August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Talent on tap tonight at rec center

Performance is chorus’ annual fundraising event

A Swedish version of Nat King Cole, two sibling duets and a self-taught banjo player will highlight tonight’s 28th annual talent show. More...

Editorial

No foolin’ — Powell left lasting legacy

Jamestown has many attractions and events that are unique to our island, but there may be none more quintessential (or singular) than the Fools’ Rules Regatta.  More...

Phrase of the week

Blooper: The phrase meaning a clumsy mistake or blunder dates to 1925. It’s origin is believed to reference a radio receiver that mistakenly emits signals that sound like bloops.   More...

Lyric of the week

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know  The first cut is the deepest  ‘Cause when it comes to being lucky she’s cursed  When it comes to lovin’ me she’s worst  But when it comes to being loved she’ More...

Letters to the Editor

Cyclists have right to ride on road, too

To the editor:  Last week, I undertook a 75-mile training ride around Jamestown as part of my preparation for a half-Ironman later this month.  More...

Fire volunteers asked to pay bridge toll

To the editor:  Now, here’s an unimaginable story, but evidently not fake news.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, Aug. 21 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall  Thursday, Aug. 24 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Aug. 23 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...

Film tonight at JAC examines sprawling Vineyard mansions

Gentrification comes in many forms. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Euer is no-show at final forum

Democratic candidate cited conflict of interest

Dawn Euer, the Democratic candidate for the District 13 Senate seat, skipped the final candidate forum in Jamestown citing a conflict of interest on the part of the event’s host, the Taxpayers Association of Jamestown.  More...

State Senate race down to the wire

When voters head to the polls next Tuesday to pick a new state senator, they will have to choose among two major-party candidates who say the economy is their top priority, an independent touting her government experience and a Green Party candidate More...

News

Gov. inks bills to expand green energy

Ruggiero legislation among new laws

With the 2017-18 budget in the rear-view, Gov. More...

Soccer season begins week after Labor Day

The Jamestown Soccer Association has launched its new website to coincide with registration for the upcoming fall season.  More...

40TH FOOLS’ RULES REGATTA

Special awards  (Boat, sailors, hometown)  Most ingenious design: Literally Useless, Grace Williams, Mary Ellen Williams, Kurt Williams, all of Middletown, and Bill Leikam, of Warwick  Worst example of naval architecture: SS Phara, Pau More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Youth fishing derby at North Pond Saturday

The Jamestown Striper Club will host its annual fishing derby from 8-11 a.m. Aug. 19 at North Pond just north of the Route 138 on-ramp on North Road.  More...

Head’s Beach will host kayak lessons Sunday

Instructors from Jamestown Outdoors will teach watercraft lessons from 8-10 a.m. Aug. 20 at Head’s Beach off Seaside Drive.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

State transportation officials have sealed and secured the old Jamestown bridge against trespassers, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. More...

Obituaries

William Bradford Ritter

William Bradford Ritter, of Stuart, Fla. and Jamestown, R.I., passed away July 23 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. More...

Alice (Zukowski) Carr

Alice (Zukowski) Carr, 88, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Theodore R. Carr. More...

Bruce Sinclair de la Ronde

Bruce Sinclair de la Ronde, 56, of North Kingstown, passed away peacefully Aug. 5, 2017, in his beloved summer residence Metis-sur-Mer in Quebec, Canada. More...