December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Get ready to plunge tomorrow

The 34th annual Jamestown Penguin Plunge will be held at noon tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 1, at Mackerel Cove. More...

News

A YEAR IN PICTURES

Rob Bierregaard, in August, captured a young osprey, who had not yet fledged (taken its first flight). The bird was fitted with a satellite receiver for Bierregaard’s research project. More...

Budget tops school concerns in rough economic year

YEAR IN REVIEW

There is little doubt that 2009 will be remembered as a school year dominated by budget concerns and administrative changes, but Jamestown’s students and teachers provided many bright spots in an otherwise bleak year. More...

A YEAR IN PICTURES

Open space is a beautiful thing. The Godena Farm was aquired in late July by the Conanicut Island Land Trust in a $375,000 transaction. s Photo by Jeff McDonough More...

Sam Bari

If I were president, I would...

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

Welcome to the last day of the year. This is a time traditionally spent reflecting, looking at the year gone by, as well as years in the past, in an effort to help us prepare for tomorrow – the beginning of the future. More...

About Town

Book group to discuss Cather novel

The book discussion groups at the Jamestown library will discuss “O Pioneers!” by Willa Cather on Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. More...

CIAA announces next Town Hall art show

The Conanicut Island Art Association has announced its next show, “All Photography,” at the Town Hall gallery. Photographs may be dropped off on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Island bird count rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, the 27th annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 2. Those interested in taking part should meet at the Jamestown police station at 7:30 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 31

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. 29, 1909 More...

Obituaries

Marie B. Mack, 88

Marie B. Mack, 88, passed from this life on Dec. 18, 2009, at R.I. Hospital. She was born in the Olneyville section of Providence to her late parents, Anton Mackewicz and Eva (Kravis) Mackewicz. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE January 7, 2010 6:30 p.m. Executive Session: RIGL 42-46-5: Exception 2, Litigation re Appeal of Regents’ Decision More...

A YEAR IN PICTURES

Kids are fascinated by cannons. These island Boy Scouts got a lesson in 1700s-era artillery in May at the annual Conanicut Battery Day hosted by the Jamestown Historical Society. More...

Decisions make for dynamic Town Council year

YEAR IN REVIEW

A recap of the most significant Town Council decisions and debates in 2009 indicates that the year that ends tonight was nothing if not dynamic. More...

Editorial

A busy year ahead for Jamestown

• EDITORIAL •

Today, we are in countdown mode. The clock is ticking steadily as the year 2009 winds down to when the big ball drops. In this issue of the Jamestown Press, we take a look at the year that was. More...

Cartoon

Long-time Press cartoonist Dwight Smith passed away just before Thanksgiving this year. Above is his cartoon in reaction to Jamestown’s 0% property tax increase. More...

A new generation of ‘draft dodgers’

• VIEWPOINT •

Late next spring, nearly 250 Jamestown kids will graduate from high school. The majority will get their diplomas from North Kingstown High School. Most of the rest will come from private schools. More...

Letters to the Editor

I think I’ll stay in Jamestown

I moved to Jamestown in October, after having lived in Philadelphia for about two years. I am rarely moved to write a letter to the editor, but there is something quite amazing about the people who call this island home. More...

Review committee to report Jan. 7

The High School Review Committee will report its findings at the Jan. 7 meeting of the Jamestown School Committee. More...

Thanks to all for N.K. Booster Club support

The N.K.H.S. Booster Club wishes the N.K.H.S. community a very happy holiday season and thanks all who participated in our annual calendar sale. We congratulate our December winners, who will have checks sent to their home addresses this week. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Dec. 31 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 Jan.1 Noon, Penguin Plunge at Mackerel Cove. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

I’m appalled at being called a Nazi and a racist by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse because I may not share his political views. This is still America, a country I love and whose culture, traditions and Constitution I deeply cherish. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Jan. 4 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. The Jamestown Taxpayers Association will present a comparison of public and private sector benefit packages. Thursday, Jan. More...

POLICE LOG

Driving on a suspended license • Kevin Barrett, 47, of 1167 Tower Hill Rd. in North Kingstown, was charged Dec. More...

FIRE & EMS

12:52 p.m., Dec. 21, EMS 1, East Shore Road, refusal. 5:40 p.m., Dec. 21, EMS 1, Highland Drive, refusal. 7 p.m., Dec. 21, EMS 1, Beavertail Road, transported. 1:14 a.m., Dec. 24, EMS 1, Conanicus Avenue, canceled en route. 7:04 a.m., Dec. More...