Special service Sunday for grieving islanders

Central Baptist Church will hold a special service called Blue Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. The service will be a quiet, meditative worship experience that acknowledges the sense of grief or loss that may come during the holiday season and offers the possibility of hope during difficult times. The service can be for people who have lost […]

Boston String Quartet to play concert Sunday

The Boston String Quartet will return to Jamestown to present a Celtic Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church. Joining the critically acclaimed quartet will be Irish singer Pan Morigan. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door; senior and student tickets cost $15. A family four-pack of tickets is available for […]

Tea party planned for kids Sunday at Tratt

Trattoria Simpatico will hold its annual Teddy Bear Tea party from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. Children are welcome to bring their favorite teddy bear or doll to the event. Tickets are available at the restaurant.

College student plans fundraiser Saturday to help fund humanitarian trip

On Saturday, Dec. 18, Jamestown resident Ashley Britton and her friend Ashley Dougherty will hold a fundraiser outside of Mc- Quade’s Marketplace. They have named the bake sale Food To Do Good. The proceeds from the sale of baked goods and hot chocolate will help to defray the cost of Britton’s mission to La Romana in the Dominican Republic. Britton […]

Fewer youngsters have opportunity to play hockey because of costs

Hockey’s an expensive sport, and the price tag is beginning to change the way Rhode Island high school students play the game, according to coaches, parents and the executive director of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League. So far, the good news is, none of the schools has dropped a hockey program, said Thomas Mezzanotte, executive director of the RIIL. In […]

Basketball tournament for charity on Saturday

The Jamestown Teen Center will host a basketball tournament as a fundraiser for Hasbro’s Children Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the recreation center. The tournament for participants from ninth grade through adult will be held at 4 p.m. The tournament for participants in fifth grade through eighth grade will begin at 7:30 pm. Registration cost is $20 for a […]

Discussion held to mull over long-term affordable housing

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce and HousingWorks RI recently convened elected offi- cials along with business and community leaders in Newport County to discuss long-term affordable housing and its importance to the economy. “Our members understand the necessity of having a quality stock of affordable homes for their workforce,” said Jody Sullivan, executive director of the Newport County Chamber […]

Four films to be shown tonight at arts center

The Jamestown Arts Center will feature four movies as part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, Dec. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. The four films will be “Gin and Dry,” a 15-minute U.K. movie directed by Oscar Plewes; “Der kleine Nazi,” a German comedy that lasts 14 minutes; “The Lighthouse,” a heartwarming tale of a father’s support […]

How Jamestown works: The man in charge of assessing your assets

Money is the lifeblood of any municipality. It is the oil that keeps the machinery of government running smoothly. There are a variety of funding sources for any town or city, but money is primarily raised through the levying of taxes on local residents and businesses. In Jamestown, the responsibility for assessing and collecting this levy falls on the tax […]