December 21, 2017 RSS feed / News

School district distances itself from Feinstein organization

Board gives back $1,000 donation, takes down sign

A sign identifying Melrose School as an Alan Shawn Feinstein institution was ripped from the building’s wall after the school committee expressed vehement opposition.  More...

Oakcliff providing talent pipeline to challenge for America’s Cup

The New York Yacht Club, which operates 2 miles east of Fort Wetherill at the Newport Harbour Court clubhouse, has welcomed another partner onboard its challenge for the 36th America’s Cup.  More...

Town names slew of volunteers to local boards

With the new year quickly approaching, the town councilors got to work choosing its 2018 slate of volunteers, including appointments to 10 different commissions, boards and committees.  At their Dec. More...

Deadline looms for those without health insurance

With the days dwindling until Christmas, shoppers are feeling the pressure to purchase that perfect present. More...

Sailing foundation seeking donations

Sailing enthusiasts who want to preserve the pastime in town will have their donations matched if they contribute money before 2018.  According to Meg Myles, executive director of the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation, a small group of generou More...

Christmas trees pose serious risk, fire experts say

Christmas trees, which cause an annual average of 200 fires, are the third deadliest cause of all house fires. More...

A SCAVENGING WE WILL GO

It’s still anybody’s race.  Halfway through free six-week scavenger hunt for island children, which is co-sponsored by the recreation department and The Jamestown Press, several teams are neck-and-neck for the top prize.  More...

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A SURPRISE FROM SANTA

Santa Claus, who arrived via Lew Kitts’ antique fire truck Sunday afternoon, surprises Maia Limoges with a candy cane. Her father, Jim, stands by. More...

HELPING THE HELPERS

Rotarian Jim Perry, from left, police officer Ronald Jacobson and Rotarian Mark Holland in the lobby of the police station. The Jamestown Rotary Club decorates the department’s Christmas tree every December.   More...

Town amends rules for wetland buffers

Homeowners with state approval to build septic systems fewer than 150 feet from freshwater wetlands no longer will need a thumbs-up from the town.  More...

HEAD OF THE BRASS

The trumpet section of the Lawn School jazz band performs holiday music last Thursday during the Christmas concert for seventh- and eighth-graders. More...

SPREADING HOLIDAY JOY

Conductor Don Smith leads the Jamestown Community Band during its Christmas concert last week in front of a full house at St. Matthew’s Church. More...

The rise and fall of a movie palace

At the turn of the 20th century, the public discovered a new entertainment medium: movies. During the Golden Age during the 1920s and ’30s, about 65 percent of Americans went to the movies weekly. More...