December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Time to extend the holiday joy

We’ve just completed another holiday stroll in town, and, again, it was a great day enjoyed by many.  It brings people to Jamestown to shop and see what our downtown has to offer. Yet, what happens after the crowds fade? More...

Political Cartoon

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Phrase of the week

All hat and no cattle: Referencing someone who can’t back up their braggadocio, this phrase originated in Texas. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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URI artists will unveil their exhibit tonight

Senior art majors from the University of Rhode Island will showcase their work during an exhibit that opens at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Shoreby Hill is site for live Nativity pageant

A live Nativity is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 24 on the Shoreby Hill green off Conanicus Avenue.  More...

Obituaries

David Jesse Long

David Jesse Long, 64, of Jamestown, R.I., passed away peacefully Dec. 7, 2017, surrounded by his family.  More...

Donna M. Perry (Place)

Donna M. Perry (Place), 63, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of MSgt. Michael J. More...

Ex-council president left mark on town

DAVID LONG: 1952-2017

David Long, the former council president who balanced his civic duty with stand-up comedy and rock and roll, died last Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital. More...

Capstan Street author honored with Marquis’ lifetime achievement award

Do you know who’s who in your neighborhood?  For homeowners in the Jamestown Shores, it’s Keith Stavely, that’s who.  More...

News

Marijuana public hearing postponed

Because of a problem with the agenda posted on the secretary of state’s website, the effort to prohibit commercial marijuana in Jamestown was postponed until January.  More...

Ocean State goes to bat for menhaden

Save The Bay says fish is crucial to health of Narragansett Bay

Menhaden aren’t the most popular fish in the Atlantic Ocean, but an increase in their catch limit could make the Narragansett Bay population more attractive to commercial fishermen. More...

State: Toll gantry data will be used on limited basis

In a rebuff to Big Brother on the highways, the R.I. Department of Transportation has adopted new regulations designed to protect the privacy of motorists when the state’s new truck tolling takes effect.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Policies are needed, not just expectations

To the editor:  In the Dec. 7 edition of The Jamestown Press, Jamestown citizens were informed a letter from the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union to our chief of police was filed in the trash can.  More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Gingerbread Castles! Friday, Dec. 15 3-4 p.m. Come decorate your very own Gingerbread Castle at the library! For kids in grades K-4. Please register online as space is limited. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The town may have tapped an unexpected source of water, The Jamestown Press reported Dec. 14, 2000.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF MASTERPLAN/PRELIMINARY PUBLIC HEARING A Master Plan/Preliminary Public Hearing will be held for the Estate of Jane Alden Scott Subdivision on January 3, 2017 at a meeting of the Jamestown More...