December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

The following reply is the most reprinted editorial in any English-language newspaper. It was published by New York’s The Sun on Sept. 21, 1897.   More...

About Town

Donations will benefit St. Mark food pantry

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge is accepting food donations on Wednesday, Dec. 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The donations will benefit the food pantry at St. Mark Church in Jamestown. More...

Volunteers needed to count birds in town

Volunteers are needed for the 34th annual winter bird count that will take place on Saturday, Jan 2. Birders should meet at the police station at 7 a.m. More...

Police collecting food at New Year’s plunge

The police department will sponsor its third annual New Year’s Day food drive at East Ferry during the Jamestown First Day Plunge. A police cruiser will be parked downtown during the plunge and donations can be placed inside the car. More...

Legals

Police Log

The police department from Dec. 14 to Dec. 21 responded to 422 calls for service, resulting in 200 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

No place for e-waste

Town no longer taking unwanted electronics

Old televisions and other junk electronics no longer can be dropped off at the transfer station, the Town Council learned Thursday.  Town Administrator Andy Nota said Jamestown is not the only community affected. More...

Press changes ownership

Jeff McDonough has announced the sale of the Jamestown Press to Robert Berczuk.  McDonough has owned the newspaper for 25 years.  More...

Merry Christmas

The shed at the East Ferry docks showed its Christmas spirit Tuesday morning. More...

News

Where in the world?

Holly de Gray Birch took the Jamestown Press on a Caribbean cruise that stopped in Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Haiti. Above, in the private Haitian resort of Labadee. More...

Panel suggests axing financial town meeting

The financial town meeting has survived the American Revolution and two world wars, but its next meeting could be the last, the Charter Review Committee discussed last Wednesday.  In this day and age, Committeeman John Pagano said, the voters sh More...

School board questions charter schools

The School Committee on Thursday heard updates concerning the governor-appointed working group that is tasked with determining ways to fix the state’s funding formula for public schools. More...

Island History

Week of December 23

This Week In Island History

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. 24, 1915  More...

Ecumenical Corner

Being the new kid on the block as the minister at Central Baptist Church, I was thrilled when asked to write an ecumenical column for the Jamestown Press. More...

Obituaries

Audrey Mae (McLaughlin) Casey

Audrey Mae ( McLaughlin) Casey, 80, of Jamestown, formerly of North Kingstown, died peacefully Dec. 20, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Bernard D. More...

Dr. Philip Henry Richard Jr.

Dr. Philip Henry Richard Jr., of East Lansing,   Mich., died Nov. 28, 2015, at the age of 62 in Bavaro, Dominican Republic, while traveling with family and friends.  Born in Pawtucket in 1953, the son of the late Philip H. and Ida M. More...