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News

Island resident sworn in as Jamestown’s newest police officer

Pierre Pages becomes just second islander on force

The Jamestown Police Department will welcome its newest offi cer in a ceremony to take place in the Town Council chambers at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7. More...

Whitehouse sworn in to second Senate term

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was sworn in to his second term as Rhode Island’s junior senator Wednesday by Vice President Joe Biden. Whitehouse was accompanied by Rhode Island’s senior senator, Jack Reed. More...

Upcoming expo will highlight all facets of design

Presenters statewide will showcase work

Picture an office chair that looks like a unicycle. Or a package made from another recycled package. Or jewelry fashioned from a lasercutting process. 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, Jan. 4 More...

Island History

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Jamestown Historical Society had a very good 2012 – thanks to all our volunteers – and we’re looking forward to an equally busy 2013. 100th Anniversary More...

This Week In Island History

Week of January 4

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, Jan. 3, 1913 More...

Jamestown Shores: Building a community of summer cottages

Jamestown Shores is the largest single subdivision in Jamestown. Its development began in late 1946 when a private development group, the Federal Building and Development Corporation, purchased the Tefft, Gladding and Maxfield farms. More...

Letters to the Editor

Guns are to protect us from government, tyranny

I am one of the hundreds – if not thousands – of responsible gun owners living in Jamestown. More...

Thanks for Christmas brunch at senior center

The senior center held a Christmas brunch in December. There were 31 senior citizens in attendance who enjoyed the fellowship and the seemingly endless assortment of delicious food. More...

Holiday baskets were huge success in 2012

I must express my profound thanks for the overwhelming response to the article in the Press about making items for the people in Jamestown who need to keep warm this winter. My program has been named Friends of Kathy. More...

About Town

Volunteers needed for Saturday’s bird count

The 30th annual Conanicut Island Christmas Bird Count will take place Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 7 a.m. at the police station. More...

Hydroponic food to be topic of church forum

Hydroponic food production will be the focus of a community forum on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. David Phaneuf of Central Fall’s Acopia Harvest International will be the guest speaker. More...

Library group plans first concert of 2013

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 singing and storytelling during the concert. More...

News of Record

ACHIEVEMENTS

Jamestowner enters nation’s oldest honor society

Islander Caitlin Kozel was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Kozel is pursuing a degree in veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. More...

POLICE LOG

From Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 332 calls for service. Of those calls for service, officers performed 182 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Jan. 7 7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Jan. 8 7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. 9 6 p.m., the Housing Authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments More...