December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town, school board open budget talks

The School Committee and Town Council met Monday night to discuss education spending in advance of budget season. More...

News

School officials hold emergency meeting in wake of shootings

Superintendent, police chief discuss crisis management

The specter of school violence came home to New England last week. More...

CoastalKitchen.net: Ferguson trio unveils new food blog

Kim, Sydney and Kirsten use site to keep in touch

CoastalKitchen.net is a new blog created by the women of the Ferguson family – Kim and her daughters Sydney and Kirsten – as a way to stay in touch while they are scattered around the country. More...

R.I. named 10th healthiest state in country

Rhode Island is the 10th healthiest state in the nation, according to the recently released report by America’s Health Rankings. Rhode Island’s status jumped three spots for last year. More...

About Town

Central Baptist to hold special service Sunday

Central Baptist Church will hold a special service on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 5 p.m. The service is for people who have recently lost a loved one, are struggling financially, have health problems, or face a difficult family situation or separation. More...

Arts center will show seven films tonight

The Jamestown Arts Center will show seven short features from the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. Cost is $10. More...

Christmas Eve service will have special music

Central Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas Eve with a candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 20

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. 20, 1912 More...

News of Record

TOWN HALL RECORDS

Building permits JTN LLC received a permit Nov. 28 to construct two handicap bathrooms at 13 Narragansett Ave. Work estimated to cost $23,500. JTN LLC received a permit Dec. More...

POLICE LOG

From Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 323 calls. Of those calls, officers performed 175 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Camping at Fort Getty gets more expensive

Council votes unanimously to increase rates 21 percent

Campers returning to Fort Getty this summer will pay more for a seasonal pass, the Town Council decided Monday. More...

Gun control a priority for lawmakers

Sandy Hook tragedy stirs talk of firearm legislation

A lone gunman forced his way into Connecticut’s Shady Hook Elementary School Friday, leaving 20 children dead before the shooter turned the gun on himself. The tragedy left millions of Americans in shock. More...

Pageant organizers remember founder

Christmas Eve spectacle Monday at Shoreby Hill

A Jamestown tradition, the Christmas Eve pageant, continues this year at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, weather permitting. But for the first time in its 37-year-long history, the event will unfold without founder Jeanne Bunkley, who died this year at 94. More...

Editorial

It’s time for reform of gun control laws

Last week’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has brought our nation to a tipping point over the gun control issue. More...

Merry Christmas from the Jamestown Press

There’s a few shopping days left before the big holiday. Be sure to check the advertisers in this newspaper and shop locally. Keep our local economy strong! More...

Scattering Seeds

Tomorrow is the 24th anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103. Despite the horror and magnitude of mass killings that have been perpetrated since, it is important that we not let the terrible event at Lockerbie on Dec. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Unfairly’ denied for senior tax allowance

I am 83 years old and have paid Jamestown property taxes since 1973. I became a full-time resident in 1994. More...

Town shouldn’t treat RV campers as trash

What a beautiful place to visit. What an awesome town. I have had the privilege of camping at Fort Getty for 16 years and have met some of the nicest people both at the campground and in town. More...

Fort Getty fees should be raised gradually

Jamestown is a rare place occupying an environmental niche that is amazingly beautiful and requires careful stewardship. After Native Americans, the population began as fishermen, farmers and people who catered to summer residents. 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. 20 More...

Obituaries

Virginia M. Deterra

Virginia M. Deterra, 100, of Jamestown, died Dec. 13 at the Grand Islander Center in Middletown, where she has resided the past 10 years. More...