December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

LNG panel focuses on next ‘Congress of Councils’

Setting the date for a second Congress of Councils topped the agenda at the Nov. 23 meeting of the LNG Threat Committee. More...

News

Long-time resident reminisces about hurricanes and parakeets

Manny Neronha Jr. is a storyteller. Interviewed as part of the Jamestown Historical Society’s Oral History Project, Manny recounted two notable tales from his Jamestown youth. More...

Local authors discuss new book about workplace conflicts

Finding a job in today’s economy is only half the problem. The other half is keeping the job. Competition to maintain employment in the current economic climate is particularly important. More...

Just for kicks

Mei-Ella Vickers, a fifth grader a Lawn Avenue School, was presented with a black belt in Matsubayahsi-ryu, a defensive form of martial arts, on Sunday, Nov. 14. More...

Sam Bari

Gift-buying guide for him and her

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

Yup! It’s that magic time of year when we must take on the delicate task of buying a gift for our significant others. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 2 6 to 8 p.m., Wreath decorating, recreation center, 423-7261 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Introductory yoga, library, 423-1288 7 to 10 p.m., Salsa Night, Jamestown Arts Center, fee Friday, Dec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

A 37-inch flat-screen HDTV heads up an impressive list of raffle items to be won at the St. Mark Church Christmas Festival on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 2

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, December 3, 1910 More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

Jamestown Golf Course More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Dec. 6 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 8 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Commission meets More...

POLICE LOG

Attempted breaking and entering, willful trespassing More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire runs Nov. 25, 8:35 a.m., Car 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 were dispatched to Beavertail Road for an EMS assist. Nov. 25, 5:55 p.m., Car 1, Car 2, Car 3, Engine 2 and Engine 1 went to Union Street for a kitchen fire. Nov. More...

Getting ready for Saturday

The jolly ol’ elf himself, Santa Claus, was seen (above) in Jamestown on Wednesday getting his beard trimmed by Cathryn Jamieson at the Cathryn Jamieson Salon. More...

Santa reigns over island Holiday Stroll

The holiday festivities will be in full swing for the first weekend of December and islanders won’t have to go far to get into the Christmas spirit. Santa Claus is expected to make his annual arrival by boat at East Ferry, too. More...

Editorial

Jamestowners want to go green with our island’s wind power

• EDITORIAL •

There is no doubt. Jamestowners want the town to erect a wind turbine and sell the electricity it generates to National Grid. More...

Season’s decor

Slice of Heaven was decorated this week and ready to the holiday season. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for love and support

We would like to thank everyone for their love and support of Rose Fraley, 81, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 13. Art and Dee Christman Jamestown More...

Prout students perform ‘great’

I had the pleasure of being in the audience for “The Boys Next Door” at the Prout School on Nov. 19. The play is about four men with developmental disabilities who live together, their staff and their friends. More...

School applauds negotiations

Recent media coverage of the school committee’s contract settlement with the Jamestown Teachers Association correctly reported key changes in the economic terms of the agreement. More...

About Town

Lighthouse Museum shows holiday spirit

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum will host a holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be refreshments, including homemade cookies and apple cider, and the lighthouse is decorated for Christmas. More...

Free yoga session for beginners at library

Yoga instructor Diana McCallister will hold an introductory yoga session at the Jamestown library on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The free class will teach yoga newcomers about the philosophy and physical practice of yoga. More...

Arts Center readies for salsa night, open house

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold two events in the first week of December. On Thursday, Dec. 2, the center will host Salsa Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Chili and beverages at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Priscilla Manning Porter

Priscilla Manning Porter died peacefully at home on Nov. 14, 2010 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 93 and had been actively working at the craft of fusing glass in her Washington, Conn. More...

Barry Marshall

Barry Marshall, 56, formerly of Newport and More...