November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Thanksgiving has roots deep in our American heritage

Thanksgiving is a distinctly American holiday with roots deep in the foundation of our nation.  More...

About Town

Helping hands

Students from the Jamestown Early Learning Center deliver wagonloads of food to St. Mark last Thursday. The donations will be used to fill Thanksgiving baskets. More...

Make holiday wreaths at community farm

Residents are invited to make wreaths during the community farm’s fifth annual workshop on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Deadline to register is Monday, Nov. 30. Lynda Sutton will lead the demonstration. More...

Winter items needed for needy families

Town Hall employees will conduct their annual mitten drive to support the Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol counties. More...

Legals

Blankets available at Watson Farm

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING DECEMBER 15, 2015, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHOD More...

Island students post high scores

Standardized test scores for the Jamestown school district are among the highest in the state, according to data released last week by the Rhode Island Department of Education. More...

Story circle at Fort Getty dedicated to longtime resident

At sunset on Saturday, a crowd arrived at Fort Getty to dedicate the town’s new story circle in memory of Linda Roach. Her son piled firewood logs into the pit at the center of the stone circle as people gathered around to tell stories. More...

News

O Christmas tree

Volunteers place the town Christmas tree into position at the East Ferry green on Saturday. The lighting ceremony is scheduled for the first Saturday in December. More...

Planning board rejects 100-foot variance request

A negative recommendation will accompany the plans to build a two-bedroom house close to wetlands on Frigate Street, the Planning Commission decided last week.  The commissioners on Nov. More...

President of art association shows work

What do a prominent hotel in Bangkok, the restored murals of a beloved South County hangout, and the walls of the local library have in common?  The work of one Jamestown artist has hung on all of them.  More...

Upcoming Events

town meetings

Monday, Nov. 30 6 p.m., the Ordinance Review Committee will meet at Town Hall   More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of November 25

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. 26, 1915  More...

News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Nov. 16 to Nov. 23 responded to 421 calls for service, resulting in 195 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...