November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

’Tis the time of year to give, help others

The season of giving is among us and nowhere is that more apparent than here in town.  For a well-off community, Jamestown still has its share of folks in need. Fortunately, there are a wealth of groups and people willing to lend a hand.  More...

Phrase of the week

Robbing Peter to pay Paul: The origin comes from the Peter tax and the Paul tax. The expression refers to times before the Reformation when church taxes had to be paid to St. Paul’s church in London and to St. Peter’s church in Rome. More...

Lyric of the week

‘Cause it wouldn’t have made any difference  If you loved me  How could you love me  When it wouldn’t really make any difference  If you really loved me You just didn’t love me   More...

Letters to the Editor

Town needs skunk problem addressed

To the editor:  If you are a resident of Jamestown, it is almost impossible not to have noticed the overpopulation of skunks on the island.  You also may have experienced different levels of inconvenience at the hands of these skunks.  More...

Upcoming Events

Shred documents for free in N.K. tomorrow

Jamestowners with sensitive documents can shred those papers for free from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the North Kingstown Senior Center, 44 Beach St.  More...

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Nov. 14 5:30 p.m., the tree committee meets at the library 7 p.m., the school committee meets at Lawn School   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED NOV. 10-11 FOR VETERANS DAY

Grades 5-6 Book Club – Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery – Wednesday, Nov. 15 3-4 p.m. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Town eyes purchase of Carr Lane parcel

7-acre property would be subdivided for affordable housing, watershed protection

The town wants to purchase private property off North Main Road that would provide affordable housing while preserving the watershed of the main reservoir.  More...

Salute to vets Saturday at East Ferry

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, all Jamestown veterans, including active duty, National Guard, Reservists and ROTC students, are encouraged to stand together at East Ferry to honor the men and women who served, and continue to ser More...

News

Muzzleloader season open for deer hunters

Deer season for muzzleloaders opened statewide Saturday, which means hunting with guns will commence on four municipal properties under the town’s cooperative program.  More...

A Brown student for cleaner living

Nathan Housberg invents miniature washer-dryer for dorms, hotels

It took fewer than two minutes for a Jamestowner to convince judges his economical laundry system for college students was a spotless solution to a dirty problem. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Varsha Patel took The Jamestown Press to Tibet for a spiritual journey 18,550 feet up Mount Kailash, a significantly sacred site on Earth according to four religions: Bon, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Baptists will celebrate anniversary Saturday

Central Baptist Church will host its 150th anniversary dinner at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Conanicut Yacht Club, 40 Bay View Drive.  More...

Glow-in-the-dark road race tomorrow night

A road race sponsored by the town will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Jamestown Golf Course, 245 Conanicus Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a $950,000 project to secure four former defense sites in town, The Jamestown Press reported Nov. 9, 1995.  More...

Obituaries

Pasco J. Falco

Pasco J. Falco, 90, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He was the husband of Muriel F. More...

John Mecray

Beloved husband, father, brother and friend, John Mecray, passed away Nov. 1 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia.  More...