December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

First Day Plunge to honor Bourque, raise money for playground

Hundreds of brave souls are expected to welcome 2017 by plunging into the frigid waters of Narragansett Bay, helping to rebuild an island treasure in their wake. More...

Editorial

Don’t get swept up in the negativity

As we say goodbye to 2016, we have some New Year’s wishes for our fellow Jamestowners. More...

Phrase of the week

Warts and all: Oliver Cromwell instructed painter Sir Peter Lely: I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts and everything as you see me, other More...

Lyric of the week

She said she married her an architect Who kept her warm and safe and dry She would have liked to say she loved the man But she didn’t like to lie I said the years had been a friend to her And that her eyes were still as blue But in those eyes More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Volunteers are needed for winter bird count

The 35th annual winter bird count will begin at 7 a.m. Jan. 8 at the police station, 250 Conanicus Ave.  Volunteers will be divided into four groups to search the farms, the north end, Beavertail and the village. More...

Theater director plans lecture at arts center

A lecture from the artistic director of the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket begins at 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Jamestown sailor Mike Plant has arrived in Sydney Harbor following the second leg of the BOC Challenge, the Jamestown press reported Jan. 4, 1991. More...

James Morgan, 82, dies

Services will be held on Jan. 5

James W. Morgan, 82, of Jamestown, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.A lifelong resident of Jamestown, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Dorothy M. (Barry) Morgan.Mr. More...

Town changes liquor license process

In May 2013, following a suggestion from then-Councilman Tom Tighe, Jamestown changed its practice for liquor licensing. More...

Eventful year filled with highs and lows

It was a year of great joy and tremendous sadness in Jamestown, as we bid farewell to parts of our past while embracing elements of our future. More...

News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Donna Manni, from left, Carol Morris, Nancy Beye, Diana Martin and Sue Foley took The Jamestown Press on their trip with the senior center to New York City. The women’s highlight was seeing the Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall.   More...

Water levels continue to rise with rain

The reservoir struggled through the drought-stricken summer, but a wet fall into the winter is a good sign for customers hooked into the town’s water service.  More...

Banker Sherman is named JWU trustee

A Jamestown woman who co-founded Bank Rhode Island has been elected to the board of trustees at Johnson & Wales university.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Golf clubhouse should be multiple-purposed

To the editor:  There has been a lot of talk about the future life of the golf clubhouse. More...

Walcott Avenue home to be lovingly restored

To the editor: My husband and I have owned 2 Walcott Ave. since 2009 (“Saying goodbye to a historic home,” Dec. 15). I would like to clarify the path that resulted in our decision to rebuild vs. “restore.” More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Wednesday, Jan. 4 • 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...