March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Lodging tax cash should stay local

Tourism is a large — and growing — part of Jamestown’s economy that is vital to our island’s survival.  Therefore, it is important our elected leaders support tourism efforts that either keep dollars local or are used to More...

Political Cartoon

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Phrase of the week

Point the finger: To single out a guilty person. First recorded in “Othello” by William Shakespeare in 1604: “To make me the fixed figure for the time of scorne (sic) to point his slow and moving finger at.”   More...

Letters to the Editor

Town should focus on safety not immigrants

To the editor:  I have put five children, four grandchildren and I have four great-grandchildren presently in the Jamestown schools, and I am very happy to be living on this island.  More...

Let’s overturn council decision on sanctuary

To the editor:  “Therefore, be it resolved, that the town council of Jamestown, R.I., urges our state legislators to support House bill H-5515 (An Act Relating to Criminal Procedure: Immigration Detainees) and further urge our governor to More...

Upcoming Events

JAMESTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

Senior Services and Programs — Spring Schedule WEEKDAY LUNCHEON More...

MEETINGS

Thursday, March 166 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall Monday, March 20 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, March 21 6 p.m., the town council will conduct a budget workshop at Town Hall More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, March 20 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, March 22 • 11:15 a.m. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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

Council backs effort to retain lodging taxes

County tourism chief wants 47 percent share reinstated

The town councilors unanimously approved a resolution asking lawmakers to transfer hotel revenue from the State House back to Newport and Bristol counties.  “We’d like to keep the tourism dollars local,” President Kristine Troc More...

Neronha forced out as U.S. attorney for state

Peter Neronha knew the day was coming. In fact, he already had his letter handy. So when he, along with about four dozen other U.S. More...

News

Soulmates tragically killed in freak accident

A 23-year-old Jamestown woman was killed instantly after wind toppled a tree onto her boyfriend’s Mini Cooper while driving in Michigan.  Maggie Potter, 23, was killed along with her boyfriend, Max Muessig, 20, while driving to his mother& More...

Governor touched by Lawn student’s letter

A Lawn School student’s passionate advocacy for refugees has caught the eye of the highest office in Rhode Island.  Seventh-grader Abby Wagner wrote a letter about how Gov. More...

Registration open for swim across bay

Swimmers who want to compete in the Save The Bay race across the East Passage should channel the speed of Michael Phelps before it sells out.  The agency is accepting registrations for the 41st annual swim from the Naval War College to Potter&rs More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Free concert Saturday evening at rec center

The Everybody Chorus will perform its inaugural concert at 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave.  More...

Movie on Rocky Point tonight at arts center

A documentary about Rocky Point amusement park will be screened at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Shelley Tyre, the wife of Ocean State Scuba owner David Swain, drowned Friday while vacationing with her husband in Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, The Jamestown Press reported March 18, 1999. More...

Obituaries

Andrew “Drew” Thomas McCarthy Jr.

Andrew “Drew” Thomas Mc- Carthy Jr., 51, passed away April 4, 2016, in Gulf Breeze, Fla.  He was the son of Andrew and Kathleen (Lineen) McCarthy of Niantic, Conn., and was married to Carla (Williams) for 22 years.  From 2007-15 More...

Matthew Powell

Matthew Powell, 59, passed away peacefully March 8, 2017, surrounded by his family after a five-month struggle with cancer.   More...