December 31, 2008 RSS feed / News

Prepare pets for new baby's arrival

South County Hospital will sponsor an important class to help expectant parents who are pet owners, prepare their homes—and their pets—for the new arrival, so that all can be safe and happy. More...

Gingerbread houses

Moms and their young charges recently filled the big meeting room at the library to build gingerbread houses loaded with all kinds of sweet treats at the annual workshop. Photos by Kathy Brownell More...

Full-service family

The three sons, all students at military service academies, of newly-promoted Brigadier General Thomas Vandal, third from left, carry on the proud military tradition of their father. More...

Year in Review - Highlights of island sports in 2008

2008 was an exciting year for island sports and here are some of the highlights. More...

Christmas musical

Kindergartners at Melrose School perform their annual Christmas play for family and friends, complete with sign language and dance movements. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Holiday postcard

The Jamestown Community Farm became a winter wonderland on Dec. 20 following the season's first major snowstorm. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Islander retires from high sheriff position

Jamestown resident Joe Ford retired recently from his stint as Newport County Sheriff. He served seven years of a 10- year appointment as the county's sheriff and has worked for the state in a number of capacities for 32 years. More...

Book groups to discuss Saramago's 'Cave'

The next book to be read by the Jamestown Library Book Discussion Groups is "The Cave," by Jose Saramago. The group will discuss the book on Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Recently Gary and Cheryl Parker took the Press with them when they visited their son Morgan, who lives in Madrid. This picture was taken in Miranda, on the Ebro River, in the Rioja region of northern Spain. More...

Vandal receives first star

Col. Thomas S. Vandal was promoted to the rank of brigadier general on Nov. 14 at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia. Vandal is the step-son of islander Patricia Vandal and the son of the late Maurice Vandal. More...

Hockey victory

Four Jamestown kids on three different teams won championship games at the Newport County Youth Hockey Christmas Tournament, played at St. George's and Portsmouth Abbey. Here they are showing off their hard-earned medals and trophies. More...

Student art to hang in hospital gallery

Jamestown School student artists will display a range of two-dimensional art at the South County Hospital on Thursday, Jan. 8. A reception to honor the artists will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Town Council reflects on 2008 and sets goals for 2009

As 2008 draws to a close, the Jamestown Town Council and Town Administrator Bruce Keiser reflected on the accomplishments of 2008 and gave their separate and collective thoughts on the challenges facing the town in 2009. More...

School Committee foresees a fiscally challenging 2009

Financial considerations will remain a top concern for Jamestown schools in 2009, according to School Committee members. Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser expressed concern regarding the uncertainty of state aid. More...

New Year's Resolutions

Ben Roach "To my brush my teeth more often because I just got braces." More...