June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual fireworks show Sunday over East Ferry

Red, white and blue will paint the sky Sunday night over East Ferry when the rockets’ red glare commemorate America’s 241st anniversary from British tyranny.  More...

Editorial

Budget approval fine the way it is

Representative democracies take different forms in different parts of the country. The town hall-style meeting, such as our financial town meeting, is a historical New England method that dates back hundreds of years.  More...

Phrase of the week

The skipper swallows the anchor: Dating to the steamship lines of the late 19th century, it means the skipper, or captain, of a ship has retired. It now, sometimes, also is used to mean the person has died.   More...

Lyric of the week

Well I met a man out in Hollywood Now I ain’t naming names Well he really worked me over good Just like Jesse James Yes he really worked me over good He was a credit to his gender   More...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

We should be proud of our school system To the editor: Recently, at the Will Reynolds essay and poster contest dinner sponsored by the Jamestown Rotary Club, my daughter and I had an opportunity to visit several of her former teachers from Melrose a More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, July 3 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall  Wednesday, July 5 7:30 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall   More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Despite a weekend ban on outdoor watering, utility customers consumed 400,000 gallons of water during the weekend, dropping the North Pond reservoir 21 inches below the spillway, The Jamestown Press reported July 1, 1999.  The capacity hasn&rsqu More...

Obituaries

Patricia Buckley (nee Mausteller)

Patricia Buckley (nee Mausteller) passed away peacefully June 15, 2017, after a short illness.  Born Aug. More...

Moratorium on growing pot for six months

Town wants to draft local rules in case it’s legalized

With nothing on the books regulating marijuana cultivation in town, the councilors have adopted a six-month moratorium on commercialized pot to buy time for the planning commissioners to draft ordinances.  More...

Former employees buy East Ferry Deli

While many were surprised about the ownership change at House of Pizza, which was sold Memorial Day weekend with plans by its new owners to open a more complete restaurant in early July, a change in guard at another village eatery will be far less jo More...

News

Cause of whale’s death still unknown

A necropsy was performed on the 32-foot whale carcass that washed ashore at Beavertail two weeks ago, but a spokeswoman for Mystic Aquarium said the results are pending. “The process generally takes several weeks,” Dale Wolbrink said. More...

Romash moves from politics to pastry

Former communications director eyes future as restaurant owner

It’s not yet known if Marla Romash moved to Clinton Avenue because Gore Street wasn’t available. More...

NEWLY ENGAGED

William B. Kopelcheck, the son of Mast Street residents William and Margaret Kopelcheck, is engaged to Blair G. Goldman, a native New Yorker whom he met while attending St. Lawrence University. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Godena Farm will host pollinator tour tonight

Environmental scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will discuss pollinator habitats at 5:30 p.m. More...

Robot programming next week at library

An interactive workshop on robot coding will begin at 6 p.m. July 6 at the library, 26 North Road. More...