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Board approves plan for new Fairview garage

Owners restricted from building toilet in structure

A plan to tear down an old garage at 14 Fairview St. and replace it with a new building on roughly the same footprint can go forward, the Zoning Board of Review decided Tuesday. More...

Rep. Cicilline’s second term: ‘Get our economy back on track’

Democrat will also focus on ending war in Afghanistan

Incumbent U.S. Rep. David Cicilline recently won re-election by defeating former Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Brendan Doherty in the Nov. 6 general election. More...

Arts center’s holiday sale begins tonight

The opening reception for the Jamestown Arts Center’s annual holiday exhibit of small works will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show and sale will offer original works of art for $250 and less. More...

About Town

Join chamber tonight at marina open house

An open house sponsored by the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will be held at Conanicut Marine Services on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. Appetizers, wine and beer will be provided. Also, a business-card drawing will be held. More...

Central Baptist forum will focus on recycling

Rhode Island’s new Recycle Together program will be the topic of a community forum at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Central Baptist Church. More...

Holiday book sale Saturday at library

A holiday book sale will take place at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Books for sale have been barely used. The following day there will be free gift wrapping from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

DUI Kenneth J. Wosczyna, 33, of Curtis Street, Warwick, was charged Nov. 22 with first-offense DUI More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Jack Civic received a permit Nov. 20 to replace a 24-square-foot roof at 28 Top O The Mark Drive. Work estimated to cost $8,500. John and Cheryl Page received a permit Nov. 20 to roof a garage at 8 Swinburne St. More...

MEMORIAL SERVICE

A celebration of life will be held for David J. Benson on Saturday, Dec. 8, at noon at the Narragansett Café. Family and friends are invited. Benson passed away in his Jamestown home Nov. 18 at the age of 68. More...

New council mulls rules, procedures for meetings

Board not sure whether liaisons are necessary

The newly elected Town Council may soon put its stamp on the way official meetings are run. Councilors proposed several changes Monday to past council rules and practices. More...

Santa’s arrival, tree lighting highlight busy Saturday

Church holiday fairs, open houses planned

Even though he may be the busiest man in the world this time of year, Santa Claus will once again take time out of his hectic holiday schedule to visit the youngsters in Jamestown this Saturday. More...

Editorial

Holiday traditions alive in Jamestown

The holiday season takes center stage this Saturday in Jamestown with a busy schedule of festive events. There will be fairs and open houses, along with an annual Christmas tree lighting and the timely arrival of Santa Claus. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to everyone for successful benefit

I would like to thank everyone who supplied food, donated raffle items and money, who purchased tickets, and the event volunteers. The raffle and live auction was fun and a great success. More...

Dogs at town farm can have dire consequences

Dogs instinctively chase. Dogs chase each other, they chase a ball when you throw it across your lawn, they chase your car down the driveway. More...

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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. 29 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 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, Nov. 29, 1912 More...

Obituaries

Joseph F. “Pete” Murphy

Joseph F. “Pete” Murphy, age 88, of Appleton, Wis., passed away at Appleton Medical Center Nov. 19, 2012. Pete was born on June 11, 1924, in Middletown, to the late Joseph F. and Marie (Vanicek) Murphy. More...