November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local lifesavers lend a helping hand

Islanders helped save 108 lives last week, simply by braving the sting of a needle prick. More...

News

Planning panel discusses proposed projects under new code

Complex terminology and emerging loopholes in the recently passed zoning amendments provided ample conversation for the Planning Commission during last Wednesday’s meeting as the group worked to provide additional clarity on the document. More...

School attendance rates return to normal

Superintendent Marcia Lukon told the school committee last Thursday night that the recent H1N1 school vaccination clinics were successful. More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

Bill Levin and Laurie Martin of Mizzen Avenue took the Jamestown Press along when they traveled to the Seychelle Islands in the Indian Ocean recently to visit Bill’s son and daughter-in-law, who More...

Sam Bari

Man the battle stations — the holidays are about to begin

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

Tomorrow officially kicks off the 2009 holiday season that has been conveniently designed to include Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. More...

About Town

Kids can help decorate library this Friday

Calling all kids – the Jamestown Philomenian Library needs your help to decorate the children’s room for the winter season on Friday, Nov. 27, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Gilbert Stuart’s birth to be celebrated

The Gilbert Stuart Museum will mark the birthday of Gilbert Stuart with a “Candlelight Celebration: The five ages of Gilbert Stuart at the Gilbert Stuart Museum,” on Friday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Library announces Thanksgiving hours

The Jamestown library will close today, Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving Day. The library will be open for regular hours on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 25

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. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, Nov. 24, 1909 More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING DECEMBER 15, 2009, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, R More...

Wind turbine debate now before Town Council

Although the Wind Energy Committee has endorsed Ft. More...

Making Thanksgiving possible

Jamestown Rotary Club members Win Reed and Nick Morenzi place a frozen turkey Sunday into a box loaded with food for a Thanksgiving feast. More...

Local artist wins international award for greeting card design

Local artist Shirley Bell never really expected to win the prestigious Louie Award when she submitted her dragonfly tree holiday card for consideration, but that’s exactly what happened. More...

Editorial

Drawing

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Reasons to give thanks in 2009

• EDITORIAL •

Tomorrow, we’ll gather around the dinner table in the company of dear family and friends to partake in an annual feast. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for your support

Once again, I find myself humbled by the extent of your confidence in and support of my run for Town Council. Thank you very much for your votes and your well wishes. More...

Put your family on the village tree

Did you know that each of the golden bell ornaments on the Jamestown Village Christmas Tree has a name on it? Over the years, Jamestowners have purchased bells to help defray the cost of the Jamestown tree lighting ceremony. More...

Wind turbine an important decision

Mr. Basso’s letter about the Wind Energy Committee’s presentation last week reveals his doubts about the wisdom of constructing a wind turbine on our island. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Day 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthew’s Church Friday Nov. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

What do you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving? Trish O’Brien: Living in Oz. Kellie Brown: Family and friends. Andrea von Hohenleiten: All my boys are home. Alice Dunn: Having made it to Nov. 16 and celebrating another birthday. More...

Obituaries

Dwight S. Smith, 60

Dwight S. Smith, 60, of Intrepid Lane in Jamestown, died at home last Friday, Nov. 20, after a determined and dignified battle with cancer. He was the husband of Judith (Hortman) Smith. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Dec. 3 5 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets for a goal-setting workshop. Monday, Dec. 7 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on a suspended license • Sheila M. Souliere, 41, of 39 Rosemere Rd. in Cumberland, was charged Nov. 18 with first-offense driving on a suspended license during a stop on Route 138 east, according to police. More...

FIRE & EMS

10:24 a.m., Nov 17, EMS 1, 246 America Way, transported. 7:28 p.m., Nov 17, EMS 1, 94 Seaside Dr., transported. 9:22 a.m., Nov 18, EMS 1, 10 Mast St., transported. 8:16 a.m., Nov 19, EMS 1, 31 Mizzen Ave., refused transport. More...