April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Correction

In last week’s front-page photo spread, the players were incorrectly identified. The photo appears on Page 19 of this issue with the correct cutline. More...

Editorial

New restaurants positive for town

Change is necessary. Evolution has shown us species either adapt or face extinction, only to be replaced by ones that were able to change. More...

Phrase of the week

Landlubber: Six centuries ago lubber meant “a clumsy lout,” a word sailors originally applied to green seamen who didn’t know a sail from a rudder. Eventually the term was lengthened to landlubber and applied to all non-sailors. More...

Lyric of the week

Maybe you think that love would tie you down And you don’t have the time to hang around Maybe you think that love was made for fools And so it makes you wise to break the rules Smokey Robinson and Al Cleveland “I Second That Emotion&rdquo More...

Letters to the Editor

Distracted drivers warrant bike path

To the editor:  I think it is wonderful that Jamestown is talking about everyone being able to travel without having to press on a gasoline pedal. Instead, they can press on bicycle pedals.  More...

Limiting shooting is not unconstitutional

To the editor: Our town has no ordinances in place to protect us from unregulated privately owned target shooting ranges. This situation allows a few property owners to endanger the lives of their fellow citizens. More...

Upcoming Events

Police leadership council meets Tuesday

An armed and dangerous male had been reported in the area, so when a woman saw a suspicious person matching the description, she unholstered her service pistol and ordered the man to stop. He didn’t. Instead, he began to walk toward her. More...

Spring fair Sunday at Gilbert Stuart Birthplace

Come meet Gilbert Stuart, whose portrait of George Washington graces the $1 bill, during a living history presentation at his birthplace in Saunderstown.  More...

Shoreline cleanup set for Saturday

This Earth Day, there will be a familiar face missing.  Although you will not see Michael Brown collecting trash from the shoreline, his legacy remains alive and well. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from April 4-11 responded to 399 calls, including 197 security checks, six automobile accidents, 16 fire dispatches, eight animal complaints and 10 alarms. More...

Legals

Legal Notice

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING More...

Budget slashes tax rate 20 cents

Council plan 1 percent higher than 2015-16

A quarter million dollars was cut from the proposed operating budget and, if approved by voters, the reduction will help prompt a 20-cent drop in the tax rate for homeowners. More...

Barbecue restaurant gets OK to use water

Two down, two to go.  The Preppy Pig, a barbecue restaurant proposed at the former car wash, was given approval Tuesday night to tie into the town’s water and sewer system. More...

News

Battle over duplex triggers landmark decision

It just became a bit less expensive to fight city hall, lawyers on both sides of a relentless legal battle agreed.  “It’s precedent setting,” said Jamestown Town Solicitor Wyatt Brochu.  More...

Primary elections set for Tuesday

Jamestown voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for the next Democratic and Republican presidential nominees.  Polls are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 26 at the recreation center on 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

Jamestown man named to salvage R.I. campaign

Like most Rhode Islanders, Jamestown artists had a tepid reception toward the state’s highly criticized “Cooler & Warmer” tourism campaign.  “It was confusing to people who have lived here a long time,” said Ela More...

About Town

Designer will discuss standing desk Friday

Jamestown entrepreneur Martin Keen will discuss his business ventures at 6 p.m. April 22 at the Jamestown Arts Center.  Keen is the designer and chief executive of Focal Upright, a company that produces ergonomic office furniture. More...

Deadline Thursday to submit artwork

Submissions for the upcoming Conanicut Island Art Association show should be dropped off between 12:30-5 p.m. April 21 at Town Hall.  More...

Lecture on U.S. foreign policy next Thursday

An expert on national security will discuss U.S. foreign policy at 7 p.m. April 28 at the library.  More...

Island History

History of McQuade’s Market: From bowling lanes to grocery aisles

Jamestown built the Carr School at the corner of Clarke and West streets in 1897. Classes were held there until the school on Lawn Avenue opened in 1955. When the town decided to sell the old building, it held a public auction June 29, 1957. John B. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Gomes

Joseph R. Gomes, 70, formerly of Jamestown, passed away April 9, 2016, peacefully at home. He was the loving husband of Laurel (Anthony) Gomes. More...

Franklin Julian

Capt. Franklin D. Julian, U.S. Navy (ret.), 82, died April 11, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Ann Julian. More...