The Walrus Says

The Kathy Brownell Follies, which has appeared in every Jamestown Community Chorus talent show except its first, is in rehearsals for this year’s 20th annual talent show to be staged Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center. The incomparable follies theme for this year is “Music, Movement and Memories” and will include remembrances from the 1950s to […]

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

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the “reality TV network,” and Roger Vaughn, a Jamestown summer resident, as well as a faithful and cherished reader, responded with an interesting and valid point. The column voiced concerns about the over-use of surveillance cameras by every level of government, possibly invading our privacy. Roger pointed out that at least we have […]


An article in the July 16 edition of the Jamestown Press incorrectly stated Harbor Commission requirements for boat owners. According to the Harbor Commission office, the procedure for permitting has not changed. Boat owners must submit a mooring inspection report every three years with the mooring permit renewal application before a mooring permit will be issued. Also, the deadline for […]


Tuesday, Aug. 11 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Conservation Commission meets Wednesday, Aug. 12 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets


DUI charges • Nicholas Smith, 20, of North Kingstown was charged July 28 with first offense driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test after he was spotted driving erratically and drove off the road into a ditch on North Road, according to police. Smith was held at the police station and a re-arraignment was scheduled […]


Fire runs 12:26 p.m., July 27, Car 1 and Engine 3 went to Green Lane for an alarm system malfunction. 8:13 a.m., July 28, Car 1, Car 4 and Engine 2 were dispatched to Conanicus Avenue for an unintentional false alarm. 2:11 p.m., July 28, Car 1, Marine 1, Rescue 1, Car 3 and Engine 3 were sent to North […]


Building permits Pam Carr received a permit on July 21 to install cedar siding on new construction, windows and door at 6 Anthem St. Work estimated to cost $14,000. Catherine Willingham received a permit on July 22 to build a 12 by 14-ft. shed at 19 Ship St. Work estimated to cost $2,000. Kathleen MacInnes received a permit on July […]

Shoreby Hill historic district returns to Town Council

The Town Council on Monday heard from islanders who say a zoning ordinance to establish a historic district is needed to protect the lower Shoreby Hill subdivision. The Jamestown Planning Commission recently recommended that the Town Council make Shoreby Hill a historic district. Residents on both sides of the zoning issue agree that the neighborhood is changing, but disagree on […]

Coast Guard recommendation renews LNG port controversy

The U.S. Coast Guard’s recent conclusion that Mt. Hope Bay is a “suitable” location for liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments has sparked renewed outrage among opponents of the proposed facility. Shipping LNG to Mt. Hope Bay would require closing the Pell Bridge every time a loaded tanker approached, and passed away from, the bridge. In addition, enforceable exclusion zones around […]

Proposed arts center site declared environmentally safe

During a special meeting on July 29 at the town library, Jamestown Arts Center board members and environmental officials outlined potential environmental hazards, including lead paint and asbestos window caulking, at 18 Valley St., the likely future location of the JAC. The site was declared safe, according to state Department of Environmental Management offi cials. The presentation was part of […]