November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Absentee ballots don’t affect election results

GOP’s Blake Dickinson will be minority town councilor

When the Town Council convenes Monday, five new members will raise their right hand and take an oath of office. More...

Jamestown women continue food blog

Both are recent graduates of North Kingstown High

Two college students from Jamestown have turned their lifelong passion for food into a blog that reflects their enthusiasm for the subject, while also providing a resource for the college student on a budget. More...

CONANICUT COLONEL

Retired Marine Col. David Fuquea of Jamestown gives a speech Sunday at the annual Veterans Day ceremony held at East Ferry. More...

About Town

Volleyball for all ages tips off Monday night

The Parks & Recreation Department will begin its all-ages volleyball program on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School gym. It will run every Monday night through April. There is a $2 drop-in fee. More...

Newly elected leaders will take oath Monday

Jamestown residents are invited to a special Town Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers in Town Hall. The newly elected town offi cials will be given the oath of offi ce. Refreshments will be served. More...

JCC schedules holiday concerts next month

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its holiday concert – “A Celebration of Carols” – on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held at Central Baptist Church. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Nov. 8, 7 p.m., all units turned out to the fire station for drill. Nov. 9, 9:57 a.m., Special Services 1 and Car 1 were sent to the water treatment plant for a broken line. Nov. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Nov. 19 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Nov. 20 6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee will meet at the library Wednesday, Nov. 21 More...

POLICE LOG

Warrant • Deborah E. Brayton, 61, of Pemberton Avenue, Jamestown, was charged Nov. 4 with a bench warrant from 4th Division District Court in Wakefield. The defendant was transported to the ACI in Cranston. More...

Police chief discusses drug use among teens

Ed Mello says drinking and driving isn’t only concern

The Jamestown Police Department and members of the public have “conflicting opinions about what police officers should do in this community,” Chief Ed Mello told an audience of 20 residents at the Central Baptist Church. More...

Options discussed on how to repair Mackerel Cove

Hurricane Sandy left town beach in ruins

Town officials want to hear advice from the Conservation Commission before starting work to restore the barrier beach at Mackerel Cove. More...

Editorial

Winged mysteries: Birds not where they belong

Last month, hundreds of visitors flocked to Jamestown to see something called a wood sandpiper, a bird that weighs as much as a handful of paper clips. So why was it such an occasion? More...

Letters to the Editor

New council should brush up on rules

Congratulations to the newly elected Town Council. I want to address a comment made by candidate – now town councilor – Mary Meagher. In her statement printed in the Jamestown Press on Sept. More...

Thanks for making a successful fundraiser

This is a letter of thanks to all of the supporters of the Jamestown Arts Center for another successful fundraiser. Santa Mamba brought down the house on Nov. 3 with their unique Latin-jazz fusion. More...

Congratulations to newly elected council

I want to offer congratulations and best wishes to the winners of Nov. 6 election. I have every confi dence that Kristine Trocki, Mary Meagher, Tom Tighe, Gene Mihaly and Blake Dickinson will serve the town of Jamestown well over the next two years. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Nov. 15 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 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 From the Newport Journal, Nov. 15, 1912 More...

Obituaries

Alice M. Osborne

Alice M. Osborne, 79, passed away Oct. 17, 2012, at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg, Ill. Alice was born in Jamestown on Aug. 11, 1933. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Wallace) Serpa. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWNZONING BOARD OF REVIEWNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...