July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Golf course money is wise investment

The town council’s decision to work with course operator Joe Mistowski to improve the deteriorating greens was the right call.  Mistowski, who’s overseen the facility since 1992, pointed out the worsening conditions are harming the n More...

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Blood drive Monday afternoon at firehouse

A blood drive is scheduled from 1:30-6:30 p.m. July 23 at the fire station, 50 Narragansett Ave. More...

Brass Attack on stage Sunday for free concert

Brass Attack will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. July 22 at East Ferry Veterans Memorial Square at the junction of Narragansett and Conanicus avenues.  More...

Obituaries

Agnes Rarity Curtis

Agnes Rarity Curtis died July 16, 2018, at Newport Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Madeline B. Rarity (Newman) and David Rarity. More...

Birthday Remembrance

William F. Kitts July 24, 1984 34th Birthday

34 years ago on July 24, 1984, William Franklin Kitts came into this world. Little did I know how many lives he would touch and how much love and kindness he would spread. I miss him dearly, as do many of you. Will, you will never be forgotten. More...

Town agrees to fix greens at golf course

‘Huge problem’ could force early shutdown

It wasn’t long before the Wright brothers were airborne above Kitty Hawk when horses and plows were used to construct putting greens on the Littlefield farm.  Roughly 117 years later, the town has made a commitment to repair that work.&nbs More...

Council creates panel to outline objections to federal immigration policy

Whether the town takes a stance on President Donald Trump’s aggressive immigration policies could depend on the recommendation of eight people.  More...

News

Library presents $2.4M upgrade plan

The library board of trustees updated the town council Monday night on the renovation plan for its North Road facility, presenting a preliminary $2.4 million estimate that would require $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars.  More...

LASER SPEED

Conanicut Yacht Club sailors Colin McCabe, left, and Aili Moffet, right, finished at the top of the 11-boat Laser Radial fleet during the New Bedford Junior Regatta from July 7-8 in Padanaram harbor. More...

Town worried about proposed rule that would increase water advisories

The town’s water department is concerned a regulation proposed by the state will undermine advisories that recommend boiling water. More...

Letters to the Editor

New lights are not what island needs

To the editor: In the late 1990s, the planning commission kept our old streetlight fixtures and limited the type and number of light sources allowed on Jamestown. More...

Town is one that has delayed streetlights

To the editor:   The July 12 issue of The Jamestown Press introduced to the public an important savings opportunity we presented to the town in 2016.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, July 19 3:30 p.m., a working group between the town council and Friends of the Jamestown Seniors will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, July 24 7 p.m., the zoning board of review will meet at Town Hall   More...

Summer art show opening Tuesday at rec center

Typically used to prevent wayward basketballs, the gymnasium walls at the recreation center have undergone their annual transformation. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The festival of tall ships on Narragansett Bay was an economic boon for the commercial district, The Jamestown Press reported July 22, 2004. 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 JULY 24, 2018, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. More...