May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town: More options available for seniors

With 15 months in the rearview mirror, about two dozen stakeholders gathered with the town council Monday night to discuss the transition of the senior center into a municipal operation.  More...

Editorial

Town offers wealth of senior activities

There’s no doubt senior citizens are a vital part of Jamestown. About one-fifth of the island’s population is 65 or older and they play a large role in many of the town’s organizations, committees, boards, etc.  More...

Not too late to stop dangerous sea rise

Early explorers found Rhode Island’s coastline looking much like it does today. Before then, it looked much the same for centuries to the Narragansetts and Wampanoags who lived here. That’s going to change.  More...

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Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, May 18 6 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, May 23 7 p.m., the zoning board will meet at Town Hall Thursday, May 25 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School   More...

Memorial blood drive, road race scheduled

The Payton’s Pace 5K, which celebrates its sixth anniversary Sunday, is run in memory of Payton Watson, who died from leukemia in October 2008, less than a month from her 12th birthday. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, May 22 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, May 24 • 11:15 a.m. to noon Children, along with their parents or caregivers, participate in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...

Obituaries

Nicholas William Janikies

Nicholas William Janikies, 84, of Jamestown, passed away May 15, 2017, at home peacefully surrounded by his family. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William and Amelia (Larelis) Janikies. More...

Breaking News - 5/18/2017 10:50 AM

Meeting date changed

Councilors will gather Monday

In the Page 2 story of the May 18 edition, "Town opposes bill that would expand farm use to weddings, concerts," it was reported the councilors would meet May 18 to discuss legislation that would limit local zoning control of farms. More...

Council OKs tax benefits for local vets

New credits will more than double former exemptions

Alabama’s 1985 chart-topper “Forty Hour Week” was a salute to America’s blue-collar workforce, highlighting autoworkers, carpenters, firefighters and farmers. In the song, however, there was a profession missing.  More...

News

HONORING THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US

Melrose School third-graders Jack Lilly, Zoe Melucci and Piper Flaherty, left to right, preserve the past by making a Native American diorama using teepees, trees and buffalo. The elementary students recently finished a unit on Indians. More...

Town opposes bill that would expand farm use to weddings, concerts

The town councilors are expected to meet in special session tonight to formally oppose a proposed House bill in the state legislature that would “essentially devastate” municipal zoning control of farms. More...

Shores girl gets a little luck of the Irish

Three weeks ago, a 4-yearold girl was told she was visiting Bryant University to meet student-athletes. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Film tonight about renowned conductor

A biographical film about conductor Robert Shaw will be screened at 7 p.m. May 18 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. More...

Classical quartet takes stage Saturday night

Classical musicians from the Heifetz International Music Institute will perform at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Crowds gathered at East Ferry hoping to catch of glimpse of actor Jim Carrey, The Jamestown Press reported May 20, 1999.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   More...