July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Helping McQuade’s was the right move

Last week’s decision by the Jamestown Town Council to OK a 10-hour window for delivery trucks to McQuade’s Marketplace was a sound one. More...

Presidential politics proves fertile ground for late-night hosts

Another view

This presidential campaign is the nuttiest in my lifetime but at least America is maintaining its sense of humor. More...

Phrase of the week

Give short shrift to someone: To treat someone curtly and unsympathetically. It dates to the 16th century and referred to the few minutes given to a condemned man to make his confession (shrift meaning confession) to a priest before being executed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Save the trees from solar farm project

To the editor: Did you notice the front-page article in the July 14 issue of The Jamestown Press about the proposed solar farm (“Project pits green energy vs. green trees”)? More...

Young man eager to board train, not bus

To the editor: More...

Upcoming Events

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Aug. 1 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 3 11:15 a.m. to noon Story time for 2-5 year olds along with their parents or caregivers, in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...

Superyachts racing in bay this weekend

Two classes of the world’s most glamorous sailboats will race for the inaugural superyacht edition of the Candy Store Cup, a regatta highlighting vessels ranging from 70-foot sloops to 200- foot schooners. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Aug. 3 7:30 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Possible council quandary may dictate action

Town charter provides potential for four-person board if seat is vacated, no write-ins available

With five candidates running for town council in November, there won’t be any revelations when the newly elected councilors take their seats at the dais. What if a councilor steps down after two meetings? There are 23 months left in the term. More...

Artists open doors for studio tour Saturday

About 20 local artisans will show off their work, provide demonstrations

From Shirley Bell’s watercolor gallery near Conanicut Point to Alex Kent’s drawing board on the way to Fort Wetherill, there will be 16 studios with their doors open Saturday. More...

News

Sewer rates increase slightly

Bills from the water and sewer division went up slightly this month, and plans to repair the South Pond dam have begun. A rate increase for water usage went into effect July 1 because the sewer budget rose 3 percent. More...

Eagle Scout takes part in Boys Nation

Although the recessed Rhode Island General Assembly has wrapped up for the year, one Eagle Scout is in the midst of his legislative session. More...

South County sounds

ABOVE: Jamestowner Matt Bolles and Phil Smith, left to right, strum and sing Sunday during the South County Rounders concert on the East Ferry green. More...

About Town

Chamber networking at arts center tonight

Business owners are invited to network with the Jamestown and Newport County chambers of commerce from 5-7 p.m. July 28 at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Irish duo performing at East Ferry Sunday

The Irish Express will perform a Celtic concert at 6:30 p.m. July 31 on the East Ferry green. The band includes John Connors and Martin Battle, both Irish-born musicians. More...

Fundraiser for sailing foundation Saturday

The Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation will have its annual fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. July 30 at the Conanicut Yacht Club. Tickets cost $60 per person and include beer, wine and food. More...

Island History

Island History

A proposal to extend East Ferry’s steel pier to make it accessible to ferryboats was defeated, reported The Jamestown Press July 31, 1997. More...

News of Record

Police

From July 7-21, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 854 calls, including 343 security checks, nine automobile accidents, 42 fire dispatches, 30 animal complaints and 17 alarms. More...