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Plungers prepare for New Year’s Day dip in Narragansett Bay

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Swimmers will ring in the New Year on Tuesday when the Jamestown 1st Day Plunge returns to the town beach at East Ferry for the third consecutive year. More...

News

Santa knows

Logan Ray, 8, and his brother Brecken, 5, tell Santa Claus their wish list at the recreation center Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Report says bridge can support barrier

State officials soon expect to wind down their seven-year study of the pros and cons of a median barrier on the Newport Pell Bridge, according to David Darlington, chairman of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. More...

Introducing the Weeden family

There have been Weedens on Conanicut Island since the middle of the 17th century, and in 2014 the family’s history will be celebrated through a series of events at the library, including an appearance by Curt Weeden, author of the locally theme More...

About Town

Art exhibit opens at Island Heron Friday

An opening reception for Roberta Richman’s art exhibit will be held at the Island Heron on Friday, Dec. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Toss canned goods into police cruiser

Police will be accepting nonperishable food items during the Jamestown 1st Day Plunge beginning at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day. More...

Bird count planned for first Saturday of 2014

The Conanicut Island winter bird count will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4. Birders should bring binoculars, field guides and sturdy shoes. For times and locations, or to report birds seen from home, call Candy Powell at 423-1492. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From Dec. 17 to Dec. 23, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 264 calls for service, resulting in 201 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Hall Records

Building permits Peter Twombly received a permit Oct. 8 to replace a deck at 43 Marine Ave. Work estimated to cost $2,500. Carolyn Rafaelian received a permit Sept. 11 to add onto an existing utility room at 266 East Shore Road. More...

2013 year in review

From boardwalk to bridge barrier, projects are pending

As we get ready to enter the New Year, Jamestowners should expect a lot of the same in 2014: “Project Pending” should have been the theme of 2013. More...

Memorable dates month by month

Jan. 17 Teachers union calls for Superintendent Lukon’s resignation Feb. 8 Blizzard drops 20 inches of snow on island; power out for 72 hours March 13 State increases speed limit on Route 138 between bridges More...

Editorial

Take the plunge at East Ferry Wednesday

A new island tradition has taken hold on New Year’s Day. The third annual Jamestown 1st Day Plunge is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 1, at East Ferry from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for making concert successful

The Jamestown Community Chorus wishes to thank all the community partners and individuals who helped make our Dec. 14 concert, “JCC on the Air: A 1943 Radio Broadcast,” such a great success. 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...

Skateboards should be allowed on town roads

As a 16-year-old desperate for a license, a car or some form of transportation to escape with, I hop aboard my penny board from time to time. 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. 26 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 26

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. 26, 1913 More...

Obituaries

James M. Barron Sr.

James M. Barron Sr., 65, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Dec. 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Janice B. (Haggis) Barron for 40 years. More...

Renee T. Silvester

Renee T. Silvester, 99, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., passed away on Dec. 19, 2013, at Devonshire, where she so happily resided for the past 16 years. More...