December 1, 2011 RSS feed / News

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...

POLICE LOG

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Community farm receives $13,200 grant to become solar powered

A few years ago Jamestown Community Farm manager Bob Sutton and Jim Estes of Estes/ Twombly Architects in Newport began discussing the idea of adding a barn to the community farm property. More...

FREEZING POINT

(From left) Michael Brown, John Murphy, Dick Allphin and Joe Logan sit at East Ferry and discuss the upcoming frostbite sailing season. More...

Basketball programs to start this weekend

A youth basketball program will start on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Lawn Avenue School. Boys in grades 4 through 6 will play from 9 to 10 a.m.; seventh- and eighth-graders will play from 10 to 11 a.m. More...

Island standout leads Portsmouth Abbey to historic soccer season

Fergus O’Farrell took the good with the bad this year. More...

Jamestown dog lends its therapeutic paws to seniors

BY MARGO SULLIVAN Wendy Shapiro and her Pembroke Welsh corgi, Yogi, have spent the past year delivering pet therapy to senior citizens. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE JAMESTOWN PRESS?

Peter and Rita Hansen of America Way recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. More...

Island art organizations hold holiday sales this weekend

Art and crafts will be in the spotlight this weekend as Jamestown’s two major arts organizations present holiday-themed shows. More...

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...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Nov. 21, 9:15 p.m., Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Rescue 1 and Tanker 1 were dispatched to Conanicus Avenue for a wood pile fire. Nov. 23, 8:14 a.m., Car 2 went to Arnold Avenue for an EMS lift assist. Nov. More...

Lawn Avenue School announces top students

The Lawn Avenue School recently named its Excellence in Effort students for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Dec. 1 Garden salad, turkey a la king with potatoes, peas and carrots, buttermilk biscuit, diced pears, tuna salad on wheat bread Friday, Dec. 2 More...

How Jamestown works: Rec department keeps islanders busy

Bill Piva served Jamestown as a police officer for 22 years. These days he continues to serve his community, but in a much different role. Piva, a lifelong Jamestown resident, has been the recreation director for the town since 2008. More...

Basketball tourney to benefit kids’ hospital

A basketball tournament will be held at the recreation center on Saturday, Dec. 17. There will be two tournaments: one for ninthgraders to adult, and another for fifth- to eighth-graders. Cost is $20 per team, $8 for an individual. More...

Q-and-A: Keiser discusses his job thus far, and the future of the island

Bruce Keiser assumed his post as Jamestown’s town administrator six years ago come January. More...

Realtors talk about the state of the housing market in Jamestown

The local real estate market again told a tale of two economies, Jamestown realtors said. More...

Info wanted on 1960’s ferry-riding hounds

The Jamestown Historical Society is seeking information about two remarkable dogs from Jamestown. They are basset hounds, possibly unrelated, named Lord Dempsey and Gibson. More...

LIGHT DUTY

Jamestown firefighters (from left) Steve Tiexiera, Evan Katz, Kyle Tiexiera, Mike DeLessio and Gary Largess string lights onto the roof of the fire station on Saturday. More...