April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Cell phone privacy must be protected

Another view

Our privacy is being compromised by something we likely have with us now. Our cell phones broadcast our location without pause and without protection.  More...

Careful not to label kids with disabilities

To the editor:   I enjoyed your article about Lawn School’s unified basketball team (“Unified team tips off second season,” March 17). More...

Honor Richardson at toll booth plaza

To the editor: This is an open letter to the Jamestown Town Council. I am sure you feel and appreciate the sorrow of the community in the loss of our sweet friend, steward and advocate — Charlotte Richardson. More...

Upcoming Events

Community theater offers scholarships

The Jamestown Community Theatre will present its annual Patti Vandal Award for up to $2,000 to one or more graduating seniors. More...

State bar association essay contest slated

The Rhode Island Bar Association is sponsoring its annual essay contest for sophomores and juniors who attend high school in the Ocean State. The author of the winning essay will receive a $1,000 scholarship and an engraved trophy. More...

Education foundation needs program ideas

The Jamestown Education Foundation is accepting grant applications from members of the community for educational enrichment programs that inspire children, encourage academic excellence, and promote healthy lifestyle choices.  More...

Legals

legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWNZONING BOARD OF REVIEWNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENTHAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONINGBOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD APUBLIC HEARING APRIL 26, 2016,AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, More...

Councilors take aim at target shooting

Following three public meetings in eight months, adopting an ordinance to regulate target shooting is in the town’s crosshairs. The Jamestown Town Council will have a public hearing on the contentious law Tuesday night. More...

Whitehouse staffers in town today

Navigating bureaucratic red tape can be as challenging as navigating the waters surrounding Jamestown.  With nearly a decade in Congress, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse knows that as well as anyone. More...

News

Locals come to rescue of Jamestown Fitness

Gym members now own business as shareholders

Jamestown Fitness opened for business as usual Friday morning, with hardly any indication the gym was under new management. Just as he has for years, local attorney John Murphy was sweating it out with weights under the trainer’s supervision. More...

Council meeting canceled by snow

The spring snowstorm that hit town Monday has forced two pending restaurants to halt their plans after the Jamestown Town Council canceled its April 4 meeting because of the weather.  More...

Sheepish grins

Prior to the April snowfall, a sheep and her lambs enjoyed the spring sunshine at Windmist Farm. More...

About Town

Dinner scheduled to recognize two saints

The Knights of Columbus will host its annual community dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. April 9 at St. Mark Church. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. There is a $25 family ticket.  More...

Gardening workshop teaches propagation

Fort Wetherill resident Roger Marshall will lead a gardening workshop at 1 p.m. April 17 at the library. He will teach propagation methods for bulbs, corms and cuttings. Guests can bring their own plants to trade.  More...

Quilting classes begin Monday at Pemberton

A quilting workshop for senior citizens begins at 9:30 a.m. April 11 in the community room at Pemberton Apartments. More...

Obituaries

Robert A. Petrucci

Robert A. Petrucci, 76, of Wyoming, R.I., died April 2, 2016, at Westerly Hospital. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Emilio R. Petrucci Sr. and Anna M. (Tarantino) Petrucci.  He was the husband of the late Barbara J. More...