December 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa Claus arrives in town Saturday

Christmas tree lighting will cap off busy day

Although the reindeer will be busy resting in advance of their big travel day, Santa Claus and his wife have once again found time in their hectic December schedule to visit Jamestown. More...

Editorial

Island welcomes holiday season this Saturday

The holiday season has officially arrived. This Saturday, Dec. 6, will be one of the busiest days of the year on the island as many cherished traditional events unfold. More...

What’s right about rights-of-way

viewpoint

Some days the water calms us, when the water is blue and placid, quietly lapping the coast. Other days the wind howls against an incoming tide and the gray water roils with whitecaps. More...

About Town

Tickets available for two holiday concerts

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present holiday concerts at the Central Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. “Silver Bells” will celebrate 25 years with B.J. Whitehouse and Janet Grant. More...

Drop off Toys for Tots at the ’Ganny

The Narragansett Café is serving as a drop-off site for the Toys for Tots campaign. Donations of unwrapped new toys can be brought to the ’Ganny. The U.S. More...

Open house Sunday at Beavertail museum

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will hold its holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. The museum, which will be decorated with candle lit windows and fresh greenery, will offer baked goods, coffee and cider. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Nov. 24 to Dec. 1 responded to 365 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 192 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 47 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Dec. 95 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library6:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the libraryWednesday, Dec. 10 More...

Council hears annual report on Fort Getty

Faced with declining receipts from the RV park at Fort Getty and anticipating growing expenses, the town councilors indicated Monday they may extend the season by two weeks and consider other options to appeal to vacationers.  More...

Ferry students share stories

Bob Sutton never thought of himself as a filmmaker, but he can now add the title to his resume after completing a documentary that chronicles a unique era in the history of Jamestown.  More...

Senior survey inside postal editions

Along with the annual holiday guide, which is included inside all 6,000 issues, the 3,200 residents who are postal customers have also been distributed a survey in this week’s Jamestown Press.  More...

Riding dirty

Aidan Bailey took home the fifth-place trophy at his last race of the year on Nov. 30. The motocross contest was held in Middleborough, Mass. More...

News

Local artists open studio doors this weekend

The Mill at Shady Lea will hold its annual open studios this weekend. It will mark the 17th year that the North Kingstown mill, which provides studio space to a wide variety of artists, will welcome visitors at the start of the holiday season.  More...

School officials, councilors begin preliminary budget talks

The School Committee and Town Council on Monday held its first budget meeting for fiscal year 2016, which starts July 1.  More...

Calling artists for little picture show Saturday

The Conanicut Island Art Association is calling for artists to participate in its little picture show that will take place at the holiday craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lawn School. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanksgiving success

The members of the St. More...

Holiday exhibit a hit

Conanicut Island Art Association sends a big thank-you to everyone who attended the recent “Art is a Gift” opening reception.  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, Dec. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 4

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. 4, 1914 More...