December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Superintendent briefs school board on security precautions

Crisis response team meets in wake of Newtown events

The School Committee met Dec. 20 for the final time in 2012, and discussion on the security of Jamestown’s two public schools dominated the meeting. More...

Preparing young actors for the stage

Children’s acting classes begin in January at JAC

Veteran theater directors Mary Wright and Annie McIntyre hope that the Jamestown Community Theatre can remain a healthy organization for years to come. More...

YEAR IN REVIEW: MAY

Jamestown firefighters rescue an overzealous dog named Ringo who became trapped in a bunker at Fort Getty while chasing a wild animal. 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. Friday, Dec. 28 Salad, American chop suey, wax beans, brownie, egg salad on rye More...

Obituaries

Jan (Stetson) Stone

Jan (Stetson) Stone, 60, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on Dec. 25, 2012. She was the former wife of Peter Stone of Providence. Born in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Marion (Brownell) Stetson. More...

Bon voyage, 2012

No new tolls or turbine, but a different Town Council

While the Mayan calendar predicted otherwise, the world will enter a new year next week and 2012 will be history. More...

Conservationists consider town ban on plastic bags

Local participation would be voluntary

Island store managers are considering a voluntary bag ban, which would mean plastic bags would disappear from checkout counters, according to Conservation Commissioner Michael Brown. More...

Editorial

Take the plunge at East Ferry on Tuesday

A new island tradition is taking root on New Year’s Day. The second annual Jamestown 1st Day Plunge is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 1, at East Ferry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

About Town

Winter bird count scheduled for Jan. 5

The 30th annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5. More details on times and locations will appear in next week’s edition of the Jamestown Press. More...

Fundraiser will benefit eighth-grade class trip

Lawn Avenue School eighthgraders will hold a pasta dinner on Friday, Jan. 5, at Melrose Avenue School. Proceeds will be used for the class’s trip to Washington, D.C. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10. More...

Friends schedule first concert of new year

The Friends of the Jamestown Library will begin their music series on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the meeting hall in the library. Andrew Potter will perform. He will provide a combination of songs and storytelling during the concert. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 28

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. 27, 1912 More...

News of Record

POLICE LOG

From Dec. 17 to Dec. 24, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 350 calls. Of those calls, officers performed 190 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...