August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Wilson sees his comic strip dream come to life

Will Wilson’s comic strip “Wallace the Brave” has been picked up for syndication.  The Jamestown resident and co-owner of Grapes & Gourmet on East Ferry Wharf saw his lifelong dream come true last week when Universal Press More...

Editorial

Boost exemptions for town veterans

This country takes great pride in its veterans — and rightly so.  That’s why is was disheartening to learn a few weeks ago that the tax exemptions Jamestown provides to the veterans living here were far below other parts of the state More...

Phrase of the week

Big enchilada: A person who is the boss of an organization. The term was first recorded on one of the Watergate tapes in 1973. More...

Lyric of the week

Anyone who had a heart  Would take me in his arms and love me, too  You couldn’t really have a heart and hurt me  Like you hurt me and be so untrue  What am I to do  Burt Bacharach/Hal David Anyone Who Had a Heart (1963 More...

About Town

Senior citizens, teens set joint picnic Aug. 24

For the second year in a row, there will be an intergenerational picnic at the Fort Getty pavilion.  More...

St. Mark hosts annual summer fair Saturday

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

Free children’s show at East Ferry Sunday

Cool Banana Wig will perform a children’s concert at 5 p.m. Aug. 21 on the East Ferry green. More...

Island History

Island History

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser attended his final Jamestown Town Council meeting, reported The Jamestown Press Aug. 22, 2013. Keiser will retire Sept. 1. More...

Obituaries

Alan Stuart Bailey

Alan Stuart Bailey, of China, Maine, passed away and went to be with Our Lord early Sunday morning, Aug. 14, 2016, at the age of 69.  He was the son of Donald and Florence Bailey, of Johnston, R.I., and resided there until 1976.  More...

Matthew James Winton

Cmdr. Matthew James Winton (U.S. Navy, retired), 96, of Jamestown, died at Newport Hospital surrounded by his family. He resided in Jamestown for 47 years and was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Clarice (Cook) Winton, in 2011.  More...

Shirley Hope O’Keefe Long

Shirley Hope O’Keefe Long, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Aug. 10, 2016.  She was the beloved wife of the late Jesse Crossley Long.  More...

T. Frank Kennedy dies

Funeral Friday morning in Newton, Mass.

T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., a recognized scholar of the Jesuit music tradition and a founding member of Boston College’s Music Department, died at 67.While visiting family in Jamestown, he assisted at Masses at St. More...

Rental plan draws flak

Landlords blast regulation aimed at creating registry

The plan to regulate rental properties, which opponents called “an exercise in bureaucracy,” will return to the review committee for polishing, the Jamestown Town Council unanimously decided Tuesday night.   More...

News

Preppy Pig gets liquor license, to open soon

The Preppy Pig on Narragansett Avenue can open when it’s ready, the town learned Tuesday night — with alcohol on the menu. More...

Boston swimmer, 56, dies at Save The Bay race

A 56-year-old Boston man died in Potter’s Cove Saturday morning as he neared the finish line during Save The Bay’s race across the East Passage. More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

Vote online at jamestownpress.com Round 1 ends Aug. 29. Top 50 vote-getters will move on (votes are not cumulative). Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar. More...

Letters to the Editor

Independent probe needed for 38 Studios

To the editor:  Rhode Islanders are searching for transparency and accountability from their elected leaders. More...

The sounds of silence are music to my ears

To the editor:  For three nights now the fire horn has been silent. What a relief! I don’t know what the decibel reading was in 1975 when my folks lived here, but the horn was bearable. It’s 110 decibels today. More...

Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Aug. 25 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Library Corner

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Aug. 24 10:15-10:45 a.m. A 30-minute, play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver.   More...

Photographer will showcase safari spoils

A Jamestown photographer who has hunted animals for five years will hang them from the walls of the Van Vessem Gallery in Tiverton. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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