November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

’Tis The season To be Thankful

This is the time of year when we give thanks for all the blessings in our lives, and here in Jamestown we have a lot for which to be thankful.  More...

Editorial

Clubhouse proposal looks like a winner

The town recently unveiled its plan for a new clubhouse at the golf course and it’s a solid one.  More...

Political Cartoon

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About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Senior center hosting blood drive Monday

A blood drive in memory of James McLoughlin will be held from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 upstairs at the Conanicut Grange, 6 West St.  This is the final blood drive of 2016. More...

Presentation tonight reveals Dutch Island

A free presentation on Dutch Island begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the meeting hall at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The Jamestown Town Council agreed to deliver the town’s emergency water supply to Warwick after a burst water main left that city waterless, the Jamestown press reported Nov. 21, 1996. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Bayne Connelly

Elizabeth Ann Bayne Connelly, 82, formerly of Jamestown, died Nov. 8, 2016, after a long illness following a stroke in 2006.  She was born Aug. 15, 1934, in San Francisco to Robert Harrold Bayne, an officer in the U.S. More...

Patricia A. Byrne (Johnson)

Patricia A. Byrne (Johnson), 82, formerly of Merrick, N.Y. passed away peacefully Nov. 9, 2016 at Greenwich Bay Manor, East Greenwich.  She was the wife of the late William P. Byrne.  More...

Two Year Anniversary

Manuel F. Dutra, Jr. 6/18/32 – 11/18/14

Greatly Missed By Your  Family And Friends   More...

SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS

ABOVE: Vietnam veteran Donald Dauphinee embraces Maxine Clarke during the Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremony at East Ferry square. More...

Scavenger hunt for island children prizes announced

Sailing camp, show tickets and fun-park passes up for grabs

The Jamestown Recreation Department and The Jamestown Press’ free six-week scavenger hunt for island children is set to start next week. More...

News

Outdoor water ban still in effect

Recent rainfall has not rectified island’s problem

Despite the most inches of rain in a single month since March 2014, the outdoor water ban still is ongoing. “The reservoir is still dropping every week,” Town Engineer Mike Gray said Tuesday morning. More...

Old friend returns home to celebrate piano’s anniversary

Hollister set to perform Sunday at St. Matthew’s

A familiar face — and his fingers — will return to Jamestown Sunday afternoon to celebrate the anniversary of his beloved community piano. More...

NEW HOME FOR ISLAND HERON

Island Heron co-owner Heidi Doyle uses scissors to cut the ribbon at her yoga studio’s new location inside the Bomes Theater at 34 Narragansett Ave. More...

Letters to the Editor

Friendly neighbors make voting easier

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Veterans help make community special

To the editor: On Veterans Day, the Jamestown Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion put on a beautiful and respectful ceremony honoring those who serve their country in the armed forces, followed by a convivial lunch for island veterans who pa More...

Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 17 6 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School Monday, Nov. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Nov. 21 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 23 11:15 a.m. to noon Children, along with their parents or caregivers, participate in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...

Shakespeare comedies come to arts center this weekend

William Shakespeare, the world’s foremost playwright, might have died 400 years ago, but his legacy will come alive this weekend at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...