September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

No time for tardiness in hiring school chief

In hiring the head of any organization, it is important to get the process right. More...

Teaching the young how to vote

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“Son, you’re 18 now. As an American citizen that means you’ll vote for the first time in the upcoming election.” “Gee, dad, I can’t wait to do my civic duty. How do you suggest I prepare?” More...

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Upcoming Events

TOWN meetings

Thursday, Sept. 15 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School Tuesday, Sept. 20 5:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall 6:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library Thursday, Sept. 22  More...

Library Corner

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

Mother Goose Time • Wednesday, September 21 • 10:15 a.m.-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...

Island History

Island History

The Federal Aviation Administration denied Jamestown’s bid for clearance to build a wind turbine at Taylor Point, reported The Jamestown Press on Sept. 16, 2010. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING SEPTEMBER 27, 2016,AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, More...

SUN SETS ON SUMMER

Weather key to strong season for village businesses

Most retailers say ’16 sales were up By Ryan Gibb s Fantastic weather and great music drove sales in the village this summer, with most business owners reporting an uptick in revenue. More...

News

After-school program to explore Fort Getty

Students in grades 5-8 can register for outdoor explorations that begin Sept. 20 at Fort Getty. Classes will be held each Tuesday from 3:15-5 p.m. through Oct. 25.  Environmental educator Haley Barber will lead the after-school program. More...

Former colonel rips Middle East foreign policy

From the Beirut bombing in 1983 to the 2003 invasion of Iraq to the rise of ISIS, Americans have botched their foreign policy in the Middle East, according to a retired U.S. Army colonel who will visit Jamestown Tuesday.  More...

Jamestown’s next Top pet

Vote online at jamestownpress.com

Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Jamestown  n Contest ends Monday, Oct. 3.  n Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar (votes are not cumulative). More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Town author will read from ‘Dominick’ novel

Jamestown author John Enright will discuss serial fiction at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the library. Enright also will read from his new novel, “Some People Talk with God,” the second book in his “Dominick Chronicles” series.  More...

Theater schedules six weeks of rehearsals

Acting, singing and dancing rehearsals for the Jamestown Community Theatre will be held on six consecutive Sundays from 3-5:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 25 at the recreation center.  More...

Obituaries

Severance Myles Gladding

Severance Myles Gladding, 79, passed away Sept. 4, 2016, in South Carolina. He was born July 11, 1937, in Jamestown. Mr. Gladding is the son of the late Severance Gladding and Marion Myles Gladding.  He is survived by his wife, Jo- Ann R. More...

Elizabeth Hanger Lippincott

Elizabeth Hanger Lippincott, 95, formerly of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia, died peacefully on Aug. 19, 2016, at Bishop White Lodge in Cathedral Village. More...