December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Dutch Island is full of promise, pitfalls

The recent talk of opening Dutch Island to visitors for the first time since 1990 is exciting and would create myriad recreational possibilities.  The island, which is part of Jamestown but owned by the state would be a perfect site for camping, More...

Dickens’ story still relatable, powerful

ANOTHER VIEW

My wife and I saw “A Christmas Carol” this past weekend at Trinity Rep.  While I didn’t think it was one of their better adaptations, there was deep enjoyment nonetheless.  More...

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Upcoming Events

Arts center offers photo classes with van der Wal

Townspeople who want to learn photography as a New Year’s resolution will have the perfect opportunity. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY, DEC. 24 AND 25 FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The school committee unanimously passed a $6.23 million budget for 1999-2000 that represents a 6.7 percent increase, The Jamestown Press reported Dec. More...

Panel: $500M in bonds needed for schools

Task force also recommends 35-percent reimbursement rate for town

The governor’s task force charged with drafting a financial plan to fix the state’s 306 public schools has recommended issuing $500 million in bonds in the next 10 years. More...

Owner bit as coyote, dogs clash at Beavertail

One of the pets euthanized after parking lot fight

Former Councilwoman Barbara Szepatowski injured her wrist Sunday morning while trying to break up a brawl between two dogs and a coyote at Beavertail. More...

News

School district distances itself from Feinstein organization

Board gives back $1,000 donation, takes down sign

A sign identifying Melrose School as an Alan Shawn Feinstein institution was ripped from the building’s wall after the school committee expressed vehement opposition.  More...

A SURPRISE FROM SANTA

Santa Claus, who arrived via Lew Kitts’ antique fire truck Sunday afternoon, surprises Maia Limoges with a candy cane. Her father, Jim, stands by. More...

Oakcliff providing talent pipeline to challenge for America’s Cup

The New York Yacht Club, which operates 2 miles east of Fort Wetherill at the Newport Harbour Court clubhouse, has welcomed another partner onboard its challenge for the 36th America’s Cup.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Celebrate Jesus’ birth at live Nativity Sunday

A live Nativity is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 24 on the Shoreby Hill green off Conanicus Avenue.  The annual Christmas Eve pageant features local actors reenacting the birth of Jesus Christ in the manger.  More...

Online registration set for New Year’s plunge

The sixth annual Jamestown First Day Plunge will begin at 10 a.m. Jan. More...