July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

McQuade’s seeking looser delivery-truck restrictions

Public hearing Tuesday will discuss ordinance

The town will hear from residents Tuesday on whether commercial trucks should be allowed on Columbia Avenue during the day.  More...

Editorial

Transparency, data key for library board

The Jamestown Philomenian Library is a focal point of the island. As such, its future is important to many of our residents.  More...

Yearning for the days of drive-in summers

Another view

Here’s something I miss more each summer — the drive-in movie theater, a uniquely American creation. More...

Political Cartoon

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About Town

St. Matthew’s hosting summer fair Saturday

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will host its annual summer fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 on the church grounds. There will be a flea market, lunch, live music, rides in antique cars, baked goods and a plant sale.  More...

Historical celebration at windmill Saturday

The Jamestown Historical Society will host its biennial festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 at the grounds of the Jamestown Windmill and the Conanicut Friends Meetinghouse.  More...

Award-winning cover band will jam Sunday

Five-Flavor Discount will perform its repertoire of rock and funk at 6:30 p.m. July 17 on the East Ferry green. The band is known locally for its concerts at the Narragansett Cafe.  More...

Obituaries

George R. Wilkie

George R. Wilkie, 74, passed away unexpectedly July 4, 2016, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Susan R. (Gauvin) Wilkie for 49 years.  Born in Providence, he was a son of the late James K. Sr. and Dorothy (Gelinas) Wilkie.  Mr. More...

Cock-a-doodle-do

The Smith and Reveron families helmed Rooster sailboats Sunday in the harbor off East Ferry. The wooden boats are about 10 feet long and weigh 100 pounds, and named after the rudder’s shape.   More...

Art group ready for members showcase

According to one of its founding members, artists don’t need to emulate Van Gogh to have their work displayed with the Conanicut Island Art Association. As long as their work is ready to hang.  More...

News

Charter changes may be sent to voters

Ten sections of the town charter will be considered Tuesday, although officials are saying the amendments are not much more than “housekeeping” measures.  More...

School board makes initial deposit into trust

The Jamestown School Committee at its June 9 meeting voted unanimously to allocate $500,000 of its surplus to the department’s irrevocable trust. The account was created by the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust.  More...

Three North American titles up for grabs

After June’s winning streak on Narragansett Bay, skipper Carl Olsson and his team on Morning Glory will have momentum heading into the J/109 North American championship. More...

Letters to the Editor

Let’s decide budget through secret ballots

To the editor:  This is to express support for the unanimous recommendation of the Jamestown Town Charter Review Committee to afford citizens an opportunity to cast a secret ballot on the budgets.  More...

Upcoming Events

Library Corner

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Children’s Summer Reading Program – Mad Science Tuesday, July 19 6 p.m. Mad Science provides exciting hands-on/minds-on science “edutainment” to spark the imagination and curiosity of young minds. More...

Island History

Island History

The wind energy committee, which was established to vet a municipal wind turbine, asked the town council for $50,000 to conduct a feasibility study, The Jamestown Press reported July 19, 2007. More...

News of Record

POLICE

The Jamestown Police Department from June 30 to July 7 responded to 422 calls, including 162 security checks, eight car accidents, 25 fire dispatches, nine animal complaints and six alarms. There were 28 traffic stops resulting in four citations. More...