June 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Same Press, different day

Due to the July 4 holiday falling on a Wednesday, next week’s edition of The Jamestown Press will be delivered/ available in town Friday, July 6. We will resume regular Thursday publication the following week.   More...

Editorial

Dig deep so town’s display soars high

Our island has a long tradition of banding together to support local events, and the Fourth of July fireworks is no exception.  More...

CORRECTION

The editorial in the June 21 edition of The Jamestown Press should have said the school district has approved mandating 20 consecutive minutes of recess for fifth- and sixth-graders at Lawn School starting this fall. We regret the error.   More...

Phrase of the week

No Dice: Meaning nothing doing, it originated in early 20th century America with the first known reference being in The Port Arthur (Texas) Daily News in April 1921. Gambling with dice was illegal, so gamblers tried to hide them from police. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Following the town council’s emergency declaration, which allowed it to take action on an item not on the agenda, the members voted unanimously to prohibit swimming from the East Ferry docks, The Jamestown Press reported July 1, 2004.  More...

Obituaries

Patrick K. Bolger

Patrick K. Bolger, 82, of Jamestown, died June 26, 2018. He was the husband of his beloved wife, the late Gail Paige Bolger.    More...

Pamela Lee King

Pamela Lee King, 51, died June 16, 2018, from metastatic breast cancer, nearly three years after her initial diagnosis. More...

William A. MacIntosh, Jr.

William A. MacIntosh, Jr., 83, of Jamestown and formerly of East Providence, passed away June 9, 2018. Bill was the son of the late William A. More...

Breaking News - 6/28/2018 2:37 PM

8 will vie for town council

Primaries scheduled for both chambers in Congress

When the town council is elected in November, it will be the first time in six years without Kristine Trocki at the helm. While on vacation Tuesday in Martha’s Vineyard, the three-term council president confirmed she will not run for re-election More...

Town buys lot for open space, low-cost homes

$450K spent on Carr Lane land

The town has purchased property on Carr Lane to increase its stock of affordable housing while preserving the reservoir’s watershed.  More...

School lets out while playground rings in

The final bell of the school year is a monumental moment for children around the globe, but for students in Jamestown, the last day was especially exciting. More...

News

State denies Getty aquafarm grant

The state has declined financial aid for the town to establish a public private aquaculture partnership at Fort Getty.  More...

Cranston man pleads guilty to purloining fishing poles

Facebook gumshoes have cracked the case of the stolen fishing gear.  Anthony Laquerre, 24, of Cranston, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and two counts of larceny last week in Newport District Court, said Police Chief Ed Mello. More...

Dongfeng captures Volvo race

American boat, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, finishes fifth

A sailboat race around the globe that resembled a rollercoaster ride for Vestas 11th Hour Racing concluded with a fifthplace finish for the American team during the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Dog festival Sunday afternoon at pavilion

The second annual Getty- Long Little Doggie festival is from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Listen to stories about the sea Tuesday night

The director of the Jamestown Community Chorus will perform sea shanties from 6-7 p.m. July 3 at the library, 26 North Road.   More...