April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bike path more than safety fix

Safety is the easy sell. Getting bicycles onto a rural path from North Road is something we all can get behind. Three’s a crowd when a cyclist shares the Great Creek bridge with a southbound car and a truck traveling north. More...

Town must balance priorities, bike path

Another view

In the March 31 edition of the Jamestown Press, there was a headline: “Road safety highlights $1.4M capital plan” as discussed in a recent budget workshop, it highlights the Town Council’s aggressive commitment to paving our streets More...

Phrase of the week

The squeaky wheel gets the most grease: Adapted from a poem by American humorist “Josh Billings” (Henry Wheeler Shaw, 1818-85), who wrote:  The wheel that squeaks the loudest  Is the one that gets the grease   More...

Upcoming Events

Jamestown Historical Society News

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press will publish a new book, “Historic Tales of Jamestown,” written by Sue Maden and me. All profits from the book, which goes on sale April 25, will benefit the historical society. More...

Library ready for April vacation

With no school next week, children’s librarian Lisa Sheley has a schedule chockfull of events for children during their April vacation. More...

Financial adviser offers debt-reduction sessions

According to Dave Ramsey at Financial Peace University, broke has become the new norm in the United States.  Regardless of their income, he said, about 70 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  More...

Town tables decision on gun ranges

Following three hours of passionate testimony from advocates on both sides of the aisle, no vote was taken Tuesday night on the draft ordinance to regulate target shooting at private ranges in town. More...

Cybersecurity course new option for Lawn School grads

Program in Newport offers college degree

Jamestown eighth-graders now have the option to earn their high school diplomas while working on a two-year associate’s degree. More...

News

Photo

Graphic designer Ryan Maguire helps Melrose School third-graders last week design and build a small-scale school. More...

Course has designs on keeping kids captivated

Third-graders at Melrose School are the lucky guinea pigs for a pilot program that their teacher hopes will spark an interest in learning. Teacher Phil Capaldi introduced the “Think Shape Grow” course to his class in early March. More...

Shores residents not happy with possible parking bans

Thirty minutes after recommending further parking restrictions in the Jamestown Shores, the traffic board rescinded its vote and decided another meeting would suffice. More...

About Town

Shakespearean plays at arts center Sunday

Emmy Award-winning actress Laurie Heineman will direct a free Shakespearean workshop at 1 p.m. April 17 at the Jamestown Arts Center.  Heineman will direct actors of all ages and experiences in a light-hearted version of a Shakespeare classic. More...

Blues musician jams at library Thursday

Poet and songwriter Al Basile will perform at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the library.  Basile is a blues musician and horn player who has worked with Duke Robillard since 1990. More...

Central Baptist hosts elderly care forum

Sue Jameson of South Country Home Health will lead a workshop on elderly care at 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Joan Murphy Casement

Joan Murphy Casement, of Newport, and a former summer resident of Jamestown, died April 11, 2016, at the Philip Huiltar Hope and Hospice Center in Providence.  Joan was born in Providence on Aug. 31, 1935.  More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from March 28 to April 4 responded to 336 calls, resulting in 165 security checks, six automobile accidents, 15 fire dispatches, six animal complaints and four alarms. More...

legal notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARING APRIL 26, 2016, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGAN More...