December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School panel hears from Navy liason

A visit from Janet McCarthy, M.Ed., school liaison officer at the Newport Naval Station, during last Thursday’s school committee meeting prompted a discussion of one of the most difficult challenges facing Jamestown’s school community &n More...

News

Planning Commission preps for comprehensive plan survey

During its meeting last Wednesday, the Jamestown Planning Commission touched on a number of topics to be included in its updated comprehensive plan survey, which will be distributed this spring. More...

A speedy response

Firefighters were on site quickly after the fire horn’s call on Tuesday morning to extinguish an interior fire around an attic space at a home on Watson Avenue. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Thieves steal merchandise for pet benefit yard sale

When Barbara Szepatowski headed over to the Jamestown Shores building at about six o’clock last Saturday morning to open an “early bird” yard sale to benefit the Paws and Claws Pet Fund, she faced a rather unpleasant surprise. More...

Letters to the Editor

A regret at leaving Town Council

With the election now behind us and the new Town Council seated, I would like to take this opportunity to wish these new members every success in their term of office. More...

A successful ‘Willy Wonka’

There are so many ingredients that go into the making of a delicious performance. Like so many other recipes, if you omit just one item, the results are diminished. More...

Thanks for helping needy

Maggie Grenier and I would like to thank our very generous Jamestown neighbors for contributing to the food bank collection basket at McQuade’s Market. Also, the Thanksgiving basket donations for island residents were greatly appreciated. More...

Upcoming Events

Library winter book sale happening now

The Jamestown Philomenian Library is holding a winter book sale in the library’s gallery hallway. The sale is ongoing during regular library hours and will continue through Dec. 12. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 10 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...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 10

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. 7, 1909 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

9:41 p.m., Nov. 30, EMS 1, Conanicus Avenue, transported 5:30 p.m., Dec. 5, Conanicus Avenue, detail standby 5:29 p.m., Dec. 6, EMS 1, Intrepid Lane, transported This week, JEMS transported two patients to Newport Hospital. More...

POLICE LOG

Possession of marijuana/ obstruction of officer More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Fernand Malouin received a permit Nov. 20 to remove existing porch and replace it at 53 Steamboat St. Work estimated to cost $2,000. Andrew Kallfelz received a permit Nov. 20 to re-deck and replace porch steps at 56 Green Ln. More...

Council agrees to oppose LNG terminal

Resolution will be forwarded to state lawmakers

In its first full meeting, the new Town Council this week tackled myriad subjects ranging from routine business to major issues. More...

Santa arrives by boat

Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with their merry elves, wave to the crowd at the Conanicut Marina on Saturday. The couple, who reside at the North Pole, arrived in Jamestown by boat. More...

Chorus concert to reflect changing eras in Jamestown

A community can change a lot in the span of 60 years – names and faces are shuffled as families move into and out of the area, buildings appear and disappear, old traditions die, while others are born. More...

Editorial

Et cetera

Just say ‘No’ to LNG ships Kudos to the Town Council for tasking our town administrator on Monday with the job of drafting a resolution stating our community’s opposition to the planned LNG terminal in Mt. Hope Bay. More...

Sounds of the holidays

The Jamestown Community Band plays to a packed house Tuesday evening at the Portuguese American Citizens Club. The band wowed the audience with a zesty selection of holiday tunes. More...

Community commitment takes JAC from dream to reality

• VIEWPOINT •

Many Jamestowners are aware of the Jamestown Arts Center, but some may have questions about its purpose, scope and feasibility in this lessthan terrific economy. More...

Sam Bari

In search of the real Mr. Claus

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

Last year, I wrote about Santa sitting in our kitchen visiting my dad when I was around 5 or 6 years old. More...

About Town

JYC donates to community groups

The Jamestown Yacht Club, together with the Fools’ Rules Regatta Committee, has made the following donations, totaling $1,000, to local causes. More...

Salve Regina to host holiday concerts

The Salve Regina University Department of Performing Arts will present the Christmas Choral Concert, Hallelujah!, this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, at 8 p.m. More...

Holiday card and craft workshop at library

The Jamestown Philomenian Library will host a holiday card and craft workshop for teens, children and families in the library’s meeting hall tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Jamestown Community Chorus will celebrate 60 years this weekend with two outstanding concerts that Director B.J. Whitehouse says, “will be like no other we’ve produced in my 20 years.” More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE December 17, 2009 6:30 p.m. More...