December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Medical waste dumped at transfer station

The Jamestown Police are investigating the source of medical material that was illegally dumped in the town's compost pile sometime between late Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning. More...

News

Cold workers

Certified arborists Bear Scovil, left, and Melissa LeVangie brave the cold to take a survey of the trees in Jamestown. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Many volunteer opportunities in South County

SHO (Serving Communities, Helping Others, Opportunities for All) is a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities. Adults 18 and older are always welcome; a few positions for teens, ages 13 to 17, are also available at the SHO office. More...

Santa's helpers

Budd Oldewurtel, left, Riley Greene and Dustin Page wait for Santaon Saturday in his sleigh in front of Conanicut Marine Ship's Store. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

Housing authority scores high marks

The Jamestown Housing Authority recently underwent independent HUD inspections for Pemberton Apartments and Pemberton Place. More...

Do not raise taxes!

As I write a substantial check to the Town of Jamestown for quarterly taxes due next week, I have some advice for our town councilors. Do not raise our 2009 taxes. In fact, you should lower them. More...

Many helped with Christmas tree

I would like to thank all of the many Jamestowners who helped this year with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. More...

Upcoming Events

Annual Christmas bird count Dec. 27

The 2008 Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Dec. 27. Birdwatchers, experienced and novices alike, should gather at the Jamestown Police Station, 250 Conanicus Ave., at 6:30 a.m. More...

Holiday house tour slated for Dec. 13

The Junior League of Rhode, Inc. will sponsor its seventh annual house tour fundraising event, "Seaside Holiday: Narragansett- Not Just For Summer" in Narragansett on Saturday, Dec. 13. More...

Teen lecture series to focus on sensitivity toward gay youth

The Jamestown Teen Center will be hosting a youth speaker from Youth Pride Inc. for the "Speakers and Sundaes" Series on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at the Teen Center. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

At Christmas time, Jametown Postmaster Charlie Burns intercepts letters to Santa and sends them by very special delivery to the North Pole so they can be answered in time for Christmas. Some arrived at the Post Office last week. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jeff and Donna Sisson received a permit Dec. 3 to replace decking and siding at 29 Keel Ave., work estimated to cost $4,000. Island Properties LLC received a permit Dec. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Dec. 15 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, Dec. 17 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. Thursday, Dec. 18 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School library, the School Committee meets. More...

BIRTH

Fowler A daughter, Allison Dorothy Fowler, was born June 20, 2008 at Women & Infants' Hospital to Keleigh (Balzer) and Marc Fowler of Fall River, Mass. More...

Community chorus sings this weekend

This weekend, at the Central Baptist Church, the Jamestown Community Chorus will perform its highly entertaining show, "Fall into Winter." A Youth Chorus will also accompany the adults for what promises to be more than a Christmas show. More...

First run of E-ZPass should begin Tuesday

After almost a year in the making, the first cars should start passing through the E-ZPass system on the Newport Pell Bridge next week. Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Executive Director Buddy Croft said that Dec. More...

Santa visits Jamestown

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There was a large crowd on hand Saturday at East Ferry to greet Santa Claus as he made his annual arrival by boat to the island. Santa then met with youngsters at the Conanicut Marine Ship's Store. More...

Editorial

I love to learn new things

Flotsam and Jetsam

My grandmother told me many times that I should learn something new every day. And, I often find that whenever I set out to learn a new skill, I often learn other things that I didn't know I needed to learn. More...

Political Cartoon

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EDITORIAL

Ordinance needs stronger language

People say that they move to Jamestown because of its character. Often mentioned is the rural, small town atmosphere and the scenic, almost idyllic, seaside landscape that is an attraction and a comfort to us all. More...

Sam Bari

Annual holiday guide for men

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

As a service to my male readers, I compile the "Holiday Guide for Men" to help them get through the season without suffering from anxiety, frustration and confusion, and to help them survive the holidays with their marriages and relationships intac More...

About Town

Mitten drive

Mittens, hats and scarves fill the baskets at Town Hall for the annual mitten drive. Town Hall workers take the donations every year for the Women's Resource Center in Newport. Donations will be accepted until tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 12. More...

Youthful voices added to chorus program

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its "Fall Into Winter" program in two concerts, this Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec.14, at 3 p.m., at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., in Jamestown. More...

Learn to make a gingerbread house

Make a gingerbread house with Kathy Brownell at the Jamestown library on Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Adults and children of all ages are welcome. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 11 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5 - 7 p.m., CIAA show opening, Town Hall 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 11

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...

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...