December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Visit with Santa tonight at the fire museum

Santa Claus will visit the Jamestown Fire Museum tonight, Thursday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. The Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department sponsors this visit with the jolly old elf. More...

News

Blow your horn

Caellum Kerr (left) and Gabe Zelaya-Rincon, both sixthgrade students at Lawn Avenue School, performed with the school’s jazz band at the R.I. State House last Monday as part of the R.I. More...

A band of merry elves

A crew of helpers was on hand recently to help decorate the Village Christmas tree, an annual symbol of the season. Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

BIRTHS

Moorehead A son, Magnus Robert Moorehead, was born Nov. 18, 2009, to Christina and Robert Moorehead Jr. of Jamestown, at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick. He weighed 7 pounds, six ounces. More...

About Town

Church services to celebrate Christmas

Island churches will hold several special services and Masses next week to celebrate the Christmas holiday. St. Matthew’s Church will hold two Holy Eucharist services on Thursday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. More...

‘Blue Christmas’ service Sunday

Central Baptist Church will offer a special service for those struggling with sadness during this holiday season at 5 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 20. More...

‘Dutch Island Light’ booklet now available

“Keepers of the Dutch Island Light” by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden, a booklet based on a three-part article that appeared in the Jamestown Press in October 2009, is now available at Baker’s Pharmacy, Conanicut Marine Services More...

Obituaries

Frank W. Hilton, 77

Frank W. Hilton, 77, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Wakefield, passed away on Dec. 5, 2009. He was the husband of Peg (Clendenning) and the late Edith (Sylvester), and the brother of the late Arthur W. Hilton. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION More...

New harbor plan gets nod from panel

The Jamestown Harbor Commission voted unanimously to pass both the harbor management plan and the harbor management ordinance during its Dec. 9 meeting. More...

Town administrator looks back – and ahead

Jamestown has a new Town Council, and a new year is rapidly approaching, but many of the issues tackled by the town this year will be on the table again in 2010. More...

Jamestown a test site for hybrid Chinese tree

Recently, Jamestown tree warden Steve Saracino, along with Jim Rugh and Tony Antine of the Jamestown Tree Preservation and Protection Committee, attended an urban tree symposium in Massachusetts. More...

Editorial

’Tis the season for caring and sharing

• EDITORIAL •

No time is busier than the holiday season. We find ourselves rushing about, attempting to find the right gifts and to get everything done in the nick of time. There are parties to attend and dinners to plan. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bring Foley back to NK

If your ship starts to drift off course, the first thing to do is throw the captain overboard. Firstyear superintendent Dr. Phil Thornton seems to think this is the best course of action for North Kingstown High School. More...

Thanks to Bari for on-target message

I would like to commend Sam Bari for his excellent article in last week’s Press. I think he was right on target with his message. Thank you for printing his article. Pat Hentschell Wakefield More...

Sam Bari

What we don’t want for Christmas

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

When people purchase gifts for those they love during the holiday season, thought and time generally goes into the selection, because the gift-giver’s greatest reward is a happy recipient. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 17 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

HO HO HO! Dear Santa, This is my big, huge Christmas list. I will be good for the rest of the year, the whole year, can you believe it? Thank you for coming to town. I love you, Matthew. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 17

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. 16, 1909 More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS

EMS runs 7:06 a.m., Dec. 7, EMS 2, Clinton Avenue, transported. 12:47 p.m., Dec. 7, EMS 1, Hull Street, transported. 12:53 p.m., Dec. 7, EMS 2, Grinnell Street, transported. 3:46 p.m., Dec. 7, EMS 1, Watson Street, transported. More...

POLICE LOG

Obstruction of officer More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jill Dolce received a permit Dec. 1 to construct a single-family home at 87 Mast St. Work estimated to cost $120,000. Robert and Linda Sutton received a permit Dec. 1 for a small addition to a home at 28 Rosemary Ln. More...