July 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

State needs to implement post-election audits

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Long ago, our ancestors decided to throw off the yoke of tyranny and oppression by abandoning absolute monarchy and embracing a republican form of government — the belief that our common interests are best served by a group of elected represent More...

Let’s reinstall civil discourse into our national debate

ANOTHER VIEW

In the course of human events it is necessary, now and again, to renew our commitment to the principles and practices that made our country great in the first place.  More...

Phrase of the week

Let sleeping dogs lie: To leave well enough alone, it derives from Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, in which he wrote “It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake.” More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Broadway performer to sing at arts center

A Broadway performer who was nominated for a 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award will perform at 7:30 p.m. July 14 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Documentary tonight scrutinizes education

An educational documentary produced by a Jamestown man will be screened at 7 p.m. July 6 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The bodies of two men were discovered in Narragansett Bay following the Fourth of July weekend, The Jamestown Press reported July 10, 2003. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Five pledge to attend candidates forum

State Senate hopefuls will square off at July 13 debate

Five of the seven candidates vying to represent Jamestown in the state Senate have agreed to attend a July 13 forum on the island.   More...

Right to Farm Act dies in Senate

House OK’d bill, but session ends without upper chamber voting

House Democrats in Providence battled over a bill that would allow festivals on farms without local zoning approval, but the measure ultimately died with no Senate vote when the legislature’s session ended Saturday.  More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

ISLAND CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY

Fireworks light up the sky above East Ferry last Sunday as part of the annual fireworks show. More...

News

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

More than 300 guests, above, visited the Jamestown Arts Center Friday for its seventh annual summer soiree.  More...

Fiscal year brings $25 hike at transfer station

The price to use the transfer station on North Main Road went up $25 for fiscal year 2017-18, the councilors agreed at their June meeting. More...

Nail salon joins downtown district

Women in town with a penchant for manicures now have the service at their fingertips.  Miss Lacquer Nails opened its doors two weeks after Freddy’s House of Pizza was sold in the adjacent commercial unit. More...

Upcoming Events

Book sale begins this weekend

With the sweltering midsummer heat arriving, townspeople might prefer a day away from the beach for an afternoon of air conditioning. If that’s the case, then the library’s annual book sale is happening at just the right time.  More...

MEETINGS

Tuesday, July 11   5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library  Wednesday, July 12  10:30 a.m., the housing authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments  7 p.m., the harbor commission will meet at Town Hall   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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Obituaries

Alice Margaret Dutra

Alice Margaret Dutra, 85, passed away Saturday, July 1 after a prolonged illness. Alice was a graduate of the Rogers High School Commercial Course and worked as a bookkeeper for the Standard Wholesale Co. for 17 years. More...

Stephen C. Arthur

Stephen C. Arthur, 79, of Baldwin Court, Jamestown, passed away peacefully June 27, 2017.  He is survived by his wife, Doris.  He was a member of the Jamestown Chapel. More...