December 29, 2005 RSS feed / News

Group trying to build animal shelter

Since last summer, Barbara Szepatowski and a group of animal-loving citizens, have been trying to turn the old garage behind the Town Offices on Southwest Avenue into an animal shelter for Jamestown’s homeless pets. More...

Blizzard of 2005

On the weekend of Jan. 23 and 24, the “second biggest snowfall” since weather statistics started being recorded about 100 years ago hit Jamestown and the surrounding area. More...

A changing of the guard

In May, Jamestown got a new fire chief. It’s still Chief Bryer, but a new generation of Bryers has taken over the Jamestown Fire Department. More...

Where in the World is Jamestown Press?

Derek Reveron of America Way recently lectured at the Caribbean Junior Command and Staff College in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. More...

Sign up for recreational basketball

Recreational basketball registration is now underway. More...

Teacher’s puppeteer Puppeteer Dan Butterworth entertained an audience of Melrose Avenue School kids, teachers, and parents last week. Photo by Donna Drago More...

Where in the World is the Jamestown Press?

John and Joan McCauley recently took the Press while they visited their children Ian and Becky in San Diego. The photo was taken on the cliffs overlooking Solana Beach, next to the Del Mar Race Track. More...

Island fires during the year

In the early days of the new year, Jamestown, usually a relatively quiet and peaceful place, witnessed a night of criminal activity that resulted in the assault of two people and the firey destruction of a house on the east side of the island. More...

Ambulance association organizes under new name

Last spring, the former Jamestown Ambulance Association became a newly-structured organization called the Jamestown Emergency Medical Services or JEMS. More...

Island among the ‘priciest getaways’

In the Sept. 9 edition of the New York Times, a story headlined “America’s Priciest Getaways” lists Jamestown as the 10th most expensive housing market for second home buyers in the country. More...

Jamestown goes smoke free in March

A new era began in Jamestown and statewide last March 1 when all businesses in the state were required by law to maintain a smoke free workplace. More...

Panel discusses enforcement of Jamestown’s tree ordinance

At the Dec. 20 meeting of the Town Tree Preservation and Protection Committee, the issue of enforcing the tree ordinance, which prohibits the removal of trees on town rights-of-way, whether town owned or not, was discussed at length. More...

Holiday hours posted at library

The Jamestown library had announced its New Year’s holiday schedule. New Year’s will be observed with closings on Sunday, Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan 2. More...

20th-century art history course offered

The Newport Art Museum will offer a new seven-week art history course on Tuesday evenings starting Jan. 19. More...

Other communities can learn from Jamestown’s experience with water

A recent Providence Sunday Journal headline announced that Kent County is running out of drinking water. More...