June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire station expansion bid gets OK’d

Project expected to cost $2.1M, be completed by spring 2017

There soon will be laborers, carpenters and foremen rubbing elbows with firefighters as the expansion of the Narragansett Avenue fire station breaks ground this summer.  More...

About Town

Get up close, personal with reptiles Tuesday

Children will be able to handle turtles, snakes and lizards at 6 p.m. July 5 in the library’s meeting hall. The presenter is biologist Dave Marchetti of Animal Experiences. More...

Design henna tattoos at library next month

Henna artists will demonstrate how to design temporary tattoos at 6 p.m. July 7 in the library’s Sydney L. Wright Museum.  Henna is a reddish-brown plant dye used to create temporary body art that lasts 7-10 days. More...

Police cruisers will be displayed at library

Children will be able to explore police cruisers, fire engines and ambulances from 6-8 p.m. July 12 in the library’s parking lot.  Representatives from each department of public safety will be on-site to describe their jobs and vehicles. More...

Island History

Island History

The Town Council unanimously approved Ed Mello as Jamestown’s police chief, reported The Jamestown Press on June 30, 2011. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Richardson (Hollister) Soukup

Margaret Richardson (Hollister) Soukup, 91, of Jamestown, passed away at Hope Hospice in Providence on June 24, 2016. Margaret was born in Arlington, Mass., in 1925 to parents Cora Wyman and Stephen Richardson.  More...

Dwight J. Gara

Dwight J. Gara, 63, of Jamestown, passed June 26, 2016, in Newport.  He is survived by his daughter Claire Murphy-Gara, mother Elizabeth Gara and brothers Gary and Charles. More...

Jane Alden Scott

Jane Alden Scott, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully May 28 after a short and unexpected illness. Jane was born in 1947 in Concord, Mass., to Hermon and Eleanor Scott. More...

Mackerel Cove reopened

Mackerel Cove Town Beach in Jamestown was reopened this morning, July 1. High bacteria counts forced the state to close it for swimming yesterday morning after health officials confirmed high bacteria counts. More...

Mackerel Cove closed

Beach closed for second time in two weeks

For the second time in as many weeks, Rhode Island health officials have recommended closing Mackerel Cove Beach in Jamestown for swimming. The decision was based on high bacteria counts measured in the water. Call 401-222-2751 to learn more. More...

Fireworks set for Sunday at East Ferry

As the sun sets in the west Sunday, the sky overlooking Jamestown’s eastern side will be aglow with rockets’ red glare.  More...

News

Candidates declare for offices

In the race to become one of Jamestown’s five highest elected officials, only a single new face has emerged. Gene Mihaly, a Democrat who served on the Jamestown Town Council from 2012-14, will run in his third straight election. More...

Where in the world?

Jamestowner Betty Kinder and her friend Carolyn Wood took The Jamestown Press to Deadwood, S.D., where they visited the burial sites of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane atop Boot Hill. More...

Town hires Jamestowner Lambert as civil engineer

A familiar name has been added to the town’s staff directory.  More...

Upcoming Events

Summer fundraiser set for arts center

The Jamestown Arts Center’s summer fundraiser coincides with tomorrow’s opening of “Blanc de Blanc,” an exhibit highlighting the deliberate use of the color white. The sixth annual soiree takes place from 6-9 p.m. More...

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Wednesday, July 6 11:15 a.m. to noon. Join us for story time for 2-5 year olds along with their parents or caregivers, in a program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...

Seniors taking trip to Maine to dine on ferry

Senior citizens who want to learn about a day trip to dine on a former Jamestown ferry should attend an informational session at 1 p.m. Friday at the senior center.  More...