April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Shores residents request panel members re-look at parking restrictions

Slow down, Jamestown Shores residents told the traffic committee April 21 at a meeting about new parking restrictions for the neighborhood north of the Verrazzano Bridge. More...

Ruth Caswell

Ruth E. Caswell, 87, of Saunderstown, passed away April 24, 2016, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederic C. Caswell. More...

Editorial

R.I. numbers don’t paint a pretty picture for prosperity

Another view

National research released recently indicates Rhode Island families may not be faring as well as lawmakers may currently believe, according to the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity, based on poor state rankings on the Family Prosperity Index, wh More...

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About Town

Fight blinding disease Sunday at fire station

A fundraiser to benefit choroideremia is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 1 at the fire station on Narragansett Avenue. The campaign was spearheaded by Lilyanna Chase, a Melrose School first-grader whose friend is suffering from the disease. More...

Arts center to exhibit world-class designer

An exhibit featuring two members of the state’s design hall of fame will open at 6 p.m. May 5 at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Watson Farm will host sheep shearing in May

Trained shearers will shave a flock of sheep from noon to 4 p.m. May 7 at Watson Farm. Using the freshly cut fleece, professional spinners will demonstrate how to use a drop spindle so guests can attempt the weaving process. More...

Obituaries

George Levesque

George Levesque, 65, of Jamestown, died April 20, 2016. He was born Nov. More...

Joseph Frank

Joseph R. Frank, of 10 Washington St., Jamestown, died peacefully at home April 23, 2016. He was born June 20, 1935, on Watson’s Farm, the son of Antone Rosa Frank and Anna (LaCerda) Frank. More...

Community honors late superintendent Schmidt

Wonderful. Amazing. Kind. Loved. When former colleagues paid tribute Saturday to Phyllis Schmidt, there was no shortage of superlatives. More...

THAT WINNING FEELING

ABOVE: Two Jamestown sailors celebrate aboard Prospector following its win in St. Barth. They are Tery Glackin, second from left, and David Siwicki, second from right. More...

Zoning board OK’s beer, wine at barbecue restaurant

The Jamestown Zoning Board of Review has changed the allowed use of the Preppy Pig, which means the barbecue restaurant can now request a liquor license from the town. The seven-person panel voted Tuesday night to allow the change of use. More...

News

Fire, town officials differ on status of department at private meeting

Nothing needs to change, the attorney representing the fire department has told the Jamestown Town Council. Until now, closed-door conversations between the two sides have yielded minimal information from sources. More...

election 2016: R.I. Primaries

How Jamestown Voted

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Town amends lease with Verizon, will get $11K more

Pending approval from the Jamestown Zoning Board of Review, the water division will receive an additional $11,000 from Verizon in the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lower rate won’t yield lower tax bill

To the editor: I was amused, and a bit disconcerted, by The Jamestown Press headline: “Budget slashes tax rate 20 cents.” More...

Sewage concerns ignored by town

To the editor: Inaccurate comments were made in last week’s article on the Preppy Pig (“Barbecue restaurant gets OK to use water”). More...

Upcoming Events

Throw out prescription drugs Saturday

Jamestown police are encouraging residents to drop off their unused and expired prescription drugs at the Conanicus Avenue police station Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds • Monday, More...

Spring concert to feature chorus favorites

Already known for their eclectic concerts, the town’s bestknown singers have chosen their favorites, an experiment resulting in a roster that ranges from Broadway to South Africa. “I did something highly democratic,” said B.J. More...