November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lottie returns for scavenger hunt

The town’s recreation department and The Jamestown Press again are hosting a free six-week scavenger hunt for island children this holiday season. More...

Editorial

Solar power smart venture for town

Many in town, including the town council, believe the island should be seeking some type of alternative energy solution.  While wind turbines were the talk of the council meeting a few weeks ago, that option seems far less viable based on the li More...

Technology, accountability clash in class

OFF MY LAWN

Editor’s note: Eva Junge is a seventh-grade student at Lawn School. About once a month, she will offer her take on some aspect of or program at the school. A s technology continues to make its way into daily life, schools are trying to keep up. More...

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WALLACE the BRAVE

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Make holiday wreaths at community farm

A workshop for decorating holiday wreaths is at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Jamestown Community Farm, 90 Eldred Ave.  More...

Wreath decorating for teens, seniors Sunday

The Quononoquott Garden Club is sponsoring an intergenerational workshop from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  Middle-schoolers and senior citizens are invited to decorate wreaths. More...

Obituaries

Ryan Lager

Ryan Lager, 30, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Born in South Kingstown, he was a son of Wayne Lager of Wakefield and Patricia (Britton) Lager of Jamestown. More...

Town seeks $400K for park improvements

Council OKs grant submissions for Taylor Point, Eldred Field

The parks department is requesting nearly $400,000 in grants to upgrade two recreational sites in town while making the soccer field handicap-accessible. More...

Walcott man talks stars with a star

When acclaimed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson needed advice about celestial navigation, he followed the stars to Walcott Avenue.  Frank Reed assumed the producers of “StarTalk” remembered him from his 2012 appearance on Tyson&rsq More...

News

Skippers advance to D-II Super Bowl

On the first play from scrimmage under the Friday night lights, North Kingstown quarterback Joe Gilmartin hit Zack Pezza for a 40-yard gain during the Division II semifinals against East Greenwich.  That was the beginning of the end.  More...

Melrose Avenue resident wants to build fixed pier

Jack Civic, under an LLC titled JBL Realty, is requesting permission from the state to build a residential fixed pier in Dutch Harbor with a 10,000-pound boat lift that will extend 75 feet beyond the low water mark.  More...

New York Yacht Club sets racing calendar for ’18

The 20th anniversary of the Rolex race week headlines the 2018 sailing season on Narragansett Bay for the historic New York Yacht Club. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town skunk situation is getting out of hand

To the editor:  I noticed a letter a couple of weeks ago about a skunk problem in town.  And, OMG, there are skunks everywhere. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Nov. 28 7 p.m., the zoning board will meet at Town Hall   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Nov. 29 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Two electricians picketed the construction site at Pemberton Apartments because Jack’s Electric was reportedly using a non-union subcontractor, The Jamestown Press reported Nov. 29, 1990.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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