August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestowners playing pivotal role in Newport Opera House’s revival

The South’s surrender at Appomattox Court House still was lingering when Rhode Islanders began laying the groundwork for the Newport Opera House Theater.  The plush venue, which was the brainchild of railroad tycoon P.C. More...

Editorial

Sign flap can have a bipartisan solution

With the special election for state senator now behind us, we have a brief respite of about six months before the election season starts up again.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Phrase of the week

Case the joint: Case, meaning to to watch, likely stems from the game Faro, in which case meant a box used to keep track of bets. Eventually, this became a verb meaning to closely observe. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Community band will play East Ferry Sunday

The Jamestown Community Band will perform at 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at East Ferry Veterans Memorial Square at the intersection of Narragansett and Conanicus avenues.  More...

Lecture Sunday about walls of Watson Farm

A University of Connecticut professor will present a geology lecture from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 27 at Watson Farm, 455 North Road.  More...

GONE FISHIN’

Taya Marzano, 7, waits patiently for a bite Saturday at North Pond during the Jamestown Striper Club’s 37th annual children’s fishing derby. More...

Coyote concerns voiced by locals to town council

Residents say animals a threat to kids, pets

After a pack of coyotes attacked and killed a 40-pound dog on Wright Lane earlier this month, residents were loud and clear on how they want the town to deal with the problem: Be proactive, not reactive.  More...

News

I DO PROCLAIM

Chris Powell was honored with proclamations from both the state and town for chairing the Fools’ Rules Regatta annually since 1981. Powell stepped down as chief fool after 37 years. More...

Council backs residents opposed to state aquaculture application

The town councilors are backing Westwind Drive residents by formally objecting to the modification of an existing aquaculture farm at Dutch Harbor. More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

All photos will appear in the 2018 Humane Society of Jamestown’s calendar  Voting ends at noon Oct. 16.  Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar. More...

Letters to the Editor

Drivers must mind others on the road

To the editor:  I wish to support the letter last week regarding the attitude and danger of drivers vs. More...

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

The Princess Bride — Monday, Aug. 28 1:30-3:30 p.m. PG | 1h 38min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 9 October 1987. While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The town councilors gave a unanimous thumbs-up to a request from the filmmakers of “Rum Runner” to turn Fort Wetherill into a temporary movie set, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. 28, 1997. More...