August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Asking ‘who’s next’ is no way to govern

Voters will have the chance this fall to decide if they want to amend the town charter to allow the town council to fill any potential vacancies on the school board that occur if someone fails to complete his or her term.  More...

John Hinckley Jr. is set free and so am I

Another view

A federal judge has ruled John Hinckley Jr., the mentally disturbed man who tried to assassinate my father 35 years ago, will be set free. More...

Phrase of the week

Sawbuck: A sawbuck is a device for holding wood so that it may be cut into pieces. It consists of an “X” form at each end which are joined by cross bars below the intersections of the X’s. More...

Upcoming Events

POW camps focus of lecture

Jamestown Historical Society News

Did you know that Jamestown was the site of two German prisoner-of-war camps in the last days of World War II? More...

Save the date: Foolish regatta set for Aug. 13

Amateur boatbuilders who plan to enter their makeshift vessels into Narragansett Bay’s silliest race have less than two weeks to perfect their blueprints. More...

Library Corner

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

Summer Reading Program – Bwana Iguana with Ray Ward • Tuesday, August 9 • 6 p.m. More...

Legals

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 A PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 23, 2016, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, More...

Tax credits for vets among the lowest in state

Assessor believes town councilors should hike ex-military exemptions

A retired chief petty officer has brought to light the town’s relatively feeble exemptions for veterans. More...

Bomes owner hoping to open in September

The status of the Bomes Theatre has been a question in town as workers continue to renovate the building for its conversion into a small-business hub.  Elena McCarthy, of Okema Properties, who has owned the building at 34 Narragansett Ave. More...

News

Trustees make case to renovate library

Trustees tasked with restoration planning for the North Road library had a walkthrough last week so the public could get an eyewitness’ account of the proposed renovations. More...

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags Monday

On Aug. 14, 1945, Japan surrendered and World War II came to an end. In the United States, there was wild celebration. More than 16 million Americans had joined the armed services, and more than 400,000 of them had died. More...

East Ferry store manager battles cancer on bike

In memory of her late sister, a Jamestown woman will ride her bicycle nearly 200 miles to the tip of Cape Cod to raise money for the Jimmy Fund.  Reva Greenstein, the manager of Fair Trade Winds on East Ferry Wharf, will compete in the Pan-Mass More...

About Town

Go fishin’ this Saturday at North Road reservoir

The Jamestown Striper Club will sponsor its annual fishing derby from 8-11 a.m. Aug. 6 at the North Road reservoir. More...

Listen to saxophonist Sunday at East Ferry

International jazz composer Greg Abate will perform at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 on the East Ferry green. More...

Auditions scheduled for chorus’ talent show

Two nights of auditions for the 27th annual talent show will take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15-16 at the recreation center. The show is directed by the Jamestown Community Chorus.  More...

Obituaries

David Biddle Stokes

David Biddle Stokes passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 25, 2016, surrounded by his family in Jamestown. More...

News of Record

POLICE

The Jamestown Police Department from July 21-28 responded to 484 calls, including 182 security checks, six automobile accidents, 18 fire dispatches, 12 animal complaints and six alarms. More...