July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Cheapened office, fewer candidates

Unless something odd happens, Jamestowners know who will be on their next town council and school board. So to paraphrase the famous expression, we may not get the government we deserve whether we vote or not. More...

Phrase of the week

Rat race: Originated in the 1930s among jazz musicians and fans as the name of a type of fast dance. It came to mean any difficult, tiring, often meaningless activity in which one struggles to keep up with or ahead of the competition. More...

Lyric of the week

I’ve got some records from World War II I play ’em just like me granddad do He was a rocker and I am too Go “Cleveland rocks!” “Yeah Cleveland rocks!” Cleveland rocks! Clevel More...

About Town

Folksy quartet slated at East Ferry Sunday

The South County Rounders, co-founded by Jamestown resident Matt Bolles, will perform an acoustic folk concert at 6:30 p.m. July 24 on the East Ferry green. More...

Fundraiser scheduled for sailing foundation

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will have its annual fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. July 30 at the Conanicut Yacht Club. Tickets cost $60 per person and include beer, wine and food. More...

Sustainability alliance plans tour of studios

The Jamestown Alliance for Artist Sustainability will sponsor its third annual studio tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30. More than 20 artists will participate at 16 locations throughout town. More...

Island History

Island History

Jamestown swimmer Jonathan McGowen, 36, swam the 1.7 miles from Newport’s naval base to Potters Cove faster than the 432 swimmers chasing him, reported The Jamestown Press on July 22, 2010. More...

Council OK’s compromise for truckers

Ten-hour window established for street behind McQuade’s

The Jamestown Town Council approved an amendment regarding truck traffic near McQuade’s Marketplace and forwarded charter changes to November’s ballot, but neither decision was absent from debate. More...

Injured dolphin taken from Sheffield Cove

A dolphin in distress that swam Friday morning into Sheffield Cove was unable to be saved by wildlife responders. The adult male was first spotted by Ian Bryer, a camp counselor for the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation. More...

News

Rental properties face registration mandate

Under a proposed ordinance pushed forward Tuesday night, all landlords, regardless of the rental durations they offer, will have to register their properties with the town clerk. More...

Liquor license, opening date for Preppy Pig in limbo

The co-owner of the Preppy Pig, an outdoor barbecue restaurant being constructed at the former car wash on Narragansett Avenue, told the Jamestown Town Council for the third straight meeting that he didn’t have the required signatures to seek a More...

Choir fills church with music and hope

Children share their stories, adventures at Central Baptist

The sanctuary of Central Baptist Church was filled with the rhythms of distant nations as the Matsiko World Orphan Choir performed July 13. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t inconvenience our convenient store

To the editor: You have your weekly shopping list and need to drive over a bridge. One of the lanes is closed for repairs. At the end of the bridge is traffic. More...

Upcoming Events

Hear story tonight about American copycat

According to America Way resident Jim Rugh, a tour guide at the National Museum of American Illustration, the curious case of Don Trachte, one of the more reticent artists in American history, is coming to Rhode Island. More...

Library Corner

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

Summer Reading Program – The Great Baldini Tuesday, July 26 6 p.m. Join The Great Baldini and his assistant Skinny on a magical journey. Everyone will discover that reading can be fun and entertaining. More...