December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Developmentally disabled artists showcase their work

A downtown gallery is helping adults with developmental disabilities express themselves through art and design.  According to studio monitor Casey Weibust, the Out of the Box Studio at Bridges Inc. More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters

Expansion contingency   The Taxpayers Association of Jamestown respectfully requests the council to address an important issue prior to issuing a request for proposals for expansion of the fire department building.  More...

About Town

Children’s workshops while parents browse

The Jamestown Arts Center will hold its annual holiday market on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 25 vendors will have their work displayed. More...

Learn to be aware of telephone scammers

Members of the police department will hold a presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at the library. Officers will offer instructive guidance on how residents, particularly elderly victims, can protect themselves from fraud. More...

Watch third part of movie on Tuesday

In the summer installment of the TV adaptation of Peter Mayle’s book, “A Year in Provence,” the August heat proves a bit too much with the exception of the annual goat race. More...

News of Record

Man charged with selling stolen goods

Police last week arrested a 41-year-old man who allegedly sold stolen property to a pawnshop in Providence. The items, police say, were taken from a home in the north end of Jamestown last month.  More...

Police Log

The police department from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7 responded to 385 calls for service, resulting in 189 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

town meetings

Wednesday, Dec. 16 7:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will meet at Town Hall  Thursday, Dec. 17  TBD, the Town Council will meet at Town Hall   More...

Celebrate season with three concerts in four days

Two musical ensembles will put their own unique spins on the season in their highly anticipated upcoming holiday concerts.  Both the community chorus and the band will celebrate Christmas with productions at the recreation center over the next w More...

Season’s greetings

Santa, Mrs. Claus and Bill Munger lead the way to Conanicut Marine Ship’s Store from the East Ferry docks on Saturday afternoon. More...

News

Merry music

Karen Kauffman conducts the Lawn School jazz band during the Christmas tree lighting at East Ferry on Saturday night. More...

School administration talks about budget

Town officials began their budget talks Monday when they held a “productive” workshop in the council chambers at Town Hall.  More...

Harbor board recommends spending $98K on boat

A new harbormaster boat could be on the way from Alabama in the next two weeks, the Harbor Management Commission learned Monday. More...

Island History

Week of December 10

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. 10, 1915 More...

Obituaries

Susan E. McGrath

Susan E. Mc- Grath, 64, of Jamestown, died Dec. 5, 2015, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the loving wife of John T. Mc- Grath. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Albert E. Bapties Sr. and Eleanor L. More...

Irene Newsham

Irene Newsham, 90, of Jamestown, passed away Dec. 2, 2015, at Eastgate Nursing Home in East Providence. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Rueben and Mary (Sousa) Pimental.  More...