec. 23, at 9:30 a.m. On Christmas Eve there will be a Candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. There will be no service on Christmas Day. On Sunday, Dec. More...

Santa to visit the Jamestown fire station

Santa will be visiting the Jamestown Fire Department tonight, Thursday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. All children who would like to give Santa their Christmas wishes are invited to come. More...

Humane Society has a perfect gift

The Humane Society of Jamestown has travel mugs, canvas shopping bags, notecards, and vegetarian cookbooks available for purchase at the Stearns Farms office on North Main Road. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 20 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 20

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, December 16, 1907 One of W. S. More...

News of Record

Town meetings

Monday, Dec. 24 Town Hall will close at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25 All town offices closed More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 2:50 p.m., Dec. 10, Cars 1 and 3, Ladder 1, and Engines 2 and 3 answered a false alarm on Prudence Lane. 1:40 p.m., Dec. 12, Car 1, Engines 1 and 2 were dispatched to Columbia Avenue for a shorted electrical equipment call. More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Melissa J. Shuhy, 27, of 86 Pemberton Ave., was charged on Dec. 16 with second offense drunk driving, refusal to take a Breathalyzer test, and driving with a suspended license, police said. More...

Legals

Legal Notices

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that there will be a public hearing by and before the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown on the 14th of January 2008 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Lynch dismisses open meetings complaints

The attorney general's office has determined that town councilors did not violate the state's Open Meetings Act (OMA) by entering into executive session last year. More...

Holiday deadlines at the Jamestown Press

Tuesday, Dec. 25, is Christmas Day, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, is New Year's Day. Here are the Jamestown Press deadlines for the next two weeks' newspapers, which will be published on Friday, Dec. 28, and Friday, Jan. 4. Publish Date: Friday, Dec. More...

The Christmas Pageant - a Jamestown tradition

The Christmas Pageant, staged every year at the Shoreby Hill Green on Christmas Eve, has been a Jamestown tradition since 1975. Founder Jeanne Bunkley used a pageant held in Bronxville, N. Y. since 1914 as a model for the annual island event. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

•EDITORIAL•

Hey, big guy. It seems like just yesterday - not a year ago - that you made your Christmas Eve visit to Jamestown. Time sure flies. I must be getting old. We have good things to report from our island home. More...

Letters to the Editor

A tribute to talented musicians

On Saturday, Dec. 8, over 250 folks gathered at North Kingstown High School auditorium for the traditional Tubaphonia Christmas Concert sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council. More...

Self-defense class was very helpful

I recently attended the R.A.D. women's self-defense course offered by Jamestown Police Officer Karen Catlow and JoAnne Waite, both R.A.D. instructors. I cannot say enough about this course. More...

Do not feed the visiting coyotes

Last Thursday morning, as the volunteer Animal Control Officer, I was called about a coyote on the front porch of a home on Shoreby Hill. More...

Upcoming Events

Gallery will close for renovations

The Hope Gallery will be closed for renovations from Jan.1 to March 6. A grand re-opening reception will be held March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Foreign film series starts Jan. 10

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will show the first film, "The Italian," in their 2008 Foreign Film Series on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. More...

Christmas services at Christ Church

Christ Church, at 1025 Main Street in East Greenwich, is holding several services for Christmas. On Monday, Dec. 24, there will be four worship services. A service for families with young children will be held at 4 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

These letters were sent overnight express so they would arrive at Santa's in plenty of time before the elves started packing the jolly one's sleigh. "Dear Santa, I want a John Deere tractor and a Crash 'N Go speedway please. More...

Obituaries

Donald A. King Jr., 69

Donald A. King, Jr., 69, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his beloved family on Sunday, Dec. 16. He was the devoted husband of Patricia St. Denny) King. They were happily married for 46 years. More...

Seth Morton Vose II, 98

Seth Morton Vose II, 98, a noted authority on American art, died at Brookhaven at Lexington, Mass. on Dec. 5, 2007. He was born in Brookline, Mass. on April 25, 1909, the son of Robert Churchill Vose and S. More...

Shirley B. Quattromani, 77

Shirley B. (Teixeira) Quattromani, 77, of Park Street, passed away Sunday at the South County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, North Kingstown. She was the beloved wife of John L. Quattromani, Jr. for 57 years. More...