November 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Thanksgiving sharing

Members of the Jamestown Rotary Club delivered 28 Thanksgiving meals to the Jamestown Food Pantry on Sunday. Each box contained everything needed to make a complete Thanksgiving dinner. More...

News

Getting ready for Christmas

The Christmas season officially arrived on the island Saturday when a crew of volunteers, with help from a Conanicut Marine Services crane and boat-mover truck, raised the annual village holiday tree at East Ferry. More...

A busy holiday season ahead in Jamestown

There's plenty of excitement in store for the upcoming holidays, according to the folks at the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce. Here's a look at what's ahead: Saturday, Dec. 6 Many Jamestown merchants will host holiday open houses on Saturday. More...

Big turkeys

Members of Jamestown Cub Scout Pack 1 got into the holiday spirit by dressing up their parents as turkeys at the November pack meeting. Photo by Adrienne Downing More...

Letters to the Editor

Committee needed to protect town 'asset'

This letter was sent to the Town Administrator and copied to the Jamestown Press Mr. More...

Neighbor's hunting has impact on nearby lots

On Sunday, Nov. 9, a young buck died in our backyard near the bird feeder. It had been shot with an arrow on the property of a neighbor, who had allowed the hunter access to his property. More...

Class in self defense was a great experience

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Jamestown Police Department for sponsoring the RAD training that I took four days last week. The self -defense course was excellent and it was free. More...

Upcoming Events

Concerts upcoming at URI Kingston

This year's holiday concert, featuring both the URI Symphony Orchestra and the University Chorus, will be performed on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. Some other concerts during the week of Dec. 5 to 9 include the URI Concert Band, on Friday, Dec. More...

Episcopal church to host holiday bazaar

St. Matthew's annual Christmas Bazaar will be held in the Parish Hall at 87 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Bird sanctuary offers new winter classes

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is offering a number of lectures and hands-on classes for children and adults during the month of December. Holiday wreath and candle making for families will be on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

An exciting mixture of traditional and classic music will be offered up by the Jamestown Community Band during its benefit concert Tuesday, Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Holy Ghost Hall at the Portuguese American Citizens' Club. More...

News of Record

TOWN RECORDS

Building permits Laura E. Clarke received a permit Nov. 20 to re-shingle a roof at 18 Ocean Ave., work estimated to cost $4,000. Donald Muir received a permit to install a shed at 44 East Shore Rd., work estimated to cost $200. More...

POLICE LOG

Embezzlement charged Candi Mooney, 30, of Park Street, was charged Nov. 24 with obtaining money under false pretenses and embezzlement over $1,000, according to Rhode Island State Police. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 1:41 p.m., Nov. 17, Cars 1 and 3 and Engine 2 answered a false alarm on Narragansett Avenue. 2:28 p.m., Nov. 17, Ladder 1, Car 4 and Engine 3 responded to a false alarm on Narragansett Avenue. 4:11 p.m., Nov. More...

Affordable housing proposal challenged by abutters

A two-lot subdivision, proposed by John Lawless on his property at 14 Pemberton Ave., was challenged by abutters David and Ellen Betzer and Mary Ann Oldewurtel at the Nov. 19 Planning Commission meeting. More...

Long reflects on history in politics

Long-time Republican Representative Bruce Long is leaving office this January after 28 years of service in the General Assembly. Long first ran for office in 1978 at the age of 27. More...

Town goes green on energy source

Power to come from hydroelectric sources in Maine

The Jamestown Town Council agreed Monday evening to purchase 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy resources. More...

Editorial

Chamber Chatter

Thanksgiving is here, and Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner. The Chamber, along with some individual members, will be hosting some wonderful holiday events during the month of December. More...

My favorite holiday

Flotsam and Jetsam

Cartloads of pumpkins as yellow as gold, Onions in silvery strings, Shining red apples and clusters of grapes, Nuts, and a host of good things.' Chickens and turkeys and fat little pigs, Oh, these are what Thanksgiving brings! More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Sam Bari

Gentlemen, start your cash registers

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

This week the Holiday Season officially begins. Thanksgiving, a much exaggerated version of the first celebration that took place in 1621 will be enjoyed by families from coast to coast. More...

About Town

Skating rink opens in Newport

On Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. the Sovereign Bank Skating Center at the Newport Yachting Center opens for the winter season. More...

Autumn fun

Many members of the congregation at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church pitched in Sunday to help rake the leaves. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Prout school to present Christmas program

On Thursday, Dec. 18, the Prout School will present its annual Christmas Show featuring a classical ballet performance of "The Nutcracker," by Tchaikovsky followed by performances from all members of the music department. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 27 Happy Thanksgiving! 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown Friday Nov. 28 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 26

100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, November 24, 1908 (At the town council meeting) a reward of $100 was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person stealing poultry and notice to that effect posted. 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...