June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Lawn students’ career day is a real island treasure

OFF MY LAWN

Editor’s note: Eva Junge is a seventh-grade student at Lawn School. About once a month, she will offer her take on some aspect of or program at the school. On Friday, May 18, us Lawn School students walked to school with no backpacks. More...

CORRECTION

In the June 7 edition of The Jamestown Press, Jacob Kajmowicz’s first name was incorrect in an article about Lawn School children wanting extended recess. We regret the error.   More...

Phrase of the week

Cut and dried: Meaning clear-cut or readily apparent, it originates from 17th century England. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Artists will discuss installation tonight

Artists exhibiting a multimedia installation inspired by nursery rhymes will discuss their display from 6-7 p.m. June 14 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Community theater’s annual meeting Friday

The Jamestown Community Theatre will have its annual meeting at 7 p.m. June 15 at Birdview, 28 Newport St.  Both the fall and spring productions will be announced. All past, present and future members are invited. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   More...

Council will decide new utility rates this Monday

Both the sewer and water budgets will increase nearly $15,000 under the administration’s proposal, which is fueled by contractual raises and increased testing mandated by the state. More...

Reason is ‘clear’ to attend Baptist festival

No milk, no tomatoes. That is chowder in the Ocean State, according to Norman Newberry.  “In these parts, there is great controversy over chowder,” said the retired Central Baptist organist, a parishioner since 1965. More...

News

Gould Island restoration meeting delayed

The first meeting of the Gould Island advisory board, which was scheduled for June 19, has been postponed.  According to board member Donald Summers, the project manager, U.S. Army Capt. More...

KNITTING AT NINETY

Nina Tarantino, 92, was at Beavertail State Park Saturday to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day. Launched by Danielle Landes in 2005, the event is celebrated annually the second Saturday in June. More...

East Ferry marina won’t have fuel

There will be no fuel on the waterfront this boating season.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Town must curb salary increases

To the editor: At the annual financial town meeting, I offered my thoughts on the government portion of the town budget concerning on the salary increases for top-level town personnel, saying they were excessive. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, June 14 3:30 p.m., a joint working group of the town council and Friends of the Jamestown Seniors meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the conservation commission meets at Town Hall  Monday, June 18 6:30 p.m., the town council meets at Town Hall More...

Beavertail museum set for silver anniversary

The Beavertail Lighthouse, situated where the third-oldest Colonial beacon once stood, is the most visited landmark in Jamestown.  Rising 64 feet at the southernmost tip of Conanicut Island, the state estimates more than 200,000 visitors flock a More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

A cruise ship dragged its anchor across two underwater electrical cables, severing them and knocking out all power to the island, The Jamestown Press reported June 15, 2000. More...