January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Now is time for your voice to be heard

Representative democracies work best when those doing the representing are keenly aware of their constituents’ views.  More...

Phrase of the week

Up a stump: The expression for being in a difficult situation is a variation of the phrase “up a tree.” It was popularized in Mark Twain’s 1876 classic novel, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” in the fence whitewashing scen More...

Lyric of the week

As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles  Jimmy Buffett Son of a Son of a Sailor (1978)   More...

Letters to the Editor

Coyote trap sites are posted, well marked

To the editor:  Jim Dunphy’s (Jan 18) letter to The Jamestown Press contains reasonable concerns. I, too, would worry if Jamestowners had to “be on the lookout for traps” in town — but that is not the case.  More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Jan. 31 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The state has approved a permit for a Russian-flagged ship to anchor in Rhode Island waters, The Jamestown Press reported Jan. 30, 2003.  More...

Obituaries

Alton H. Conn Jr.

Alton H. Conn Jr., 70, of North Woodstock, N.H., formerly of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.  He was the beloved husband of Barbara J. (Porter) Conn for 50 years.  Mr. More...

Town, library reach accord on relationship

A subcommittee tasked with improving the working relationship between town officials and the library has agreed on a formal letter that outlines those procedures.  More...

Duva surgery leads to hiring of temporary superintendent

When the school department unveils its proposed fiscal 2019 budget tonight at Lawn School, a substitute superintendent will be at the helm.  Superintendent Ken Duva underwent back surgery Jan. 10 and is expected to recover at home until March. More...

News

School board chair sorry for remarks

During the school committee’s brief 16-minute meeting Jan. 11, Chairman B.J. More...

PROUT SHOUT-OUTS

Jamestown resident Peter Andres, far left, was honored at the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with a gold key for his mixed media titled “The Last Grasp.” The prestigious awa More...

U.S. boat in Volvo race involved in deadly crash

Tragedy struck the Volvo Ocean Race Friday after the American boat fatally collided with a fishing vessel about 30 miles offshore from Hong Kong, resulting in the death of a Chinese fisherman.  The collision occurred at 1:20 a.m. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Photographer will talk tonight at arts center

A Middletown photographer will discuss Buddhism and her 2016 book during a presentation at 6 p.m. Jan. More...

Local author is hosting weekly writing classes

The author of 17 books will describe his writing process during a six-week series that begins at 6 p.m. Feb. More...