March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Sustainability needs a collective effort

There is a popular business catchphrase that companies either change or die.  That’s not always easy as people frequently tend to be adverse to change.  More...

Phrase of the week

Blood is thicker than water: The phrase dates to the 12th century, but was made popular by U.S. More...

Lyric of the week

Who will provide the grand design  What is yours and what is mine  ‘Cause there is no more new frontier, we have got to make it here  We satisfy our endless needs and justify our bloody deeds,  In the name of destiny and in More...

Letters to the Editor

Outside-the-box ideas for revising East Ferry

To the editor:  Those of us who sip our coffee at the corner deli have noticed the demolition of the perfectly fine non-rotted tree in front it and the proposal to reconstruct the parking area along the waterfront.  More...

Local cops can handle their immigration role

To the editor:  Last week, Helen O’Grady wrote: “Jamestown is a sanctuary town, at least in its de facto policy regarding immigrants.” Really? Immigrants yes, trespassers no.  More...

Spend elsewhere, not on East Ferry parking

To the editor:  I am in complete agreement with Mr. Richardson’s objections to rearranging the East Ferry parking lot.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, March 2 7 p.m., the school committee will meet in the library at Lawn School Monday, March 6 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, March 8 10 a.m., the housing authority will meet More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, March 8 • 10:15-10:45 a.m. This 30-minute, play-based program features nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...

Planners are paving way for preservation

Water supply and housing costs are largest concerns

Jamestown’s sustainability effort is trying to meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations.  More...

Shellfish harvesting closed due to algae

Contamination forced the closure of shellfish harvesting yesterday in areas of Rhode Island Sound, lower Narragansett Bay and the Sakonnet River. The ban will remain in effect while the R.I. Health Department conducts further water tests. More...

News

Reservoir reinvigorated, should be full for summer

The town expects a full reservoir by June after nearly 21 million gallons of water was pumped from South Pond to North Main Road during the winter. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

On their way to Jaipur, India, Betty Kinder and her friends took The Jamestown Press to the hilltop containing Amer Fort. Known for its Hindu gardens and pavilions, the 16th century palace overlooking Maota Lake is made of red sandstone and marble. More...

Town dog stars as breed ambassador in Big Apple

Just days before the world’s most prestigious dog show a few weeks ago, a four-legged traveler from Jamestown strutted its stuff along the Hudson River in midtown Manhattan alongside its relatives. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Discussion next week by romance novelist

A best-selling Rhode Island author will discuss her writing career at 7 p.m. March 9 in the library’s meeting hall, 26 North Road.  More...

Lecture Saturday with Gamm Theatre leader

A lecture from the artistic director of the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket begins at 4 p.m. March 5 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Democratic hopeful Delia Klingbeil has withdrawn her candidacy for town council after learning federal law prohibits government employees from running for public office, The Jamestown Press reported March 4, 1999. More...

Obituaries

Mary Catherine “Kay” Carr (Shirley)

Mary Catherine “Kay” Carr (Shirley), 80, of Jamestown, passed away suddenly Feb. More...