December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Playground panel can’t fool around

The proposed committee to design a playground to replace the current one is a sound idea.  More...

CORRECTIONS

Fuller Gallery, at 42 Narragansett Ave., was named after owner Victoria Corey’s mother’s maiden name. A story in the Dec. 1 The Jamestown Press incorrectly said who inspired the name. More...

Phrase of the week

Paydirt: This has been traced to the Chinese expression pei (to give) as used by Chinese miners to mean “dirt that gives gold.” It’s more likely source is from the Gold Rush days when men would deem an area of dirt to contain enough More...

Letters to the Editor

Let authorities handle the illegal immigrants

To the editor:  I disagree with the assertion that “no one should have to fear being deported” (Letter, “No one should fear having to be deported,” Dec. 1).  More...

Support illegal aliens by volunteering time

To the editor:  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Dec. 13 The meeting of the zoning board of review is canceled  Wednesday, Dec. 14 10 a.m., the housing authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments 7 p.m., the harbor commission will meet at Town Hall   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Dec. 12 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 14 11:15 a.m. to noon Children, along with their parents or caregivers, participate in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...

Biopic tonight at arts center on choreographer

As part of a statewide celebration of choreographer Paul Taylor, the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Dancemaker” will be screened at 6 tonight at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Golf clubhouse plan moves forward

Includes 1,000 square feet for community space

Architects can start designing preliminary plans for a clubhouse following Monday’s decision on the project’s scope and location.  More...

Businesses dole out good cheer at holiday stroll

Hot chocolate and warm holiday tidings greeted cold shoppers Saturday during the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday stroll. More...

News

Panel will eye playground design

Recreation Director Andy Wade is creating a committee to design a playground that will replace the 25-year-old park on the corner of North Road and Valley Street.  “It’s clear to me that there is an emotional attachment to the commun More...

A FOCAL POINT IN HISTORY

Jamestowner played key role in Vietnam War draft

Photographers frequently are eyewitnesses to history, as they’re the ones who chronicle key moments and provide indelible images that live forever.  More...

Exhibits allow vets to shine

Veterans always have been a part of Paul Murray’s life.  Both his parents were in World War II, and he was raised in Newport surrounded by military families.  So, it makes sense that in his retirement his life has come full circle an More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Band will play holiday concert Tuesday night

The Jamestown Community Band will present its holiday concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave.  More...

Garden club will tour Blithewold Tuesday

Members of the Quononoquott Garden Club will carpool at 11 a.m. Dec. 13 from Jamestown to the Blithewold Mansion in Bristol.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford issued an outdoor watering ban because the North Pond reservoir is 54 inches below the spillway, The Jamestown Press reported Dec. 13, 2001. More...

Obituaries

Brian Cambpell

Brian Campbell, age 68, of Jamestown passed on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 of heart failure. Son of Elmer Campbell and Fannie Catalini Campbell, Brian was a longtime resident of Aquidneck Island. More...

David H. Vieira Jr.

David H. Vieira Jr. passed away surrounded by his loving family Dec. 1, 2016. He was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Jamestown, a son of the late David H. and Jenny (Cox) Vieira Sr.  More...

Joan Potter Taft

Joan Potter Taft died peacefully on Nov. 22, 2016, at the age of 92. More...