October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Library plan may be déjà vu all over again

Albert Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. More...

Ryan’s tap dancing tripping up GOP

Another view

For a guy who’s billed as the next great Republican political wizard, he sure makes a lot of rookie mistakes. No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. More...

Political Cartoon

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Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Oct. 20 6 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School Tuesday, Oct. 25 7 p.m., the zoning board will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Oct. 26  More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Oct. 24 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 26 11:15 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Richard Owen Heath

Richard Owen Heath, 89, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Oct. 12, 2016. Born in Ridgewood, N.J., he was the only child of Gladys and Russell Heath. More...

Town vows to boost vets’ tax exemption

Island currently has some of the lowest numbers in state

The town voted Tuesday to take the next step toward increasing exemptions for veterans living in Jamestown.  The Jamestown Town Council tasked Town Administrator Andy Nota with updating the antiquated policy. More...

Council seeks clarity on fire equipment use

Trocki concerned about potential liability issues

Council President Kristine Trocki has asked the fire department to review its equipment policy after a fire truck was borrowed this summer to fill a swimming pool.  More...

Panel discusses plans that would almost double library’s footprint

An architect unveiled three preliminary “pie-in-the-sky” renderings Monday night that called for nearly doubling the size of the library. More...

News

Town will voice aquaculture farm concerns to state

Some locals say the farm has destroyed its “scenic vista”

Although the state coastal council governs the waters surrounding Conanicut Island, a group of Westwind Drive residents who want a moratorium on aquaculture farms have the town on their side.  More...

Narragansett Bay re-opens for shellfish harvesting

The unprecedented closure of shellfish harvesting, which stretched from Beavertail Lighthouse to Nyatt Point, was lifted Saturday afternoon.  More...

IF YOU DRAW IT...

The Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department recently asked Melrose School students to draw what they would like to see included in the new community playground.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Incumbent House rep at senior center today

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero, the incumbent Democrat running for re-election in the Jamestown-Middletown district, will meet voters at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the senior center.  More...

Community band to take stage Tuesday

The Jamestown Community Band will present its fall concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at St. Matthew’s Church. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

State transportation officials listened to a tirade of negative comments from roughly 150 Jamestowners who oppose retrofitting the old Jamestown Bridge into a bicycle path, The Jamestown Press reported Oct. 21, 1999.  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. at the Jamestown More...