August 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Future of cleanup project at Gould Island a bit murky

Whether Gould Island is for the birds depends on a flock of factors that will require three levels of government to compromise.  More...

Editorial

Senior center focus should be inclusivity

There is no question the Friends of the Jamestown Seniors and town officials want what’s best for our island’s older residents.  With half the town being at least 50 years old and just about one-fifth of it (about 1,000 people) age 6 More...

Political Cartoon

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Lawn helped us take steps forward

OFF MY LAWN

Editor’s note: Eva Junge is a former student at Lawn School. About once a month, she offered her take on one of her experiences at the school. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Local swimmers set to participate in annual Save The Bay crossing

33 residents to swim, kayak during event

Olympic swimmer Elizabeth Beisel, a 2010 graduate of North Kingstown High, will wish luck to 33 Jamestowners as they embark on a race across the East Passage. More...

Same 8 faces elected to board of seniors

Tom Tighe, the former police chief and two-term town councilor, was re-elected president of the Friends of Jamestown Seniors. More...

Rev. Lloyd departs St. Matthew’s after 12 years in pulpit

After 12 years preaching God’s word while overlooking Narragansett Bay, the Rev. Kevin Lloyd is going home. More...

SUMMERTIME FUN

ABOVE: Girls escape the sun at Mackerel Cove by building a fort using beach chairs and towels. PHOTOS BY ANDREA VON HOHENLEITEN More...

News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Seaview Avenue residents Meghan and Lenny Brescia took The Jamestown Press to the Bay of Biscay in the French city of Biarritz. More...

BAILEY EARNS TWO FIRST-PLACE AWARDS

Aidan Bailey finished the last race of the 2018 New England Motocross season with two first-place plaques on the 50cc and a secondand fourth-place plaque on the 65cc. More...

Invasive beetle found in neighboring county is a threat to ash trees

For the first time in state history, Rhode Island has joined a federal quarantine to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer, an alien invader that has been identified in Washington County. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sanctuary controversy needs townwide vote

To the editor   If the town of Jamestown is going to commit itself to disobeying federal law in regard to sanctuary for illegal immigrants, we should do so by a referendum voted on by all our citizens.  This is too important a commitment to More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

After five years at East Ferry Wharf, David and Joanne Sullivan have sold Spinnakers Cafe to East Providence resident Diana Scanlon-Andreozzi, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. 3, 2000. More...

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Garrett

Mary Elizabeth Garrett, of Middletown, passed away peacefully 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...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 28, 2018, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT A More...