September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

All sides should buy into plastic bag ban

Many Jamestowners are concerned about protecting the environment and the lasting impact our actions as humans can have on generations to come. More...

So far, no action by Trump on opioid abuse

ANOTHER VIEW

Last month, at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., President Donald Trump looked solemnly into the camera, and declared America’s opioid epidemic was a “national emergency,” and a “serious problem the likes of which we’ve More...

Phrase of the week

Drop a dime: The phrase meaning call the police and inform on someone who committed a crime dates to the 1960s, when one had to drop a dime to place a call in those long-ago machines known as pay phones.   More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Sept. 20 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...

Free boat tour of oyster farms in Dutch Harbor

Oyster farmers from five different companies will lead a boat tour of Dutch Harbor aquafarms, which have been under fire since the area has become the densest aquaculture site in the state. More...

MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 14 7 p.m., the conservation commission meets at Town Hall  Monday, Sept. 18 7 p.m., the town council meets at Town Hall  Tuesday, Sept. 19 6:30 p.m., the tree committee meets at the library   More...

Plastic bags set to come before town

Public hearing Monday on proposed ordinance

Leaders in coastal communities along Narragansett Bay have been considering whether to ban businesses from using plastic shopping bags. More...

Women named top educators in town

Charlene Tuttle, Karen Rafanelli recognized by peers

A cancer survivor and a Barack Obama honoree have taken different roads to get where they are, but the two women now share a common theme: They are the school district’s 2017 employees of the year.  More...

News

Pell Bridge construction delays set to resume in both directions

Following a summer with four open lanes, deck work on the Newport Pell Bridge re-convenes Tuesday on the eastern approach, limiting traffic to one lane in each direction. More...

Cyclists on bridges not expected to impact traffic

Although hundreds of bicyclists are expected to traverse the iconic bridges of Narragansett Bay Sunday, the riders are expected to have a minimal effect on traffic, a spokeswoman for the event said.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Along with The Jamestown Press, Dave and Dianne Piccoli took their grandchildren, Koran and Tyde, on safari in Kenya and Tanzania. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Baptist church hosting movie night tomorrow

A Christian drama film based on a USA Today best-selling novel by William Young will be screened at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Identify herbs during walking tour Sunday

There will be a walking tour to identify plants with medicinal value from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Watson Farm, 455 North Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

A concrete pouring has brought one of the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge’s two main piers to a visible height of 7.5 feet above sea level, The Jamestown Press reported Sept. 14, 1989.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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