2008-12-04

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Christmas comes to Jamestown this weekend

Festivities kick off the island's holiday season

Christmas will take center stage in Jamestown this weekend with a schedule chock full of holiday island festivities. There will be a twinkle of colorful lights and caroling to warm your soul. Best of all, Santa Claus will drop in for his annual visit. To get in the proper holiday spirit, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t miss […]

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Carol Cronin’s first book is full of surprises



A boy, a boat, and a bump on the head were all the elements needed for Carol Newman Cronin to write her first published work of fiction, “Oliver’s Surprise: A Boy, a Schooner, and the Great Hurricane of 1938.” Using Jamestown and Narragansett Bay as the setting, the nautical tale is a treasure chest of surprises. Cronin’s 12-year-old nephew, Oliver […]

Man accused of bilking investors out of $500K



State police arrested a Jamestown man on Tuesday for the second time after they determined that he scammed investors out of over $500,000. Charles Pruenca, of 89 Frigate St., faces three felony charges of obtaining money under false pretenses and one count of delivery of a fraudulent check over $1,000. Pruenca was arrested Nov. 5 on charges that, while posing […]

New staff appointed at skin center



Sea Mist, a skin practice in the South County Commons, announced recently that Dr. Louis V. Colavecchio, a board certified dermatologist, has joined the practice as the new medical director. In addition, Barbara Haskins, a Jamestown native, has joined the practice as the new esthetician, specializing in customized facials. At Sea Mist, clients are welcomed into the beautiful skin spa […]

Ocean Essence Spa under new ownership



The winds of change are blowing at Ocean Essence Spa and Therapeutic Massage on Narragansett Avenue. Kimberly Gregorzek, the new owner and a licensed massage therapist, is looking forward to bringing the health benefi ts of therapeutic massage to the spa experience. “As a full time massage therapist, I see therapeutic massage as a quality of life issue,” Gregorzek said. […]

North football ends great season with loss in the semi-finals



The North Kingstown High School football team ended their season on Tuesday night with a tough loss to undefeated La Salle in the state semifinals. With a regular season record of 8-3, North went into the game determined to challenge La Salle and show them how they improved since their first meeting earlier in the season. “It was a great […]

People need your help to heat their homes



The Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund announces that the 23rd annual “Warm Thy Neighbor” campaign is now underway. Major Doug Burr, the state coordinator of The Salvation Army of Rhode Island, which administers the fund, said sponsoring energy companies presented their annual donations at the recent campaign kickoff. The monies will be put to use immediately to help Rhode […]

Christmas stories on public radio this weekend



Trinity Rep will continue its third season of Trinity Rep Radio Theater, created in partnership with WRNI, a service of Rhode Island Public Radio. Hosted by WRNI’s Morning Edition Host Bob Seay, the next installment of the show is entitled The Holidays, and will air the weekend of Dec. 5 to 7. The December episode features the talents of resident […]