December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

CRMC, Jamestown Vineyards agree on restoration plan for wetland violations

A compromise was met following a two-year battle between the state coastal agency and a real estate company over six freshwater wetland violations on a Beavertail property. More...

Jamestown Senior Center menu

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Dec. 15 Garden salad, Yankee pot roast with gravy, whipped potatoes, green beans, apple pie, chicken salad on wheat bread Friday, Dec. 16 More...

ACHIEVEMENTS

Three islanders named to honor roll at La Salle Three Jamestown residents were named to the first-quarter honor roll at La Salle Academy. More...

Letters to the Editor

Scouts thanks sponsors for help with lighting

Jamestown Boy Scouts Troop 1 would like to thank the following supporters of our recent luminary effort during the Christmas tree lighting: Gallagher Environmental Consulting, East Ferry Market & Deli, Conanicut Island Art Association, Conanicut More...

Bridges proposal would make town ‘even better’

Having read the article entitled “Residents speak up against affordable housing” that appeared in the Nov. More...

Christmas tree lighting was community event

We would like to thank all of the many Jamestowners who helped this year with this wonderful community event, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of December 15 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...

Obituaries

Mary P. Perry

Mary P. Perry, 88, a lifetime resident of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Nov. 18, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Perry and the daughter of the late Manuel and Marian (Andrade) Phillips. More...

Islanders pack Town Hall to debate future of Fort Getty

Petition signed by 470 islanders asks councilors to delay decisions

The Town Council this week opened its meeting to hear islanders’ views on the future of Fort Getty. The ensuing debate, which was lengthy, dense and almost entirely civil, included some uncontroversial decisions. More...

Panel approves 4,000-square-foot residential building on Hammett Court

Ever since Michael DeTour moved into the group home at Bridges Inc. on Pemberton Avenue, he has thrived and grown, gaining independence and living in the community in which he was raised. More...

Editorial

From the State House

Season’s greetings, friends and neighbors. Thank you for your calls and emails regarding pension reform. I value your input. More...

It’s time we ban the use of cell phones while driving

It was perhaps coincidence that I was nearly run over by a cell phone-distracted driver on the same day that the National Transportation Safety Board announced its ground-shaking recommendations regarding mobile devices and driving. More...

Scattering Seeds

A thoughtful and knowledgeable friend recently sent me a letter reminding me of what a precious gem was our town park at Fort Getty. More...

About Town

Tea party planned for kids Sunday at Tratt

Trattoria Simpatico will hold its annual Teddy Bear Tea party from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. Children are welcome to bring their favorite teddy bear or doll to the event. Tickets are available at the restaurant. More...

Boston String Quartet to play concert Sunday

The Boston String Quartet will return to Jamestown to present a Celtic Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. Joining the critically acclaimed quartet will be Irish singer Pan Morigan. More...

Special service Sunday for grieving islanders

Central Baptist Church will hold a special service called Blue Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Kudos to Hayden Maclean, Boy Scout Troop 1’s new Eagle Scout. Hayden, 18, is a senior at NKHS and started his quest to be an Eagle Scout as a Cub Scout 13 years ago. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jamestown Center Partners Inc. received a permit Dec. 6 to replace existing windows, doors and siding at 701 East Shore Road. Work estimated to cost $18,500. Joe Dutra received a permit Dec. More...

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire Runs Dec. 7, 7:55 p.m., Engine 2 was sent to Columbia Avenue for a fire alarm. Dec. 8, 2:40 p.m., Jamestown Fire Department stood by for mutual aid for North Kingstown. Dec. More...

POLICE LOG

Multiple charges More...