September 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Tour ex-military sites from computer, phone

The tiny Ocean State has played a large role in history, from the American Revolution to the filming of “Amistad.” More...

Editorial

Phrase of the week

Card-sharp: An American phrase dating to 1859 (pre-dating cardshark by 34 years), it denotes someone skillful at playing or manipulating cards, or one who makes a living by cheating at cards. More...

Lyric of the week

Don’t have to be so exciting Just tryin’ to give myself a little bit of fun, yeah You always look so inviting You ain’t as green as you are young John Mellencamp/George GreenHurts So Good (1982) More...

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About Town

EAST FERRY TIDE CHART

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WALLACE the BRAVE

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Watson Farm to host walking tour Sunday

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...

Town, seniors group seek accord

Nota asked to craft document on how to move forward

The town will begin working on a memorandum of understanding to outline the “use and authority regarding 6 West St.,” which has housed the senior center since 1994. More...

Primary set for Sept. 12

Three Democrats and three Republicans will vie for their party’s gubernatorial nomination during Wednesday’s primary. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. More...

News

Councilors seeking volunteers to help create a policy for public art displays

The town will begin soliciting residents for an ad hoc committee to draft a public art policy, which could determine whether the “Whale’s Tail” sculpture will be fast-tracked to East Ferry.  More...

CRUISIN’ BY THE SEASIDE

LEFT: This 1965 AC Cobra owned by Ferry Street’s Karen Gabriele was named the top local car at Sunday’s Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise at Fort Getty. More...

State bans guns in schools

It took Gov. Gina Raimondo less than a week to fire back after President Donald Trump’s education secretary said she wanted to use federal money to arm schools with guns.  “It isn’t hard,” Raimondo said. More...

Letters to the Editor

Land trust has worked to help town many times

To the editor:  As one who often experiences spotty cell phone reception, I appreciate the goal outlined by Mike Glier to provide reliable service islandwide. At the Aug. 20 town council meeting, he suggested three possible sites.  More...

Council should uphold federal immigration laws

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Push for solar power just will hike electricity costs

To the editor: Rhode Island has the fifth-highest electric rate in the country with 19 cents per kilowatt-hour. This makes it a fertile ground and a good reason to solarize. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Firefighters successfully rescued a seagull caught by fishing line from a utility pole at Fort Getty, The Jamestown Press reported Sept. 14, 2000. 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 SEPTEMBER 25, 2018, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOW More...