July 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Marina gets OK to use plastic bags

Despite the ban that went into effect in April, the town will allow Conanicut Marine Services to use plastic bags through May 2019.  “This is a unique circumstance,” said Andy Nota, town administrator.  More...

Editorial

Up to you to learn candidates, issues

For the first time since 2014, Jamestown will have a competitive election for town council. More...

Phrase of the week

Here’s mud in your eye: Used as a toast to wish someone good health or good fortune, some say it originated in the muddy trenches of World War I. More...

Lyric of the week

Wake up, little Susie, wake up  Wake up, little Susie, wake up  We’ve both been sound asleep, wake up, little Susie, and weep  The movie’s over, it’s four o’clock, and we’re in trouble deep   Wake up More...

Letters to the Editor

Plastic straw use is hurting environment

To the editor:  We all love a visit to the beach, don’t we?  Do you want to see plastic straws on your beaches?  More...

Carr Lane lot could impact existing wells

To the editor:  I read the story in the June 28 edition of The Jamestown Press that the town has bought a lot on Carr Lane for affordable housing.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, July 10 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library 7 p.m., the conservation commission will meet at Town Hall  Wednesday, July 11 10 a.m., the housing authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments 6:30 p.m., the harbor More...

Wickford Art Festival returns this weekend for its 57th year

The seventh busiest tourist attraction in Rhode Island returns this weekend to Jamestown’s neighbor to the west for the 57th consecutive year. “A must-see show in a charming village,” according to USA Today. More...

One-design racing returns for encore

After finishing runner-up Sunday to New Yorker Scott Kaufman, 1984 Olympic sailor Steve Benjamin will race for revenge at Sail Newport’s flagship event this weekend.  The Newport Regatta will feature a dozen one-design classes, from F18 ca 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...

GLORIOUS STAR-SPANGLED DISPLAY

Fireworks explode over the East Ferry harbor Sunday with the Newport Pell Bridge illuminated below. More...

New council hopefuls step up to plate

Five Democrats, two Republicans and an independent vying for spots

Four familiar faces will appear on the November ballot alongside four newcomers, marking the biggest turnout for town council since 2012.  More...

Student Down Under studies impact of underwater currents

A devotion to the ocean has led a Jamestown woman from the smallest state to the smallest continent.  More...

News

DRIVE FOR SHOW, PUTT FOR DOUGH

Lillian Smith advanced to the subregional round following her second-place finish at the Rhode Island qualifier for the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship. The competition was June 16 at Button Hole in Providence. More...

Spotlight shines on 4 town employees

Police Chief Ed Mello was one of four town employees to be recognized in their profession. More...

Outdoor ambience aids art alliance

Every Saturday night, Simpatico Jamestown serves yellowfin tuna, coconut shrimp and blue mussels from Prince Edward Island. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Tour of milkweeds at Godena Farm tonight

Beekeepers will lead a guided walk-through of milkweeds at 4 p.m. July 6 at Godena Farm, 874 North Main Road. Hundreds of common milkweeds are in bloom at the 26- acre property, attracting dozens of monarch butterflies and thousands of bees. More...

Free sailing begins at Fort Getty Wednesday

Five weeks of free sailing is being sponsored by the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation beginning July 11 at Fort Getty, 1050 Fort Getty Road.  The supervised sessions aboard the fleet of Hobie Wave sailboats are from 4:30-6:30 p.m. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The town council delayed a long-awaited decision on a vendor to record its meetings and possibly broadcast them over the Internet, The Jamestown Press reported July 7, 2011.  While the town received several bids for hardware and software proposa More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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