December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Recent college grads return from teaching in Thailand

Two young women from Jamestown have recently returned from a trip to Southeast Asia, where they devoted their time to teaching English to Thai children. More...

News

Budget talks begin

Higher costs for health insurance and salary increases due to upcoming teacher negotiations are two of the “major unknowns” that could take a bite out of the School Department’s budget, Superintendent Marcia Lukon said Monday. More...

Rep. Ruggiero briefed on progress at Quonset

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero, who serves Jamestown and Middletown, toured the Quonset Business Park last week to learn more about recent progress at the facility. More...

Library secures grant for upgrades

According to Donna Fogarty, the library’s meeting hall is home to more than 300 events per year, with a total attendance of around 8,000 people. More...

About Town

Island churches plan Christmas services

A candlelight service at Central Baptist Church will be held on Christmas Eve beginning at 7:30 p.m. More...

Christmas pageant on Shoreby Hill Tuesday

The annual Christmas Eve pageant will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. on the Shoreby Hill green. Organizers ask that everyone bring a flashlight for safety purposes and to read the carol song sheet. More...

Hope offered at holiday service

Central Baptist Church will hold a quiet, meditative service for residents who are dealing with grief or loss during the holiday season. The blue Christmas workshop will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 19

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. 19, 1913 More...

Town looks for ways to buy housing

Jamestown halfway to satisfying state quota

At the upcoming Financial Town Meeting in June, residents may decide whether or not to empower town officials to dip into the surplus – known as the undesignated fund balance – and purchase real estate for affordable housing. More...

Golfers against multicultural center at country club

They want councilors to be aware of conservation issues with the proposal

Without specifically taking a side for or against building an multicultural center at the golf course, the Conservation Commission last week voted to urge the town councilors to consider conservation issues when they make decisions about the plans to More...

Editorial

Take notice: Holiday deadlines at the Press

The Jamestown Press will have special holiday deadlines in effect for the next three weeks. It is important to note that for next week’s paper – the Dec. 26 issue – all advertising must be in the Press office no later than 3 p.m. More...

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Jamestown Press

Next week we will celebrate Christmas, a special time of the year no matter how old you are. There is still plenty of time to shop for your Christmas presents. More...

Letters to the Editor

Art association is not guilty for ruining stage

This letter has two parts. As an atlarge member of the Conanicut Island Art Association, I would first like to thank everyone involved in making our craft fair such a success. More...

Local artists welcome students into studios

I am writing on behalf of the East Bay MET arts team. The team is a traveling high-school group that visits local studios and museums to gain knowledge in a variety of trades. More...

Thank you for helping with holiday book sale

On behalf of the trustees and myself, I want to express our gratitude to all those who made the library’s holiday book sale a great success. 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. 19 More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Dec. 10 to Dec. 16, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 414 calls for service, resulting in 229 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...