June 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Support for police is loud and clear

The people have spoken — loudly.  More...

Phrase of the week

At one fell swoop: The first use of this phrase in English appears to be by Shakespeare in Macbeth, where he describes a Hell-Kite killing chickens. The phrase means a sudden single blow, fierce and often brutal.  More...

Lyric of the week

I know that sometimes love goes But sometimes it comes back to getcha And when love grows It grows like a flower or grows like a tumor Love shows that God has a sense of humor Joe Jackson Stranger Than Fiction (1991) More...

About Town

Planting seeds for the future

Melrose School first-graders are growing vegetables in a greenhouse until they can be transplanted into larger pots. The plants will then be donated to the community farm and Godena Farm. More...

Pharmacist to explain medications Tuesday

A pharmacist from Visiting Nurses of Newport and Bristol Counties will discuss medications at 12:30 p.m. June 14 at the senior center.  Dr. More...

Photo booth slated for church’s June festival

Central Baptist Church will host its June festival from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 18.  Guests can paint their own Jackson Pollock abstracts and take framed photographs wearing old-time costumes. More...

Breaking News - 6/13/2016 4:02 PM

Traffic board to discuss parking restrictions in Jamestown Shores Thursday

Homeowners in the Jamestown Shores who oppose further parking restrictions will have another chance to voice their concerns. More...

Blessing of fleet slated for Saturday

Centuries ago, a crew of Sicilian fishermen were trawling the Mediterranean when a thick fog settled over the sea.  More...

Farmers market commences fourth season at pavilion

Although the revolving door of organizers continues, the popularity of the Fort Getty farmers market has not waned. Vendors and patrons made their return to the pavilion Monday, one month earlier than previous years with two new directors in tow. More...

News

Police install radar to control speeding

Motorists in town will start seeing their speeds flashing on utility poles from BankNewport to Fort Getty. More...

Library showcases longtime Hawaiian photographer

From island to island, artist Ernie Wulff has arrived in Jamestown after 16 years photographing surfers tucked inside the curls of 70-foot waves in Maui.  “I love island living,” he said. More...

Public hearing set for condos on Holy Ghost land

The developer who wants to raze the former Portuguese American Citizens Club to build condominiums provided the town with updated facts and figures in advance of Wednesday’s public hearing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Big budget cuts with no vetting is unwise

To the editor:  There is an important moral to the tragic-comic demise of the effort to cut $600,000 from the police budget at the financial town meeting.  More...

Upcoming Events

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, June 13 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, June 15 11:15 a.m. to noon. More...

Island History

Island History

The Captain’s House, a circa 1905 home on Newport Street, is destroyed by fire, reported The Jamestown Press on June 10, 1999. The home and neighboring marina originally were built by Joseph S. L. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

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