October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

School year off to a bright start

The school year is just a little more than a month old, yet the good news keeps pouring out of our two schools.  More...

Phrase of the week

Feather in one’s cap: American Indians often wore feathers to show their past bravery in battles. This custom led to this American saying about an honor or accomplishment of which one could be proud.   More...

Lyric of the week

You’re the top! You’re the Colosseum  You’re the top! You’re the Louvre Museum  You’re a melody from a symphony by Strauss  You’re a Bendel bonnet, a Shakespeare sonnet   More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Garden club hosting recycling discussion

The Quononoquott Garden Club will sponsor a lecture by the Providence Journal’s recycling columnist at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Volunteers needed to trim trees Saturday

Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 at Taylor Point, the 20-acre town park situated beneath the Newport Pell Bridge.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Thirty condominiums at the Bay View have been sold at an auction, reported The Jamestown Press Oct. 12, 1989. More...

Obituaries

Lora C. (Shwaery) Schroder

Lora C. (Shwaery) Schroder, 84, of North Kingstown, passed away peacefully. She was the beloved wife of Walter K. Schroder for 45 years. Born in Pawtucket, one of seven children, she was a daughter of the late Esper A. and Ida (Thomas) Shwaery. More...

Duva: School fixes won’t total $16M

Number bandied in state report far more than what’s needed

A collective groan echoed through school districts from Westerly to Woonsocket after the state released its comprehensive infrastructure report in September, revealing daunting numbers to every city and town in Rhode Island. More...

Baker’s offers patients way to better coordinate medication

Logan takes three different pills.  Medication A always runs out the first Wednesday of the month, which warrants a trip to the pharmacy for a refill.  Medication B runs out every two weeks, requiring two more trips to the pharmacy.  M More...

News

State: Planning officials must study climate change

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NEWPORT MARATHON

Jamestown runner Nick Cunkelman (left, No. 3519) treks up Memorial Boulevard from Easton’s Beach during Sunday’s Amica Newport Marathon. More than 3,000 runners completed in either the 13.1- mile course or the 26.2-mile full marathon. More...

Roadwork on Newport bridge switches to eastbound lanes

Deck replacement on the Newport Pell Bridge is “moving along smoothly” as workers switch sides and remove dilapidated concrete on the eastbound lanes, officials said. More...

Letters to the Editor

All-day referendum needed for budgets

To the editor:  As a registered voter and member of the most recent town charter review committee, I attended the Oct. 2 town council meeting.  More...

Town should expand budget voting access

To the editor:  One of America’s founding principles is one-person, one-vote.  One also is guaranteed the right to a private vote. I believe any elected body has the obligation to assure and encourage those rights.   More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, Oct. 16 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, Oct. 17 6:30 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library  Thursday, Oct. 19 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Oct. 18 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...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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