December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Council hears final report on parks and recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department and the senior center should be consolidated, and both might someday be absorbed as part of a community services division, the Town Council learned on Monday. More...

Cleanup at Hull Cove

Clean Ocean Access has been picking up trash at Hull Cove in December since 2006, but this is the first time islander Michael Brown will aid in the holiday cleanup when his company sponsors its second transect of the season. More...

Sleigh bells ring

Nick Robertson was at the reigns of a horse-drawn wagon Saturday giving island youngsters rides. Santa and Mrs. Claus rode in the wagon to the Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store. More...

About Town

Illumination at East Ferry Saturday night

The 34th annual Christmas tree lighting at East Ferry will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Jamestown Community Band will perform and refreshments will be served. More...

Little-Picture show at Melrose School

Artists are invited to submit original paintings, prints and photographs for a little-picture show that will be held at Melrose School during the Conanicut Island Art Association’s holiday craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Community chorus plans holiday show

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 feature popular songs from the 1940s, traditional carols, readings from Dickens, and a sing-along. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 5

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. 5, 1913, More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 455 calls for service, resulting in 237 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 54 p.m., the Parking Committee will meet at Town Hall7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Dec. 107 p.m., the Conservation Committee will meet at Town HallWednesday, Dec. 11 More...

Achievements

Garden club names new year’s officers The Quononoquott Garden Club at its final meeting of the year on Monday will install its new officers for the 2014-15 term. More...

Major repairs to homes in Lower Shoreby Hill will have to wait

Council places moratorium while planners discuss merits of special zoning

Lower Shoreby homeowners must wait to do remodeling projects and exterior repairs due to a moratorium the Town Council adopted Monday night. More...

Tuition agreement reached between school committees

Increase may cost island taxpayers $15,000 more to send students to NKHS

Following months of negotiations, North Kingstown approved Jamestown’s tuition contract, the School Committee learned at its Nov. 21 meeting. The total annual increase for Jamestown is expected to fall between $4,000 and $15,000. More...

Editorial

Join in the festive island Christmas

This Saturday, Dec. 7, is a special day in Jamestown. It’s the day that islanders officially herald the holiday season with a cheerful boatload of events and activities. More...

ORDINARY BILL

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Letters to the Editor

Gating reservoir is unnecessary action

We concur with the opinions expressed by Sharon Streif and Matt Hull in their letter of Nov. 21 with regard to walkers and dogs on the reservoir dike (“Dog walkers cause no harm to reservoir dam”). More...

Use markers to divide private, public land

I do not think many Jamestown residents, if any, condone trespassing. Nor do I believe that facilitating trespass is the town’s objective in maintaining Hull Cove access. More...

Abutters troubled by cost, not public access

In the Nov. 21 editorial (“To build or not to build an elevated boardwalk”) about the proposed raised boardwalk at the Hull Cove access, the Press wrote, “Opponents to the boardwalk ... would prefer to keep the cove to themselves. 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. Thursday, Dec. 5 More...

Obituaries

Marc Mecray

Marc Mecray was born on June 3, 1966, in Philadelphia, Penn., and died unexpectedly on Nov. 9, 2013, at his home in Lake Oswego, Ore. He is the son of John Mecray and the stepson of Mary Gillette of Jamestown. More...

Lynn A. Dafoe- Rapoza

Lynn A. Dafoe Rapoza, 48, of Jamestown, passed away on Nov. 22, 2013, at her home after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. She was the wife of long-time Jamestown resident Steven Rapoza. More...

Beverly Ann Lange

Beverly Ann Lange, 75, of Long Needles Drive, Charlotte, N.C., died Nov. 26, 2013, at the Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte. Born in Jamestown on Jan. 3, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Meddaugh Morgan) Morinho. More...