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Phrase of the week

Tickled pink: To be happy or amused, it first appeared in print in an Illinois newspaper in 1910 without any explanation, indicating the writer expected readers would be familiar with it so its origin likely is around that time. More...

Lyric of the week

I believe in you You know the door to my very soul You’re the light in my deepest, darkest hour You’re my savior when I fall  And you may not think I care for you When you know down inside that I re More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Explore Watson Farm for medicinal plants

A professional herbalist will lead a guided exploration from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. More...

Providence musicians will perform in town

PVD Live will showcase Providence artists during a live concert from 6-9 p.m. Aug. More...

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Garrett

Mary Elizabeth Garrett, of Middletown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at St Clare-Newport with her sons by her side.  She was the daughter of John Joseph O’Brien and Mary (Morris) O’Brien. More...

Seniors ask for separate municipal department

Nota says change possible, but only would be symbolic

The private board that helps oversee the senior center wants a municipal department created solely for its operations by severing ties with the parks department. More...

Well, well, well: Panel returns to protect water supply

A panel that began its rebirth in March 2017 technically was founded 19 years ago, proving that water problems on the island are fluid. More...

News

Council OKs acoustic music at Village Hearth

Live music will be allowed at the Village Hearth Bakery on a trial basis, the town councilors decided at their July 16 meeting.  “It won’t be much different than having the radio on,” Councilman Gene Mihaly said.  More...

$9.8M in bonds officially on ballot

The language for three bond referendums totaling nearly $10 million officially has been authorized.  The town councilors at their July 16 meeting unanimously voted to place the questions on the Nov. 6 ballot. More...

Promoting yacht race is in artistic hands

Since 2011, the Conanicut Yacht Club has marketed its flagship regatta by showcasing town landmarks through the eyes of a local graphic designer.  This year’s winner is Conanicut Island Light.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Town should avoid sanctuary issue

To the editor:   The citizens of Jamestown soon will elect new town councilors who hopefully will concentrate on issues related to Jamestown and not waste time and tax dollars by succumbing to the pressure of ideological groups pushing their pol More...

LED lights are not a very bright idea

To the editor:   The July 19 letters to the editor have helped me realize what it is about the hopefully not-yet-settled plan to change Jamestown’s street lights to LEDs that bothers me and should bother every resident who lives near a str More...

Immigrants have right to feel safe

To the editor:   Regarding our town standing up for the rights of immigrants: as Mr. Hitt said in his letter in the June 28 The Jamestown Press, this is a time to demonstrate the values of our community.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Cox Communications has introduced digital service to its cable customers, The Jamestown Press reported July 29, 1999. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION

An application for modification has been submitted to the Zoning Enforcement Officer, pursuant to Article 6, Section 609 of the Jamestown Zoning Ordinance. More...