November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Doors open at Hammett Court Apartments

Local leaders, along with an impressive turnout of residents, gathered Friday to celebrate the opening of the Hammett Court Apartments. More...

Councilors reflect on year in office

On Nov. 6, 2012, Jamestown voters made their voices heard by asking for a fresh start. They elected four Democrats and one Republican into office, voting against the incumbents and opting for five new faces. More...

Where in the world?

Carol Morris of Helm Street took the Jamestown Press to the Summit Lodge in Killington, Vt., where she visited a friend. Above, she is joined by Teddy, one of the lodge’s mascots. More...

About Town

Harp concerts at St. Mark on Dec. 5

Two advent meditation harp concerts will be held at St. Mark Church on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The shows will feature Grace Cloutier and Katherine O’Neill. Admission is free. More...

Chorus to perform at rec center next month

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present its holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center. The show will mimic a 1943 radio Christmas broadcast. More...

Shores group plans Christmas potluck

The Jamestown Shores Association will have a potluck Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the library. All Jamestown residents are welcome. Call Anita Girard at 423-0670 for more information. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Nov. 19 to Nov. 25, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 448 calls for service, resulting in 255 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Dec. 26:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Dec. 47:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town HallThursday, Dec. 57 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits Adolfe Salaun received a permit Oct. 7 to strip and shingle a roof at 30 Seaview Drive. Work estimated to cost $10,000. Lisa Farrell received a permit Sept. 25 to remodel a kitchen and add a bathroom at 41 Walcott Ave. More...

Churches lend helping hand during holidays

Scouts, bus drivers, letter carriers help fill baskets

Jamestown churches and civic groups are in the thick of Thanksgiving preparations, as plans go forward to share the holiday with loved ones and remember people in need. More...

Shop locally this weekend

Area business owners hope Small Business Saturday catches on in Jamestown

It seems somewhat ironic that a large corporation would come up with the idea of Small Business Saturday, which takes place this weekend. More...

Editorial

Shop local this holiday season!

This year shopping local will have its own special day. Small Business Saturday will be observed on Nov. 30. Just about all small businesses are local. More...

Letters to the Editor

Golf course not place for performing arts

As a former officer of the Jamestown Golf Club, I can only second Chip Young’s comments in last week’s Jamestown Press (Letters, “Golf and arts should be separate pastimes,” Nov. 21). More...

New boardwalk will prompt trespassing

Once again the Hull Cove controversy is in the news. More...

Many locals helped fill Thanksgiving baskets

Thanksgiving is here again and the St. Mark outreach committee is thankful to so many for helping us give to needy families this year. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Wednesday, Nov. 27 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 27

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, Nov. 28, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Joseph C. Littlefield

Joseph C. Littlefield passed away at home on Nov. 25, 2013. He was 81 years old and a native of Jamestown. He was the husband of E. Theresa (McGrath) Littlefield, and the son of Glass M. and Regina (Tureck) Littlefield. Mr. More...

Memorial Service

A Mass for Ali Dunn Packer will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 11:15 a.m. in St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Narragansett. Packer was a Jamestown resident who died in a car accident 12 years ago when she was 16. More...