December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hundreds expected to plunge Friday

For the dozens of plungers who are expected to don a bathing suit Friday morning at East Ferry, the December heat wave came a week earlier than desired.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Successful pageant

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Christmas pageant held on Christmas Eve on the Shoreby Hill green. The outpouring of support from our special community was tremendous.  More...

Gracious donations

It is time again to thank those who made or donated items to my fund. We are trying to keep Jamestowners warm in the winter. More...

Kudos from Town Hall

The annual mitten drive was again a success. This year we collected 182 items. The donations were delivered to the appreciative   Women’s Resource Center of Newport and Bristol counties. More...

About Town

Library to screen film about Swedish music

The library will screen the first movie in its international film series on Tuesday, Jan. 5. “As it is in Heaven” is a Swedish film about a successful conductor who retires to his hometown and becomes the director of a church choir. More...

Slate of workshops at arts center next year

Winter education at the Jamestown Arts Center for both children and adults will begin on Monday, Jan. 11. Classes will be offered in drawing, knitting, tai chi, creative movement, yoga, printmaking, painting, ceramics and mixed media. More...

Poets invited to meet at library Wednesday

A new poetry group will begin meeting at the library on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. The group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month. More...

Obituaries

W. Robert Umbenhauer

W. Robert “Deli Bob” Umbenhauer, 75, of Jamestown, died peacefully Dec. 27, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Diane R. (Klees) Umbenhauer.  More...

Farewell, 2015

New faces and approved facelift were top stories

Although news of police shootings, terrorist attacks and Donald Trump’s remarks dominated headlines this year, there was still plenty of time to sweat the small stuff. More...

Town officials look ahead

What lies ahead for 2016? Town officials were asked to ponder the future, including Jamestown’s biggest challenges and its greatest opportunities entering the new year. Although no one claims to have a crystal ball, a few themes did emerge. More...

News

Scout honored with conservation award

Jackson Hawkins became the first Jamestown Boy Scout in the troop’s history to earn the William T. Hornaday Award. More...

Electrical glitch culminates record attempt

Joe Harris’ dream to sail around the world singlehandedly in less than 137 days will have to wait. More...

Where in the world?

The Kemmer family took the Jamestown Press on their Christmas trip to Petra, Jordan. More...

Upcoming Events

Annual winter bird count set

The 34th annual winter bird count will take place Saturday, Jan. 2. Birders should meet at the police station on Conanicus Avenue at 7 a.m. They will then be divided into four groups: the farms, the north end, Beavertail and downtown. More...

Music, movies and magazines for free

With each passing year, aging technology is left behind. So as the calendar enters 2016, the Jamestown Philomenian Library is doing its best to keep up with the hightech advances. More...

Island History

Week of December 30

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. 31, 1915  More...

News of Record

Police Logs

The police department from Dec. 21 to Dec. 28 responded to 430 calls for service, resulting in 210 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...