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News

Council slows down clubhouse talks

The new golf clubhouse is off the fast track, the Town Council decided Monday night. More...

42 pounds of prescription meds collected

The Jamestown Police Department on April 26 collected 42 pounds of prescription medications as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s national campaign to collect unwanted and expired drugs. More...

Bodacious Dream reaches Galapagos Islands on circumnavigation

Dave Rearick arrived late last week at Academy Bay on the southern edge of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands. His arrival completes the latest leg of his solo circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Class 40 sailboat Bodacious Dream. More...

About Town

Garden club plans annual plant sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Community band to play Tuesday night

The Jamestown Community Band will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Bar & Grille (old PAC Club). More...

Leave nonperishables by mailbox Saturday

Local letter carriers will hold their 22nd annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 10. Residents are asked to donate nonperishable food items by putting them in a bag and leaving them by their mailboxes. More...

News of Record

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Peter L. Hoagland, of Jamestown, will be held on Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Hoagland passed away on Feb. 20 at the age of 66. He was the beloved husband of Susan W. More...

Police Log

From April 29 to May 5, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 369 calls, resulting in 208 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town metings

Tuesday, May 135 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library7 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town HallWednesday, May 143:30 p.m., the Beavertail State Park Advisory will meet at theBeavertail Lighthouse Museum More...

Councilors want $400K for housing allowance

Voters will decide warrant article at financial meeting

The Town Council on Monday night approved the agenda for the financial town meeting. More...

Darlington resigns as RITBA chair

Bridge authority awaits gubernatorial appointee

The board of directors for the state bridge authority is waiting for a gubernatorial appointee before it votes on who will be the next chairperson, according to Buddy Croft. More...

First-grade teacher named top educator in town

Leanne Turenne, a first-grade teacher at Melrose School, has been selected as Jamestown’s teacher of the year. More...

Editorial

Time to shear the sheep at Watson Farm

Few things are more iconic to the character of Jamestown than the annual sheep-shearing day at Watson Farm. More...

Teachers have a lasting impact on our society

Our congratulations to Leanne Turenne who was recently named by her peers as Jamestown’s teacher of the year. Turenne, a first-grade teacher at the Melrose School, is described as a gifted and natural teacher. More...

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Letters to the Editor

Cloth better than plastic

Ms. Logan’s attempt to keep streets clean and to recycle plastic bags is laudable (“Our streets are not polluted with plastic,” May 1). More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress.com by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, May 8 More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of May 8

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, May 8, 1914 More...

Legals

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING May 27, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: More...