February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Military often gives back to community

Since the time of the Civil War, members of the military, especially the U.S. Navy, have been frequent residents of Jamestown. More...

Lighten up Francis, it’s just Groundhog Day

ANOTHER VIEW

If I were Punxsutawney Phil, I might think twice before coming out of my burrow this year.  More...

CLARIFICATION

A Page 3 story in the Jan. 18 edition of The Jamestown Press, “Wickford relocation has allowed Ocean Essence to expand services,” used the term “massage parlor.” That phrase is not used by licensed massage therapists. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 1 7 p.m., the school committee meets at Lawn School  Monday, Feb. 2 7 p.m., the town council meets at Town Hall  Tuesday, Feb. 3 5 p.m., the library board of trustees meets at the library   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Grades 1-2 Book Club – Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater Wednesday, Feb. 7, 3-4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

William H. “Bill” Holden

William H. “Bill” Holden, 78, passed away peacefully Jan. More...

Anastasia Beaupre (Hansen)

Anastasia Beaupre (Hansen), of Jamestown, 70, passed away peacefully with family at her side at Saint Elizabeth Home on Jan 27, 2018.  More...

Eric Victor Pearson

Eric Victor Pearson, 67, of Jamestown, R.I. for the past 40 years, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 27, 2018, at Newport Hospital. Born in Bristol to the late Albert and Muriel (Chase) Pearson of Weston, Mass., Eric was one of two children. More...

Another burglary prompts police warning

Mello: Majority of break-ins have happened at unlocked houses

Despite Jamestown’s reputation, which has drawn comparisons to Mayberry RFD, the town limits are not devoid of crime. More...

Plunge redo set to be a St. Patrick’s Day affair

Annual event postponed due to bitter cold temperatures

Organizers are counting on the luck of the Irish to summon better weather than Baby New Year was able to. More...

News

Two Ruggiero bills are attached to Raimondo’s proposed budget

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Deb Ruggiero to establish grants for senior centers and to extend the maximum age for foster care has been included in Gov. More...

Black ice forces bridge closures

For the first time since February 2009, the Verrazzano and Pell bridges were closed for about an hour Saturday because of black ice.  The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority decided on the shutdown at 7:15 a.m. More...

Local senior citizens reaping rewards from indoor bazaar

The bounty of the growing season ended in October, but that hasn’t stopped Jamestowners from enjoying fresh produce throughout the winter.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Book reading, concert upcoming at library

An author will read from his new book from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Update on Pell Bridge at breakfast meeting

The executive director of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will discuss renovations to the Pell Bridge at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Bay Voyage Restaurant, 150 Conanicus Ave. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

All three churches in town have expanded their hours to keep vigil during the Persian Gulf War, The Jamestown Press reported Feb. 7, 1991.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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