February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Is this winter the way it used to be?

This week I overheard a couple of old-timers trading yarns about the hard New England winters of their youth. Those were the days when endless piles of snow were common and the cold was bone chilling, they claimed. More...

Letters to the Editor

Roads remain safe

I am writing with kudos to the highway department for the excellent job it is doing to keep our roads in Jamestown clear and safe during our snowy winter. More...

About Town

Learn about women from World War II

Drawing from her archive of 30,000 letters written by American women during World War II, historian Judy Barrett Litoff will present a program on the experiences of women on the home front and on the front line during the war. More...

Love stories at arts center on Thursday

Seven short films about love will take place at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Feb. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. The films were selected from the 2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival. More...

Community yoga class on Saturday afternoon

A Kundalini yoga and gong class will take place at the Island Heron yoga studio on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. More...

School board OKs $12.4M spending plan

The School Committee last week unanimously approved the proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The vote took place at the school board’s meeting on Feb. More...

Harbor panel stripped of cash

Mooring rates will go up 10 percent across the board in the upcoming boating season, and voters will be asked to end the Harbor Management Commission’s existence as an enterprise fund.  More...

Former Vanity 6 singer inducted into RI Music Hall of Fame

Jamestown resident Brenda Bennett has been elected to the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. More...

News

Aussies rescued by Coast Guard near Nantucket

Fortunately for two Australian sailors, a valiant rescue mission by the U.S. Coast Guard prevented the Aussies from going down under.  More...

Panel hears plans for former Mobil

The town has received plans for renovations at 35 Narragansett Ave., but the mystery is only half over about the new businesses replacing the gas station and convenience store.  As piles of earth and heavy machinery sat in front of the former Mo More...

Snow tow

Maggie Mae, a 43-foot Hinckley yacht registered to Robert Vincent, careened into a snow bank in Boston’s Financial District last week. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The West Street Cafe is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations.  Thursday, Feb. 19  Sweet and sour chicken; pork-fried rice; stir-fried vegetables; fortune cookie; Waldorf salad   More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from Feb. 9 to Feb. 16 responded to 344 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 186 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Town Meetings

Monday, Feb. 236 p.m., the water and sewer commissioners will meet at Town Hall6:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallThursday, Feb. 267 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose School More...