June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

If it’s not broke, don’t try and fix it

As this month’s financial town meeting showed, Jamestown residents will turn out to be represented. The 576 voters were the second most in the past 23 years (trailing only the 631 in 2010), and their voices resoundingly were heard. More...

Support ethics reform referendum this fall

Another view

Editor’s note: Both the Rhode Island House and Senate unanimously approved legislation last Thursday that would put ethics reform on the state’s November ballot and allow the state’s Ethics Commission to investigate and sanction law More...

Phrase of the week

I’ll be there with bells on: Early 18th-century Conesota wagons usually arrived at their destinations with bronze bells ringing, giving rise to this American saying. More...

Upcoming Events

Transformed summer camp opens Monday at Fort Getty

Most schoolteachers agree students don’t benefit from shouting, spitting food and throwing water balloons. That behavior typically leads to detention. More...

Library Corner

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, June 27 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, June 29 11:15 a.m. More...

Town mulls rules for short-term rentals

Town officials Tuesday reviewed a draft ordinance that would regulate short-term rentals in Jamestown. More...

Declaration deadline for candidates next week

In about five months, Jamestown voters will head to the polls to elect five town councilors and three members to the school committee. While there is plenty of time between now and November, the nomination process officially begins Monday. More...

News

Committee rescinds parking restrictions in Jamestown Shores

For now, parking in the Jamestown Shores is status quo. A controversial measure that would have restricted parking on more than 40 streets was withdrawn last Thursday by the Jamestown Traffic Committee, much to the delight of a cheering audience. More...

Theater set to bring ‘Seussical’ to the stage

Now in its 26th season, the Jamestown Community Theatre will honor one of the country’s most beloved children’s authors at its fall production. More...

State eyes improperly mounted E-ZPass transponders

The state bridge authority will charge E-ZPass customers higher tolls if their transponders are not mounted properly onto their vehicles. More...

About Town

Village walking tours planned for Saturday

Two walking tours of the village will commence at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 25 from the Jamestown Museum at 92 Narragansett Ave. The free tours end at the recreation center on Conanicus Avenue. Historian Jane Bentley will lead the walks. More...

Sketching techniques taught this weekend

A sketching workshop with artist Julia Blackbourn will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 at Watson Farm. Blackbourn will teach drawing and watercolor techniques for beginners. More...

Oscar-nominated film to be shown Tuesday

There will be a screening of “45 Years,” a 2015 drama featuring Charlotte Rampling, at 1:30 p.m. June 21 in the library’s meeting hall. More...

Island History

Island History

Jamestown Democrat Deb Ruggiero wants to represent District 74 of the state House of Representatives, reported The Jamestown Press on June 26, 2008. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWNZONING BOARD OF REVIEWNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENTHAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONINGBOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD APUBLIC HEARING JUNE 28, 2016,AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, More...