November 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

We have a lot to be thankful for in town

In keeping with the spirit of the season, originally, this was going to be a list of all the people and things in town for which we are thankful.  As we bandied these ideas about, they all circled back to one overriding theme — community.& More...

RITBA solar array idea needs closer look

Another view

On Nov. 7, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority discussed its plans to construct a solar array with the Jamestown Town Council. More...

Phrase of the week

Texas leaguer: The baseball term for a hit that falls between the infielders and outfielders dates to 1886 when three players traded from a Texas league team helped Toledo beat Syracuse by repeatedly getting such hits. More...

Letters to the Editor

Be a good neighbor and conserve water

To the editor:  I have lived in the Jamestown Shores for 31 years, and I am aware we share our groundwater. I have observed several properties with underground sprinkler systems.  More...

Upcoming Events

Teens, seniors can team up to make wreaths

Teens are invited to collaborate with seniors during a wreath-making workshop from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Jamestown Arts Center. The workshop is limited to 20 seniors, so teens should register ASAP to save their spot. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Nov. 28 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 30 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...

Obituaries

Nancy L. (Nunes) Moorehead

Nancy L. (Nunes) Moorehead, 76, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Nov. 20, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Robert E. Moorehead Sr. for 56 years.  Born in Newport, she was a daughter of the late John F. More...

Mihaly set for Round 2 vs. ticks

New councilman: Task force efforts will be renewed Jamestown remains on high alert for ticks, and Councilman-elect Gene Mihaly plans to make the public health threat his top priority the next two years. More...

The hunt is on

The Jamestown Recreation Department and The Jamestown Press’ free six-week scavenger hunt for island children begins this week. More...

News

Council sets new inauguration date

Two swearing-in ceremonies in the span of five days were canceled because the state Board of Elections had yet to certify the elections.  Town Clerk Cheryl Fernstrom received notification from the state Monday morning but it was too late because More...

Never too late to teach an old farm new tricks

Community farm will benefit from new procedures

Bob Sutton might know a bit about farming, but he knows bupkis about limestone. Fortunately, he came to his senses after almost flouting advice he solicited from an expert. “How stupid is that?” Sutton said. More...

TRAVEL SOCCER HAS SUCCESSFUL YEAR

Coached by Robert Powers and Chris Cowan, the Jamestown Under-14 travel team finished the fall soccer season with a 7-1 record in the Super Liga division. The boys came in second place.   More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Senior center offering free flu shots Tuesday

Free flu shots and hearing screenings will be available for senior citizens from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. More...

Christmas festival set for Dec. 3 at St. Mark

St. Mark Church will have its annual Christmas festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

After five years as town administrator, Frances Shocket has tendered her resignation without reason, The Jamestown Press reported Nov. 26, 1997.  The Jamestown Town Council voted, 4-1, to accept Shocket’s resignation. More...