December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Council considers bids for former town office building

The Town Council, sitting as the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, at its Dec. 15 meeting discussed the only two proposals it received to purchase the former town office buildings at 44 Southwest Ave. More...

News

Riparian moorings still awash in controversy

A long-awaited ruling from the state department that oversees coastal development has failed to materialize—holding up the completion of the harbor ordinance on riparian moorings. More...

First place

Jamestown's Tory Dolce takes the lead in Saturday's girls' indoor track 1500 meter race. The meet was the first regular meet of the season for the North Kingstown girls' team. Photo by Adrienne Downing More...

Register now for MS walk/run event

With more options for walkers than ever before, the 20th Annual Walk MS will return to Rhode Island on April 19 with a brand new route in the capital city and two shorter walks for speedy support of those living with MS. More...

Letters to the Editor

Environmental awareness at school

In the past couple of weeks, Mr. Avedisian of North Kingstown High School has invited several environmentally-aware members of our local community to come and talk to my classmates and me. More...

Ironic letter draws response

I read with a great deal of interest Mr. Willis' letter in last week's edition of the Jamestown Press. I find it interesting that Mr. More...

Upcoming Events

Holiday Worship Services

Central Baptist Church On Christmas Eve there will be a Candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. More...

'Christmas story' on tap at Courthouse Center for the Arts

Get in the spirit with a holiday comedy performance at the Courthouse Center for the Arts. "A Christmas Story" is the delightful tale of Ralphie, a 9-yearold boy, obsessed with getting an official Red Ryder 200-Shot Air Rifle for Christmas. More...

Full season of educational lectures at art museum

The Newport Art Museum will host its eighty-second annual season of winter lectures in January and February with an entertaining, provocative and informative line-up of speakers and topics. The winter-long theme of the lectures will be exploration. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 18 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 2 - 6 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 - 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 6 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Dear Santa I have been a very good boy this year. I would appreciate some of these things. Some Legos, Nutcrackers and the 2008 Hess truck. I would also like some nerf guns and RCs, and surprises. Sincerely, Jackson H. More...

Obituaries

Cdr. John C. Powell, 89

Retired Navy Cdr. John C. Powell, 89, of Middletown and West Palm Beach, Fla., died peacefully at Newport Hospital on Dec. 11, 2008. He was the husband of Margaret Powell of Middletown. Born in Shawnee, Okla. in 1919, Cdr. Powell joined the U.S. More...

Eleanor L. Brown, 88

Eleanor L. (Hull) Brown, 88, of 9 Coronado St., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at Village House in Newport. She was the wife of the late Hugh Brown. Born on Jamestown, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Lillie (Ellis) Hull. 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...

Holiday deadlines at the Jamestown Press

Thursday, Dec. 25, is Christmas Day, and Thursday, Jan. 1, is New Year's Day. Here are the Jamestown Press deadlines for the next two weeks' newspapers, which will be published on Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 31. More...

Teen Center gets improvement ideas from evaluation

The Jamestown Teen Center is headed in the right direction, the town learned after the center recently underwent a program evaluation as part of the Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance. More...

Council passes new construction ordinance

The Town Council handled the hot topic of construction noise at its Dec. 15 meeting and passed an amendment to the Code of Ordinances concerning noise and construction activities with a 3 to 1 vote. More...

Editorial

Island Lookout

The election was the easy part. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

EDITORIAL

Level funding for next town, school budgets

Everywhere one turns these days, the future appears grim. Our national economy is in dire straits. Folks are waiting for the new president to take office in hopes that he can make things right again. But it will take more than one person. More...

Sam Bari

Presenting the annual holiday guide for women

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

Last week I compiled the holiday guide for men. This week, to be fair, it is the women's turn for much sought after advice for surviving the holidays with sanity, and if all goes well, marriages and relationships intact. More...

About Town

Art in progress

David Clancy creates a hand-blown glass trout at his studio at 382 North Main Road. Visitors are welcome to watch to artists at work as they create functional and one-of-a-kind glass works. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Teddy bear tea

Meadow Gouveia, 4, and Beary the Bear enjoy tea with Mrs. Claus at the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce's annual Teddy Bear Tea. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Air Force Lt. Col Andy Croft and his wife Vicki took the Press to Bodrum, Turkey, where she recently visited him. Lt. Col. Croft is spending a year in Turkey and his family is living in Jamestown. Here, they are on top of a Crusader-era castle. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 18

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 Mercer and Sally Garnett received a permit Dec. 9 to replace shingles on a house at 126 Longfellow Rd., work estimated to cost $5,000. John B. Monk received a permit Dec. More...

POLICE LOG

Obstructing justice charged Keith Gillis, 47, of 12 Friendship St., was charged Dec. 9 with obstructing an officer in the execution of duty and driving without a license, police said. More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 10:24 a.m., Dec. 9, Car 1 and 3, Engines 1 and 2, Ladder 1 and Tanker 1 were dispatched to Highland Drive for a good intent call. 10:36 a.m., Dec. 9, Car 3 and Special Services 1 were sent to Holmes Court to assist EMS. More...