May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Far-reaching consequences of exiting Iran nuclear deal

ANOTHER VIEW

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly called ‘the Iran Deal,’ has gained us nothing — and could potentially cost us much on down the road.  More...

Phrase of the week

Smart cookie: Meaning someone who is bright, the first variation of it was recorded in 1917 as “he’s a hardboiled cookie” by Harry S. More...

Lyric of the week

You’re such a dirty louse; go get out of my house  That’s all I ever get from your family ties  In fact I don’t think I ever heard  A single little civil word from those   More...

Letters to the Editor

Town delay in addressing Nazi symbol unacceptable

To the editor:  I was disappointed to read in the minutes from the April 16 town council meeting that in response to a swastika being found painted on Reservoir Circle, the town failed to take action to remove it.  More...

Will Kitts remembrance a fine display for a fine man

To the editor:  Under a beautiful blue sky with a lone hawk swooping through the trees, those impacted by Will Kitts gathered together Friday to remember him.  The entire school and fire department joined Will’s friends and family to More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, May 21 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, May 22 7 p.m., the zoning board will meet at Town Hall  Wednesday, May 23 3 p.m., the Beavertail State Park advisory board will meet at the lighthouse museum   More...

Jamestown Parks & Recreation 2018 Summer Program at Lawn School

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Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Council supports early voting bill

Early voting will be streamlined electronically if the town councilors get their way. More...

Two coyotes killed; woman accused of leaving food for wildlife

Two coyotes were shot and killed in the center of the island, including one that was caught in a booby trap on the eighth hole at the golf course.  According to Police Chief Ed Mello, that coyote was killed April 23 by a patrolman. More...

News

HIGHLAND HOME FETCHES $3.75M

This three-bedroom Cape at 96 Highland Drive, situated on 2 acres along Mackerel Cove with a guest cottage, three-car garage and floating dock, was sold for $3.75 million. Dianne Grippi, of Island Realty, represented the buyer. More...

Traffic board to mull faster speeds tonight

The traffic commission will discuss increasing the speed limit on the stretch of North Main Road from Route 138 to Wickford Avenue. More...

Brown honors local for thinning out population

Seaside Drive woman noted for obesity research

A medical researcher who has devoted her life to making patients skinnier is fattening up her trophy case.  Rena Wing, a part-time Jamestowner with a home on Seaside Drive, was recognized by Brown University last month for obesity research that More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Audubon director will discuss native species

The Conanicut Island Land Trust will feature a guest speaker from the Audubon Society of Rhode Island during its annual meeting at 7 p.m. May 18 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Garden club is hosting its plant sale Saturday

The Quononoquott Garden Club is sponsoring its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Construction of a school on Melrose Avenue has been approved by the Rhode Island Preservation & Historical Preservation Commission, The Jamestown Press reported May 17, 1990.  More...

Obituaries

Maureen E. (Sullivan) Lapinski

Maureen E. (Sullivan) Lapinski, 65, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at her home May 14, 2018. She was the beloved wife of L. Nicholas Lapinski. Born in Newport, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Elizabeth M. (Nicholson) Sullivan. More...