July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Free trolley tours offer glimpse into storied past of Jamestown

Who is Joseph Wharton? What was the Indian trail in the 1400s? Where did Captain Kidd stash his treasure? More...

Editorial

Business climate clearly on upswing

In the classic film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” an old man asserts, “I’m not dead yet” when another tries to dispose of him during the “Bring Out Your Dead” scene.  More...

Americans in need of proper vacations

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Boy, I could use a vacation about now — like millions of other hardworking Americans. According to a recent study by the U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Upcoming Events

Curator’s tour of exhibit Tuesday at JAC

Limited space is available for a tour of the new exhibit titled “Word: Text in Contemporary Art” at the Jamestown Arts Center. The curator, Karen Conway, will lead the walk-through at 6 p.m. Tuesday. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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Obituaries

Victor V. Calabretta Jr.

Victor V. Calabretta Jr., 70, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous year-long battle with brain cancer.  He was the beloved husband of Judith A. More...

Robert F. Kampe

Robert F. Kampe, 87, of West Hartford, Conn. and a parttime Jamestown resident for nearly 50 years, died July 16 at Autumn Lake Health Care of New Britain, Conn. after a long illness.  Born Aug. More...

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Ernie Savastano has turned his hand from painting to retail, opening specialty olive oil shop Vin Oliva on Conanicus Avenue. More...

East Ferry parking lot gets green light

Plan addresses some concerns of business owners in the area

Rehabilitating the East Ferry parking lot has taken the next step following the town’s unanimous approval Monday night of a “hybrid plan” that enhances green space while maintaining the traffic circulation.  More...

News

Mello hires per-diem patrolman

While the short-staffed police force awaits three recruits, the town is tapping retired officers to patrol the island. More...

Coast Guard: Man diving off Beavertail dies

A man died Sunday afternoon after he was pulled from the water while diving off Beavertail State Park.  Authorities identifying the man as Jesse M. Andrade, 35, of Attleboro, Mass.   More...

Longtime painter goes from art to oil

Vin Oliva selling specialty olive oils at East Ferry locale

For most of his life, Ernie Savastano has worked with a paintbrush in his hand. His new product, however, is better suited for a basting brush. Savastano opened the doors of Vin Oliva at 47 Conanicus Ave. in May alongside The Purple Door. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Shores association hosts annual party Saturday

The Jamestown Shores Association will have its 5th Annual Beach Party/Ice Cream Social from noon to 3 p.m. July 22 at Head’s Beach.  There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, water and ice cream compliments of Island Scoop. More...

Dog event scheduled July 29 at Fort Getty

The first-ever Getty-Long Little Doggie family fun fair is set for Saturday, July 29 at Fort Getty.  The event, from 11 a.m. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman was at East Ferry chatting with townspeople and signing autographs, The Jamestown Press reported July 25, 1996.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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