December 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Carol Cronin's first book is full of surprises

A boy, a boat, and a bump on the head were all the elements needed for Carol Newman Cronin to write her first published work of fiction, "Oliver's Surprise: A Boy, a Schooner, and the Great Hurricane of 1938." Using Jamestown and Narragansett Bay a More...

News

New staff appointed at skin center

Sea Mist, a skin practice in the South County Commons, announced recently that Dr. Louis V. Colavecchio, a board certified dermatologist, has joined the practice as the new medical director. More...

Ocean Essence Spa under new ownership

The winds of change are blowing at Ocean Essence Spa and Therapeutic Massage on Narragansett Avenue. More...

North football ends great season with loss in the semi-finals

The North Kingstown High School football team ended their season on Tuesday night with a tough loss to undefeated La Salle in the state semifinals. More...

Sam Bari

Holiday warning guide—Breaking News!

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

Whenever our crack research team sees a disturbing behavioral trend, we do our best to respond appropriately. The latest cause for concern is eligible for a prominent position in our holiday warning guide. More...

About Town

Guess who came to dinner?

A hawk came to dine at Cindy Peloquin's bird feeder, which she has dubbed "Jamestown's Little Bird Deli." Photo by Cindy Peloquin More...

Holiday finery

Suzi Andrews and Joan Vessella, from the Quononoquott Garden Club, plant Christmas greens in the planters along Narragansett Avenue. Photo by Adrienne Downing 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...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 4 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., PTO Young Shoppers, Melrose school 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

As the board of JHS had hoped when we started the Capital Campaign almost two years ago, the proper storage we can now provide for the material we are given has encouraged more Jamestowners to make donations. More...

This week in Island history

Week of December 4

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 Beth Smith received a permit Nov. 26 to construct a new home according to plan at 86 Orient Ave., work estimated to cost $750,000. John Hall received a permit Dec. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 6:08 p.m., Nov. 26, Car 1 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Newport Street for a false alarm. 2:26 a.m., Nov. 27, Ladder 1, Cars 2 and 3 went to Pleasant View Avenue for a carbon monoxide incident. 4:06 a.m., Nov. More...

POLICE LOG

Felony drug possession charged Valen Coble, 19, of Spindrift Street, was charged Nov. 29 with possession of drugs with intent to deliver. He was also charged with underage possession of alcohol, police said. More...

Christmas comes to Jamestown this weekend

Festivities kick off the island's holiday season

Christmas will take center stage in Jamestown this weekend with a schedule chock full of holiday island festivities. There will be a twinkle of colorful lights and caroling to warm your soul. More...

Holiday time

Debbie Swistak hangs ornaments on the tree in Jamestown Designs in preparation for Jamestown's holiday festivities this weekend. Photo by Melissa Wicks More...

Man accused of bilking investors out of $500K

State police arrested a Jamestown man on Tuesday for the second time after they determined that he scammed investors out of over $500,000. More...

Editorial

Island Lookout

These are dark times for many Americans - especially those who have lost jobs, homes, and peace of mind to the colossal Ponzi schemes that suit-and-tie criminals thoughtlessly planted like bombs under the American economy. More...

Cartoon

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EDITORIAL

Buying local has many benefits

We hear more and more these days about the importance of buying local. That means buying from our local shops, merchants and restaurants. It also means purchasing food that is locally grown. More...

Letters to the Editor

Disappointed by recent vandalism

While driving past the town's community center last week, I was surprised and disappointed to notice the vandalism done to the sculpture out front on the brick plaza. More...

Businesses support high school basketball

On Sunday, Nov. 23, the NKHS Boys Skipper Basketball program held its annual fundraiser at the Oak Hill Tavern. More...

Many to thank for filling bowls

We want to express our gratitude to the most gracious and generous community of Jamestown and those beyond who came together last Friday night to support the Empty Bowls fundraiser to provide for those in need and to support the arts in the school More...

Upcoming Events

Tree lighting in Kingston tonight

The Courthouse Center for the Arts is proud to announce its First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, tonight, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. A Rockefeller Plaza-sized tree will be featured in the courtyard. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Dec. 4 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. Monday, Dec. 8 Town Council meeting rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 15. Tuesday, Dec. 9 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets. More...

Historic mill will hold open house Dec. 7

The historic Shady Lea Mill, situated on the scenic Matatuxet River in North Kingstown, houses over 40 artists, artisans, and craftsmen working in various media. This Sunday, Dec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

At the Jamestown Community Chorus' winter concert Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, the Jamestown Community Youth Chorus will make its world debut. More...

Obituaries

Jeannette A. Laflamme, 79

Jeannette A. (Remillard) Laflamme of Jamestown, formerly of Springfield, Mass., died peacefully Nov. 30, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Emile N. More...

Stephen E. Gilman, 91

Stephen E. Gilman, 91, a resident of Jamestown for 52 years, died Nov. 22 in Sarasota, Fla., where he had lived for the past four years. He was the husband of the late Mary E. Gilman. He was a graduate of Rogers High School. 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...