February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Larger solar grid would benefit all

While the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority still is progressing with its plan to build a solar array near the Newport bridge, talks are ongoing about possibly building a larger solar field on land between the Dutra farm and Route 138. More...

Survey says

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Phrase of the week

Fly off the handle: This is an American phrase that alludes to the uncontrolled way a loose axe-head would fly off from its handle since handmade axes were crudely fitted, thus suggesting a loss of control on the part of the user. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Senior trip to culinary museum is tomorrow

There will be a field trip for senior citizens at 1 p.m. Feb. More...

Bulgarian pianist will play Sunday afternoon

A Bulgarian pianist who won the 2009 Liszt-Garisson award will perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Three raccoons invaded the town’s planning office over the weekend through a hole in the roof, The Jamestown Press reported Feb. 29, 1996.  “They made a mess of the office,” clerk Michelle Botelho said.  More...

Obituaries

Edward Frank Cody

Edward Frank “Buster” Cody, 95, a lifelong resident of Jamestown, passed away Feb. 16, 2017.  He was born June 16, 1921, at the Narragansett Avenue home of his late parents, Frank Willis and Adeline Ruth (Hustus) Murray Cod.  More...

Irene Patricia Welsh

Irene Patricia Nelson “Pat” Welsh, 90, of York, Maine, passed away Feb. 15, 2017.  She was born Jan. 19, 1927, in Westbrook, Maine, a daughter of the late Aaron N. and Thelma (Jensen) Nelson.  More...

Target shooting hearing set for April

After more than a year of passionate discussion, the town finally is expected to settle its target shooting debate this spring.  The town council approved Tuesday night having a public hearing April 10 on two ordinances — one that will ban More...

School OK’s 2% budget increase

The school committee has adopted its 2017-18 budget without a single change from its introduction a month ago. More...

News

Town council seeks state permission to improve tax exemptions for vets

The town council has asked the island’s state representatives to help them move forward with tax exemptions for veterans.  At Tuesday night’s council meeting, the board unanimously voted for Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed and Rep. More...

Ruggiero advocates for senior tax relief

Property tax relief for seniors has been added to Jamestown Rep. More...

Ex-Warrior doing hard work on hardwood

North senior Reece Bennett leads clinics for unified team

When Reece Bennett was in middle school, he starred for the basketball team, draining baskets and grabbing rebounds for the Warriors.  Now, as a senior at North Kingstown High School, the teenager has returned to the Lawn School gymnasium with a More...

Letters to the Editor

East Ferry parking lot fine the way it is

To the editor:  I say do not change the East Ferry parking lot. It has worked well for 60 years and will work for 60 more.  More...

Don’t mix local police and immigration issue

To the editor:  Jamestown is a sanctuary town, at least in its de facto policy regarding immigrants.  However, because U.S. More...

Cardiac aid changes are not a good idea

To the editor:  The changes to the protocol for cardiac aid now require the on-scene presence of rescue for a minimum of 30 minutes.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 23 6 p.m., the town council will hold a budget workshop at Town Hall Monday, Feb. 27 6 p.m., the town council will hold a budget workshop at Town Hall Tuesday, Feb. More...

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ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, March 1 • 11:15 a.m. to noon Story time for 2-5 year olds along with their parents or caregivers, in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...