October 9, 2014 RSS feed / News

Money allocated to reward deer hunters

The Town Council on Monday approved $30,000 for initiatives to combat Lyme disease, allocating $15,000 for the University of Rhode Island to launch an education campaign and $15,000 for costs related to killing the deer.  More...

Jamestown Classic bicycle race takes place on Monday

The Rotary Club’s Jamestown Classic bicycle race will take place on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13. Riders can register at the recreation center on the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m.  More...

From operator to dial tone

In the fall of 1964, just 50 years ago, the 950 telephone subscribers in Jamestown received a card from the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company:  Dialing Instructions  Jamestown (423) Customers  Effective November 1, 1964  More...

Soccer: Jamestown teams down North Kingstown

The Jamestown Soccer Association had a full slate of games on Oct. More...

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Constitutional convention: The legislature’s twin brother

If you like how the General Assembly operates, you’ll love a constitutional convention. On the other hand, if you’re concerned about legislative shenanigans, you should reject Question 3 on November’s ballot.  More...

Fall colors

Pumpkins on sale at Hodgkiss Farm on North Road are a sure sign in Jamestown that autumn is here. More...

Taxpayers discuss town finances

The town’s investment properties are losing money, according to Jerry Scott, president of the Taxpayers Association of Jamestown. He believes, however, that the town could negotiate a better deal in the upcoming year.  More...

Island Chatter

The Jamestown Community Band’s fall concert will feature the “Top 10 Hits,” which may include “Hogan’s Heroes,” a medley from the “Music Man” or “Beer Barrel Polka.” That’s what I hear More...

On-board reporter anxious for Volvo Ocean Race to begin

The first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race is just two days away, and Corinna Halloran is anxiously waiting for the globe-spanning regatta to begin.  More...

Where in the world?

Betty Kinder and Carolyn Wood took the Press to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. More...

Tall order

A crew member of Buschwhacker climbs the mast during the J/24 World Championship held on Narragansett Bay late last month. More...

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Planners endure discussion on preservation

The planning commissioners at their Oct. 1 meeting continued their debate about amendments to Article 11 in the zoning ordinance. More...

Where in the world?

Rich and Sandy Johnson took the Jamestown Press to Machu Picchu in Peru. The South American Inca site is located nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, and was built in the 15th century. More...

Stricter regulations for abused drug

Hydrocodone, an opioid-type medication that is used in Vicodin and Percocet, has been reclassified as a Schedule II medication. More...

Nota suggests change in meeting days

If it’s Wednesday, it must be the water and sewer board meeting, right?  That’s correct, according to Town Administrator Andy Nota and four members of the Town Council who convened on Oct. More...