December 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Planning Commission: Year in Review

YEAR IN REVIEW

The Jamestown Planning Commission designed and executed a lengthy comprehensive plan survey in order to better inform their decennial review of the Jamestown Comprehensive Community Plan. More...

Carcieri, Chafee sign resolution opposing LNG project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has received and acknowledged a package of strongly worded comprehensive resolutions opposing the Hess Weaver’s Cove Energy LNG importing project proposed to be built in Mount Hope Bay with tanker More...

Budget debates and a full agenda keep Town Council busy in 2010

YEAR IN REVIEW

Jamestown’s Town Council had an eventful 2010, with much of the year punctuated by a protracted dispute, which didn’t end until the most rancorous Financial Town Meeting in recent memory. More...

Letters to the Editor

Volunteer ‘rescues’ pageant

The Christmas Pageant was in danger of being canceled. At the last minute, Mary Waddington came to the rescue. Living in Jamestown we all know how volunteers enhance our island community. Mary exemplifi ed that tradition and we are grateful. More...

Your letters are welcome

The Jamestown Press invites readers’ letters about issues of local concern. Letters are limited to 500 words in length and should include a daytime telephone number for verification. Your letters may be e-mailed to News@JamestownPress.com. More...

Mitten drive has successful season

Once again the generosity of the residents of Jamestown was overwhelming. The annual mitten drive was a huge success. This year we collected 279 items and in separating the combinations for counting purposes the total came to an amazing 310 items. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 308 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Country Club9 a.m., Ladies’ Breakfast, Slice of Heaven10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, Jamestown Country Club5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Here are some New Year’s resolutions from some Jamestown residents. Linda Knowles: To be the person I aspire to be. Denise Wallace: To try to be more understanding toward my children. Julie Fauxbell: Drink more coffee. More...

Obituaries

Eileen Marie Daly

Eileen Marie (Schlink) Daly, 49, of Sophia Circle, North Kingstown, and formerly of Cranston, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the Jane Brown Unit of Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Robert W. Daly. More...

Frederick Albert Reif

Frederick Albert Reif, 87, of Jamestown, died Dec. 17, 2010, at Newport Hospital. More...

John D. Willingham

John D. Willingham, 78, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. Born Jan. 9, 1932 in Dearborn, Mich., John was the son of the late Cecil and Frances (Nail) Willingham. More...

First blizzard of winter hits island

The first storm of the winter was a blizzard. It dropped about a foot a snow onto the island, and aside from a snowblower fire, it headed out to the ocean without incident. “It went superbly,” said Town Administrator Bruce Keiser. More...

Fire destroys north end home

About 45 firefighters reported to a late evening fire on Dec. 23, which destroyed the home of Stephen and Helen Benjamin at 1235 North Main Road in Jamestown. More...

Editorial

Happy New Year!

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Sliding snow fun

A youngster pulls his snow sled as he climbs to the top of Shoreby Hill on Monday following a major snowstorm that blanketed much of the East Coast. Shoreby Hill is a popular spot for sledding. More...

Christmas Pageant

The shepherds prepare for their entrance in the annual Christmas Pageant held on Christmas Eve on Shoreby Hill green. It was the 35th year for the live re-enactment of the Nativity. More...

Sam Bari

The ‘i’ gifts were the big winners this year

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

The survey results are in. Everybody wanted something electronic. If you gave a Christmas gift starting with an “i” as in iPhone, iPad or iPod – you are Santa incarnate. More...

About Town

Penguin Plunge scheduled for New Year’s Day

The 35th anniversary of the Jamestown Penguin Plunge will take place on Jan. 1 at Mackerel Cove. Hundreds at participants plan to hit the waters at noon to take part in one of the original New Year’s Day plunges in Rhode Island. More...

Teen center seeks members for council

Adolescents Making Programs for Teens, the Teen Center’s youth advisory council, seeks new members for 2011. AMPT meets on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Teen Center. More...

Navy chorus invites singers for new year

The Newport Navy Choristers seeks new members in all voice ranges for the 2011 spring season. More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of December 30

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 31, 1910 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

First offense DUI More...

FIRE RUNS

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EMS RUNS

Dec. 20, 12:25 p.m., EMS-1, High Street, Transported Dec. 22, 6:21 a.m., EMS-1, Racquet Road, Refused Dec. 22, 10:22 p.m., EMS-1, N. Bay View Drive, Transported Dec. 23, 4:25 p.m., EMS-1, Washington Street, Transported Dec. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION More...