May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

No place is exempt from heroin crisis

Gov. Gina Raimondi last week unveiled a $4 million plan to combat overdose deaths. While we applaud her for not overlooking the epidemic, prevention and redemption begin much closer to home. More...

An ugly, ugly presidential campaign

Another view

Oh dear, not pretty. The upcoming presidential campaign is ugly now and destined to ratchet up to epic uglier as soon as Bernie Sanders decides to bow out, which is imminent. More...

Correction

A May 5 police log item regarding a report on East Shore Road contained several errors. The man did not say his ex-wife stole an outboard motor, and the ex-wife did not say the man took the motor nor that he filed a false report. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mother’s Day story brings smile to face

To the editor: We live in a world where the news isn’t always pleasant. However, reading the front-page article of The Press on May 5 can only bring a smile to one’s face (“Jamestown mom gets early Mother’s Day gift”). More...

Upcoming Events

Meet new department heads Tuesday night

There will be a meet and greet with town employees Andy Wade, Chris Costa and Ellen Vietri at 7 p.m. May 24 at the library. The three newest department heads will discuss their roles. More...

Trivia event for kids planned for tonight

Students in grades 5 and up are invited to play trivia at 6 p.m. May 19 at the library. Do you know a little about a lot of things? Are you good at taking guesses? Do you know seemingly random facts? Do you like having fun with your friends? More...

Have shoes sprayed with tick repellent

Chemicals to exterminate ticks will be applied to footwear from 10 a.m. to noon May 21 at Jamestown Hardware. Residents can have their shoes and boots sprayed for free during the live demonstrations. More...

Island History

Cycling: Back pedaling through history

The automobile and the modern bicycle developed as reliable means of transportation at about the same time. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from May 5-12 responded to 335 calls for service, including 145 security checks, four automobile accidents, 11 fire dispatches, seven animal complaints and 11 alarms. More...

Council tables liquor license for Preppy Pig

The Preppy Pig BBQ still has a hurdle to clear. The Jamestown Town Council Tuesday night tabled the restaurant’s request for a liquor license. More...

News

Where in the world

Tom and Annetta Weaver took The Jamestown Press to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. It holds The Constable- Hamilton Portrait of George Washington, which was painted by Saunderstown native Gilbert Stuart. More...

Plant lover blossoms during her collegiate career at URI

Ivy Burns describes herself as an outdoorsy person fascinated with the natural world. More...

Lawn School students eschew swimming during pool time

Kids have formed a club to build, deploy and pilot robots underwater

After school two weeks ago, a cluster of Lawn School students were escorted to a swimming pool on East Shore Road. However, they didn’t bring bathing suits. Or goggles. Or foam noodles. Instead, they brought robots. More...

About Town

Senior menu

The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance. More...

19 ospreys highlight annual bird count

A record-number 19 ospreys were spotted Saturday, just one of the 104 species tallied during Jamestown’s spring bird count. More...

Shout it out loud

First-graders at Melrose School last week sing in a musical about math. More...

Obituaries

James V. Mulcahey, Sr.

James V. Mulcahey, Sr., 71, “Pump Man,” of Forand Circle, Johnston, died May 12, 2016, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late William and Anna (McCusker) Mulcahey. More...

Legals

Town of Jamestown

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE CHANGE

The Town of Jamestown proposes to increase its property tax levy to $19,692,406 in the 2016/2017 budget year; the property tax levy this year is $19,515,833. THIS IS A PROPOSED INCREASE OF .90%. More...

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN

REPORT TO TAXPAYERS ON CURRENT AND PROPOSED BUDGET
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legal notice

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