November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Consultant to amend pattern book

The Planning Commission decided at its Nov. 19 meeting to consult an expert before wrapping up its months-long debate over how to fix a faulty section in the zoning ordinance. More...

Visit Barnes & Noble Saturday to benefit Lawn School students

The Barnes & Noble bookstore in Middletown is helping support Lawn School’s eighth-grade class trip by offering a percentage of sales to the students. More...

Stars and stripes

By raising a new flag, children of military families took part in a ceremony at Melrose School last week to honor Military Family Appreciation Month. More...

About Town

Community chorus to perform two concerts

The Jamestown Community Chorus will celebrate the holiday season with two concerts on the first weekend in December. Tickets for “Silver Bells” will go on sale on Saturday, Nov. More...

Hairdresser offering instructional courses

Anita Haircut will begin holding workshops for beginning hair stylists. The one-hour sessions will teach students how to create braids, updos, blowouts and other hairstyles. The one-on-one workshops will also include makeup tips. More...

Make holiday wreath at farm on Saturday

Farm manager Lynda Sutton will lead her fourth annual wreath workshop at the Jamestown Community Farm on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sutton will instruct participants how to make decorative wreaths for the holidays. More...

Obituaries

Manuel F. Dutra Jr.

Manuel F. Dutra Jr., 82, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Anna Marie (Botelho) Dutra for 59 years. More...

Support small biz, shop local Saturday

Small Business Saturday is this weekend, and in a town with no Walmart or CVS, bricks-and-mortar owners are hoping for an added push entering the holiday shopping season. More...

Town, Holy Ghost Society agree on sale terms for PAC

Jamestown will offer the Holy Ghost Society $800,000 for the Portuguese American Citizens Club, Council President Kristine Trocki indicated on Monday night. Trocki reported the council voted unanimously in executive session on Nov. More...

Editorial

Giving our thanks recalls our history

On Thursday we will gather with our family and friends to observe Thanksgiving with a traditional dinner. What is this holiday all about? More...

Let’s shop local on Small Business Saturday

In case you did not know, shopping local now has its own special day. Small Business Saturday will be observed on Nov. 29. Most small businesses are local. More...

Letters to the Editor

Alleged water problem

Water rates in Jamestown are rising. The solution is to increase the number of customers to share the burden, a plan that allegedly may have consequences on the amount of water available in a period of distress. There are, however, proven solutions. More...

Senior groups unite

There is currently a petition being circulated in Jamestown that states, “We the undersigned seek to bring awareness, to improve the recreational, social, physical services, activities and programs for the senior citizens in the town of Jamesto More...

Six enchanting shows

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land.” 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, Nov. 26 Chicken soup; baked rigatoni with meat sauce; spinach; garlic bread; pudding; Greek salad More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 26

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, Nov. 27, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Nov. 17 to Nov. 24 responded to 384 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 176 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Dec. 16:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Dec. 37:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Dec.Jamestown’s4 Only Complete More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits Ann Destefano received a permit Aug. 13 to build a sunroom at 65 Steamboat St. Work estimated to cost $39,200. Tom Detour received a permit Sept. 30 to replace siding at 395 Davit Ave. Work estimated to cost $4,200. More...