December 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

First Day Plunge reigns at East Ferry on Thursday

Taking a dip in the frigid waters of Narragansett Bay on the first day of the new year has long been a tradition in Jamestown. Some say it helps clear the head after a night of celebrating.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Congress needs to act

While both Ken Shane’s article (“Oceanographer warns of rising sea levels,” Dec. More...

Thanks to neighbors

We have successfully completed the Rhode Island production of “Seeds” and wish to gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our fellow islanders. More...

Seniors enjoy party

Dec. 22 found 50 friends and neighbors enjoying a Christmas party hosted by the Friends of Jamestown Seniors at the West Street Cafe. The efforts of many people made this event possible. 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.  Wednesday, Dec. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 31

From the Newport Journal, Jan. More...

News of Record

Town Meetings

Monday, Jan. 57 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Jan. 77:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Dec. 22 to Dec. 29 responded to 378 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 218 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Happy New Year: Saying goodbye to 2014

Nationally and statewide, the 2014 mid-term elections shook Capitol Hill and Smith Hill. In Washington, D.C., Republicans took control of the Senate, giving the GOP the majority of both congressional chambers. More...

Clear skies expected for New Year’s Day plunge

Four years ago it looked like Jamestown’s New Year’s Day tradition of more than 40 years might come to an end when Special Olympics Rhode Island decided to move its annual Penguin Plunge to Narragansett. More...

News

Simpatico gets OK to increase water usage

Simpatico Jamestown on Monday received approval from the sewer board to accommodate 45 additional customers.  The restaurant on Narragansett Avenue is located in the water district, but an appearance before the town councilors, sitting as water More...

14 fewer homes sold in 2014 compared to last year

Despite a decline in the number of homes sold in 2014, the local real-estate market remains robust, according to local realtors.  More...

Jamestown awarded nearly $200,000 for housing projects

The state planning division announced last week that 26 municipalities will receive money in development block grants to build stronger communities. Among the cities and towns awarded was Jamestown, which will receive $194,850.  More...

About Town

International film at library on Tuesday

The library’s annual international film series will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. More...

Lego club will meet on every Thursday

The Lego club will meet every Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. in January at the library. Kids of all ages are invited to join; children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. More...

Youth Karate classes begin next Tuesday

The recreation department will offer an eight-week program for children to learn karate fundamentals. The course will take place on each Tuesday from Jan. 6 to Feb. 24. For children ages 3 to 5, classes take place from 3:30 to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Seth Gillis

Seth Gillis, 44, of Richmond, passed away Dec. 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer (Ouellette) Gillis for 14 years.  More...

John Francis McCabe

John Francis McCabe, 91, formerly of Warwick and recently of Jamestown, passed peacefully from this world surrounded by his loving children on Dec. 22, 2014, at Newport Hospital. Born in Providence on Jan. More...