December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Public works director announces retirement

Jamestown Public Works Director Steve Goslee, who has amassed a wealth of institutional knowledge during his decades at the department, is about to retire. More...

News

Kennel to Conanicut: Islander welcomes hounds into home

“I started rescuing stray dogs when I was a little girl,” said Julie Adams, one of the shelter partners of Paws New England, a rescue organization that places abandoned dogs in homes of the six New England states. More...

Jamestown, North Kingstown agree on deadline extension

The Jamestown School Committee approved an extension to push back the deadline for notifying North Kingstown if Jamestown will be sending additional students. More...

Island churches announce Christmas services

• Central Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with a candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. More...

Sam Bari

How ya doin’, Santa? (Part II)

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

Last week’s column ended with me looking through a knothole into the big locked room at the center of Mr. Vogel’s barn. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Friday, Dec. 24 8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church 5 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Matthews Church 5:30 p.m. Christmas pageant, St. Mark Church 7:30 p.m., Christmas candlelight service, Central Baptist Church 4 p.m., Christmas pageant, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

More unedited letters from island children to the North Pole: *** More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Bench warrant violation Mary E. Bennett, 42, of 57 Narragansett Ave., was charged Dec. 15 with a bench warrant violation for failure to appear in court for a driving with a suspended license charge, police said. More...

EMS RUNS

Dec. 12, 7:08 a.m., EMS-1, Columbia Avenue, Transported Dec. 12, 8:36 a.m., EMS-1, Narragansett Avenue, Transported Dec. 13, 8:41 a.m., EMS-1, Mast Street, Transported Dec. 13, 1:01 p.m., EMS-1, Pennsylvania Avenue, Transported Dec. More...

FIRE RUNS

Dec. 14, 12:47 a.m., Car 1, Car 3 and Engine 2 were sent to Columbia Avenue for a carbon monoxide alarm. Dec. 15, 8:51 a.m., Engine 2, Car 4 and Car 3 were dispatched to Columbia Avenue for a fire alarm. Dec. More...

Island’s conservation leader passes torch

Chaired panel for 26 years

Chris Powell is stepping down as chair of the Jamestown Conservation Commission after 26 years of passionate leadership that has resulted in quantifiable success. More...

Christmas pageant a community production

The annual Christmas pageant will be staged at the Shoreby Hill Green on Christmas Eve for the 35th consecutive year. The Jamestown tradition is a live re-enactment of the Nativity of Jesus at the manger in Bethlehem. More...

Deadlines for last paper of the year

The final issue of 2010 for the Jamestown Press will be published on Thursday, Dec. 30. However, advertising deadlines will be extended due to Christmas. Here are the deadlines: Display Advertising 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Editorial

dear santa...

Hey, big guy. It’s hard to believe that it is time again for our annual holiday letter. All is quiet here in Jamestown as the islanders are settling in for the long, cold winter ahead. More...

We three queens

Victoria Coulter, 8, (from left) Ella Coutler, 6, and Kate Maloney, 4, enjoy their time at the Teddy Bear Tea Party at Trattoria Simpatico on Dec. 19. More...

Letters to the Editor

Helping to keep islanders warm

I would like to thank the following ladies who joined me in knitting or crocheting scarves for the recipients of the Thanksgiving baskets in Jamestown: Wealther Ericson, Janet Burns, Barbara Cournoyer, Hope Darrigan, Karen Gabriele, Marion Sheehan a More...

‘Disappointing’ turbine situation

A wind turbine for the Town of Jamestown is dead. This will make some people happy. But I’m very disappointed. I’m disappointed because our town had an opportunity to make an impact in controlling some of our own energy independence. More...

Library’s holiday sing-along a success

The staff of the Jamestown library would like to extend a sincere thank you to Ellen Berry for introducing and implementing the holiday sing-along program at the library. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 23

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 24, 1910 More...