October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Rec department, Press team on kids’ scavenger hunt

Jamestown is known for offering a bevy of outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing.  Those pastimes wane a bit during the winter, especially for kids back in school. More...

Editorial

Board earns ‘A’ with superintendent choice

Last month, we urged the school committee not to delay the start of its search for a new superintendent until after the new board was seated in November.  Well, that was quick.  Last week, outgoing committee Chairwoman Cathy Kaiser recommen More...

Great Scott! The Great Pumpkin is 50

Another view

Remember a time when autumn meant burning leaves instead of burning Samsung Note 7 phones?  It’s hard to believe, but on Oct. More...

Political Cartoon

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Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, Nov. 2 7 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall  Thursday, Nov. 3 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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds • Monday, October 31 • 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 2 • 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

According to state environmental officials, Mackerel Cove will be free of all detectable oil traces by the spring, reported The Jamestown Press Nov. 2, 1989. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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

THE WRITE STUFF

Lawn students pen poems and share stories

Runners traversing the Newport span during Sunday’s Pell Bridge Run covered 4 miles, but Jamestown students were the ones completing a marathon. More...

Ruggiero, Schiff spar at candidates’ forum

A standing-room-only crowd heard from 12 office-seekers Monday night, but only the race for District 74 state representative pitted opponents. More...

News

Target range ordinance future uncertain

Town Administrator Andy Nota currently is working with staff and legal counsel to revamp the proposed ordinance to regulate target shooting, but what lies ahead in the process is unclear.  More...

Positive tests result in new shellfish ban

Just six days after a ban on shellfish harvesting was lifted, toxicity tests from an algae bloom in Narragansett Bay has forced state environmental officials to re-prohibit the farming. More...

GARDEN CLUB AWARDS

Members voted for their favorite displays.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Halloween road race Saturday afternoon

The 28th annual Jack-o’-Lantern Jog 5K begins at 1 p.m. Oct. 29 in front of the fire station on Narragansett Avenue.  Runners are encouraged to dress in costumes for the Halloween themed road race. More...

Free flu vaccinations for seniors Tuesday

Free flu shots and hearing screenings will be available for senior citizens from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. More...

Obituaries

Mary (Odneal) Turley

Mary (Odneal) Turley, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully surrounded by family from complications of existing conditions   Oct. 21, 2016. She was 79.  More...

John “Tim” McGrath

John “Tim” McGrath, 86, died Oct. 20, 2016, at the home of his sister, Theresa Littlefield. He was the husband of the late Susan E. (Bapties) McGrath. More...