October 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

School tours to provide outline of $5.9M sought in repairs

EDITORIAL: Take advantage of tour opportunities, See Pg. 4 Asbestos, faulty heating systems and patched roofs are among the issues troubling the schools, which has fueled a $5.9 million bond referendum that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. More...

Editorial

School tour worth investing the time

One easily can make the case investing in education always should be a priority. More...

Dietary scientists, make up your minds

ANOTHER VIEW

Say it ain’t so: Alcohol in moderation is bad for us again. More...

Political Cartoon

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Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Oct. 23  7 p.m., the zoning board of review meets at Town Hall   More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Halted in the spring for the boating season, work on the East Ferry steel pier will not reconvene in the fall, The Jamestown Press reported Oct. 22, 1998. More...

Obituaries

Ira H. Redinger Jr.

Ira H. Redinger Jr., recently of Naples, Fla., and formerly of Vernon, Conn., passed away Oct. 10, 2018, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading, Mass. after a short battle with cancer. He was 79 years old.  More...

Vivian L. Kampe

Vivian L. Kampe, 87, of West Hartford, Conn., and a parttime Jamestown resident for nearly 50 years, passed away Oct. More...

Henry Dan Suzzi

Henry Dan Suzzi, 72, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.  He was the beloved husband of Kathleen M. (Fortin) Suzzi for 15 years.  Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Trieste and Genevieve C. (Guadagni) Suzzi.  More...

Hopefuls address pressing concerns

Council candidates agree on drinking water, spar on administrator’s role

Eight candidates vying for five seats on the town council debated topics ranging from the proposed clubhouse to the jurisdiction of the town administrator at the library Monday. More...

Town will ask feds for advice on aquifer

Council also tapping local panel to help

The town is soliciting a federal study of Conanicut Island’s water resources that would resemble a report completed for a similar island in Washington state.  “This is a study that could provide us with some answers to questions that More...

News

Nineteen submit applications to be on public art committee

The town councilors are mulling resumes from 19 hopefuls who applied for a seat on an ad hoc committee to determine whether public art is right for Jamestown.  The final candidates were interviewed by the councilors Monday before the regular mee More...

Donate Halloween candy to troops

In an effort to get children to have healthier habits and partake in the season of giving, Coastal Dental, the recreation department and The Jamestown Press are teaming up on a candy buy-back program.  More...

A DIFFERENT RIDE-ALONG

Patrolman Nathaniel Schaffer leads a group of cyclists to school last week from their starting point at East Ferry.   More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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U-boat presentation set for next Thursday

There will be a presentation on German submarines in Narragansett Bay at 1 p.m. Oct. 25 at Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Carve jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween festival

Carving kits and paint will be provided during a Halloween festival from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Fort Getty pavilion, 1050 Fort Getty Road.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND  NOTICE   More...