August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Community day is worth another shot

Jamestowners are known for banding together to support various events and groups in town, yet the three previous attempts at having a “Jamestown Day” all have been fairly short-lived. More...

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Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Despite efforts from the local legislative delegation, a $5.3 million bill to protect salt marshes from future oil spills died in committee, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. 20, 1998. The bill garnered support from Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed and Rep. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 28, 2018, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING More...

Golf course will not close this season

Negotiations have begun for long-term lease with current operator

With a looming investment expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, the town has agreed to keep the Jamestown Golf Course open — and in good hands. More...

Town, sanctuary group still at odds on wording

While town officials remain lukewarm about adopting a sanctuary ordinance, they have drafted a policy that “welcomes all people of good will” to Jamestown.  More...

Talent show turns 29 tonight

Judging by Sunday’s auditions, there will be a wealth of vocal talent on stage tonight during the 29th annual talent show.  More...

News

New chief fool is ready to take helm at regatta

BY TIM RIEL   For 37 consecutive years, Mount Hope Avenue’s Chris Powell ran the Fools’ Rule Regatta like “a well-oiled machine,” attracting hundreds of spectators annually to the summer spectacle.  More...

Police tout notification system

With homeowners on edge following the recent string of burglaries, police are reminding residents about a notification system that automatically sends electronic alerts during emergencies. More...

Suspected burglars face new charges

The two men arrested for allegedly burglarizing five local homes are facing a spate of new charges. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Stage set Sunday for local bluegrass band

A bluegrass quartet led by a local guitarist will perform at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at East Ferry Veterans Memorial Square.  Cole Street resident Matt Bolles co-founded the South County Rounders in 1984 with New York banjoist Phil Smith. More...

Baptist church to sell lobster rolls Friday

There will be lobster rolls, clam cakes and chowder for sale at 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave.  The cost is $13 for a lobster roll, chips and a homemade brownie. More...