December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Tennis players object to basketball court

Game, set and match for Jamestown’s tennis players, who have defeated a nascent plan to eliminate one of the courts near Lawn School and retrofit it as a basketball court. More...

Auditions announced for musical

The Jamestown Community Theatre has announced auditions for its spring play, “The Fantasticks,” which will be performed on four consecutive days beginning April 9. More...

Harp and hymn

Katherine Thompson, a woman who Bridges Inc. supports, sang alongside harpist Grace Cloutier during a community outreach concert at the Conanicut Grange on Dec. 5. More...

About Town

Pageant on Shoreby Hill Christmas Eve

The annual Christmas Eve pageant will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. on the Shoreby Hill green. Organizers ask that everyone bring a flashlight for safety purposes, and to read the carol song sheet. More...

Additional Masses at St. Mark for holiday

St. Mark Church will have an amended Mass schedule next week because of Christmas. On Wednesday, Dec. 24, along with the usual 8 a.m. Rosary and 8:30 a.m. Mass, St. Mark will hold holyday Masses at 4 and 8 p.m. More...

Three days of crafting next week at library

The library will have three days of holiday crafting in its children’s room leading up to Christmas. Each day between 1 and 4 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 22, through Christmas Eve, there will be multiple activities for participants ages 5 to 18. More...

Obituaries

Edward R. “Ted” Powers

Edward R. “Ted” Powers, 90, of Saunderstown, passed away Dec. 9, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Helen A. (Picard) Powers for 64 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Virgil M. and Bernadette (Duval) Powers. More...

Donna M. (Shaw) Pemantell

Donna M. (Shaw) Pemantell, 68, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Dec. 11, 2014, at Newport Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Joseph P. Pemantell Sr. for 51 years. She was a lifelong resident of Jamestown. More...

Panel ponders higher mooring rates

The harbor commissioners are mulling a 32.5 percent hike in the mooring fees for the upcoming season due to the loss of lease revenues that the Town Council redirected to a new waterfront account. More...

Bridge contractor begins making concrete barriers

Work has finally begun. After years of study and considerable outside pressure, a contractor is currently fabricating sections of the concrete barrier that will be used to separate westbound and eastbound traffic on the Newport Bridge. More...

Editorial

Mooring rates could skyrocket next year

It’s not exactly the Christmas present that most boaters have in mind. The Harbor Management Commission is considering a drastic increase in the fees it charges those who hold the town mooring permits. More...

Local merchants offer great last-minute gift shopping

Christmas is only a week away and those who are still shopping for presents should consider the advantages of visiting our local merchants. Shopping local helps keep our community strong. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to volunteers

I would like to express my gratitude to the many folks in town who helped make the 35th annual Christmas tree lighting a success this year. First of all, thanks go out to Andy Yates and family for donating their beautiful tree to the town. More...

Ferry film was great

My deepest gratitude and thanks to Bob Sutton for his documentary, “We Took the Ferry.” He captured a slice of history that quite frankly I took for granted at the time. More...

Don’t judge campers

Regarding the comment made about campers leaving their air conditioners on and leaving, I for one enjoy the ocean breezes and only use the air conditioners when it’s raining and the humidity is high. 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. Thursday, Dec. 18 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 18

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. 18, 1914 More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Dec. 8 to Dec. 15 responded to 394 calls for service, resulting in 222 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 187 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Dec. 23There will be no Zoning Board of Review meeting More...