May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Volunteers help make town great

Volunteers are the lifeblood of dozens of private groups, service organizations and public boards in town. These people donate their time and expertise to provide valuable services to the community. Yet, there still is a need for help. More...

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Phrase of the week

Dumb ox: When he was a young monk in Germany (1250) other members of his Dominican order thought St. Thomas Aquinas was stupid — perhaps because they weren’t intelligent enough to understand what he said. More...

About Town

Wicked’ author reads tonight at arts center

A reading from best-selling author Gregory Maguire is at 6 p.m. May 26 at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Watercolor workshop Wednesday evening

A watercolor workshop with painter Aileen Quinn is at 6-8 p.m. June 1 at the library. Quinn will teach students different brush strokes and basic watercolor techniques. Paint, brushes and canvasses will be provided. Frames cost $5. More...

Learn to garden using native species tonight

A forum on sustainable gardening with master gardener Elaine Trainor is at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at the library. Trainor is certified by the University of Rhode Island. She will outline the benefits of planting native species in home gardens. More...

News of Record

Police log

The Jamestown Police Department from May 12-19 responded to 387 calls, including 147 security checks, nine automobile accidents, 12 fire dispatches, eight animal complaints and eight alarms. More...

Legals

Notice of Preliminary Public Hearing

A Preliminary Public Hearing will be held for the application Jamestown Terrace, 138 Narragansett Avenue, Assessors Plat 8 Lot 79, owned by the Holy Ghost Society, Applicant Douglas Enterprises, LTD. More...

Parade set to honor town vets

The annual Memorial Day parade commences at 10 a.m. Monday and organizers are asking all veterans, active duty, Reservists, Guardsman and ROTC students to march in the procession. More...

Treasure Trove of Information

Professionals share job insights at Lawn School

K-9 Abby and cartoonist Will Wilson were among dozens of the town’s best and brightest who imparted their know-how with students Friday at Lawn School. More...

News

Match racers cross Newport starting line this Monday

The world’s top match sailors from 10 countries arrive in Newport this Monday for high-speed stadium racing within yards of Fort Adams. More...

Sotomayor tells URI grads to learn from the ‘uh-oh moments’

Raimondo urges them to look for jobs in state, help revive its economy

A few drops of rain couldn’t dampen the pomp and circumstance as handfuls of Jamestowners were awarded their degrees Sunday from the University of Rhode Island. More...

Police honored

Jamestown Police Chief Ed Mello, center, accepts an award at the May 17 council meeting for his department’s commitment to community policing. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to officials for favoring gun control

To the editor: The Jamestown School Committee March 17 and the Jamestown Town Council May 2 voted to endorse a resolution supporting a bill now being considered by the Rhode Island legislature. More...

Community support shines following fire

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Town employees worthy of praise

To the editor: I’m guilty as charged. I am a cheerleader for our town employees, and I think for good reason. We are fortunate to have a dedicated and professional staff. There are two recent examples of why my opinion is justified. More...

Upcoming Events

Celebration set for arboretum in Newport

A Newport museum will become the fourth certified arboretum in the City by the Sea. The National Museum of American Illustration on Bellevue Avenue will celebrate the certification at 11 a.m. Saturday. More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, June 17 p.m., the planning commission will meet atTown Hall Thursday, June 27 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School More...

Blood drive Saturday at senior center

For Payton Watson, this should have been the best of times, finishing up her sophomore year in college. More...