January 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

News

January is blood donor month

The Rhode Island Blood Center and Dunkin' Donuts are seeking blood donors for National Blood Donor Month. More...

Navy Choristers are looking for new talent

The Newport Navy Choristers are seeking new members in all voice ranges to sing with them for the 2008 musical season. More...

Free family activities with Audubon Society

Admission to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center in Bristol will be free on the first Saturday of every month, courtesy of a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. More...

Letters to the Editor

Glassblowers add historical value

How interesting that the Jamestown Historical Society has not set up any guidelines to preserve the historical look of Jamestown by requiring new homes to follow the local "atmosphere" of shingles and low lights instead of stone, brick or concrete More...

Locals helpful after the fire

On behalf of my brother Mark Robertson, his girlfriend Jody, and Bill Bell who suffered a house fire last weekend and lost all their personnel belongings, I would like to take this time to thank all of those kind folks who made the benefit on their More...

Thank you to Santa's elves

How quickly the holiday season comes upon us, then poof, it's over. But, wow, it takes an endless team of volunteers workings as individuals and in numerous groups and committees over many weeks to make Christmas in Jamestown so very special. More...

Upcoming Events

Christmas art is luncheon topic

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...

Contra dance with Magnolia

Newport Dance will be hosting a contra dance on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Aquidneck Elementary School, 70 Reservoir Rd., in Middletown. All ages are welcome and no experience or partner are necessary. More...

Tour upscale hotel rooms on Feb. 9

The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. will host a Hotel Tour Preview Party on Friday Feb. 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Hotel Providence, 311 Westminster St., Providence. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of January 4

The news of 10 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 David M. Center received a permit on Dec. 27 to make renovations according to plan at 28 West Passage Drive, work estimated to cost $15,000. Michael Dwares received a permit on Dec. More...

Town meetings

Tuesday, Jan. 9 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. 7 p.m, Town Hall, the Wind Energy Committee meets. Wednesday, Jan. 10 7 p.m., library, Harbor Management Commission meets. More...

Fire and EMS Runs

Fire runs 12:06 p.m., Dec. 24, Ladder 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Maple Avenue for a cooking fire call. 11:09 p.m., Dec. 24, Car 3 and Engine 3 went to Lincoln Street for a false alarm. 12:27 p.m., Dec. More...

Healthcare, staffing savings offset town contract increase

After recently completing negotiations on the final of three public contracts, town officials are eyeing savings in healthcare and staffing costs to help offset salary increases through the 2010 contract period. More...

Penguins brave cold for plunge at Mackerel Cove

Benefit raises $83,000 for Special Olympics

Hundreds of spectators and participants gathered at Mackerel Cove once again on New Year's Day for the Jamestown Penguin Plunge. The 2008 event marked 31 years of frosty fund raising efforts to benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island. More...

Editorial

Musings

If you're ever in Canada in the winter, don't go ice skating. It's boring. I did just that recently and, boy, was I disappointed. More...

Cartoon

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Sam Bari

The New Year promises more that we'll never understand

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

The New Year is off to an auspicious beginning. The system is burgeoning with things we can't understand. Where should we start? That is the question. More...

About Town

Bell ringers to perform at the library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host "The Shoreline Ringers" this Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. in the library meeting hall. The Connecticut-based Shoreline Ringers, Inc. More...

Volleyball league starts Jan. 8

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department will run a Youth Volleyball program for students in grades 6 through 8 on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Lawn Avenue School gym. The program will run from Jan. More...

View "The Italian" at the library

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will be kicking off this year's 2008 Foreign Film Series on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. with a showing of the 2005 Russian film, "The Italian." The film's runtime is 90 minutes. More...

Island Calendar

The Island Calendar

Friday Jan. 4 Mellow Vinyasa yoga, Jamestown Country Club., 8:30 a.m., fee Senior bowling, Senior Center, 9 a.m., $3 Yoga basics, Jamestown Country Club, 10 a.m., fee Teen Center Open Rec., community center, 2-9 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Rose S. Caimano, 90

Rose S. (Grassia) Caimano, 90, formerly of Jamestown and West Warwick, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, at the St. Clare Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Caimano for 67 years. More...

Margaret Hall Pease, 87

Margaret Hall Pease, 87, passed away at home in Jamestown on Christmas Eve. She was the wife of the late Captain Forrest A. Pease who passed away on Christmas Eve one year ago. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2006. 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...