December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrate the holidays in Jamestown this Saturday

Tree lighting caps busy day

Looking to get in the holiday spirit this weekend? Jamestown offi cially kicks off its holiday season with a full slate of festivities on Saturday, Dec. 5. More...

News

Winter brings seals, exotic birds to Narragansett Bay

An abundance of plant life, fish, mammals and avian life call Narragansett Bay home, but come winter time, a shift occurs. More...

Town Christmas tree is the biggest in 29 years

Placing the star atop the village Christmas tree has always provided a spectacular view for lucky tree-topper Mark Baker, but this year, the view is likely to be even better than ever. More...

‘Puppeteering’ a holiday tradition for several islanders

A henpecked innkeeper, quaking shepherds, singing barnyard animals and sheep that dance the “can can” – you’ll find all that and more tonight and tomorrow in the Nativity of the Christ puppet show at United Congregational Chu More...

Sam Bari

Remembering when all things were possible

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

Growing up in the Midwest after WWII was special. It was a magical time, when Big Brother was in development as a concept of fiction. More...

About Town

Youth basketball begins Saturday

The Jamestown Recreation Department will begin its youth basketball program this Saturday, Dec. 5. Boys in grades 4 through 8 will meet at 9 a.m. at the Lawn Avenue School gym. Girls in grades 4 through 8 will meet at 9 a.m. More...

BLMA to hold open house this Sunday

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will hold its annual holiday open house this Sunday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum. The event will feature gift ideas, refreshments and holiday decorations. More...

‘Mother Daze’ author at library Wednesday

Christine Carr, author of “Mother Daze: Tales from the Imperfect Playground,” will speak at the Jamestown library this Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 3

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, Dec. 1, 1909 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

In October, a three-part article on the keepers of the Dutch Island Light appeared in this newspaper. With permission from Publisher Jeff McDonough, the JHS is now publishing the articles in booklet form as a fundraiser for the society. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Dec. 3 7 p.m., Lawn Avenue School Library, the School Committee meets for a workshop. Monday, Dec. 7 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. More...

FIRE & EMS

10:32 a.m., Nov. 25, EMS 1, Pemberton Avenue, transported. 11:09 a.m., Nov. 25, EMS 2, Narragansett Avenue, transported. 4:07 p.m., Nov. 26, EMS 1, Lawn Avenue, transported. 2:24 p.m., Nov. 27, EMS 1, Seaside Drive, transported. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on a suspended license • Lauren Smalls, 21, of 895 Branch Ave. in Providence, was charged Nov. 22 with driving on a suspended license during a routine traffic stop on Route 138 east, according to police. More...

Battle against LNG readied

Grassroots efforts to block a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal proposed for Mt. Hope Bay have redoubled in the wake of a federal appellate court decision slamming the door on the R.I. More...

NKHS principal suspended

North Kingstown High School Principal Gerald Foley was suspended indefinitely last Wednesday afternoon by Superintendent Philip Thornton. More...

Editorial

Saturday events launch Christmas in Jamestown

The Christmas season on Conanicut Island is a merry and festive time of the year. And it all starts with the first Saturday in December when the whole community gets into the holiday spirit. This Saturday will be busy from dawn to dusk. More...

Links to town contracts at JamestownPress.com

In January, the town of Jamestown will begin negotiations on contracts with three different labor unions that are due for renewal in 2010. Readers have asked the Press to make the current contracts available. More...

Vital improvements

Ramon Ibarlucea surveys the rubble left behind after he demolished the restrooms Tuesday at the recreation center on Conanicus Avenue. New restroom facilities will soon be built. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reasons behind firing of principal

I would like to take this opportunity to clarify to parents and the community with regard to the leadership of the high school. More...

Thanks from St. Mark Outreach Committee

The members of the St. Mark Outreach Committee would like to thank the Boy Scouts for their hard work collecting donated food items left out by our Jamestown community for the food closet. They collected, sorted and boxed the items. More...

Remember homeless pets this holiday season

This holiday season, the Humane Society of Jamestown would like to reach out to our local animals shelters as they struggle to take care of the homeless cats and dogs in our area. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 3 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 Dec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

It will be a time-capsule trip back through the past 60 years for concertgoers at the Jamestown Community Chorus’ 60th anniversary concert the weekend of Dec. 12 and 13. More...

Obituaries

Collette (Aubin) Ploy

Collette (Aubin) Ploy of North Kingstown passed away Nov. 28 after a quick and courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late John R. Ploy. More...