October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

It’s your town; time to have your say

When it comes time to participate in our democracy, Americans aren’t very good at it. In fact, we’re bad. More...

Don’t ask me how government works

Another view

“What do you mean Judge Judy is not a U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 6   6:30 p.m., the town council will meet in executive session at Town Hall to discuss communications with the library  7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School  Tuesday, Oct. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Free Flu clinic sponsored by the friends of the library Saturday, Oct. 8 10 a.m. CLOSED Monday, Oct. 10 for Columbus Day More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The state has transferred 8 acres of land to the town of Jamestown for a municipal ball field on Eldred Avenue, reported The Jamestown Press Oct. 6, 1994.  The deed stipulates once the field is built, it cannot be used at night. More...

News of Record

Fort Getty worker charged with felony drug possession

POLICE LOG

A former town employee who worked at Fort Getty this summer has been charged with felony drug possession by Jamestown police. Arthur Foster III, 63, of Warwick, was charged Sept. More...

Classic helps charities near and far

Rotarians alter bike fundraiser By Tim Riel Christopher Columbus is known for sailing the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, but the holiday in his honor favors a drier mode of transportation on the island. More...

News

Council bans feeding coyotes

Unanimous vote backs law aimed at curbing packs, protecting pets

Feeding coyotes leftover dinner scraps is against the law on the island, the Jamestown Town Council decided Monday night. More...

Nov. 8 election registration deadline Sunday

The final day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Sunday. More...

ELECTION 2016

As part of our election coverage, we’re asking our readers to submit questions and issues for the candidates to answer. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Help free Taylor Point from invasive species

Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Taylor Point. The intrusive shrubs and vines are in the black cherry woodland roughly 150 feet into the woods.  More...

Pumpkins, hayrides at community farm

Families can buy their Halloween pumpkins from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the community farm on Eldred Avenue. The rain date is Sunday.  Roughly 150 pumpkins are available. More...

Obituaries

Thomas G. Carr

Thomas G. Carr, born June 26, 1922, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Sept. 24, 2016. He was 94 and a lifelong resident of Jamestown.   More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that there will be a public hearing by and before the Town Council of the Town of Jamestown on November 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. More...