September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Kudos to town for recreation grants

Investing in children almost always is a wise move, and by securing $500,000 in state grants, the town will be able to make improvements that should pay dividends for a generation. More...

ELECTION 2016

As part of our election coverage, we’re asking our readers to submit questions and issues for the candidates to answer. More...

Residents with private wells should conserve

To the editor: In the Sept. 22 edition of The Jamestown Press, the Lighthouse Keeper mentioned reports of several north end wells running dry and expressed hope that neighborhood lawn sprinkling would cease. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Workers needed today to cut invasive plants

Volunteers are needed to remove invasive vegetation from 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Taylor Point. The intrusive shrubs and vines are located in the black cherry woodland. The Taylor Point Restoration Association is sponsoring the cleanup. More...

Senior center hosting Republican candidate

The Republican candidate for state representative in the Jamestown district will meet voters at 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the senior center. Rebecca Schiff is a member of the town’s GOP committee. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

It took the Jamestown School Committee one minute to approve the tuition increase for North Kingstown High School, reported The Jamestown Press Oct. 5, 2000. The measure will cost taxpayers roughly $200,000 in the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Public hearing on target shooting Monday

Whether to regulate target shooting will be debated for a second time at a public hearing Monday with the Jamestown Town Council. More...

Town gets $500K for recreation

Playground, Lawn School will benefit from money

Jamestown’s half-pint generation will profit from a half million dollars secured by the town’s recreation department to renovate playgrounds and ball fields. More...

News

Career change inspires Capaldi

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Phil Capaldi didn’t plan on teaching, but an epiphany while working with the U.S. Customs Service helped find his true calling. “I realized quickly that I absolutely hated it,” he said. More...

Jamestown’s next Top pet

It’s coming down to the wire

Voting ends 11:59 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar (votes are not cumulative). See full contest details at www.jamestownpress.com. More...

WATSON FARM

Wool part of Rhody Warm blanket drive

Now that fall is in the air, the 11th edition of the Rhody Warm blanket is being woven from more than 2,000 pounds of raw wool. The textile was collected in June by farmers in the Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative, which includes Watson Farm. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, Oct. 3 6:30 p.m., the board of water and sewer commissioners will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Oct. 5 7 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Oct. 6 More...

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Oct. 3 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 5 11:15 a.m. to noon Story time for 2-5 year olds along with their parents or caregivers, is a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays and a craft activity.] More...

World’s best short films set to be shown at arts center

Ten Oscar-qualified films are being screened at 250 venues across six continents, including two nights at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Obituaries

Charles V. Osenton

Charles V. Osenton, 90, formerly of Blueberry Lane in Jamestown, passed away Sept. 24, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Karan M. (Hampl) Osenton for 66 years. More...