December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

District mulls participation in ‘Race to the Top’ grants

Rhode Island is one of eight states that has been invited to Washington to meet with consultants about the Race to the Top grant application, according to Superintendent Marcia Lukon, who recently attended a meeting with R.I. More...

News

Suspended high school principal sues North Kingstown

North Kingstown High School Principal Gerald F. More...

Pinheiro, Barbera plan September wedding

Antonio and Karen Pinheiro of Jamestown, and Paul and Karen Barbera of North Kingstown, have announced the engagement of their children, Antonio Pinheiro Jr. and Mikhaela Barbera. More...

The old-fashioned way

These hardy islanders gave up and started shoveling after their snowblower was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of snow in their driveway. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Sam Bari

Upgrading Santa to a modernized version

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

For nearly three centuries, Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, St. Nick or whatever you want to call him has maintained a certain amount of dignity in his lifestyle, respecting long-accepted traditions. More...

About Town

JAC to kick off classes Jan. 9

The Jamestown Arts Center will host community art classes Jan. 9 through April 17 at the Jamestown Gallery at 47 Conanicus Ave. More...

Open recreation hours change

Open recreation time will be held for students in grades four through six at the Jamestown recreation center during school vacation week. Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, through Thursday, Dec. 31, the hours will be noon to 3 p.m. More...

Community piano performance Sunday

Samuel Hollister, an eighthgrader at Jamestown’s Lawn Avenue School, and Dennis Wu of East Greenwich, a senior at Rocky Hill School, will preview their programs for the Music Teachers National Association Eastern Division Competition on Sunday More...

Obituaries

JoAnne O. Barsumian

Barsumian JoAnne O. Barsumian passed away on Friday, More...

Cuts in state aid would sting Jamestown

Raising the prospect of painful budget decisions for Jamestown, Gov. Donald Carcieri has formally asked the legislature to slash state aid to R.I. municipalities. More...

Nativity pageant happens tonight

The town’s annual Christmas pageant is 5 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Dec. 24, on the Shoreby Hill green. More...

Planning commission hears Shores proposal

The Jamestown Planning Commission recommended a building project to the zoning board during its meeting last Wednesday after a presentation was made on behalf of Mark and Jeanne Girard, who intend to rebuild and expand on a plot of land at 7 Bark Av More...

Editorial

• EDITORIAL • EDITOR

We’ve got plenty of snow this year, Santa. You and your buddies, the reindeer, should not have any problems finding the proper landing zones on the island for that big red sleigh. Yes, we’re going to have a white Christmas. More...

A different perspective

Pedestrians on Narragansett Avenue had to make their way through a maze of white tunnels in the aftermath of last weekend’s blizzard, which dumped 20 inches of snow on the island. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hats off to snow clearers

Hats off and a huge thank you to all who worked so hard to clear our downtown for safe travel and parking. It was a pleasure to come up Narragansett Avenue and be able to navigate both the street and sidewalks. More...

Thanks for chorus concert help

On behalf of the Jamestown Community Chorus, I am writing to express our thanks and appreciation to the many, many people who helped make our gala 60th anniversary concerts such a success: More...

Thanks to club for beautiful decorations

Once again, we are decorated! On behalf of the trustees of the library and the people of Jamestown, I would like to thank the Jamestown Garden Club for decorating the library in the spirit of the season. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 24 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. 25 Merry Christmas! Saturday Dec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

After a long wait and much anxiety, tomorrow is the big day. Santa received the following letters earlier in the week, in plenty of time for his trip south: More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 24

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. 22, 1909 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Driving under the influence • Peter J. Graham, 63, of 40 Farewell St. in Newport, was charged Dec. 13 with driving under the influence during a stop on Conanicus Avenue, according to police. A court date was scheduled for Dec. More...

FIRE & EMS

11:05 a.m., Dec 14, EMS 1, Longfellow Road, transported. 12:07 p.m., Dec 14, EMS 2, Dutch Harbor Boat Yard, transported. 1:10 p.m., Dec 14, EMS 2, Whittier Road, transported. 5:08 a.m., Dec 15, EMS 1, Pemberton Avenue, transported. More...