December 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Council rescues farms preservation effort

Land trust withdraws from original alliance

The Jamestown Town Council met in special session on Christmas Eve and unanimously approved a resolution allowing the town to obtain $3 million in bonding to purchase the development rights to about 140 acres on two island farms. More...

News

Watching over their flocks

Boy Scouts Nick Hanson, left, and Sam DiGasper played shepherds in the annual Jamestown Christmas Pageant. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Water customers paid more for water they conserved

The year 2007 may be remembered by Jamestown's water customers as the year they paid more for something they are not buying. More...

Class offers healthy pregnancy tips

Dr. Lisa Rameaka will present a lecture entitled The A,B,Cs of a Healthy Pregnancy on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the North Kingstown Free Library. Dr. Rameaka is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. More...

Sam Bari

Be aware of what you buy

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

The following is a true story. I did not make this up. It is worse than my worst nightmare. Freddy Krueger ranks in the Mother Goose category when compared to this frightening tale. More...

About Town

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Visiting with Santa Brianna Bryer did not waste time mailing her Christmas list to Santa. She took it directly to him when he visited the Jamestown fire station last week. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Humane Society has the 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...

Mother Goose time is back

Beginning Monday, Jan. 14, Mother Goose Time for infants and babies, up through 24 months old, will be held on Monday mornings from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Jamestown library. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Friday Dec. 28 Mellow Vinyasa yoga, 32 Pemberton Ave., 8:30 a.m., fee Senior bowling, Senior Center, 9 a.m., $3 Yoga basics, 32 Pemberton Ave., 10 a.m., fee Teen Center Open Rec., community center, 2-9 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

Week of December 28

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 all records

Building permits St. Matthew's Parish received a permit on Dec. 19 to add a dormer on an existing home at 67 Mt. Hope Ave., work estimated to cost $11,000. Electrical permits Carl Schweinshaut received a permit on Dec. More...

Town meetings

Tuesday, Jan. 1 All town offices closed Thursday, Jan. 3 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School Library, school committee meeeting More...

Police Log

Drunk driving charged Joseph D. Pineiro, 21, of 161 Beacon Ave., was charged on Dec. 18 with first offense drunk driving, and second offense refusal to take a field sobriety test or a Breathalyzer test, police said. 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...

Jack's Electric project approved by planners

After months of controversy between the board and Windridge Properties, the Planning Commission agreed to recommend approval of modifications to a new construction unit that has been left without a certificate of occupancy on Clinton Avenue since l More...

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Every dog has his day Tianna Scartabello and her dog Kailoos got in the holiday spirit at the annual Jamestown dog parade. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Editorial

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Happy New Year!

News organizations reflecting upon the events of the past year have become a tradition. So we are presenting this "Year in Review" issue of the Jamestown Press. The past year has been far from boring. More...

Letters to the Editor

A picture perfect Christmas Pageant

Christmas Eve on Shoreby Hill was picture perfect with a stunning full moon rising under the Newport bridge, a bit of snow still on the ground, a donkey, four sheep, and an excited cast of players, making this very special event one to remember. More...

Schools need councilor on staff

Jamestown has always been known as a "wonderful place to live." Its one of those "everybody knows everybody" towns, and the people who live here generally like it that way. More...

Purchase tiles to help Teen Center

As the New Year approaches, the Jamestown Teen Center is in its fi- nal stages to be up and running. More...

Upcoming Events

Theater to present Sleeping Beauty

The Newport Children's Theatre will present "Sleeping Beauty" by Frances Homer and directed by Linda Vars from Dec. 28 to 30. Show times are today, Friday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. More...

Quest to hold school forum

Quest Montessori School invites members of the community, interested parents and educators to attend a Middle School Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a round-table discussion on adolescence and Montessori education. More...

Exploring the art of Christmas

The Artistry of Christmas: Santa Claus and Christmas Decorations will be the topic of "Lunch with the Artist" on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Newport Art Museum. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Gloria Conley of Elizabeth City, N.C., mailed in nine of the 10 correct names and lyrics of the "Christmas Song First Lines" poser in last week's column. Here are the answers: 1. More...

Obituaries

John Yeomans, 52

John P. Yeomans, 52, of Cole Street, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 in South Kingstown. He was the husband of the late Joanne (Vazquez) Yeomans. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late G. Jackson and Antoinette (SanMartino) Yeomans. More...

Margaret Krueger, 84

Margaret M. (Garrahan) Krueger, 84, of Watson Avenue, passed away Friday, Dec. 21 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Krueger. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Maguire) Garrahan. More...

Marianne Schoenebeck, 95

Marianne Schoenebeck, 95, of Jamestown, passed away at the John Clarke Nursing Center on Dec. 19, 2007. She was born in Moenchen-Gladbach, Germany on Feb. 4, 1912. She was the wife of the late F. W. Hugo Schoenebeck. More...