August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Regatta, swim unique events to be savored

Rarely in life do you actually get to see two things that go from the sublime to the ridiculous. This Saturday is your chance, as two unique Jamestown events will take place on the bay. More...

The American people can’t be trusted

Another view

So the conventions are over and we’ve entered the penultimate stage of this presidential demolition derby. Your muted murmurs of “yippee” and “hooray” have been duly noted. More...

Political Cartoon

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Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Aug. More...

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Aug. 15 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 17 11:15 a.m. More...

Seniors and teenagers will co-host Fort Getty picnic; tickets available

Senior citizens and teenagers will organize an intergenerational picnic for the second year in a row at the Fort Getty pavilion.  More...

Obituaries

Prescott E. Froberg

Prescott E. Froberg, 80, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Aug. 8, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Florence M. (Reilly) Froberg for 53 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Prescott D. and M. More...

Law to monitor rental houses on tap Tuesday

Proposed ordinance would compel long- and short-term landlords to register properties with town clerk

An effort to crack down on unruly visitors by mandating landlords register their properties will resume Tuesday night at Town Hall.  More...

Acts needed for chorus’ talent show

Auditions upcoming at recreation center

Have you ever dreamed about being on “American Idol?” How about “So You Think You Can Dance?”  More...

Fools happily continue to rush in for 39th annual regatta

There are several things you should not expect at the 39th installment of the Fools’ Rules Regatta scheduled for Saturday morning. More...

News

East Passage boating ban in effect for Saturday’s Save The Bay swim

Boating in the East Passage between Gould Island and Jamestown will be restricted Saturday as Save The Bay’s annual swim commences at 9:15 a.m. The ban extends south to the Newport Bridge.  More...

Preppy Pig’s liquor license request up again Tuesday

For the fourth time since May 17, owners of the Preppy Pig will ask the town for permission to serve beer and wine.  More...

Ruggiero calls for release of records in 38 Studios probe

After the probe ended without criminal charges, the list of state leaders clamoring about the 38 Studios debacle has grown, including the House delegate from Jamestown who joined the clarion call last week.  More...

About Town

Blues band rocking East Ferry Sunday

Black & White will perform at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on the East Ferry green. More...

St. Mark Church plans annual family festival

The Catholic parish will have its annual summer festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at St. Mark Church. The Knights of Columbus will prepare the food.  Raffle prizes include cash, a gas grill and liquor baskets. More...

Tour aquaculture site this Monday morning

A walking tour of an aquaculture site will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Attendees should assemble in the parking lot of Melrose School.  Phil Larson, founder of the Jamestown Aquaculture Movement, will lead the tour. More...

Island History

Island History

The Conanicut Island Land Trust acquires Godena Farm on North Main Road for $375,000, reported The Jamestown Press Aug. 6, 2009. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from July 28 to Aug. 4 responded to 434 calls, including 185 security checks, eight automobile accidents, 17 fire dispatches, 16 animal complaints and six alarms. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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