September 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New school district nurse steps into full-time role

Toracinta previously has worked in Middletown, South Kingstown

When the first bell rings every fall, students in their new clothes begin studying new subjects under the watchful eyes of their new teachers. More...

Editorial

Playground: Swings, slides and success

By the looks of things, Jamestown will have a spankin’ new playground next spring. More...

Artistic wave washes over Lawn School

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 life at the school. More...

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About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Chorus rehearsals for kids to start Saturday

The Jamestown Community Chorus is seeking children to rehearse for its holiday concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Conanicut Grange, 6 West St.  More...

Oktoberfest Saturday to have beer, bratwurst

An Oktoberfest with live German music is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. Sept. More...

Obituaries

Richard “Hutch” Hemenway Hutchinson

Richard “Hutch” Hemenway Hutchinson, 89, died on his own terms, peacefully, Aug. 21 during the solar eclipse at the Hospice Care Center in Providence. More...

Plastic bag ban OK’d by town

Law goes into effect seven months from now

Applause echoed Monday night through Town Hall after Jamestown became the fourth Rhode Island community along Narragansett Bay to ban businesses from offering plastic checkout bags. More...

Playground plan gets go-ahead from councilors

First part slated to be finished by end of May

With a handful of animated children in the audience, the town councilors Monday night unanimously approved a $381,000 playground design that will replace the 27-year-old park on North Road. More...

News

Schools need $16.3M in building fixes, according to state report

Town Administrator Andy Nota unveiled a daunting figure at Monday night’s council meeting: $16.3 million. That’s the total cost of infrastructure improvements recommended by the state for Jamestown schools. More...

Town may have Internet options

Limited demand for Internet service could make it more cost-effective to invest in wireless infrastructure rather than cabling Jamestown with fiber optics, Town Administrator Andy Nota reported at Monday’s council meeting.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Six cyclists from town took The Jamestown Press on a tour of Ile de Re, an island on the Atlantic coast of France that connects to the mainland via a bridge to La Rochelle. More...

Letters to the Editor

Roads are for drivers as well as for bikers

To the editor:  I just read the letter from a frustrated bike rider regarding the bad experience he had while riding his bike here in Jamestown. What happened to him was deplorable and should not happen to anyone. The drivers were wrong.  More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Sept. 27 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...

MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 21 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School  Tuesday, Sept. 26 7 p.m., the zoning board of review will meet at Town Hall   More...

Island Calendar

ISLAND HISTORY

Nearly 2,000 townspeople converged on Fox Hill Farm on a perfect, cloudless day for the millennial portrait, The Jamestown Press reported Sept. 23, 1999.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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