May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Honor Richardson at senior center

A recent letter to the editor advocated for a way to honor Charlotte Richardson, who died March 14.  More...

R.I. workers need training in renewable energy fields

Another view

When I first ran for office, I campaigned on a platform of “environmental economics.” What does that mean? More...

Letters to the Editor

’Tis the season to beware of ticks

To the editor:  Your April 28 article on lone star sticks and pets pointed out the danger of tick-borne diseases in pets but it is the very real danger to humans that should be a priority.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Phrase of the week

Warts and all: The roots stem from instructions Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) gave to the painter Sir Peter Lely: “Mr Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these r More...

Upcoming Events

Vermont choir set to perform at recreation center this weekend

A vocal ensemble whose repertoire ranges from American shape-note singing to sounds of the European Renaissance has left the Green Mountain State for Narragansett Bay. More...

Classical musicians at arts center Saturday

World-class musicians from the Heifetz International Music Institute are in the midst of their seventh weeklong residency in town. Like their past stopovers, the classical virtuosos will commence their time with a public concert.  More...

Meetings

Tuesday, May 17 5:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall 5:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library Wednesday, May 18 7 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from April 27 to May 4 responded to 392 calls for service, including 17 security checks, seven automobile accidents, 24 fire dispatches, seven animal complaints and four alarms. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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

Planners OK commissary

Takeout spot to occupy ex-Bank of America site

The name of the village’s newest sandwich shop is still under wraps, but the project can move forward.  The Jamestown Planning Commission gave conditional approval May 4 for a change of use to the former Bank of America branch. More...

Space station astronaut chats with local boys

As the International Space Station shot past Rhode Island Friday, two Jamestown boys were among the first Rhode Island students to probe an American astronaut aboard the satellite. More...

News

Cook’s Endeavor likely found on bottom of bay

Marine researchers are 90 percent sure they located the wreckage of the HMS Endeavour on the bottom of Narragansett Bay’s East Passage.  More...

Seniors plan Trinity Rep and NYC trips

The senior center has trips planned to both Rhode Island’s most populated city and the country’s. More...

Prospective Eagle Scout eyes erosion control at battery

A new Eagle Scout project will improve conditions at the Conanicut Battery, where erosion has washed out walking trails.  Josh Neronha presented his plan for the rocky Big Boulder Trail Monday to the Jamestown Town Council. More...

About Town

Volunteers Saturday will tally town birds

Volunteers are needed to locate, identify and tally Jamestown’s bird species. This will be the 32nd consecutive spring count.  More...

Boy Scouts selling tix for Saturday’s supper

Jamestown Boy Scouts Troop 1 will host its annual pasta supper from 5-8 p.m. May 14 at St. Matthew’s Church. A silent auction will accompany the dinner.   Scouts are selling tickets for $10; they also will be available at the door. More...

Art association opens colorful show tonight

The Conanicut Island Art Association will sponsor the opening reception for its “Palettes of Color” show from 5-7 p.m. May 12 at Town Hall. The exhibit, which is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Van Couyghen

Dorothy A. (Gallant) Van Couyghen, 74, peacefully passed away while surrounded by her loving family on May 3, 2016, at the home of her sister and twin, Bella M. More...

Domenic Turillo

Domenic Michael Turillo, 91, passed away peacefully May 8, 2016 surrounded by family. He joins his wife Dorothy Biddle Turillo and his daughter Lucia Turillo in heaven. More...