December 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Council may have made ‘minor’ mistake

Letter to first-grade class could have violated law

While a letter to a first-grade classroom commending students for not pushing one another down slides may seem innocent enough, it caused a bit of a stir at the Town Council’s Dec. 3 meeting. More...

Teen will hold food drive Saturday

Volunteering is big part of Sophie Perrotti’s life

Sophie Perrotti began volunteering at the Jamestown Community Farm when she was in the sixth grade. Over the years, Sophie has done everything from running the farm stand to picking and packaging vegetables. More...

IN PLEIN AIR

On right, Cynthia Smith, president of the Friends of the Jamestown Library, accepts an Eleanor Gravdahl painting from Barbara Lee Trout. More...

About Town

Holiday art sale at library all month

The Conanicut Island Art Association will feature a show of small, affordable works at the Jamestown Philomenian Library through the month of December. More...

Art, jewelry on sale this weekend at JAC

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its second annual holiday arts market on Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Teens will wrap gifts on next two Saturdays

Teens and staff will wrap gifts inside the recreation center on the next two Saturdays – Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 – from 2 to 5 p.m. All wrapping paper and other necessities will be provided. More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

Marijuana possession Torin E. Fenton, 19, of Table Rock Road, Wakefield, was charged Dec. 1 with first-offense possession of marijuana. Fenton was transported to the police station where he was processed and arraigned by a justice of the peace. More...

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits Rod Wright received a permit Dec. 3 to replace siding, windows, decking, carpet and kitchen cabinets at 63 Pemberton Ave. Work estimated to cost $42,000. R.J. Stahl received a permit Nov. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Dec. 17 6 p.m., the Town Council will meet as water and sewer commissioners at Town Hall 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Dec. 18 6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation and Protection Committee will meet at the library More...

Council axes 15 sites at Fort Getty campground

Vote expected at Monday’s meeting to increase fees

Risking what Councilwoman Mary Meagher called “Fort Getty fatigue,” the Town Council held a meandering four-hour meeting Monday that resulted in a vote to eliminate 15 seasonal RV campsites in the park’s campground. More...

Trat renovations approved

Board mulls whether new facade matches streetscape

Discussion over plans to renovate the Trattoria Simpatico building dominated the Planning Commission’s Dec. 5 meeting. The new owner said he would like to revamp the building, including adding handicapped bathrooms and rearranging the bar area. More...

Editorial

Best meteor shower of the year is tonight

I’ve always been fascinated by the heavens above. So when astronomers say that the best meteor shower of the year will occur on a night when locally we have clear skies and a dark new moon, it gets my attention. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fort Getty RV park not worthy of higher fees

OK, so Mary Meagher does not want the campground but she wants the money. I am sorry, but if you are a camper, you know what a good campground is – and that is not Fort Getty. More...

Thanks for supporting Swap & Shop fundraiser

I would like to thank all who supported the Swap & Shop for Charity event on Dec. 2 at the Island Heron. It was wonderful getting to meet new people in our community. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 13

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. From the Newport Journal, Dec. 13, 1912 More...

Obituaries

John J. Dowling

John J. Dowling, 78, passed away peacefully Nov. 28, 2012. A lifelong resident of Jamestown, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Murray) Dowling. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War. More...

Charles Jay Kincaid

Charles Jay Kincaid, 62, of Howland Avenue, passed away peacefully Dec. 1, 2012, at his home. Born in Patuxent River, Md., he was a son of the late Leslie and Rosalie (Hunt) Kincaid. Mr. Kincaid served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. More...