December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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newportFILM to show ‘The Island President’

In January, newportFILM will hold a Mini-Fest, which the group does every couple of months to create the spirit of a film festival. The mission is to bring educational and entertaining independent film programming to the community. More...

Fifth grade awarded money for math, science

For the past year, sixth-graders at the Lawn Avenue School have been learning science and math in an experimental learning setting through the Science and Math Scholars Project (SAMS). More...

GOLDEN NIGHT

Art and Jan Washburn, owners of Art’s Auto Body on Southwest Avenue, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25. They were married in Jonesboro, Ga., in 1961. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hundreds of islanders sign Fort Getty petition

Our most grateful thanks go to all of the citizens of Jamestown who signed the petition about Fort Getty. More than 475 faxed, scanned, authorized, photographed, hand-delivered signatures were brought to us in less than six days. More...

Obama Administration should restore water act

For Rhode Islanders, Narragansett Bay is a scenic treasure, perfect for boating, fishing and other recreational activities, as well as a foundation of our economy, essential for touristdependent, recreational and marine businesses. More...

Thanks to everyone who helped with JCC concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus wishes to thank everyone who had a hand in the huge success of our soldout concert – “Favorite Choruses from Handel’s Messiah with Festival Orchestra and English Carols” – which took place More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 22 6 a.m., open yoga, Hammett Court 8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Arts Center 10 a.m., gentle flow yoga, Hammett Court 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 22

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, Dec. 22, 1911 More...

Panel votes to revise harbor ordinance

Coast Guard sends memo to town telling it to register all water buoys, markers

The harbor commissioners are not finished with the Harbor Management Ordinance, it turns out. The panel voted at its Dec. 14 meeting to update the new ordinance, this time to establish how the local authority will regulate private aids to navigation. More...

Jamestown Fish opening this week

The partners at the island’s newest restaurant, Jamestown Fish, this week are taking the wraps off of their creation as they open the doors to an anxious and curious public. More...

Editorial

The Island Garden

Understanding fertilizers

We’ve all been into the hardware store and seen bags of fertilizer piled high. We may also have succumbed to the temptation to buy a few of the bags. Of course, nobody in their right mind attempts to lift them. More...

Merry Christmas

This is the one time of the year when everyone is hoping for a bit of snow so that we might have a white Christmas. Whether or not we get the snow, Christmas remains a unique holiday. More...

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About Town

Craft workshop today at library for children

A workshop to create holiday ornaments will be held in the children’s room at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

Bird count planned for first Saturday in 2012

The 29th annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Jan. 7. Anyone interested should meet at the Jamestown Police Station at 7 a.m. More...

Library will be closed Christmas, New Year’s

The Jamestown Philomenian Library has recently released its holiday hours. The library will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 24, to Monday, Dec. 26, and again from Saturday, Dec. 31, to Monday, Jan. 2. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

We caught up with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they were leaving the island recently after a pre-Christmas visit and gave me this exclusive interview: Walrus: Where are you two going from here? Santa: We have to head back to the North Pole. More...

Obituaries

Margaret K. (Going) Settipane

Margaret K. (Going) Settipane, 78, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 10, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John Christopher Going and Isabelle Marie (Burke). More...