January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

These things will happen in 2018 — or maybe not

ANOTHER VIEW

Time for a few choice words for the not-so-dearly departed year of 2017. More...

Make coyote trap sites in town known

To the editor:  I have no experience trapping coyotes. What does a coyote trap look like in place?  However, I am a pet owner. More...

Phrase of the week

Drop of a hat: The expression may stem from duels common in the 19th century. The referee of such duels often dropped a handkerchief or a hat to signal the fight to begin. It first was recorded in 1887 and likely originated in the Old West.   More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Deadline tomorrow to submit photographs

An opening reception for a photography exhibit sponsored by the Conanicut Island Art Association begins at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Afternoon presentation slated for senior citizens

A seminar for senior citizens who want to age in place begins at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Obituaries

Maria de Deus Amaral (Sineiro) Andrade

Maria de Deus Amaral (Sineiro) Andrade, 74, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Afonso F. Andrade for 54 years. More...

Christopher J. Cottle

Christopher J. Cottle, 65, of Jamestown, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Royal Middletown Nursing Center of Middletown, R.I. More...

Michael J. Nagle

Michael J. Nagle, 76, of Glen Rock, N.J., passed away Monday, Jan. 15, after a long illness. Michael was born March 2, 1941, in Newport, R.I., to the late William and Agnes Sheehan Nagle, and raised in Jamestown. More...

Town may qualify for lower flood insurance

Homeowners could save up to 45% under FEMA program

The state is encouraging the town to enroll in a voluntary initiative of the National Flood Insurance Program that will give homeowners discounted premiums on their policies.  More...

Melrose mentorship program helps students bond, improve social skills

Students with trouble in the classroom have teachers to aid them.  School athletes have coaches.  Fledgling musicians have band directors  And stumped high school seniors have guidance counselors.  Sometimes, however, you just nee More...

News

New senior coordinator begins role this Monday

After a four-month search, the town has named Betsey Anderson as the town’s new senior coordinator. Anderson, 44, comes to the job with a history of working with senior citizens dating to 1996. More...

Wickford relocation has allowed Ocean Essence to expand services

Following 15 years of relaxation in Jamestown, Ocean Essence has been rejuvenated 9 miles west of its former location. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Jamestown postman Tee-Jay Short took The Jamestown Press to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to watch the Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears on New Year’s Eve. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, Jan. 22 1 p.m., a subcommittee of the town council and library trustees meets at Town Hall  Tuesday, Jan. 23 7 p.m., the zoning board of  review meets at Town Hall   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Preschool Story Time Monday, Jan. 22 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 24 11:15 a.m. to noon Featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. this 45-minute program is for 2-5 year olds along with a parent or caregiver. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

A water pipe that burst at Melrose School has left a first-grade classroom in shambles, The Jamestown Press reported Jan. 20, 2000. The break stemmed by a snapped heating coil, likely because of the single-digit temperatures. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION   More...