June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Radar signs to curb speeding concerns

As people drive into the center of town via North Road, the flow of traffic changes.  For drivers with a heavy foot, their brake lights illuminate simultaneously with the street sign.  More...

Correction

In the front-page article, “Voters stand behind police,” in the June 9 edition of The Jamestown Press, the number of seizures suffered by Beth Babbitt’s son was incorrect. He was suffering from 700 seizures per day. More...

Phrase of the week

Head over heels: Head over heels, for “a state of helplessness” was originally heels over head. For more than 500 years it was used that way until in the late 18th century it was changed to its present form. 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 20 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, June 22 11:15 a.m. More...

Island History

Island History

Following the resignation of Town Administrator Maryanne Crawford, the Jamestown Town Council appointed Police Chief Thomas Tighe to the interim post, reported The Jamestown Press June 17, 2004. More...

Breaking News - 6/22/2016 3:22 PM

State closes Mackerel Cove for swimming

State health officials on Wednesday afternoon recommended the clo More...

Council mulls possible charter changes

A public hearing on revisions likely to be scheduled for July 19

After nine months and 16 meetings, a panel tasked with reviewing the town charter issued a report recommending a handful of amendments, including partisan limits and appointment power.  On Tuesday night, the Jamestown Town Council agreed to adve More...

Traffic committee slated to revive shores parking issue tonight

The sweeping changes include one-sided parking on nearly 40 streets in the neighborhood. The most controversial move would restrict parking on both sides of Seaside Drive between Hull and Dory streets, a stretch of road more than a mile long.

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

News

Belting out Broadway tunes

Music teacher Karyn Kauffman directs the Lawn School fifth- and sixth-grade chorus last week as students sign a tune from the Broadway hit “Cats.” More...

Deckhands needed to crew SSV Perry

Licensed deckhands are needed to crew the 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the country’s first full-rigged tall ship to be built in more than a century. More...

Jamestowner is N. Kingstown valedictorian

Simmons heads class that includes 31 local graduating students

Jamestown’s Noah Simmons, a Skipper who competed in sailing, swimming and soccer, delivered the valedictory address when North Kingstown High School had its 111th graduation exercise at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center. More...

About Town

Festival this Saturday at Baptist church

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 pose for old-time photographs. More...

Children’s golf league will tee off next week

A junior golf league will meet from 8-11:30 a.m. Thursdays beginning June 23 at the Jamestown Golf Course.  The league is open to experienced golfers at least 8 years old. It is not an instructional league for beginners. More...

Historic tales abound at tonight’s reading

Two Jamestown writers will discuss their newest book at 7 p.m. More...

Legals

Legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWNZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...