July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Senate debate on tap tonight at rec center

A candidates’ forum for those looking to represent Jamestown in the state Senate is set for 6-8 tonight at the recreation center.  More...

About Town

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Annual library book sale going through Saturday

The Jamestown Philomenian Library still has a few days left in its annual book sale.  More...

Dog event scheduled July 29 at Fort Getty

The first-ever Getty-Long Little Doggie family fun fair is set for Saturday, July 29 at Fort Getty.  The event, from 11 a.m. More...

Island Calendar

ISLAND HISTORY

An automated system with a computer voice euphemistically known as “Perfect Paul” will start notifying library patrons via telephone of their overdue books, The Jamestown Press reported July 13, 2000.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING JULY 25,  2017, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. More...

Breaking News - 7/19/2017 1:18 PM

Euer gets Democrats' nod

Newport lawyer wins all four primary precincts

Dawn Euer easily outpaced her opponents in a four-person primary Tuesday and will represent the Democrats in the District 13 Senate general election next month. More...

Parking lot plan finally may be decided

Council expected to vote Monday night on much-discussed East Ferry issue

When Town Administrator Andy Nota introduced plans in February to redesign the East Ferry parking lot, he said there would be a construction hiatus to accommodate visitors during the tourist season. More...

IT’S SHOWTIME FOR SHOWTIME TV STAR

Wallem, co-star of ‘Nurse Jackie,’ to perform Friday at JAC

A chain of events that began at Liza Minnelli’s birthday party has opened the doors for a Broadway-level one-man cabaret show at the Jamestown Arts Center.  Stephen Wallem, who was nominated by the Screen Actors Guild in 2013 for outstandi More...

News

State: Wind farm did not kill whale

Despite a report from a Newport news agency, state coastal experts said the whale that washed ashore at Beavertail in mid-June is not connected to the offshore wind farm near Block Island. More...

CORRECTION

The fee for the transfer station listed in the July 6 edition of The Jamestown Press was incorrect. The new fee is $150, up from $125. We regret the error.   More...

East Shore professor earns tenure

A month after a handful of his neighbors donned their caps and gowns at the University of Rhode Island, a Jamestown man received good news from the college. More...

Upcoming Events

Concerts scheduled Tuesdays all summer at Sweet Berry Farm

Dip seasoned with roasted corn and pickles, barbecue pulled pork, Carolina slaw and pecan pie is a far cry from strawberries and Christmas trees, which is all Sweet Berry Farm boasted when it was founded 37 years ago.  More...

MEETINGS

Monday, July 17 6:30 p.m., the board of water and sewer commissioners will meet at Town Hall 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet immediately after the water commissioners  Tuesday, July 18 6:30 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library More...

Registration open for Labor Day circumnavigation

Registration is open for sailors who want to compete in the oldest continuing yacht race on Narragansett Bay, the Around the Island Race hosted by the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...