November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

North Kingstown wins state title; islander named tournament MVP

In one of the most stunning upsets in Rhode Island interscholastic soccer history, North Kingstown on Monday night beat heavily favored Shea in penalty kicks. More...

Editorial

Our senior citizens need activities too

Recent letters to the editor in the Press have pointed out a serious deficiency in our community’s lifestyle: There are no organized activities for our senior citizens.  Seniors probably represent the largest growing portion of the popula More...

Letters to the Editor

Expand Quonset’s ports

With the election behind us, and our new “leaders” selected, hopefully there are changes forthcoming. I’d like to think that the top of everyone’s list for this state is jobs. More...

Let’s remain civilized

I fail to understand what is contradictory between the deer cull and the limitation of shooting on private target ranges. Both are in the interest of public safety.  More...

Thanks to sponsors

The 26th annual Jamestown Jack-O’-Lantern Jog 5K was held on Nov. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

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

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 13

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. 13, 1914 More...

Simpatico Jamestown expansion hits snag

The Planning Commission has delayed a vote to approve Simpatico Jamestown’s proposed expansion.  More...

Mastrostefano appointed to school board

Independent challenger Melissa Mastrostefano may have lost last week’s election, but that doesn’t mean she won’t serve on the School Committee.  More...

Six shows of the boy who never grew up

For the third time in 25 years, Jamestown this weekend will transform into the small island of Neverland.  More...

News

Witch-craft

Students from Julie Geary’s fourth-grade classroom at Melrose School presented “The Witches.” The scarecrow is on display at Godena Farm for a few more days. More...

Council tables liquor license renewals

Sitting as the alcohol licensing board, the Town Council at its Nov. 3 meeting agreed to continue the public hearing on the annual license renewals pending the fire marshal’s inspections.  More...

New municipal website goes live

The town has a newly redesigned website. The update marks the first time in nine years that the website has been improved.  The new site comes with a new address that is more in keeping with its function: jamestownri.gov.  More...

About Town

Chamber to sponsor event at new market

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an afterhours social at Jamestown Mercantile on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and the cost is $5. A business-card drawing will be held. More...

New exhibit at library features pet portraits

The Conanicut Island Art Association is sponsoring a new exhibit at the library by local artist Wendy Crooks. “Our Pets” is a show featuring pet portraits created from pastel on paper. More...

Arts center to host Shakespeare plays

In conjunction with Trinity Rep, graduate performers from Brown University will present two Shakespeare plays this weekend at the Jamestown Arts Center. Students will perform “Hamlet” on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Nov. 3 to Nov. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 137 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town HallMonday, Nov. 177 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, Nov. 186 p.m., the Traffic Committee will meet at Town Hall More...