Breaking news now on the Web

One of the limitations of a weekly newspaper is that breaking news often happens and can’t be covered until the next issue. Well, we’ve changed that. With our new Web site the Jamestown Press will now be able to report on breaking news that is important to our readers. That means that if there is information about a pending weather […]

Students to tee off after school

The Jamestown Education Foundation is offering aspiring Tiger Woods’ a chance to learn the game of golf. An after-school beginner golf program will begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, and run from 3 to 4 p.m. for four weeks. An assistant golf pro from the Newport Country Club will instruct students on grip, posture, stance, alignment, iron play, fairway woods, and chipping. […]

Library closed for Labor Day weekend

The Jamestown library will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3, Sunday, Sep. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5, for the Labor Day weekend. The library’s regular hours are Monday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday noon to 5 p.m. and 7p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday […]

Classics roll out this Labor Day weekend

The annual Jamestown Seaside Family Cruise, a classic car show at Ft. Getty, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cruisin’ Bruce Palmer will spin oldies tunes from the show grounds, and there will be food and fun for everyone who comes. Admission for spectators is free and a donation of $10 is asked […]

Labor Day – the unsung holiday

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Labor Day – the unsung holiday You can’t beat a system you can’t understand Labor Day is a holiday of convenience that I believe was so named because it works harder than all the other holidays put together. On the surface, it marks the last working day that we have off at the official end of the summer vacation season. […]


A big day at the windmill On Saturday, Aug. 27, over 130 people visited the Jamestown Windmill. Most of our visitors were on the Quononoquott Garden Club tour and parked on the mill grounds while they visited the Clancy’s garden next door. The Jamestown Historical Society is thrilled that so many gardeners were interested in the history and working of […]

Rotary seeks adult exchange candidate

The Rotary Club of Jamestown is currently seeking applications for team members for a Group Study Exchange to Portugal. The program provides a unique educational opportunity for young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 to travel in the host country in a four-week program that introduces the visiting team to the history, business, industry, government, education and culture […]

New high school bus schedule

Due to an Aug. 24 decision by the North Kingstown School Committee, the starting time for students at North Kingstown schools, including the high school, will be 10 minutes earlier than previously announced. A revised bus schedule for high school students follows: Bus #1 6:31 North Main Road & Laurel Lane 6:32 America Way & North Main Road 6:34 Capstan […]

Wake up! You’re late for school!

Wake up! You’re late for school! By the time they read this paper today, some teens and their parents will realize that they were late for the first day of school. Although a new Jamestown bus schedule had been prepared and published some weeks ago, North Kingstown school officials decided late last Wednesday night that they were going to begin […]

Storyteller to share history of Watson Farm

Historic New England’s Watson Farm in Jamestown will host a storytelling program on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. “The Watson Farm Story” is a one hour narrative, with music, created by writer and storyteller Marc Levitt. The piece will take listeners on a historical journey through the history of the Watson Farm, one of the few remaining working farms […]