December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Community chorus presents yuletide concerts this weekend

Ruth Caswell celebrates 60 years as JCC member

The Jamestown Community Chorus was only 3 years old when Ruth Caswell joined the group. This year she is celebrating 60 years as a member. More...

News

Council moves open forum to beginning of future meetings

Rules of public comment to be spelled out on agendas

A month ago, Jamestowners voted to replace their entire Town Council – five new faces for the five available seats. On Monday night, the council continued the makeover, voting to adopt a new way to conduct business at its regular meetings. More...

Volunteers needed to raise U.S. flags Friday

Volunteers are needed to help raise and lower flags at East Ferry Memorial Square on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Friday, Dec. 13. Organizers ask that volunteers arrive at 8 a.m. to raise more than 150 U.S. More...

Sen. Whitehouse to focus on middle class

Democrat joins Jack Reed at Capitol in Washington

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was recently elected to a second term in the U.S. Congress where he will continue to serve as the junior senator from Rhode Island. More...

About Town

Community band will hold concert Tuesday

The Jamestown Community Band will hold its holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Tavern. The concert and refreshments are free. More...

Garden club will hold final meeting of year

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its last business meeting of the year at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Monday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. Donations for families in need will be accepted. More...

Holiday tea party for kids at Island Scoop

The Island Scoop will hold a holiday tea party for children on Sunday, Dec. 16, from noon to 2 p.m. Youngsters are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear or doll to the event. Tickets are available at the Island Scoop. More...

Fort Getty proposal triggers criticism

Town Council schedules special meeting Monday

Jamestown might have gotten a new Town Council two weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean old issues have gone away, particularly the controversy over the campground at Fort Getty. More...

East Bay residents up in arms

Hundreds show up to rally against tolling Sakonnet

East Bay residents are livid about the plan to toll the Sakonnet River Bridge. More...

Editorial

New Town Council keeping promises

Well, that didn’t take long. The newly elected Town Council tackled its first full agenda Monday, and – surprise! – controversy over Fort Getty has erupted. More...

Letters to the Editor

Deer population needs to be reduced on island

I was thinking of a way to thin down the deer herd on the island. Have the town supply tranquilizer guns to the hunters, and they would be paid a bounty for each deer. They could put the deer into a corral made by the town. More...

Donations will benefit pets affected by Sandy

On behalf of Debbie Slattery and I, thank you for helping us help the animals that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. More...

Thanks to volunteers for island Christmas

I want to thank all the volunteers who have helped to make Jamestown’s holiday spirit come alive. 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, Dec. 6 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 6

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. 6, 1912 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Warrant Catherine R. Cabral, 19, of East Shore Road, Jamestown, was charged Nov. 29 with a bench warrant issued from 2nd Division District Court in Newport. Cabral was transported to court for arraignment. Fraudulent checks More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Mark Campbell received a permit Nov. 26 to install a prefabricated storage shed at 185 America Way. Work estimated to cost $5,653. 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...