December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Seeds of change sown in ’16

This past year was one of transition, in which many projects and changes began but have not yet been completed.  Plans involving the library, golf course clubhouse, fire station, Bomes Theatre, condos at the former Portuguese American Citizens C More...

Editorial

License switch was right call

The Jamestown Town Council was wise to approve changes in how licenses for business are granted in town.  The town will go back to its previous system — one used primarily throughout the state — of conditionally approving licenses fo More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Planned solar array needs town approval

To the editor:The citizens of Jamestown mustabsolutely have a say in the solar array (“Town wants more say in solararray,” Dec. More...

Jamestown should eye sanctuary city status

To the editor: John Aquino finds credible the incoming administration’s present stance on undocumented immigrants, confining deportation to those convicted of crimes (Letter, “Let authorities handle the illegal immigrants,” Dec. More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Wednesday, Dec. 28 • 11:15 a.m. to noon Children, along with their parents or caregivers, participate in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...

Obituaries

Nicholas R. Matarazzo

Nicholas R. Matarazzo, 90, of Middletown, passed away Dec. 16, 2016, at St. Clare-Newport. Nicholas was born Aug. 18, 1926, in New York City, to his parents, Rose and Carmine. He had three siblings who predeceased him, Marie, Rosalie and Louis. More...

Hazel Belle Turley

Hazel Belle Turley, 83, of Seaside Drive, Jamestown, passed away Dec. 18, 2016.  She was the wife of the late Emmet E. Turley, to whom she was married for 51 years.  Hazel was born Oct. 25, 1933, to Abram and Hazel (Paine) Kingsley. More...

Library unveils expansion plan to town council

4,000-square-foot proposal aims to meet future needs

Library officials discussed preliminary plans Monday with the Jamestown Town Council to build a wing on the northwest corner that would be attached to the building’s auditorium. More...

Brassard set to leave St. Mark in Feb.

Father Ron Brassard is leaving St. Mark Catholic Church in February.  More...

News

Narragansett Ave. BBQ restaurant changes ownership and its name

There is still a pig looming over the restaurant at 35 Narragansett Ave., except the new logo has nixed the preppy argyle pattern.  Pink Pig BBQ replaced the Preppy Pig last week after founder Patrick DeSocio separated from the partnership team. More...

3-D project gives students new view of world

While teachers have been busy decking the halls at Lawn School, fifth-graders are presenting a 21st century twist to their Christmas display. More...

LIVE NATIVITY SET FOR SATURDAY

The angels in the annual Nativity pageant are Sage Simmons, 8, from left, Regan Donnelly, 9, Madison Donnelly, 9, Isabella Simone, 10, and Samaya Alvarez, 9. Lindsey Dickinson, 12, far right, will portray Mary in the live Nativity on Shoreby Hill. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Town offices closed Monday for Christmas

With Christmas falling on a Sunday, many local businesses and governmental agencies will observe the federal holiday Monday.  Town Hall, the library, the post office and Bank Newport will be closed Dec. 26. More...

Ring in New Year with plunge into East Ferry

The sixth annual Jamestown First Day Plunge is scheduled for noon Jan. 1 at East Ferry beach. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The school committee has appointed Dr. Frances Gallo to replace longtime Superintendent Phyllis Schmidt, The Jamestown Press reported Dec. 24, 1996. More...