June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

The more you know: ‘fake news’ and you

No phrase has been more ubiquitous the past two years than “fake news.”  The constant drumbeat of the term is heard on talk radio, cable television and routinely in all caps on certain Twitter feeds, yet its true meaning has become l More...

Bills would empower pregnant teens

ANOTHER VIEW

She came into the emergency room alone, wild-eyed with fear. When the painful contractions came, she would moan and cry, asking for pain medication. More...

Phrase of the week

Smack-dab: Meaning squarely or exactly there. Dab is of British origin and means clever or skilled. Smack is a transitive verb meaning to strike sharply and with a loud noise. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Beavertail State Park venue for knitting day

The library knitting group Needles Galore will celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 at Beavertail State Park.  More...

Fundraiser slated to benefit library friends

A fundraiser to support the Friends of the Jamestown Library is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. June 9 at Channel Bells, 27 Newport St.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Town, school budgets coast at the polls

Tax rate of $8.85 is 2.2% higher than current year

It took voters exactly 60 minutes to pass a $24.3 million budget at the financial town meeting Monday, setting a property tax rate of $8.85 for fiscal year 2018- 19.  “I was pleased by the turnout and the community’s support for the More...

Blessing of the fleet slated for Saturday

Since the days of trawling feluccas on the Mediterranean, Catholic fishermen have relied on water above the hull as much as water below it.  More...

News

Farmers market opens at new downtown location Monday

Same day, same time, different place. Two out of three isn’t bad. The farmers market in Jamestown, which has been at the Fort Getty pavilion since 2013, has moved downtown. More...

Classmates unite for extended recess

Playtime is serious business. That’s the message being touted by a committee of classmates trying to convince the district recess should be extended to 20 minutes. The students will get their chance at tonight’s school committee meeting. More...

McQuade’s installs solar panels on roof

McQuade’s Marketplace is becoming greener, but not in the produce aisle.  The Clark Street grocery store has installed a solar array to its roof that will generate 15 percent of its power. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, June 7 7 p.m., the school committee meets at Lawn School  Monday, June 11 5 p.m., the library board of trustees meets at the library  Wednesday, June 13 10 a.m., the housing authority meets at Pemberton Apartments   More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

About 250 volunteers are needed to build the community playground adjacent to the library on North Road, The Jamestown Press reported June 7, 1990.  More...

Obituaries

Lesa M. Turillo

Lesa M. Turillo, 39, of Jamestown, passed away June 1, 2018.   Born in Warwick, she was the daughter of Scott Turillo and his wife, Christine, of Jamestown and the late Robin Rice. More...