March 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Spend more time on golf clubhouse issue

The saying is that when opportunity knocks, one should answer.  Of course, the reason it may be knocking on your door is that everyone else in the neighborhood already has told it to take a hike.  More...

Phrase of the week

Johnny-come-lately: Referring to an upstart or novice, it’s a variation of the British Army calling new recruits “Johnny Newcome.” The Americanized version originated in the 19th century. More...

Lyric of the week

Now, you ask me if I’m sincere  That’s the question that I always fear  Verse seven is never clear  But I’ll tell you what you want to hear   I try to give you all you want  But giving love is not my stronge More...

Letters to the Editor

Remove concrete blocks left from race

To the editor:  The March 1 issue of The Jamestown Press had an extensive article on how the town can prepare for the May 2018 Volvo around-the-world ocean race.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, March 15 7 p.m., there will be a joint workshop with the town council and school department at Lawn School  Monday, March 19 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall following a session with the board of water and sewer   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

The January Grades 5-6 Book Club – The Scourge by Jennifer Nielsen – Wednesday, March 22 3-4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Nicholas (Christopher) Baccari

It is with great sadness that the Baccari and Christopher families share the passing of 25-year-old Nicholas (Christopher) Baccari on March 2, 2018, at home after a long battle with addiction. More...

Brendan Bolliger Hayward

Brendan Bolliger Hayward, 40, of Los Angeles, Calif., took his own life on February 23, 2018, after a long struggle with drug addiction. More...

Duva presents budget to councilors

$12.8M plan would have 5.1% increase to taxpayers

The school department last Thursday presented its proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19 to the town council, a $12.78 million measure that represents a $639,013 increase from the current year.  More...

Program gets educators back in classroom

For one day in late February, there was a new face in Charlene Tuttle’s sixth-grade homeroom, although Christine Lopes Metcalfe was no ordinary student. For starters, she has a college degree. More...

News

Get feet wet Sunday at rescheduled plunge

When the New Year’s Day plunge was canceled because of dangerously cold temperatures, organizers had no idea winter weather would strike again during the rescheduled event.  More...

Portsmouth Abbey swimmer sets mark

Sheila Joyce, a junior at Portsmouth Abbey, arrived at Roger Williams University with her goggles, swimsuit, swim cap and the two fastest 100-meter times in school history.  When she returned home following the meet, she unpacked the three faste More...

LIGHTING THE WAY

Makeshift lanterns illuminated the village Sunday night during the Jamestown Arts Center’s fifth annual parade. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Tickets available for theater production

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present “A Year with Frog & Toad” during a five-show production from March 22-25 at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave.  More...

Live classical concert at arts center Sunday

The Kingston Chamber Music Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary during a concert at 4:30 p.m. March 18 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 17 Valley St.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Despite objections from 15 protesters, the newly formed harbor commission appointed Fredrick Krafft to the harbormaster post, The Jamestown Press reported March 15, 1990.  More...