August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

CORRECTION

The editorial in the Aug. 2 edition of The Jamestown Press should have said about 100 distinct individuals have been served by the meal site at the senior center since the start of 2018. We regret the error.   More...

Phrase of the week

Stem to stern: This saying for “throughout” dates to at least the 16th century and is inspired by the stem (front) and stern (rear) of a ship, implying one has searched everywhere.   More...

Lyric of the week

I was scared and fearing for my life I was shaking like a leaf on a tree Because he was lean and mean Big and bad, Lord pointing that gun at me I said, “Wait a minute, mister I didn’t even kiss her  Don&rsquo More...

Letters to the Editor

Police do good job, should be applauded for efforts

To the editor:  I feel lucky to have lived in town for almost 50 years, and that our relationship with the police is unlike those most other communities have.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Despite objections by nearby all the neighbors, the town council unanimously voted to allow Tricia’s Tropi Grille to operate its outdoor tiki bar, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. 15, 2003. There were caveats, however. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Abbott Todd

Thomas Abbott Todd, FAIA, devoted and loving husband, father and friend of many, passed away June 14, 2018, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Tom was a resident of Newfield House in Plymouth, Mass. More...

Mello says burglars had no ties to island

Not sure if two men arrested are linked to earlier break-ins

Following arrests in town last week that made news throughout New England, Jamestown’s police chief said he does not believe the daytime robberies are part of a larger criminal enterprise. More...

Worker shortage gives eateries summertime blues

Fewer teens working helps lead to closures on some days

The rite of passage of teenagers working summer jobs for money and experience has morphed into last rites for some local restaurants’ schedules. More...

News

Federal bill advances kelp farming

Championed by a Rhode Island Democrat, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill to encourage kelp farming across the nation.   “Kelp is good for human health and good for our environment and oceans,” U.S. Sen. More...

Volunteers needed to help with flags for Victory Day ceremony

Seventy-three years ago, on Aug. 14, 1945, Japan announced its surrender and World War II came to an end.  In the United States, there was wild celebration. More...

Auditions next week for talent show

Event Aug. 16 at rec center

Wanted: Musicians, dancers, comics, ventriloquists, storytellers, jugglers, magicians and anybody else who thinks they have talent.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Fishing derby for kids Saturday at reservoir

The Jamestown Striper Club will host its annual fishing derby from 8-11 a.m. Aug. 11 at North Pond, 650 North Main Road.  Hot dogs, beverages and bait will be provided, but children should bring their own rods and reels. More...

Former Ray Charles saxophonist to perform

A member of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame will perform during a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at East Ferry Veterans Memorial Square.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 28, 2018, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. More...