June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

School committee keeps costs low, education quality high

ANOTHER VIEW

I’d like the opportunity to respond to an advertisement a local citizen’s group posted in both the May 25 and this week’s editions of The Jamestown Press. More...

Phrase of the week

A little bird told me: This expression dates to at least the 16th century and likely stems from the Bible passage Ecclesiastes 10:20: “Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber for a bird of the air sha More...

Lyric of the week

I met a gin-soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis She tried to take me upstairs for a ride She had to heave me right across shoulder Cause I just can’t seem to drink you off my mind  Mick Jagger/Keith Richards Honky Tonk Women ( More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Watson Farm open for kite flying Saturday

Watson Farm will be open for free kite flying from 1-5 p.m. June 3 at the Historic New England property, 455 North Road.  A professional kite flyer will fly three kites simultaneously during this annual event. More...

Financial planning tips for women available

A financial adviser from Morgan Stanley is hosting a seminar on financial planning for women from 5:45-7 p.m. June 6 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

A last-minute financing deal saved Dutch Harbor Boat Yard from a court-ordered auction, The Jamestown Press reported June 5, 2008.  More...

Obituaries

Ellen L. Brownell

Ellen L. Brownell, 85, of Jamestown, died May 24, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Edgar Reynolds Arnold and Katherine Kerr Arnold.  More...

George A. Warner

George A. Warner, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully on his 77th birthday, May 27, 2017; at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Armbrust) Warner for 55 years. More...

Town to decide $23.7M budget’s fate

Residents will vote on 2017-18 plan at Monday’s town meeting

Taxpayers will be asked Monday to approve a $23.72 million budget for 2017-18, which represents an uptick of nearly $580,000 from the current spending plan. More...

Celebrate Conanicut Battery Saturday

The American Revolution comes alive Saturday as cannons sound under the flags of three nations along the West Passage of Narragansett Bay.  More...

News

SEARCHING FOR SEA GLASS

Twins Olivia Reicher and Madison, both 7, scour the beach for sea glass Sunday at East Ferry. For Memorial Day weekend, the girls and their family took the trip for to Jamestown from Westbrook, Conn. Madison is the older sister by a minute.   More...

Coast Guard inspecting boats for safety equipment Sunday

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be in town Sunday to perform vessel safety checks, a federal test to determine if boaters are complying with the rules of the water.  More...

Lifelong islander needs new kidney

June 11 fundraiser will aid Kerry Clarke’s transplant

It was a simple blood test for a routine physical, but when Kerry Clarke’s phone rang the following morning and a doctor was on the other end, she knew something wasn’t right.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Banning plastic bags has other global ramifications

To the editor:  The town council is considering whether to ban plastic bags as has been done in other bay-area communities.  On the surface, this would seem to be a fairly simple matter: It’s clear that plastic bags are harmful to mar More...

Whitehouse using scare tactics regarding sea rise

To the editor:  Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in his May 18, 2017 article “Not too late to stop dangerous sea rise” does all he can to scare readers.   More...

Possums could help island eradicate deer tick issue

To the editor:  A natural predator of ticks are possums. They love this tasty treat. We should somehow fill the island with these wonderful marsupials. They have a robust immune system and are about eight times less likely to carry rabies.  More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, June 5 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, June 7 • 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...

Newport sailing club unveils packed summer schedule

With a sparkling mix of tradition, technology, camaraderie and cutthroat competition, the 2017 racing season at the New York Yacht Club is expected to be the most exciting and diverse in the club’s rich 173-year history.  That season star More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION   More...