February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

About Town

Getting ahead

Town workers excavate land near the Fort Getty pavilion Tuesday morning. According to Town Engineer Mike Gray, the hardscaping is prep work before the town begins constructing retaining walls for new bathrooms. More...

Piece of cake

Fifth-grade Boy Scouts Callum Heffernan and Jackson Fortenberry cut donut cakes at the blue and gold banquet Friday at St. Matthew’s. The annual celebration commemorates the anniversary of scouting. More...

Library trustees offer timeline for renovations

A cloud of confusion has accompanied proposed renovations to the Jamestown Philomenian Library, but Mary Lou Sanborn and the board of trustees are working to shoo the cloud away. More...

School board OK’s $12.5M budget; 2.5% more than last year

Town council likely to vote on plan March 24

If the Jamestown Town Council approves the school board’s proposed budget, it will cost taxpayers $264,699 more to educate the town’s students next school year. More...

Police leadership board plan raises concerns from councilors

The Jamestown Police Department’s leadership committee continues to raise more questions from members of the town council. Several councilors expressed their concern at the Feb. More...

News

Sailor reaches pinnacle of profession

At 88, Walter Boll has received another honor from the U.S. Navy. The Naval Sea Cadet Corps promoted him in December from lieutenant to lieutenant commander. “I was really shocked,” he said. More...

Doctor to shed light on potential Zika spread

For a two-year span beginning in January 2014, the largest Ebola outbreak in history swept through West Africa, causing more than 11,000 deaths from 30,000 cases. Although the panic has subsided, another virus has made headlines in 2016. More...

Melrose named top-tier school

There are hundreds of public schools in Rhode Island extending from Woonsocket to Westerly, but only 17 were commended by the state Department of Education.  Jamestown’s elementary school was one of them.  Melrose School was recognize More...

Upcoming Events

Blind date with book event set

Valentine’s Day may be over, but love is still in the air at the Jamestown library.  According to librarian Lisa Sheley, readers still have through the end of the month to go on a blind date with a book.  More...