August 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Preservation efforts led to picture-perfect results

ANOTHER VIEW

I recently was asked by two friends from the Jamestown Historical Society if I would pick up a pile of hay that had been cut from the historical cemetery at Fox Head Farm on the corner of Beavertail Road and Fort Getty Road.  More...

Phrase of the week

Mulligan: The term for a free shot in golf, it likely stems from the brand name of a once-popular barroom sauce. More...

Lyric of the week

You’ll never find your gold on a sandy beach  You’ll never drill for oil on a city street  I know you’re looking for a ruby in a mountain of rocks   But there ain’t no Coup de Ville  Hiding at the bottom of More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Shipwrecks in bay topic of Monday talk

The author of “Rhode Island Shipwrecks” will speak during the Jamestown Historical Society’s annual meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. More...

Presentation Saturday on Gilded Age fashion

A presentation on Gilded Age fashion by a Rhode Island antique collector begins at 4 p.m. Aug. More...

Despite adequate rain, water ban in place

No lawn watering; in-ground sprinklers concern officials

While the municipal water supply is healthier than it was last summer when Rhode Island was slammed by a drought, the town is reminding residents that mandatory water restrictions remain in effect.   More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet contest, calendar return

Proceeds to aid Humane Society of Jamestown

On the heels of its inaugural dog festival at Fort Getty, the Humane Society of Jamestown and The Jamestown Press again are teaming up for its 2018 pet calendar and contest — Jamestown’s Next Top Pet.  Last year’s contest helpe More...

News

Aquaculture farming upsets West Ferry neighbors

During their July meeting, the town councilors received the 2016 aquaculture report from state coastal officials, which outlined the economic value of the Ocean State’s burgeoning shellfish industry.  More...

Rum Runner joins village business district

Embroiderer opens shop at former hair salon location

While the sign hanging from 38 Narragansett Ave. is a fresh sight for the village, the name engraved across the logo is familiar to anyone who’s bought a T-shirt in town. More...

Closing reception Wednesday for textual exhibit

Wednesday night is the final chance to see “Word: Text in Contemporary Art,” the Jamestown Arts Center’s summer exhibit that features 19 artists who incorporate words into their creations.  The closing reception is from 6-8 p. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lyme antibiotic may not work

To the editor:  This is in response to the July 27 article in The Jamestown Press about pharmacies offering antibiotic treatment to curb the onset of Lyme disease.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Aug. 8 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library  Monday, Aug 7 There is no meeting of the town council.  Wednesday, Aug. 9 10 a.m., the housing authority will meet at Pemberton   Apartments  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

After five years at East Ferry Wharf, David and Joanne Sullivan have sold Spinnakers Cafe to East Providence resident Diana Scanlon-Andreozzi, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. 3, 2000. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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