December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Solar array needs planning board OK

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s plan to build a 267-kilowatt solar farm on an acre just north of the police station and Conanicut Marine’s Taylor Point boatyard has raised the question of whether the quasi-state agency ne More...

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About Town

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Craft fair scheduled during holiday stroll

The Conanicut Island Arts Association is hosting a holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at Lawn School. More...

Volunteers needed to clear invasive bushes

Volunteers are needed to clear invasive honeysuckle bushes from the black cherry woodland from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 at Taylor Point.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

About 60 senior citizens and a dozen Grange members proposed using the Grange as a site for a senior center, The Jamestown Press reported Dec. 2, 1993. More...

GETTING INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

LEFT: Lara, 7, and Tabitha Gooding, 9, scour through bows, pinecones and ornaments in search for the best decorations for their wreaths. More...

Santa Claus set to arrive at East Ferry Saturday

St. Nick’s visit part of holiday tree lighting

Santa Claus is coming to town.  Jamestown.  Conanicut Island’s jolliest tradition continues Saturday as St. Nicklaus and his wife enter Narragansett Bay aboard a festive lobster boat. More...

News

Local vets to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Wednesday marks 75th anniversary of the “date which will live in infamy”

Although the attack on Pearl Harbor was thousands of miles away from Conanicut Island, Jamestown residents were directly affected by the bombardment.  Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on the Hawaiian Navy base More...

New avenue for art opens on Narragansett

Custom framing is the focal point of Fuller Gallery

The building at 42 Narragansett Ave. has had quite a storied past — from telephones to newspapers to yoga — and now a new owner hopes to add her own chapter by focusing on local artists and their work. More...

FINAL HURRAH FOR FALL

LEFT: Lizzie Bucklew, 8, enjoys the sunshine Sunday as she runs over tires at the North Road community playground. More...

Letters to the Editor

Banquets, golfers not a good mix at course

To the editor:  In reference to the Nov. 17 editorial, golfers at the Jamestown Golf Club also support the solution offered at the Nov. 7 workshop for a new clubhouse at a cost the town can manage within the lease arrangements.  More...

No one should fear having to be deported

To the editor:  Small-town government matters. If we believe the principles of democracy and justice are important, then these need to be expressed in small communities and not simply left to others. More...

Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Dec. 3 7:30 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School  Monday, Dec. 5 6:30 p.m., the water and sewer commissioners will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Dec. 5 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 7 11:15 a.m. to noon Children, along with their parents or caregivers, participate in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...

Obituaries

Peter A. Baker

Peter A. Baker, 55, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Nov. 14, 2016.  Born in South Kingstown, he was a son of Carmen Joanne Baker and the late James F. Baker Jr.  Peter was a U.S. Coast Guard Reserves veteran. More...