June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Kids put lot of work into recess effort

A group of Lawn fifth-grade students taught us all a valuable lesson in perseverance this spring by banding together to increase the amount of recess time they receive.  More...

Statewide opioid crisis hits home for Jamestown and its police chief

ANOTHER VIEW

A recent article in The Jamestown Press reported on the statewide opioid overdose spike as Rhode Island heath officials issued a public advisory after seeing an increase in overdoses from May 21-27.  More...

Phrase of the week

Druthers: The saying means “if I were free to choose” and stems from I’d ruther, which is a whimsical American form of I’d rather dating to the 19th century.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Bill would help state keep its physicians

To the editor:  I am the president of a group of state physicians trying to help retain physicians in Rhode Island during a time of a nationwide shortage.  I am a psychiatrist who has been practicing in Rhode Island for 20 years, serving as More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, June 21  7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School   Tuesday, June 26  7 p.m., the zoning board of review will meet at Town Hall   More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Sixty-four eighth-graders graduated from Lawn School, including Greg Ryng, the student council president who delivered the commencement speech, The Jamestown Press reported June 25, 1998  Ryng said the class would soon move “to the outer w More...

Obituaries

Constance Doane Young Andrews

Constance Doane Young Andrews — beloved choral director and organist, spouse, mother, grand- and great-grandmother, mentor and friend — died peacefully June 17, 2018. More...

Jean M. Silvia

Jean M. Silvia, 75, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her loving family Saturday, June 16, 2018. More...

Fort Getty buildings pass the eye test

Council: Blueprints capture rustic feel for gatehouse, lower restroom

After sending the architect back to the drawing board, the town councilors unanimously approved a preliminary design for the Fort Getty gatehouse and lower restrooms.  “I like these two very much,” Councilwoman Mary Meagher said. More...

Teen takes final bow as North Kingstown Skipper

Fuquea has been performing since the sixth grade

A Jamestown teenager spent her first moments as a high school graduate doing what she loves the most: performing on stage. More...

News

Council leaning against sanctuary law

Three of the four councilors Monday night indicated an ordinance to protect immigrants is not the right path for the town.  “I don’t agree with codifying this,” said Mike White, vice president.  The council ultimately dec More...

Village Hearth gets OK to serve alcohol

Without fanfare Monday night, the town councilors trusted the zoning board’s recommendation and unanimously approved a liquor license for Village Hearth, the bakery at the corner of Watson Avenue and North Road.  More...

Former pro sailor at helm of exhibit

Although it’s been more than four decades since Paul Cronin began using a camera, it took until this month for the photographer to have his own solo exhibition. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Ribbon-cutting today at new playground

The town will host a ribboncutting ceremony for the community playground at 3 p.m. June 21 at 26 North Road.  The playground was built in honor of Ryan Bourque, a Jamestown police officer who was killed by a drunken driver in May 2016.  More...

Shores group to elect officers Wednesday

The Jamestown Shores Association will meet at 7 p.m. June 27 in the library, 26 North Road.  The agenda will include the election of officers and planning of future meetings. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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