September 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

20 cars entered; 3 stolen since Sunday

Less than two months after two men were arrested on Intrepid Lane for allegedly burglarizing homes, local police are dealing with another crime spree.  Police have responded to 20 reports since Monday from residents who say their unlocked vehicl More...

Editorial

Cell tower project is the right move

The town is in the midst of researching a plan that would place a tower in the north end of town with the aim of providing reliable cell service to about 90 percent of the island.  The current antennas atop the Howland Avenue water towers provid More...

Phrase of the week

Bated breath: Meaning to await something eagerly, the phrase suggests one is breathing shallowly in anticipation. More...

Lyric of the week

Let me run with you tonight I’ll take you on a moonlight ride There’s someone I used to see But she don’t give a damn for me But let me get to the point, let’s roll another joint  And turn the rad More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Juilliard pianist slated to perform this Sunday

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will open its 2018-19 season at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave. More...

Fire station is hosting blood drive Monday

A blood drive sponsored by local war veterans is scheduled from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the fire station, 50 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Water will start flowing through an emergency pipeline across the West Passage from North Kingstown as the drought continues to cripple the local water supply, The Jamestown Press reported Sept. 21, 1995.  More...

4 BRIDGES RIDE

Lisa Bryer, third from left, rides across the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge during the 4 Bridges Ride, a 26-mile charity event that allows cyclists to traverse Narragansett Bay’s four longest spa More...

Council rejects sanctuary city bid

Group’s ordinance plea stopped short of public hearing by 3-2 vote

A divided town council Monday night voted against pushing a sanctuary ordinance forward, ending in commotion as two members of the audience stood in protest with their backs toward the dais.  “This is outrageous,” bellowed Schooner S More...

News

Voters set the stage for gubernatorial rematch

Raimondo, Fung to meet in fall

Last week’s primary has provided a rematch between Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Republican mayor of Cranston, Allan Fung. More...

Volunteers needed to mull Diepenbrock whale sculpture

The town says it needs more volunteers to join an ad hoc committee that will determine whether art should be displayed on public property.  While the charge of the panel is expected to broaden in the future, the town councilors said Monday night More...

Students running to raise money

For the third consecutive year, the Jamestown Parent Teacher Organization will host its Wolf Pack Run, a healthy approach to fundraising that benefits students at Melrose and Lawn schools.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Town, state right to push for solar power

To the editor: In the past few weeks, several readers have written to ask how an electric grid powered by renewable energy would work, and questioning whether costs of such an infrastructure would be high. More...

‘Whale’s Tail’ is best suited to private yard

To the editor:  With an abundance of the most amazingly beautiful “natural” outdoor art surrounding Jamestown, we might better serve our visual artistic needs by returning to the simplicity and purpose of why we live here.  More...

Town should let land trust have 34 lots

To the editor: The Jamestown Shores Association strongly urges the town council to accept the Conanicut Island Land Trust’s offer to add the remaining 34 “tax sale lots” to the existing easement of the 86 lots currently being protec More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 20  7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School  Tuesday, Sept. 25  7 p.m., the zoning board of review will meet at Town Hall   More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING SEPTEMBER 25, 2018, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSET More...