August 30, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Public art displays not to be rushed

Jamestown is an arts-loving community that supports local artists in myriad ways. More...

Phrase of the week

Knucklehead: Dating from 1869 as a part in a type of mechanical coupling device. Popularized as meaning a stupid person starting in 1942 based on the character R.F. Knucklehead, star of the “Don’t” posters hung up at U.S. More...

Lyric of the week

Okay, let me tell you ’bout Some of the things I’m going through I know you think that you know But how do you know That what you know is true Well maybe it’s time for getting out  of line It seems More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Walking tour of Watson farm planned for Sept. 9

The manager of a 265-acre Colonial farm along the West Passage will lead a walking tour at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Watson Farm, 455 North Road.  More...

Registration deadline tomorrow for soccer

The registration deadline is Aug. 31 for players interested in joining a recreational soccer team for the fall season.  The Jamestown Soccer Association administers U6, U8, U10 and U12 divisions for players born between 2007-14. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

A motion that would have allowed voters to decide whether a 24-hour leash law should be enacted did not win a majority vote, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. 30, 1990. More...

Obituaries

Stephen Joseph Mecca

Stephen Joseph Mecca passed away Aug. 28, 2018, after a formidable battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly 54 years, Linda, whom he was still grieving at the time of his death. More...

Mary K. (Arnold) Murchie

Mary K. (Arnold) Murchie, 78, of Jamestown, passed away Aug. 20, 2018.  She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. Robert R. Murchie Sr. More...

Dickinson campaign signs taken down from public property sites

A campaign sign supporting Councilman Blake Dickinson, the three-time Republican incumbent, graced the lawn of the Conanicus Avenue police station Monday morning.  About 1,500 feet away, on the bank of the beach at Potter Cove, another Dickinson More...

Town will tour tax lots coveted by land trust

Conservation group wants 34 parcels in Jamestown Shores

To determine if there is any future value, the town will inspect a handful of lots in the Jamestown Shores before it agrees to transfer management to the Conanicut Island Land Trust. More...

News

Council OKs $49K to fix rescue boat

The town council has agreed to equip the fire department’s rescue boat with two new motors.  The councilors unanimously approved the $49,000 offer from Conanicut Marine Services during their Aug. 20 meeting. More...

Sewage overflow closes shellfish areas

Waters in Narragansett Bay from Conimicut Point south to Prudence Island have been closed to shellfish harvesting after sewage was discovered overflowing into Warwick’s Buckeye Brook.  More...

A LUNAR LANDING

Paddleboarders wait for nightfall Friday to catch a crisp glimpse of the full moon from the calm East Ferry harbor. When the sky grew dark, LED lights on their paddleboards illuminated the water underneath them. More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Whale’s Tail’ project is too much, too soon

To the editor:  Public art in a community’s center should reflect its history and sensibilities.  More...

Town council should avoid sanctuary issue

To the editor:  In reviewing the Aug. More...

Sculpture idea good, size, location is not

To the editor:  I commend the group raising the money to purchase the “Whale’s Tail” by Peter Diepenbrock for Jamestown.  More...