July 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Short-term rental law long overdue

Everyone wants good neighbors who are courteous.  But as the Rolling Stones said, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”  More...

Polarizing politics leave me candidate-less

Another view

Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump will get my vote come November. More...

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About Town

Learn watercoloring techniques at farm

There will be a painting workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at Watson Farm. More...

Temporary henna tattooing tonight

Henna artists will demonstrate design methods for temporary tattoos at 5 p.m. July 7 in the library’s Sydney Wright Museum.  Henna is a reddish-brown plant dye used for temporary body art that lasts 7-10 days. More...

Practice martial arts at library next week

A self-defense course for children ages 10-17 will be conducted from 6-7 p.m. July 14 at the library. Traditional Martial Arts of Rhode Island is hosting the class.  More...

Island History

Island History

Jamestown Police Chief Tom Tighe has been rehired to his longtime post, less than a week after he announced his retirement, The Jamestown Press reported on July 8, 2010. More...

Town races barely field minimum

Candidates for school board, council will run unopposed

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Jamestown has its five town councilors determined four months before Election Day. Gene Mihaly and four incumbents are running for town council. More...

Humane Society, Press team up on pet contest

Everybody loves their pets. They are sources of unconditional love and companionship for people of all ages. More...

Troopers set up crowdfunding site to aid ex-Jamestowner’s son

Jack Sugrue and Gemma Guinguing welcomed their first son, Tommy, into the world a year ago last Saturday. Sugrue, a retired state trooper, had met Guinguing 16 years earlier in church, and Tommy was their pride and joy. More...

News

Orphans to perform concert Wednesday

Energetic orphans from Peru, India and Liberia will tug at the heartstrings of townspeople Wednesday when they take the stage at Central Baptist Church for a one-hour inspirational concert.  More...

They’ve got the litter bug

Teenage group cleaning up its hometown one day at a time

For most children, summer is about having fun in the sun.  Some Jamestown teens, however, are using their school break to rid the streets, beaches and parks of cigarette butts and plastic bottles.  The town’s litter team started colle More...

Pilot OK after plunge into bay

Nobody was injured Monday afternoon after a plane crashed into the West Passage of Narragansett Bay near Bonnet Shores.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Town’s budget system is broken; time to fix it

To the editor:  As a member of the Jamestown Town Charter Review Committee, it is the recommendation of the entire committee to give each Jamestown voter the appropriate opportunity to vote on the local town and school budgets.  More...

Upcoming Events

Windmill Day scheduled for July 16

We’re having an old-fashioned Windmill Day this month. More...

Library Corner

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

Children’s Summer Reading Program - Police, Fire and Rescue Tuesday, July 12 6 p.m. Ever want to get up close and personal with a fire truck? Or see the inside of a squad car? This is your chance to “touch a truck.” More...

Obituaries

Mary “Polly” Biddle

Mary “Polly” (nee Hopkins) Biddle, 96, of Gladwyne, Pa., died June 28, 2016. More...