December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Joyful jingles

The Lawn School band, conducted by music teacher Karyn Kauffman, played Saturday in the rec center for the Christmas tree lighting. Rain canceled the outdoor concert. More...

Editorial

Get in the holiday mood with Christmas concerts

What would Christmas be without music? More...

Commentary

This is Jamestown

A community is a story, a story it tells about itself. Its identity is in its history, the stories it chooses to remember. General Washington rode down this road. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ask campers to help

I could not help but respond to the most recent article written about Fort Getty (“Council hears annual report on Fort Getty,” Dec. 4). Mr. Piva made the comment, “It’s always been a challenge. More...

Intersection not fixed

Dear Councilor Tighe: (In response to my nearly year-long request to provide a streetlight at the intersection of Hamilton and Southwest avenues), I am in receipt of a copy of the RIDOT response to your letter regarding the subject More...

Pearl Harbor forgotten

I am writing in response to what I saw Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in Jamestown. 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...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8 responded to 327 calls for service, resulting in 166 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Tuesday, Dec. 166 p.m., the Traffic Committee will meet at Town Hall6:45 p.m., the Tree Preservation & Protection Committeewill meet at the libraryWednesday, Dec. 177:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

National Grid to upgrade power

National Grid will replace one transformer in the Clarke Street substation, residents and town officials learned on Dec. 3.  The project was supposed to start this fall but is now slated to begin in April. More...

Chorus director, piano accompanist celebrate 25 years together

Concerts on Saturday and Sunday at Central Baptist

Although the community chorus was around well before their arrival, concertgoers for the last quarter century have been greeted by the same man standing at the music stand, and the same woman seated at the piano.  More...

News

Ganny glee

Members of the Jamestown Community Chorus entertained volunteers at the Narragansett Cafe following Saturday’s Hull Cove cleanup. More...

Planners OK septic system

Over objections from several neighbors, the Planning Commission on Dec. 3 favorably reviewed a septic system for a Jamestown Shores property in the high groundwater table.  More...

Lawn School names students to honor roll

Lawn School on Monday released its Excellence in Effort list for the first quarter, and 50 students were recognized. More...

About Town

Build gingerbread castles on Monday

A workshop to build gingerbread castles will be held at the library on Monday, Dec. 15, from 3 to 4 p.m. The workshop is limited to 25 children ages 5 to 10. The registration fee is $5, but it will be refunded upon arrival of the event. More...

Chorus concerts on Saturday, Sunday

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present holiday concerts at Central Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students. More...

Writing seminar for travelers Thursday

Author Peter Mandel will hold a writing seminar at the library on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Mandel will show travelers how to turn their experiences into articles with photos that can be sold to newspapers, magazines and websites. More...

Obituaries

Bertram Lippincott Jr.

Bertram Lippincott Jr. died Dec. 5, 2014, in Gladwyne, Penn., at the age of 92. He was a lifelong summer resident of Jamestown.  More...