November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Subdivision on Narragansett Avenue approved

The single item of new business was dispatched with speed at the Nov. 17 Planning Commission meeting. More...

Humane Society announces contest winners

The fall 2010 Humane Society of Jamestown’s photo contest winners will be featured in the 2011 Humane Society of Jamestown calendar. The winners are: More...

Prout School announces first quarter honor roll

The Prout School in Wakefield announced its first quarter honor roll. More...

Sam Bari

The truth about Turkey Day

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

Anyone who studied American history is well aware that the celebration of the first Thanksgiving in 1621 came close to being a total disaster. More...

About Town

Library closed for Thanksgiving

The Jamestown Library will close on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., and will be closed the entire day on Thursday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. The library will be open during regular hours on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Practice dates near for holiday sing-along

The Jamestown library invites children ages 5 to 12 to the library from 3 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 for a holiday singalong. More...

Art and craft fair at Melrose School

Conanicut Island Art Association’s Holiday Art and Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Melrose School. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of November 25

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 Journal, November 26, 2010 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

First offense DUI/ B.A.C. .15 or greater More...

FIRE & EMS

Fire runs 11:52 a.m. Nov. 18, Car 1 and Engine 2 were dispatched to Racquet Rd. for a fire alarm. 11:59 a.m. Nov. 18, Engine 2 went to Narragansett Ave. for a fire alarm investigation. 7:30 p.m. Nov. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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

Committee approves new teacher contracts

Just one day after the Jamestown Teachers Association ratifi ed their contract, the School Committee approved the terms during their Nov. 18 meeting. More...

RIDOT funding possible for island bike path

Jamestown has requested a Rhode Island Department of Transportation grant to pay for the first phase of its bike route initiative, and RIDOT is amenable to the request, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser learned during a meeting with RIDOT director Mic More...

A Thanksgiving story: Woman finds new home with island family

Having a roof over your head, a meal on the table and a hot shower every day is quickly becoming a new form of luxury. These were things that many of us had taken for granted. More...

Editorial

Giving thanks

• EDITORIAL •

Thanksgiving is an American holiday that is rooted in the foundation of our nation. That first Thanksgiving took place just a few miles from Jamestown. More...

Ready for the mud

These electric kilns were among the ceramic equipment that was recently donated to the Jamestown Art Center. More...

Letters to the Editor

Theatre like a second family

I cannot believe it has been 20 years since I first stepped onto the stage at the rec center as a Lost Boy. I have to laugh when I think about how well my character’s name described the girl I was back then. More...

Beware of fake charities

Recently, I received a handwritten “charitable contribution” solicitation from a Jamestown neighbor for a foundation raising money for autism research. More...

Arts Center awarded grant for renovations

On Nov. 3, the Jamestown Arts Center received word that the Prospect Hill Foundation approved a two-year $50,000 ($25,000 per year) matching grant to support renovations at 18 Valley St. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday Nov. 24 Happy Thanksgiving! Friday Nov. 25 8:30 a.m., Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 10 a.m., Gentle Yoga, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 10:15 a.m., Storytime for ages 2 to 5, library 5 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to islander Ross Bohensky who has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievment Medal for service above rank and duty. More...

Obituaries

Timothy O’Connell

Timothy John O’Connell, 63, a long-time Jamestown resident, died on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. More...

Richard J. Howland

Richard J. Howland, 70, of Steamboat Street, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Trudy Howland for 22 years. Born in Portland, Maine, and raised on Peaks Island, Maine, he was the son of the late Richard F. More...