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News

Island skater scores game-winning goal

Jamestown’s Charlie Tregenza scored the winning goal in the injury fund season opener on Nov. 26 against Prout played at URI’s Boss Arena. More...

NKHS all-girl hockey team begins season

Up to now, girls who wanted to play hockey at North Kingstown High had one option – try out for the coed team and play with the boys. Now, NKHS girls can play in a hockey league without boys. More...

Chafee establishes America’s Cup committee

Gov. Lincoln Chafee recently signed an executive order establishing the America’s Cup World Series Host Committee. More...

Letters to the Editor

Panel should not ignore town zoning ordinance

Dear Mr. Swistak, Any proposal, by any applicant, that requires seven variances to our town’s Zoning Ordinance should not be looked on favorably, regardless of any purported philanthropic benefit that might accrue. More...

Town Christmas tree is ‘beautiful,’ not ugly

I took a walk before sunrise this morning, and when I came down the hill looking at the harbor I noticed how beautiful the tree looked with its lights shining for those of us up in the predawn hours. More...

Upcoming Events

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Dec. 8 Three-bean salad, chicken chow mein with dry noodles and white rice, peas and carrots, cake with frosting, turkey and cheese on wheat bread More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

Jamestown’s resort era began in the mid-1870s, when steam ferries between Conanicut Island and Newport made the town more easily accessible. More...

This Week In Island History

Week of December 8 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...

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 ISLAN More...

Jamestown could move to 2nd District

Census data showing a shift in population is forcing a Rhode Island redistricting panel to seek alternatives to balance out the state’s two Congressional districts, including two proposals that would move Jamestown to the 2nd District. More...

Fort Getty debate intensifies leading up to pivotal meeting

Questions and concerns about the purpose of an upcoming Fort Getty work session sparked plenty of heat – if not much light – during this week’s Town Council meeting. More...

Group looks to reinstitute plunge

In November, Special Olympics Rhode Island announced that it would relocate its annual Penguin Plunge from Mackerel Cove in Jamestown, where it had been a New Year’s Day tradition for 35 years, to Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. More...

Editorial

Holiday faces from around the island

Top: Jesse Dutra at the Conanicut Island Art Association Craft Fair. More...

Scattering Seeds

Work is redemptive. More...

Political Cartoon

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About Town

Garden club to install new officers at meeting

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its final meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

Arts center offers series of holiday workshops

The Jamestown Arts Center announced a series of holiday workshops beginning on Saturday, Dec. 10. More...

Arts center to feature four films for festival

The Jamestown Arts Center will feature four movies as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, Dec. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

While attending the Jamestown Community Chorus’ presentation of “Favorite Choruses from Handel’s Messiah with Festival Orchestra and English Carols” on Sunday at the rec center, you will have to make a decision whether or not More...

Obituaries

Harold F. Hagenmiller

Harold F. Hagenmiller, 83, passed away Nov. 16, 2011, in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was born in Queens, N.Y., and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He later became deputy chief of the Jamestown Police Department. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jackie Danchak received a permit Nov. 28 to strip and re-shingle a roof at 182 Capstan St. Work estimated to cost $2,800. Margaret Brendle received a permit Nov. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Dec. 12 7 p.m., the Town Council will hold a special meeting at Town Hall Tuesday, Dec. 13 3 p.m., the Bike Path Design Committee will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

POLICE LOG

Simple assault or battery More...