December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Islanders welcome holiday season this Saturday

The holiday season of 2015 has officially arrived. This Saturday, Dec. 5, will be one of the busiest days of the year on the island as many cherished traditional events unfold. It is a day filled with merriment. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Matter of fact   I write to correct a statement in the article by Margo Sullivan concerning my vote on the Frigate Street property discussed at the Nov. More...

About Town

Craft fair all day on Saturday at school

For the 41st consecutive year, holiday shoppers will have the opportunity to browse arts and crafts ranging from whimsical ceramic mermaids to snowflake ornaments made from Swarovski glass.  More...

Volunteers needed to raise flags on Monday

Volunteers are needed to raise and lower 75 American flags at East Ferry Veterans Memorial Square on Monday, Dec. 7, to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day. Workers are needed to raise the flags and 8 a.m. and take them down at 3 p.m. More...

Last dance of season at Grange on Friday

Scottish country dancing will take place on Friday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Conanicut Grange. This is the final session of the year. All dances are taught and prompted by B.J. Whitehouse and Christine Ariel. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Nov. 23 to Nov. 30 responded to 481 calls for service, resulting in 222 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Committee considers changes to ordinance

Jamestown Shores neighbors irked at short-term rentals

After nearly two hours of debate on Monday about litter, cars and noise associated with rental properties, Police Chief Ed Mello stood up and drew everyone’s attention to an irony.  “It’s hard to believe, but of all the people More...

Islanders welcome holiday Saturday

Dozens of cheerful children will be at the East Ferry waterfront Saturday afternoon for the most anticipated arrival of the year: Santa Claus.  More...

News

Writer returns from Paris with new cookbook

A culinary writer has released a new book celebrating the bistro movement in Paris, and three featured dishes from the hardcover are now available on the menus of two downtown restaurants.  More...

Where in the World?

Jamestowners Ray Iannetta and Kristine Trocki took The Press to the Galapagos Islands, where they encountered the largest living species of tortoise. The couple also spent a week at Machu Picchu. More...

Target shooting comes under fire

Jamestown has seven ranges for target shooting, and an ordinance to regulate the sport may be in the works, the Ordinance Review Committee told residents on Monday.  More...

Upcoming Events

Town Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 3 The regularly scheduled meeting of the School Committee is canceled  Monday, Dec. More...

Island History

Week of December 3

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. 3, 1915  More...

jamestown historical Society news

Our collection is not focused on the fine arts, but it does include some good examples of Jamestown art from the 19th and 20th centuries. More...