August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town should be wary of tribal relics issue

The Narragansett Indians are asking the town for its help in reclaiming their history. The tribe is making a plea for residents to return any remains and artifacts they may have unearthed and kept so they can be re-interred properly. More...

Correction

The health of Amy Gallagher, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in spring 2014, improved following Avastin infusions. Her treatment was incorrectly reported in the Aug. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Growing coyote pack is cause for concern

To the editor: The coyote problem in Jamestown came to a critical point this week when a dog owner was walking her three dogs in Battery Park and one of her dogs was “spooked” when a coyote, with a collared tracking device, ran after him. More...

Limiting Head’s Beach unfair to boat owners

To the editor: The “wave of response” to the barriers was from boat owners who regularly use Head’s Beach to launch and recover (“Head’s Beach still open for business,” Aug. 18). 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. 29 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Aug, 31 11:15 a.m. to noon. More...

Obituaries

T. Frank Kennedy

T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., a recognized scholar of the Jesuit music tradition and a founding member of Boston College’s Music Department, died at 67. While visiting family in Jamestown, he assisted at Masses at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church. More...

Memorial Service

There will be a memorial gathering for Jane Alden Scott at 3 p.m. Sept. 3 at 359 Highland Drive. Scott, who moved to Jamestown in 1985, died May 28 after a short and unexpected illness. RSVP by calling or texting Scott Rutherford at 508- 737-3114. More...

Narragansett tribe seeks unearthed relics

The town has received a $15,000 grant to celebrate Native American contributions to Jamestown, but first, the Narragansett tribe is asking that its ancestors be laid back to rest. More...

Town bans outdoor watering indefinitely

Shifty clouds and intense sunrays are to blame for a town-wide ban on all outdoor watering. Town Engineer Mike Gray said the municipal ban is effective immediately. More...

News

Talent array wows crowd for 27th year

The two-hour talent show last Thursday featured a three-hour tour. More...

Jamestown’s next Top pet

Vote online at jamestownpress.com

Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Jamestown n Top 50 vote-getters will move on (votes are not cumulative). n Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar. More...

Landowners expand properties through adverse possession

A long-forgotten paper street was found, claimed and is headed for the tax rolls. The non-existent piece of Winona Street was resolved in Superior Court after Judge Brian Van Couyghen accepted an agreement from Pamela King and Christopher Pike. More...

About Town

Wallace the Brave

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Former state rep will lecture about slavery

Historian Ray Rickman will give a lecture on the continued impact of slavery in Rhode Island at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the library. More...

Library offering free sign language course

Enrollment has begun for American Sign Language course slated for 7 p.m Tuesdays from Sept. 6 through Nov. 8. The one-hour classes are for beginners. More...

Island History

Island History

Chopmist Charlie’s, the nautical themed restaurant on Narragansett Avenue, will open its doors for business tonight, reported the Aug. 29, 1996, issue of The Jamestown Press. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Aug. 4-18 responded to 822 calls, including 362 security checks, 16 automobile accidents, 37 fire dispatches, 22 animal complaints and 21 alarms. More...