April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge Darigan adds R.I. Heritage Hall of Fame to his resume

When Francis Darigan Jr. first heard he would be inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, he didn’t think much of it. More...

Editorial

Bundling projects best for town

ANOTHER VIEW

On April 2, the town council voted to approve a referendum question for a $9.8. million bond to renovate the schools and library and build a golf course clubhouse that will provide space on its second floor for town programs and community events. More...

Joint vote stifles people’s voices

ANOTHER VIEW

I was shocked and dismayed to learn the town council has voted to group the three bond referendums into a single question, depriving the citizens of Jamestown the ability to express their opinions about three separate issues: the schools, the library More...

Phrase of the week

Ostracize: The phrase to banish someone socially stems from the Greek work ostrakon, meaning oyster shell. In ancient Greece, a vote to banish someone had to be written on a piece of tile that resembled the shells. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, April 19 3:30 p.m., a working group to discuss operations at the senior center will meet at Town Hall 6 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, April 24 7 p.m., the zoning board of review will meet at Town Hall &nb More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, April 25 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...

Senior center plans trip to historic Portsmouth railroad

The Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad, built in 1852, includes a stretch along the Aquidneck Island coast with views only visible from the unique perspective of the tracks. More...

Council adopts $24.3M spending plan

Tax rate would increase 19 cents with voter OK

The town council adopted a $24.3 million budget Monday for fiscal year 2018-19 that represents a 2.5 percent uptick from the current spending plan. More...

Strang resigns post on school committee

Dorothy Strang, the Democrat elected to the school committee in November 2016, has submitted her letter of resignation.  The Riptide Street resident will attend a final meeting May 3 before moving to Chicago three weeks later to be closer to he More...

News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Betty Kinder and Carolyn Wood took The Jamestown Press to visit the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapaau at the northern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island. More...

Bridge authority, town at odds over annual payment

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority plans to withhold $49,000 from the town to recover costs associated with its scrapped plan for a Taylor Point solar farm.  More...

Plastic bag ban goes into effect Sunday

Businesses in town will be prohibited from offering plastic bags at the point of sale starting Sunday. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Library to host poetry reading this evening

Two poets from the University of Rhode Island will read from their collections at 6 p.m. April 19 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

SENE Film Festival is coming to arts center

Selections from the Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival will be featured at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Protesters walked a picket line in front of the school protesting the decision to disband the Special Education Local Advisory Committee, The Jamestown Press reported April 20, 1990. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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