April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Anonymous donor provides great experience for students

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. More...

Phrase of the week

Take down a peg: Meaning to humble someone, it stems from Elizabethian times, when a ship’s colors were raised/lowered by a system of pegs, with the highest pegs having the highest honor. More...

Lyric of the week

What’s the use of getting sober  When you’re gonna get drunk again  Oh Sam done something fine  When he bought that good whiskey, beer and wine  I love my whiskey, and I love my gin   Every time you see me, I&rsqu More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Arts center is hosting film festival tonight

Selections from the Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival will be screened at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Quaker meetinghouse set to open for season

Quaker worship services will be offered at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday from May 5 through Columbus Day at the Conanicut Friends Meetinghouse on the corner of North Road and Weeden Lane. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Because of the state fire code, the planning commissioners asked residents to step outside of the meeting room and wait for their agenda item, The Jamestown Press reported April 26, 2001.  More...

Seniors, town row remains unresolved

’16 memo outlined relationship; friends still want to cut ties

The spat between town staff and members of the senior center was illustrated by last week’s discussion on which side should choose the color of a new floor. More...

State awards $90K grant to upgrade Taylor Point parking lot

A solar-powered composting toilet and a freshly paved parking lot are in the pipeline for Taylor Point, the 20-acre town parcel under the Newport Pell Bridge — and the state is footing nearly 80 percent of the bill.  The work, Gov. More...

News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Gary Fergundes took The Jamestown Press to Australia’s Byron Bay to visit his grandson, Maverick Moran, for the boy’s first birthday. More...

Community advice sought for library’s strategic plan

The Jamestown library board of trustees is hosting two meetings next week to gather input from residents as it formulates a strategic plan for the library’s future. The sessions are from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 30, and 10 a.m. More...

Island man brings Gilbert Stuart to life

Famed painter’s birthplace opens for season Sunday

When the birthplace of iconic portraitist Gilbert Stuart opens for the season Sunday, visitors will learn about the Colonial Rhode Islander from a Jamestown man with a colorful history of his own.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Three votes are better than one

To the editor:  The points made in the April 19 issue of The Jamestown Press by Councilors Mary Meagher and Gene Mihaly in support of bundling three renovation projects (library, school, and clubhouse) as a single referendum could be used equall More...

Bundling referenda very disrespectful

To the editor:  I write to express my vigorous objection to bundling three proposed town expenditures into one ballot measure.  More...

Bond an affront to ‘Deplorable Dimwits’

To the editor:  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, April 26 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School   More...

Obituaries

Carol Raymond Jennings

Carol Raymond Jennings, of Jamestown, R.I., and Weston, Vt., died peacefully April 20, 2018, four days shy of her 89th birthday. More...