December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Newport choristers to hold Christmas concert

The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present their “Christmas in Song” concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church in Middletown. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Dec. 1 7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue School Monday, Dec. 5 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town hall Wednesday, Dec. 7 7 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Sally Gate received a permit Nov. 22 to install a sliding glass door at 60 Capstan Street. Work estimated to cost $6,000. James Butterick received a permit Nov. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Vital component’ left out of article on clerks

Although the article about the town clerk’s office was very appreciated (“How Jamestown works: The three women in the clerk’s office,” Nov. 17), it unfortunately left out a vital component. More...

Approve Bridges’ plan for affordable housing

I would like to respond to Kathleen McKiernan’s article on Bridges Inc.’s affordable housing proposal that appeared in a recent issue of the Jamestown Press (“Residents speak up against affordable housing project,” Nov. 23). More...

Thanks to community for six successful shows

After six very successful performances, the Jamestown Community Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz” has departed from the Jamestown Recreation Center, leaving its stage with only memories of a Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman, Cowardly Lion, many m More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Some 40 artisans from all over the state will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 3, for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s 30th annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair in the Melrose Avenue School gym. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING DECEMBER 13, 2011, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLA More...

Pension reform limits hikes in property taxes

Newly enacted legislation to reform the state’s pension plan will keep a lid on the property tax hike that most certainly would have been necessary for Jamestown to keep pace with its mandatory contribution to the state-managed pension fund for More...

Island’s Christmas season kicks off this weekend with sack full of events

Santa Claus is coming to town, and with his arrival on Saturday, the Christmas spirit in Jamestown will be palpable once again as holiday festivities kick off in the village. More...

Editorial

VIEWPOINT

Town Council’s assault on open space

As former chairman of the Jamestown Conservation Commission for over 25 years, I feel I must provide some insight into what I feel is a serious precedentsetting misstep by the current Town Council. More...

The Island Garden

Rotate your crops for best yields

Do you have a drawing of your garden showing where you planted all your vegetables this year? If not, I suggest that you make one right now before you forget. More...

Chamber Chatter

When I joined the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce board a few years ago, I was impressed from the start at the dedication and loyalty that this organization has at its heart. More...

About Town

Volunteers needed to raise flags on Pearl Harbor Day

Volunteers are needed to help raise and lower flags at East Ferry Memorial Square on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Wednesday, Dec. 7. This year marks the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. More...

Former island author to discuss ‘Hessian’ novel

Walter Schroder, a former Jamestown resident, will discuss his novel, “The Hessian Drummer Boy of Newport,” on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. The forum is open to the public. More...

Bakers needed to help raise funds for D.C. trip

The Lawn Avenue School’s eighth-grade class will hold a bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Melrose Avenue School. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 1 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 More...

News of Record

ACHIEVEMENTS

Humane Society picks photo contest winners

The Humane Society of Jamestown recently announced it photo contest winners. More...

FOR THE RECORD

In the Nov. 24 article “Residents speak up against affordable housing project,” the size of the proposed lot is 34,000-square feet, not the size of the proposed apartment building. More...