November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Eighth-graders look for ways to improve time management

Project aims at real-world change

When Lawn School teacher Maureen McGuirl asked her eighth-graders about their annual civics project, two of her three classes settled on similar topics. There’s no time like the present, they agreed. More...

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Lawn school is hosting crafts fair during stroll

The Conanicut Island Art Association will host its annual arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Lawn School, 55 Lawn Avenue.  Holiday shoppers will be able to browse work by more than 45 local artisans. More...

Book sale scheduled for this weekend at library

The Jamestown Philomenian library will host its annual holiday book sale Saturday and Sunday.  The sale is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 1-5 p.m. Dec. 3 at 26 North Road. There are gifts for all ages, as well as gift wrapping.   More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

If they get positive feedback from councilors in Newport and Jamestown, state bridge officials will string necklace lighting along the cables of the Pell Bridge for the holiday season, The Jamestown Press reported Dec. 2, 1999.  More...

Obituaries

George Spencer Berger

George Spencer Berger, of Jamestown, R.I., left this life and started a new journey Oct. 26, 2017.  Born in 1942 to Spencer and Jane Berger in New Haven, Conn., Spencer lived in many parts of the country. More...

Michael J. Smith Jr.

Michael J. Smith Jr. passed away Nov. 23, 2017, in Jamestown after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.  Born Nov. 25, 1955, in Newport, R.I., Jim or “Smitty,” as he was known to his friends, was the son of Marie P. More...

Council OKs licenses for businesses during stroll

Every shop that needs a license to operate during Saturday’s holiday stroll will be open to celebrate the holidays.  During the Nov. More...

Santa, tree lighting, festivities signal start of the holiday season

With scores of children expected to be eagerly draped over the East Ferry seawall Saturday afternoon, Santa Claus will arrive in Narragansett Bay aboard a festive lobster boat with his wife in tow, signaling the widely recognized beginning of the Chr More...

ON WITH THE HUNT

The Jamestown Recreation Department and The Jamestown Press’ free six-week scavenger hunt for island children begins this week.  More...

News

Schools eye lunch policy change

Rules for kids with no food draw concern

The school committee tweaked its policy about cafeteria meals after members expressed concern that it allowed certain students to go hungry if they didn’t bring lunch from home. More...

Generations of growers keep growing

Volunteers of all ages help community farm thrive for 17 years

It was March when Bob Sutton began planting seedlings in the greenhouse.  As they began to sprout from the soil, Sutton came across newspaper articles on Sophia Primiano, Sterling Dintersmith, Nathan Housberg and the Sullivan brothers, Chris and More...

Euer set to host Dec. 5 town hall

Dawn Euer, the Democratic lawyer from Newport who handily won a special election in August to replace Teresa Paiva Weed, has scheduled her first constituent meeting as a state senator.  Euer wants to hear from Jamestowners at 6 p.m. More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC HOLIDAY BOOK SALE: SATURDAY, DEC. 2 AND SUNDAY, DEC. 3 More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION   More...