August 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Euer must ward off perception pitfalls

For a politician, a single gaffe can leave a lasting impression that may not necessarily encapsulate who they really are as a public servant — the old perception-is-reality pitfall.  More...

Phrase of the week

Varmint: Despite it being said in scores of westerns, this is not an American word. The word for a pesky animal or despicable person stems from the British word vermin, which, in turn is from the Latin word vermis, meaning worm.   More...

Lyric of the week

Well I don’t know no good come-ons  And I don’t know no cool lines  I feel the heat of your frustration  I know it’s burnin you up deep down inside  You say that I’m the boy who can make it all come true&nb More...

Letters to the Editor

Benefits of aquafarms outweigh complaints

To the editor:  I’m appalled with the newly banded contingent of oyster farm nay-sayers who find the strings of aquaculture on the bay’s west side to be “unsightly.”  Really? Spoil the waterfront views, do they? More...

Upcoming Events

JAMESTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

Senior Services and Programs — Fall Schedule SENIOR SERVICES More...

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Sept. 5 The town council meeting is canceled  Thursday, Sept. 6 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 2-4

Grades 1-2 Book Club: Nate the Great Wednesday, Sept. 6 3-4 p.m. We will be reading Nate the Great by Marjorie Weisman Sharmat. Snacks are provided! More...

Precautions implemented by town since last big storm

HURRICANE SEASON

While Rhode Island has not been hit by a significant storm since 2012, the catastrophic photos emerging from Houston are proof a hurricane hiatus is no reason to take comfort. More...

Lawn, Melrose begin school year with big academic shoes to fill

When Jamestown students return Tuesday to their classrooms on Melrose and Lawn avenues, they will begin another academic year at one of the state’s top-performing districts.  More...

News

Protested votes OK’d by board of elections

Following a hearing Monday by the Rhode Island Board of Elections, the state has confirmed 230 mail ballots were legally cast, pushing Dawn Euer’s winning percentage to about 61 percent.  More...

Westwind Drive attorney named environmental lawyer of year

Robin Main, a Westwind Drive attorney with the Hinckley Allen firm, was named the 2018 environmental lawyer of the year for the Providence region. More...

Loss of water traced back to residential property

Traces of chlorine near the Great Creek forced town workers to excavate the North Road bridge, but the culprit for the loss of thousands of gallons of water was a private residence, Town Administrator Andy Nota said.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Family car show this Sunday at Fort Getty

The Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3 at Fort Getty, 1050 Fort Getty Road.  All classic, custom and antique vehicles are invited to join, but the deadline to register is 1 p.m. The cost to register a car is $15. More...

Everybody chorus will rehearse next month

The Jamestown Everybody Chorus will begin rehearsing for its November concert at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

An electrical fire in the produce cooler at McQuade’s Market temporary left the island without a grocery store, The Jamestown Press reported Sept. 2, 1999. More...

Obituaries

Richard “Hutch” Hemenway Hitchinson

Richard “Hutch” Hemenway Hitchinson, 89, died on his own terms, peacefully, on Aug. More...

William F. Kitts

William F. Kitts, 33, a lifelong resident and well-known community member of Jamestown, passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.  He was the beloved son of Lewis Kitts and Virginia (Hyman) Murray and caring brother of Sara Beth Kitts and Daniel S. More...