December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Shop locally this holiday season

Now is when some people really begin their Christmas shopping in earnest.  Of course, there are those early achievers who can brag about having most or even all of their gift buying completed. But there are many of us who are still in the hunt. More...

Letters to the Editor

Cheers to volunteers

I would like to express my gratitude to the many folks in town who helped make the 36th annual Christmas tree lighting a success this year.  More...

Kudos to public works

The Jamestown Department of Public Works has done it again. It has saved the town thousands of dollars with its efforts to keep costs down in the construction of town projects. In this case, the building of a much-needed fire station. More...

Thanks from Scouts

Troop 1 Jamestown would like to extend its thanks for the generous support from our local businesses. More...

Upcoming Events

Arts center is hosting series of crafting workshops

In anticipation of Christmas, the Jamestown Arts Center is hosting workshops for residents of all ages and abilities. On Thursday, Dec. More...

Crafting workshops next week at library

The library will host three crafting workshops on consecutive days next week for children ages 5 and older. Starting on Monday, Dec. 21, children will have the opportunity to create holiday gifts for their family members. More...

Pageant to be held on Christmas Eve

The annual Christmas pageant will be held on the Shoreby Hill green on Thursday, Dec. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. All those attending are asked to bring a flashlight for safety purposes. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14 responded to 463 calls for service, resulting in 227 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, Dec. 17 5:15 p.m., the Town Council will conduct interviews at Town Hall  6 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town Hall  7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School   More...

Army Corps to eliminate hazards

Federal funds will pay for Dutch Island work

Dutch Island has been closed to the public due to dangerous conditions at the former military outpost known as Fort Greble, but now the federal government is moving forward with a project to eliminate the hazards, the Harbor Management Commission lea More...

Recommendations made for Taylor Point

A group of college students last week presented a proposal to rehabilitate Taylor Point.  More...

Clean slate

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News

Councilors appoint library trustee

Marianne Kirby is the newest library trustee, the Town Council decided last week. The councilors on Dec. 7 chose her to fill out Karen Montoya’s unexpired term that ends on the last day of 2015. More...

Helping hands

Coast Guardsman Nathan Allen and his family fold flags at East Ferry last week on Pearl Harbor Day. More...

GIS chief leaving post

Justin Jobin, the town’s environmental scientist who is in charge of the geographical information system, is leaving Jamestown.  According to Town Administrator Andy Nota, Jobin accepted another job and will leave toward the end of January More...

About Town

Food drive to benefit St. Mark food pantry

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority is serving as a drop-off location for a holiday food drive that will benefit the food pantry at St. Mark in Jamestown. More...

Watch heartwarming films next Thursday

Seven heartwarming shorts from the Rhode Island International Film Festival will be screened at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 at the door. More...

Christmas services at Central Baptist

Central Baptist Church will hold a quiet, meditative service for residents who are dealing with grief or loss during the holiday season. The blue Christmas service will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of December 17

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. 17, 1915  More...

Obituaries

Wesley W. Yando Jr.

Wesley W. Yando Jr., 91, of Pawtucket and Jamestown, died on Dec. 10, 2015, at home. He was the owner of the former Braided Rug and Specialties Co. in Pawtucket, where he worked with his dad for many years. He was the husband of the late Betsey B. More...