December 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Median samples

Eric Offenberg, director of engineering at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority, stands next to three sample concrete blocks for the new median on the Newport Bridge. More...

Water main installed on private road

The Planning Commission met briefly on Dec. 17 to dispatch one agenda item: a partial construction bond release requested on behalf of the Norman H. Reamer 2002 Trust. The bond is connected to work on a new water main on Hull Cove Farm Road. More...

Barring bad weather, Christmas Eve pageant will take place

Living Nativity scheduled for 5 p.m. on Shoreby Hill

For the 39th consecutive year, Shoreby Hill will be transformed into the little town of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. More...

About Town

Volunteers needed to count birds Saturday

The 33rd annual winter bird count will take place on Saturday, Dec. 27. Participants should meet at the police station at 7 a.m. Birders will be divided into groups to study four areas: the farms, north end, Beavertail and downtown. More...

Scouts will illuminate town New Year’s Eve

On Wednesday, Dec. 31, Boy Scout Troop 1 Jamestown will set out luminaries at three downtown locations: the East Ferry seawall, Veterans Memorial Square and Shoreby Hill. The luminaries will be distributed at 4 p.m. and extinguished after 7 p.m. More...

Cram police cruiser with canned goods

Beginning on Christmas and ending Jan. 5, residents can drop off nonperishable food items in the front lobby of the police station. Last year more than 200 donations were collected and donated to the local food pantry. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22 responded to 383 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 203 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits Dennis Keefe received a permit Nov. 26 to shingle a roof at 55 Bow St. Work estimated to cost $3,000. Bruce and Hazel Underhill received a permit Dec. 1 to repair a porch at 8 Priscilla Road. Work estimated to cost $2,000. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Dec. 29 6:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall More...

Declining science scores deceiving

Lawn School eighth-graders are less proficient in science than they were a year ago, according to the latest scores from the New England Common Assessment Program. More...

Restoring Round Marsh

The big aqua blue excavator from the state Department of Environmental Management has returned to town to continue the work on Round Marsh. More...

Editorial

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Jamestown Press

We will celebrate Christmas tomorrow, a special time of the year for those of all ages. Youngsters around the world will hardly be able to contain their excitement as they await to see what fine gifts that Santa Claus dropped down their chimneys. More...

Letters to the Editor

Rising sea level

I would just like to clarify a couple of points in Ken Shane’s excellent article last week about my recent presentation in Newport (“Oceanographer warns of rising sea levels”). More...

Library looks festive

The Jamestown Philomenian Library would like to acknowledge Judy and Winston Knight for their time and efforts in making the library such a beautiful and festive place for the holiday season. More...

Basketball court idea

Regarding last week’s article, “Tennis players object to basketball court,” I would like to clarify a few points that could have been misinterpreted. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Wednesday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 24

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. 25, 1914 More...

Obituaries

Regina W. (Littlefield) Gagne

Regina W. (Littlefield) Gagne, 90, of Jamestown, passed away Dec. 15, 2014. She was the wife of the late Paul M. Gagne. A lifelong resident of Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Glass and Regina (Tureck) Littlefield. Mrs. More...