January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town, library trying to build closer ties

The town council and library board of trustees are placing the finishing touches on an agreement that better clarifies the two entities’ relationship.  More...

Long was dedicated official, fine man

ANOTHER VIEW

The untimely passing of David Long has motivated me to express my thoughts about this wonderfully witty, intelligent and caring man. More...

CORRECTION

The photo with the page 12 story “Birders spot record 82 species” in the Jan. 4 edition of The Jamestown Press included Brad Whitman, from left, Dick Boenning and Chris Powell. Boenning was misidentified in the original version. More...

Letters to the Editor

RITBA should look at alternative solar sites

To the editor:  Regarding the proposed solar array for the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority at Taylor Point:  More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

The library will be closed Jan. 15 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and have a 2 p.m. delayed opening Jan. 18 More...

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Jan. 16 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at town hall 6:30 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library  Thursday, Jan. 18 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School   More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Homeowners armed with shovels, snowblowers and snowplows dug themselves out of 2 feet of snow following the blizzard that paralyzed the East Coast, The Jamestown Press reported Jan. 11, 1996.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Town and library eye ways to fix differences

Document would outline protocols for sides to follow

The final touches are being made to a formal letter that would outline a chain of command between the town councilors and the library board of trustees regarding the library’s operation.  More...

News

Law change causes Jamestowners to rush to prepay property taxes

A change in how much state and local taxes can be deducted from a federal 1040 tax form in 2018 spurred a rush of folks to Town Hall during the last two weeks of December to prepay their property taxes. More...

Local squads to test their mettle at Lego championships

Forty teams from across Rhode Island will compete for the FIRST Lego League state championship Saturday, including 24 students representing four teams from Jamestown. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

The McGrady family from Dutch Harbor took The Jamestown Press on Christmas vacation to Mahekal Beach Resort in Playa Del Carmen, a Mexican coastal town along the Caribbean shoreline. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Deadline is week away for photography show

An opening reception for a photography exhibit sponsored by the Conanicut Island Art Association begins at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Seminar for seniors set for next week at library

A seminar on aging in place begins at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Obituaries

Mary Brooks Harding

Mary Brooks Harding, 88, of Jamestown, R.I., passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, R.I., after suffering a stroke.  More...