February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Phrase of the week

Salt of the Earth: The expression is a supreme compliment given to one who is most admired and dates to biblical times. More...

Lyric of the week

When a lazy slob takes a goody steady job  And he smells from Vitalis and Barbasol  Call it dumb, call it clever  Ah, but you can get odds forever  That the guy’s only doing it for some dolly  Frank Loesser Guys an More...

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Documentary tonight reveals Buddy Cianci

A documentary on ex-Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 16 Valley St.  More...

Author will discuss his new novel about trees

An author and the inspiration for his novel, “Treehugger,” will discuss the book at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the large meeting room in the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Authorities and two K-9 dogs worked their way through the halls of Lawn School searching for drugs, The Jamestown Press reported Feb. 17, 2000.  More...

Obituaries

Robert P. Coffman

Robert P. “Jasper” Coffman, 69, of Jamestown, died Feb. 8, 2017, succumbing to COPD.   He was the loving husband of Karen E. (Nicholson) Coffman, father of Brendan J. Coffman, and grandfather of Cora. More...

Neale D. Murphy Jr.

After a short illness, Neale D. Murphy Jr., 79, died Feb. 13, 2017, at the Suncoast Hospice Center in Palm Harbor, Fla.  He had lived most of his life in Cranston and Jamestown.  Neale was born Oct. 28, 1937, in Providence. More...

Richard Brendlinger

Richard Brendlinger passed away at home with his family on Feb. 9, 2017, after a decade of battling various forms of cancer. Rick, 74, is survived by his children, Lisa, Michael and Tom, and his sister, Barbara. More...

NO DAMAGE OR POWER OUTAGES FROM SNOWFALL

Snow, sleet, rain and wind bombarded the island sporadically during the course of four days — including 10 inches last Thursday — but the storms departed without causing any power outages or major accidents.  More...

Ex-councilwoman defends taking dog from Newport panhandler

Szepatowski’s lawyer says city official asked her to rescue animal

News that former Jamestown Councilwoman Barbara Szepatowski took a dog from a Newport panhandler has made national headlines in USA Today, but her lawyer is saying a government official tipped her off about the vulnerable animal. More...

News

Outdoor adventures set during school vacation

For parents who don’t want their children glued to the TV during February vacation, the state has scheduled a slate of outdoor explorations that will focus on Rhode Island’s wildlife and habitats.  According to Janet Coit, state envi More...

Lawn hoops team exceeds hopes, finishes with winning mark

At the beginning of the season, coach Barry Westall set a goal for the girls’ basketball team at Lawn School — post a winning record. More...

Science shop opens

For science buffs at island schools, a new store that specializes in educational kits, toys and games has opened at Wakefield Mall.  To celebrate its relocation, Pow!Science! has a week of activities planned for February vacation.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Council should focus on seniors not parking lots

To the editor:  I am writing in response to the Feb. 9 article in The Jamestown Press, “Town council OKs redesign of East Ferry.”  More...

Coyotes are threatening native species’ existence

To the editor:  In your Feb. 9 article on coyote attacks here in Jamestown, Lt. Angela Denault was quoted as saying, “There have always been coyotes in Jamestown.”  Not true. More...

Jamestown already is a sanctuary city, isn’t it?

To the editor:  If we are going to use the term sanctuary, we should agree to its definition.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 16 7 p.m., the school committee at Melrose School  Tuesday, Feb. 21 6:30, the tree committee will meet at the library 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time • Wednesday, Feb. 22 • 10:15- 10:45 a.m. This 30-minute, play-based program features nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...