December 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Island pilot tours R.I. airports while on leave

One engine. Two hours. Eight airports. That is how Adam Sugalski spent his afternoon on Nov. 7. More...

DEM emphasizes hunting regulations

The Department of Environmental Management reminds all Rhode Islanders that, for safety reasons, they must wear fluorescent orange when they are in state management areas during the shotgun deer-hunting season, which opened on Saturday, Dec. 4. More...

Family history unveiled, traced back to Jamestown

Walter Anthony was the first black student to walk across the stage at Sheepshead Bay High School’s 1961 inaugural graduation in Brooklyn, N.Y. He remembers walking to school, running track, and going home. More...

Sam Bari

Times they are a-changin’

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

The old Bob Dylan tune, “The Times They are a-Changin’,” is more meaningful than ever before. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 9 3 to 4 p.m. children’s book club, library, 423-7280 6 to 8 p.m., Wreath decorating, recreation center, 423-7261 Friday, Dec. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Jamestown Community Band’s annual Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 14, will have a new opening. The 7 p.m. performance will be preceded by a special jazz Christmas performance by the Aaron Cote Combo at 6:40 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Tarantino

Joseph A., Tarantino, M.D., 87, of High Service Avenue and 53 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, passed away Nov. 13, 2010 at Newport Hospital, surrounded by his family. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE December 16, 2010 6:30 p.m. More...

Council delays voting on turbine, harbor ordinance

The Jamestown Town Council was expected to vote on a preliminary expenditure for a study that could determine its final decision on a Taylor Point wind turbine during its Dec. More...

Comprehensive community plan dissected by commission

There being no reports and no new business, the Jamestown Planning Commission made short work of one of two old business items at its Dec. 1 meeting. More...

Brakes put on North Road speed-limit reduction proposal

The Jamestown Town Council this week opted that any decision on a speed-limit reduction along the Great Creek stretch of North Road should await the findings of a state traffic study. More...

Editorial

Taxpayers’ applaud negotiations by teachers, committee

VIEWPOINT

The School Committee and the Jamestown Teachers Association recently renegotiated the teacher contract for new terms effective through June 30, 2012. More...

Letters to the Editor

Wind turbine a waste of money

To 69 percent of the registered votes in Jamestown, you either voted “no” in the wind turbine $6.5-million bond referendum or chose not to vote, yet Jeff Mc- Donough, the publisher of the Jamestown Press, proclaimed “Jamestowner More...

Appreciation to tree lighting volunteers

I would like to thank all of the Jamestowners who helped this year with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. More...

The perfect Christmas gift from husband

It’s about that time in the holiday season when I become most aware of “stuff.” How much I have, how much I am purchasing for others, and how much I don’t want anymore – as a woman of a certain age, “stuff” More...

About Town

Chamber hosts holiday horse-drawn hayrides

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host holiday horse-drawn hayrides on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. The hayrides will depart from the Conanicut Marine Services Ship’s Store at 20 Narragansett Ave. More...

Community band to hold holiday concert

The Jamestown Community Band will present its annual holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Portuguese American Citizens Club at 128 Narragansett Ave. More...

Driver’s ed will be held at fire station

A driver’s education class will be held at the Jamestown Fire Station starting on Dec. 10 and ending on Jan. 7. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 9

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. More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Dec. 13 7 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town Hall. Tuesday, Dec. 14 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission meets at Town Hall The Zoning Board Review has been cancelled Wednesday, Dec. More...

POLICE LOG

Child molestation charged Michael J. Caswell, 48, of 19 Clinton Ave., was charged on Dec. 3 with first-degree child molestation. The case remains under investigation, police said. More...

FIRE AND EMS

Fire runs Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., all companies participated in EVOC training. Nov. 3, 9:50 p.m., Engine 1, Engine 3, Car 2 and Car 1 went to Narragansett Avenue for water leaking into a fire alarm system. Nov. More...