December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents weigh in on parking

Commission tries to solve congestion at West Ferry

To ease congestion around West Ferry, parking could be restricted to one side of the street, but the state traffic commission would have to make the final decision, according to Councilman Thomas Tighe. At the Dec. More...

News

School board will stick with zero-based budgeting

In preparation for the joint meeting with the Town Council next week, Superintendent Marcia Lukon met with Town Administrator Kevin Paicos to discuss the School Committee’s intentions of zerobased budgeting. More...

Shop local in Newport on Thursday

Newport merchants have united to support a “shop local” initiative for the 2013 holiday season. More than 75 merchants throughout Newport will keep their businesses open until at least 8 p.m. on two Thursdays – Dec. 12 and Dec. More...

Band will return to 16th century for Tuesday’s concert

Twenty years ago, Dr. Joseph England noticed something was missing. The music for the annual Memorial Day parade was provided by a large speaker attached to a car. It was blaring bad marchingband music, he remembers. 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. 12 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 12

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. 12, 1913 More...

Obituaries

Susan Jane Smyth

Susan Jane Smyth, 52, of Newport, died Dec. 5, 2013, at Newport Hospital. Born in Newport on Nov. 12, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Frederick C.B. and Ellen (Whaley) Smyth. More...

James Patrick Todd

James Patrick Todd, 48, of North Kingstown, passed away peacefully Dec. 4, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of James Todd and Margaret “Peggy” (Carr) Todd of North Kingstown. More...

Virginia “Ginny” Louise (Petersen) Berglund

Virginia “Ginny” Louise (Petersen) Berglund of Jamestown passed away on Dec. 3, 2013, at 92 years. She was the dear daughter of Axel N. and Louise Petersen of Westwood, Mass., and the beloved wife of George A. Berglund for 64 years. More...

Life of a black-legged tick: From the egg to your body

This is the second of a five-part series on Lyme disease Challenges of Lyme disease Sponsored by the Jamestown Tick Task Force Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall Expected presenters: Dr. Tom Mather, Dr. Cathy Lund, Brian Tefft More...

Chorus Saturday takes concertgoers back to wartime 1943

In 1943, the building on Conanicus Avenue that currently houses the recreation center was the home for the Jamestown USO. More...

Letters to the Editor

Damage to Melrose ‘unlikely’ from CIAA

On Dec. 7, the Conanicut Island Art Association once again presented Jamestown with a popular and successful annual holiday craft fair. More...

No cause for concern with tuition increase

In the past week, I have been stopped repeatedly by Jamestowners disturbed by media headlines about the “$15,000 increase” in the cost to send island students to North Kingstown High (“Tuition agreement reached between school commit More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress.com by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

About Town

Chorus plans holiday concert for Saturday

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 songs from the 1940s, carols, readings and a sing-along. More...

Community band to perform on Tuesday

The Jamestown Community Band will present its annual holiday concert at the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. Donations will be accepted. More...

Pet calendars now on sale at Island Animal

The Humane Society of Jamestown’s annual pet calendars are now on sale at Sterns Farm and Island Animal. More than 200 photos were submitted for consideration. The society published both a calendar of dogs and cats. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Dec. 3 to Dec. 9, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 406 calls for service, resulting in 211 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town meetings

Monday, Dec. 166:30 p.m., the Town Counciland School Committee will holda joint pre-budget meeting atTown Hall7:30 p.m., the Town Hall willmeet at Town HallWednesday, Dec. 187:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...