October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Should Democrats make a deal to help Dreamers?

Let’s stick with the story about the Dreamers —- the 800,000 young immigrants Trump wants to kick out of the country — because we need to talk about the Democrats. You may remember the Democrats. More...

Phrase of the week

Everything’s Jake: This expression stems from the 1914 American slang use of jake for “excellent” or “fine.” The term was popular in the 1920s and ’30s as depicted in the movies The Sting and Me and My Gal.   More...

Lyric of the week

I don’t want to spoil the party so I’ll go  I would hate my disappointment to show  There’s nothing for me here, so I will disappear  If he turns up while I’m gone please let me know   I had a drink or two More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Skateboarding festival after school tomorrow

The parks department will sponsor the 11th annual Jamestown Skatefest at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the skate park behind Lawn School, 55 Lawn Ave.  More...

Free flu shots available at the library Saturday

Flu shots will be administered during a clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the library, 26 North Road. There is no charge, but patients should bring their insurance cards if they are covered. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Bert Parker has deeded 48 acres to the Conanicut Island Land Trust to protect as open space, The Jamestown Press reported Oct. 19, 2000. The property runs from East Shore Road to North Main Road and abuts 38 acres of town-owned land to the south. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Town wants better estimate for clubhouse

Architects will refine preliminary $1.91 million plan for golf course facility

The town councilors Monday night tasked their architectural team with getting a more concrete price projection for the proposed clubhouse, which initially was estimated to cost $1.91 million.  “This will put more faith in the numbers,&rdqu More...

Fort Getty to get new restrooms, gatehouse

The town will hire an architect to redesign the Fort Getty gatehouse and renovate the park’s lower restroom. The parks department’s request was approved Monday night by the town council. More...

News

Town continues to address coyote issue

The town continues to beef up its crusade against coyotes, working with biologists to keep them out of neighborhoods while arming police officers to deal with those that don’t.  The town historically has taken a tepid approach to coyotes, More...

Kids can donate candy to help troops

In an effort to get children to have healthier habits and partake in the season of giving, Coastal Dental, recreation department and The Jamestown Press are teaming up on a candy buy-back program. More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

It’s a tie for FIRST PLACE

And the winners are...... Daisy & Brinker   Congratulations to Daisy and her owner Fran Falsey and Brinker and his owner Jane Conlon  Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Jamestown   More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Halloween Party - Thursday, Oct. 26 4-5 p.m. Grades K-4. Costumes are encouraged. Registration is required. Limited to 40. Grades 7 and up Book Club – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys More...

MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 19 6 p.m., the traffic committee meets at Town Hall 7 p.m., the school committee meets at Lawn School  Tuesday, Oct. 24 7 p.m., the zoning board meets at Town Hall   More...

Pot public hearing set for Dec. 11

The town councilors Monday night voted unanimously to schedule a public hearing on whether the town should regulate commercialized marijuana in town. The public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11.  More...

Obituaries

Wealther Mae (Horsman) Ericson

Wealther Mae (Horsman) Ericson, 97, died Tuesday, Oct. More...