May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Joint efforts by local clergy show power of living in unity

Another view

For many in today’s world the word “religion” has more negative than positive connotations, and with good reason. Far too often religion has been wielded as an instrument of division, exclusion, and even violence in our world. More...

Political Cartoon

“The ribs are a must! I assure you it’s nobody you know...” More...

Letters to the Editor

Legislation governing physicians is ill-fated

To the editor: The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact bill (S-4297 and H-7771) will forever change the practice of medicine in our state and it must be stopped. More...

Unleashed dogs should be secured by fencing

To the editor: Dogs on leashes — what a concept. More...

Upcoming Events

Book signing for history buffs Saturday

From tales of shipwrecks to summer days long past, townspeople can discover the fascinating history of Jamestown from the pages of a new book written by two resident historians. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, May 5 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School. Tuesday, May 10 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library. 7 p.m., the conservation commission will meet at town hall. More...

Pianist slated for Mother’s Day recital

On their special day each May, mothers across the country are surprised by their children and husbands. Some are served breakfast in bed. Others receive flowers at work. In Jamestown, they are treated to the sweet sounds of Manabu Takasawa. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from April 11-28 responded to 819 calls for service, including 397 security checks, five automobile accidents, 27 fire dispatches, 23 animal complaints and 19 alarms. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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

Bids to expand fire station exceed budget

All five eligible contractors that bid to renovate the fire station exceeded the project’s budget, forcing the town to tweak some elements so those companies can submit a second offer. More...

Let’s play ball as youth baseball season has opening day

Nearly 150 players take part in ceremony

The sun poured down on scores of ballplayers Saturday morning at Piva Field, signaling opening day for America’s pastime in Jamestown. More...

News

A valuable lesson

Melrose School students Dylan Schnelle, left, and Lilyanna Chase draw blindfolded Saturday at the fire station. The girls were experiencing challenges faced by artists with choroideremia, a disease that causes sight loss. More...

Takeout commissary proposed at ex-bank

Another stop for hungry townspeople to satisfy their appetites may be coming to the vacant Bank of America building on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Fire destroys garage on America Way

A fire early Friday morning on America Way tore through a garage and destroyed a roof before crews from five fire departments were able to extinguish the flames. More...

About Town

Sheep to be shorn at Watson Farm May 7

Trained shearers will shave the North Road flock of sheep from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Watson Farm. Using the freshly sheared fleece, professional spinners will demonstrate how to use a drop spindle so guests can practice weaving. More...

Women’s club has three scholarships available

The Jamestown Women’s Club is offering three scholarships to Jamestown students enrolled in college during the 2016-17 school year. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who will enter their freshman year in the fall. More...

Volunteers needed to ID bird species

Volunteers are needed May 14 to locate, identify and tally Jamestown’s bird species. This will be the 32nd consecutive spring count. More...

Obituaries

Paul T. Andrews

Paul T. Andrews, 67, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully April 29, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family after, in his typical style, successfully proving the medical field wrong about just how long he would be able to battle cancer. More...

Emily Good Holland

Emily Good Holland, 27, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly May 1, 2016. Born in South Kingstown, she was the beloved daughter of Edward and Sharon Good Holland of Jamestown. More...

Marjorie Kazin Boyce

Marjorie Kazin Boyce, 68, of Jamestown, died April 30, 2016. She was born March 18, 1948, the daughter of Genevieve Kazin and the late Frank Kazin of Portsmouth. More...