December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Jamestown woman hopes starring role in TV pilot is big break

A television pilot that’s wrapped production has more connections to New England than its setting. The leading lady is a Jamestowner. More...

Editorial

Council must act on Nota’s review

Most people want to know if their boss thinks they’re doing a good job. More...

Phrase of the week

Claptrap: First recorded in 1727, it initially meant a playwright’s trick or device to make the audience applaud — “a trap to catch a clap.” The word eventually came to mean something that is pretentious or insincere.   More...

Lyric of the week

There are places I remember All my life though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall  Some are dead an More...

Letters to the Editor

Town should rethink wind turbine project

To the editor: Several pieces recently address the proposed solar array near the Pell Bridge. It sounds like the discussion regarding the town’s proposed wind turbine in 2012. More...

Public input can help with clubhouse plan

To the editor:  In the first meeting regarding the golf clubhouse Nov. 7, a PowerPoint presentation outlined the planning department’s thoughts for a new clubhouse.  More...

Upcoming Events

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Dec. 15 The traffic committee will not meet Monday, Dec. 19 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall Tuesday, Dec. 20 6:45 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Crafting Drop-In for Kids Dec. 19-23 • 3-5 p.m. Children’s Room - Make an ornament, Christmas card or piece of jewelry for a loved one. All supplies are included. Grades 7 + Book Club Wednesday, Dec. 21 • 3-4 p.m. More...

Town wants more say in solar array

Council asks Raimondo to oppose bridge authority’s energy project

Environmental leaders and legal experts in town have sparked an official decree from their elected officials asking for local control regarding the bridge authority’s solar project.  The Jamestown Town Council voted in its Dec. More...

New library proposal to be unveiled

The library board of trustees is expected to present preliminary expansion plans to the town councilors Monday night. According to Donna Fogarty, library director, the proposal only is for a space allocation. More...

News

Jamestown shores holiday dinner

Members of the Jamestown Shores Association and other islanders gathered Dec. 7 at the library to enjoy a holiday meal and good spirits.   More...

Bambinos believe Bunyan, Babe guilty

Attorney leads mock trials for Melrose kids

The library at Melrose School has turned into the island’s only courtroom for a new after-school lesson. More...

PICKING OUT THE RIGHT GIFT

Jo Ann and Ken Michin, both of Warwick, browse the Christmas gifts for sale at the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Sunday.   More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Live Nativity planned at Shoreby Hill green

The annual Nativity pageant will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 24 on the Shoreby Hill green.  The Christmas Eve tradition features children and adult actors re-enacting the birth of Jesus Christ in the manger. More...

Baptist church slates Christmas services

A blue Christmas service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 18 at Central Baptist Church.  The service is for parishioners sensing grief or loss during the holidays. The Rev. Kurt Satherlie will offer the hope of the Christmas message.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The state reapportionment commission released maps that downsize the General Assembly, the Jamestown press reported Dec. 20, 2001. More...

Obituaries

Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell, 68, of Jamestown, passed away Dec. 2, 2016, of heart failure. The son of Elmer Campbell and Fannie Catalini Campbell, Brian was a longtime resident of Aquidneck Island. More...