July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood kinder than most of ours now

ANOTHER VIEW

I was never a fan of the children’s show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” when I was a kid. More...

Phrase of the week

Betwixt and between: Meaning neither one nor the other or being caught in the middle of an unresolved position, betwixt, originally meaning “by two,” is seldom heard except in this expression. More...

Lyric of the week

We think we’re pretty smart Us city slickers get around And when the going’s rough We kill the pain and relocate We’re never married Never faithful not to any town  But we never leave the past behi More...

Letters to the Editor

Court rulings impact sanctuary law issue

To the editor:  The June 21 article in The Jamestown Press, “Council leaning against sanctuary law” cites solicitor Peter Ruggiero’s legal opinion opposing an immigrant protection ordinance because it conflicts with federal law More...

New buildings worry Shores residents

To the editor: The Jamestown Shores Association is greatly concerned about a growing negative impact on the limited water supply in our area. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, July 12  7 p.m., the school committee meets at Lawn School  Monday, July 16  6:30 p.m., the town council meets at Town Hall  Tuesday, July 17  5:45 p.m., the tree committee meets at the library  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Town officials are warning residents all outdoor water usage is prohibited, threatening homeowners with a $500 fine, The Jamestown Press reported July 16, 1998. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Town has interest in owning street lights

Administration working with Middletown on a plan to save money

Officials in Jamestown and Middletown are working together to draft a request for proposals that would transfer ownership of the street lights from National Grid to the municipalities. More...

Council to mull repairs at course

Plan aims to fix greens and improve the irrigation

A decision to replace the clubhouse at the Jamestown Golf Course has spanned five town councils, with proposals ranging from a $3.7 million “village” to the $2.9 million building that will appear as a referendum in November.  More...

News

Flint owners arrested for alleged role in soliciting nude images

The owners of Flint Audio Video — both Jamestown men — have been charged in connection with a scheme to illegally access and share nude images found on customers’ cell phones and computers.  More...

Alcohol research earns Brown teacher award

A Brown University professor from Beavertail Road has been lauded for his groundbreaking research on the effects of alcohol abuse.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Gondola Avenue’s Dave Warner and Maria Montanaro took The Jamestown Press to visit their grandson in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. Warner and Montanaro, left to right, were joined by Kitty Wineberg, Don Wineberg and Sarah Baines. More...

About Town

Visit house with solar power Wednesday

An open house hosted by Solarize Jamestown is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 18 at the home of Susan Matthews, 175 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Arts center is hosting fundraiser tomorrow

Tickets are available for the eighth annual Summer Soiree from 7-10 p.m. July 13 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. More...

St. Matthew’s seeking donations for festival

Donations for the St. Matthew’s summer fair can be dropped off daily between 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Margaret (Peggy) M. Rice

It is with extreme sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved Peggy June 25, 2018.  Margaret (Peggy) M. Rice was born April 6, 1953, in Wakefield to Margaret and Frank Jones of Jamestown. Peg was a lifelong Jamestown resident. More...