December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

News

YEAR IN PICTURES

Sept. 1 issue: Several boats were blown ashore along the eastern side of Jamestown during Hurricane Irene. The boat above was grounded just behind Conanicut Marina. More...

Planning board spends year trying to keep town quaint, yet help it grow

With a history dating back to the 1700s, the preservation of Jamestown as a quaint community village with ocean waves rolling up the coast is something the islanders hold steadfast to living their Island lives. More...

Harbor Commission spends 2011 revising important documents

The waterfront continued to be a hub of activity and controversy in 2011. More...

Letters to the Editor

Issue with town is ‘poor management of funds’

In response to the recent article on the Dec. 12 Town Council meeting (“Islanders pack Town Hall to debate future of Fort Getty,” Dec. 15), I would like to make a few things clear. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 29 6 a.m., open yoga, Hammett Court 8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Arts Center 10 a.m., gentle flow yoga, Hammett Court 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Compiled by Sue Maden Week of December 29

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 From the Newport Journal, Dec. 29, 1911 More...

Farewell, 2011

This year has been eventful for islanders, who saw the collapse of a pavilion and a barge, and also welcomed a new Narragansett Avenue, police chief and restaurant

Sunday marks the beginning of a new year, and although we are excited to see what’s in store for us in 2012, here at the Press we also like to look back on the year that we are leaving behind. More...

Economic impact of ACWS will be palpable

America’s Cup World Series Host Committee will include Jamestown representative

One of the biggest area events in 2012 will be the arrival of the America’s Cup World Series in June. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Scattering Seeds

Divided government has not worked. At a time when our country needs all the help and guidance available, the President has been handcuffed by powerful legislative leaders for whom the abiding objective is to see him fail. More...

A true Jamestown tradition will begin Sunday at East Ferry

We received a tip in November from a Jamestown police officer. He called and told us that he had heard a rumor that the annual New Year’s Day Penguin Plunge would be leaving the island. More...

About Town

ABOUT TOWN

Volunteers needed for bird count on Jan. 7 More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

When a long-time Jamestown business shuts down it not only affects the employees who are laid off, but other groups that relied on the establishment for their on-going activities. More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Catherine Bertron received a permit Dec. 13 to construct a covered 10-by-8-foot entry at 94 Capstan St. Work estimated to cost $10,000. Steve and Heidi Benjamin received a permit Dec. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Jan. 3 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. 4 7 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Jan 5 The School Committee meeting is canceled More...

POLICE LOG

Possession of marijuana More...