September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Light shines from a very dark place

Some people are at their best when things are at their worst. The same can be said for communities. More...

All’s well on harbor front

Another view

Even though there are two more good boating months ahead, it seems summer is winding down. Labor Day is this weekend, kids are getting ready to go back to school, and the days are getting shorter. More...

Political Cartoon

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Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Tuesday, Sept. 66:30 p.m., the water and sewer board will meet at Town Hall7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town HallWednesday, Sept. 77 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall More...

Island History

Island History

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s proposed institution of an E-ZPass system raised concerns from Jamestown’s state representatives, reported The Jamestown Press Sept. 4, 2008. More...

Obituaries

Robert Wells Carton

Dr. Robert “Bob” Wells Carton, of Winnetka, Ill., and Jamestown, died peacefully Aug. 15, 2016, surrounded by his four children. His wife, Jean, died in 2014. More...

ANSWERING THE BELL

Students start Tuesday at Lawn and Melrose

Don’t tell the students, but not everyone is dreading the end of summer vacation. Some people — gulp — even are looking forward to the new school year. More...

Jamestown enrollment jumps at both high schools of record

There will be more islanders in the classroom when the first bells of the 2016-17 academic year ring at Narragansett and North Kingstown high schools. More...

News

Bay’s oldest ongoing regatta turns 89 Sunday

For the 89th time in as many years, boats ranging from 20- foot keelboats to lighting-fast catamarans have the opportunity to celebrate Labor Day by circumnavigating Conanicut Island. More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

End Round One

ROUND TWO VOTING BEGINS TODAY  Contest ends Monday, Oct. 3. Vote for your chance to win a $20 Chamber Check  This week’s winner is: Janet Hawkins  Call 423-3200 to claim your prize.  Moving on to round Two are:   More...

Fort Getty auto cruise celebrates two decades

Jamestown’s original car cruise will be back this year when it descends upon Fort Getty Sunday.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Library, town, bank closed for Labor Day

The Jamestown Philomenian library will be closed from Sept. 3-5 in celebration of Labor Day. Town Hall and BankNewport also will be closed Monday.  More...

Strengthen bones via four-week yoga class

A four-week yoga course for seniors in September will focus on osteoporosis. The class meets weekly from 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays at the senior center.  According to doctors, osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWNZONING BOARD OF REVIEWNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...