November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Island pastors reflect on holiday

Jamestown churches help make Thanksgiving special

Thanksgiving Day has a place in the island’s churches, Jamestown’s three pastors say, even though the celebration is an American holiday, and not a religious observance like Christmas or Easter. More...

News

School board meets for first time since elections

Committee mulls ways to improve foreign language

The newly elected School Committee met Thursday for the first time since the Nov. 6 general election, and the liveliest discussion centered on a foreign language immersion program. More...

Teresa Paiva Weed prepares for her 11th term in Senate

Teresa Paiva Weed, who was reelected to the Rhode Island Senate earlier this month, said that as far as her new term is concerned, her first priority is to help improve the state’s economy and foster job creation. More...

Jamestowner Deb Ruggiero re-elected for second time

Jamestown resident Deb Ruggiero was recently elected to her third term in the state House of Representatives. Ruggiero serves the state’s 74th District, which represents Jamestown and Middletown. More...

About Town

Donations needed for holiday care packages

Jamestown Hardware is helping the Friends of the 169th Military Police Company collect care-package items for soldiers who are currently serving in Afghanistan. More...

Reserve tickets for JCC’s holiday concert

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its holiday concert 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...

Charity clothing sale will benefit Bridges

A Swap & Shop for Charity event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Island Heron. Women’s apparel should be dropped off at the yoga studio by Saturday, Dec. 1. More...

News of Record

FIRE & EMS RUNS

Fire runs Nov. 14, 7:05 p.m., Car 1, Car 4 and Engine 3 were sent to Beavertail Road for a fire alarm. Nov. 18, 7:19 a.m., Engine 2, Ladder 1 and Car 2 were dispatched to Ledge Road for a fire alarm. Nov. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Joseph Dutra received a permit Nov. 9 to strip and reshingle a section of the house at 20 Weeden Lane. Work estimated to cost $5,450. John Albaugh received a permit Nov. 8 to strip and reshingle a garage at 14 Grinnell St. More...

POLICE LOG

Warrant Nancy A. Nicholson, 51, of Farwell Street, Newport, was charged Nov. 14 for a bench warrant issued from 3rd Division District Court in Warwick. Nicholson was transported to court. License More...

Town Council sworn in

Trocki elected president, Meagher designated VP

Posted on a wall in the northeast corner of the Town Hall’s council chambers, a plain, no-nonsense sign declares that, for safety’s sake, the state fire marshal wants no more than 114 people to congregate in that space at any one time. More...

Panel assesses waterfront damage caused by Sandy

Hurricane complicates ongoing seawall project

In dollars and cents, Hurricane Sandy’s impact on waterfront seawalls and piers is still being calculated, according to Police Chief Ed Mello. At the Harbor Commission’s Nov. More...

Editorial

Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we will observe the Thanksgiving holiday, a tradition that is steeped in myth and legend. There will be parades and football games. But the highlight of the day is an annual dinner feast that we share with family and friends. More...

Letters to the Editor

JPD’s donation drive helps Sandy victims

Shortly following Hurricane Sandy impacting our community, the Jamestown Police Department began accepting donations from the residents of Jamestown to be provided to victims of the storm. More...

Thanks to everyone for successful benefit

I would like to thank Woody for putting together a very successful benefit for me. I would also like to thank Greg and Carol and the staff of the Jamestown Tavern for making the night run smoothly. More...

Thanks for help with Thanksgiving baskets

The members of the St. Mark Outreach Committee would like to thank everyone who donated to the Thanksgiving turkey baskets and the food pantry. 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. Wednesday, Nov. 21 Juice cup, scramble eggs, home fries, sausage, cake More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 21

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. 22, 1912 More...

Obituaries

David J. Benson

David J. Benson, 68, of Jamestown, passed away Nov. 18, 2012, at his home. Born in East Providence, he was a son of the late Sven and Vilma (Julian) Benson. David worked as a stonemason, fisherman and launch operator before retiring. More...

Jacquelin Caffery Glassie

Jacquelin Caffery Glassie, 22, was taken from us on Nov. 15, 2012. Jacqui, a born musician, had played the piano and composed her own music since she was 3 years old. She later learned to play the trumpet and was always a gifted vocalist. More...

Ruth B. (Wright) Fadden

Ruth B. (Wright) Fadden, 91, a resident of East Greenwich, died peacefully on Nov. 14, 2012. She was the wife of the late Bruce Fadden. Born in Providence, the daughter of the late George F. and Florence B. More...