December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas past in Jamestown

Islanders share holiday memories

Christmas has always been a time of excitement and celebration, a time of social festivities and family traditions, but Christmas celebrations, like every other social convention, grow and change with the passing years. More...

Bundle up for pageant tonight

Despite getting off to a late start due to Friday night's snowstorm, Saturday morning's rehearsal for Jamestown's annual Christmas pageant was good preparation for tonight's event. More...

News

High School winter sports season is underway

Most of the North Kingstown winter sports teams are well into their seasons. Both boys' and girls' swimming and indoor track were covered in a recent edition of the Jamestown Press. Here is an early season look at the remaining winter sports. More...

Office not all rosy in'The Receptionist'

Trinity Rep's latest offering of "The Receptionist" is described by director Curt Columbus as "TV's 'The Office' meets 'The Twilight Zone'." One could also say that George Orwell's "1984" comes alive in 2008. More...

LaBranche-Tucker wed

Adrienne Janel LaBranche and Dominic Michael Tucker were married Oct. 12 in an outdoor ceremony in Roanoke, Va. More...

Letters to the Editor

Garden club does wonderful job

On behalf of the trustees of the Jamestown Philomenian Library, the library staff and the people of Jamestown, we would like to thank the Jamestown Garden Club for decorating the library in the spirit of the season. More...

Good neighbor picks up mess

I live at 15 Dumpling Drive. Last week during one of the torrential rainstorms we had, skunks got into my garbage pails and tossed the stuff around my property pretty good. More...

Inequities exist among projects

As you are probably aware, there is a very large construction project at 366 East Shore Rd. My residence is just across the street from this project, so it has held my attention for some time. More...

Upcoming Events

Learn about geocaching at library

Join the Friends of the Jamestown Library on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. for a lively program on geocaching with guest presenter Chris Kracik. Kracik has been caching since 2004 as BBWolf of team BBWolf+3Pigs. More...

Plant society to hold talk on propagation

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society will hold a general meeting and program on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the North Kingstown Free Library. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Salk, Rooney make honors

Two students from Jamestown recently earned honor roll status for the first trimester at Providence Country Day School. Natalie Salk, class of 2009, received high honors. Conor Rooney, class of 2016, received honors. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Dear Santa, For Xsms I wnt a book Theories of Everything by Roz Chast, or a potato ormi 2 buck teeth. (Smily Face) HHHHHHHHHH Tania p.s. Dixen is a ODKRI (code) *** Dear Santa, I've ben very good this year. More...

Obituaries

Mildred Avis Desonie, 96

Mildred Avis Desonie, 96, died Nov. 24, 2008 at the South County Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lt. Col. James Desonie. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Avis and William Devolve. More...

Zachary Volpe, 89

Zachary Volpe, 89, of Providence, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. He was the husband of Anna L. (Puccetti) Volpe for 49 years and was the son of the late Elviro and Antonetta (Barricelli) Volpe. He was a gunners' mate in the U.S. More...

Thomas F. Huntington, 88

Thomas Foster Huntington, 88, died at home in Stonebridge at Montgomery, in Skillman, N.J. on December 16, 2008. He was the husband of Jean O'Neill Huntington. More...

Get your Jamestown calendar next week

The 2009 Jamestown Recycling Calendar will be included in the Dec. 31 issue of the Press. The colorful calendar is designed to hang on the wall and features pictures of Jamestown that were taken by islanders. More...

New Year's Eve paper deadlines at the Press

The next issue of the Jamestown Press will be published on Wednesday, Dec. 31. Following are the Jamestown Press deadlines for the next weeks' newspaper. Please note that the Jamestown Press office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 26. More...

Storm plays havoc on area roads

Although the bulk of the snow from this weekend's winter storm came down Friday evening and Saturday morning, crews from the Jamestown Department of Public Works were still at work Monday ensuring the island's roads stayed in the best shape possibl More...

Editorial

Dear Santa: I want my eyes back

Flotsam and Jetsam

It's been a very long time since I asked you to bring me anything for Christmas. I'm not really sure of the protocol. I haven't been naughty, per se, but sometimes I haven't exactly been nice either. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

EDITORIAL •

It's Christmas Eve and I know that you've got your hands quite full at the moment. You're busy packing the big red sleigh, carb-loading the reindeer and making sure that those little guys with the pointy ears haven't forgotten anything. Mrs. More...

Sam Bari

The undeniable Mr. Claus

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

Tonight is an important night to every boy and girl around the world. 'Tis the night before Christmas when Santa flies his sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer. More...

About Town

Dressed in white

A lone jogger enjoys the storm scenery as he makes his way down Beavertail Road on Sunday morning. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Harvest time

An oyster farmer hauls in his catch at the oyster farm off of Fort Getty. The oysters grow for two years before the farmer harvests them. Photo by Vic Richardson More...

New family members

The Ferguson family, bottom, was busy building a snowman and a snowwoman on Sunday. From left to right are Nick, Caroline, Taylor and Connor Ferguson. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 25 Merry Christmas 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew's Church 8 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous, St. Lucy's Church, Middletown Friday Dec. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 24

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 Gayle Amaral received a permit Dec. 19 to re-roof a house at 8 Plymouth Rd., work estimated to cost $3,672. Electrical permits Guido Carella received a permit Dec. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Dec. 24 Town offices close at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 25 Town offices closed for Christmas. Thursday, Dec. 26 Town offices closed for Christmas holiday. Wednesday, Dec. 31 Town offices close at 11:45 a.m. More...

POLICE LOG

Felony and simple assault charged Guy Frigon, 50, of 865 East Shore Rd., was charged Dec. 21 with felony assault and possession of crack cocaine, police said. 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...