September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Summertime blues? Not in Jamestown

Labor Day is the traditional end to summer, and, by most accounts, it’s been a successful one here in Jamestown. More...

Scully set for own baseball walk off

Another view

On a weekend earlier this summer, Bob Costas was broadcasting the Cardinals game in St. Louis, Dick Enberg was behind the mic at the Padres game in San Diego, and Vin Scully was calling the Dodgers game in L.A. It was an epic triple play-by-play. More...

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Upcoming Events

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, September 12 10:15 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 14 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. More...

Island History

Island History

Town Administrator Frances Shockett will ask the Jamestown Town Council if it wants to buy water off-island to deal with the current drought, reported The Jamestown Press Sept. 8, 1995. More...

Obituaries

William H. Murphy Jr.

William H. Murphy Jr. 66, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Sept. 5, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Marlene (Blair) Murphy.  Born in Panama City, Fla., he was the son of the late William H. and Lottie A. More...

John J. O’Brien

John J. “Jack” O’Brien, 78, died peacefully on Aug. 11, 2016, at home in Dennis, Mass., surrounded by his family. More...

CARD OF THANKS

The family of Prescott Froberg would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the family, friends and neighbors that reached out to us on behalf of our Dad. He was a wonderful father, family member and friend who will be missed dearly. More...

Island students are among state best

Melrose and Lawn test scores well above R.I. averages

Teachers in town are just getting settled into their classrooms, but whatever they’re doing, it’s working.  More...

Hiking trip planned from reservoir to lighthouse

Dozens of tenderfoot hikers will traverse Conanicut Island from North Pond to Beavertail Lighthouse during a 12-mile trek that ends with a campout at Fort Getty. More...

News

Race for congressman only battle on ballot

Jamestown voters will have slim pickings when they head to the polls Tuesday.  The race for Congress between Democrats David Cicilline and Christopher F. Young is the only decision voters will have to make. More...

Vroom, Vroom, Vroom

ABOVE: About 160 classic cars, antique trucks and hotrods filled Fort Getty Sunday afternoon. The Jamestown Seaside Car Cruise celebrated its vicennial. More...

Keep watch for tree-killing beetles

State environmental officials are warning homeowners of Asian long-horned beetles and emerald ash borers in the Ocean State, two insects that cause extensive damage to trees. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Fundraiser to benefit Jamestown children

The Jamestown Education Foundation will host its annual fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Conanicut Yacht Club. Admission is $100 and includes live music, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soda.  More...

Registration Monday for future Girl Scouts

Fall registration for Girl Scouts will be from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 12 at the library. Students from kindergarten through high school are eligible.  Troop leaders on-site will answer questions from interested girls and their parents. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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