June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic committee recommends parking bans in shores

Considerable parking restrictions will hamstring homeowners in the Jamestown Shores if the town councilors heed the advice of the traffic board.  The Jamestown Traffic Committee voted May 19 to recommend sweeping changes in the neighborhood nort More...

Editorial

Blame yourself if you don’t show up

Historically, voters don’t attend the financial town meeting in droves. More...

Phrase of the week

RIP: A long-used abbreviation for the Latin phrase Requiescat in pace, “May he (she) rest in peace.” The abbreviation is commonly found on tombstones and mourning cards. More...

Lyric of the week

When the world and I were young, Just yesterday. Live was such a simple game, A child could play. It was easy then to tell right from wrong. Easy then to tell weak from strong.   More...

About Town

Spotlight on elderly health care Sunday

Senior advocate Sue Jameson will discuss elderly housing at 11 a.m. June 5 at Central Baptist Church.  Jameson is a visiting nurse and director of development for South County Home Health. More...

Spend Saturday evening learning Latin dancing

Dance instructor Sue Young will teach Latin dancing from 7-10 p.m. June 4 at the Jamestown Arts Center.  More...

Watson Farm offering free access Saturday

Watson Farm is offering free admission from 1-5 p.m. June 4 to celebrate its season opening.  Families are encouraged to bring kites to fly in the fields. More...

Island History

Island history

About 50 Jamestown residents attended a special school committee meeting at which Katherine Sipala was introduced as the school district’s new superintendent, reported the June 6, 2002 edition of The Jamestown Press. More...

Obituaries

Edward A. Butola

Edward A. Butola 69, of North Scituate, passed away suddenly May 28 at home. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 46 years, Barbara, and his daughter Andrea and her husband Christopher Russell of Jamestown. More...

Stephen L. Brown

Stephen L. Brown, of Jamestown, longtime publisher of the Providence Phoenix and a leader for nearly four decades in New England’s alternative newspaper industry, died April 25 at Rhode Island Hospital after suffering a heart attack. More...

Big questions at financial town meeting

Warrant articles seek to cut $600,000 from police department and disallow $40,000 for a bike path through town

Voters Monday will elect whether to accept the Jamestown Town Council’s proposed $23.2 million budget, an increase of 1 percent from the current spending plan.  The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Lawn School gymnasium.  More...

4 local students among East Bay Met graduates

Brad Martin grew up in Jamestown but traveled through wilderness — literally — to arrive at his post on the other side of the bridge.  More...

News

Where in the world?

Hilarie and Vincent Aubois, of Florida Avenue, took The Jamestown Press to Mizen Head Signal Station, the southern most point in Ireland.   More...

PTO sponsors painting event at Fort Getty

There is always a price to pay. Robotics competitions in California, field trips to the nation’s capital, school dances in the gymnasium — they all come with a tab. More...

MacArthur fellow carries on long tradition of craft stone carving

A stone carver who was named a 2010 MacArthur fellow will talk about inscriptions in the information age Friday night. More...

Letters to the Editor

Take time to know and appreciate police

To the editor:  Last Saturday, I attended the funeral of Jamestown Police Officer Ryan Bourque, killed far too early in his budding law enforcement career and his budding life, in a senseless tragedy that defies understanding.  More...

Warrant to cut police budget is irrational

To the editor:  This warrant to reduce the Jamestown Police Department by $600,000 is nothing more than an attempt to decimate the agency.  More...

Upcoming Events

Accidental Sisters’ final show Sunday

The Accidental Sisters, a women’s a capella ensemble based in Jamestown, will perform for the final time Sunday.  The ensemble’s seventh and final concert, “Fair Winds, Farewell,” is at 4 p.m. More...

New museum exhibit, renovated windmill, walking tour available

June always is a big month for the historical society.  The museum and windmill open officially June 19, and board member Jane Bentley is offering walking tours in the village later that week.  Museum   More...

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, June 6 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, June 8 11:15 a.m. to noon. More...