January 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Compact zone best target range answer

The town council finds itself in the crosshairs of a dilemma as it debates what to do about target shooting in town. More...

Community asked to help with sustainability project

ANOTHER VIEW

There are a couple of words cropping up more frequently in the news as cities and towns look toward the future. Those words are resilience and sustainability. More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters to the Editor

Golfers: Let’s build a low-cost clubhouse

To the editor: Your report on the golf clubhouse states proponents of community space in the proposed building said “golfers shouldn’t be the only islanders benefiting from the clubhouse, which is a public building that will be financed b More...

Upcoming Events

Piano trio arrives on island Sunday

A set of musicians from Julliard will serenade the island Sunday afternoon with sounds reminiscent of simpler times.  More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Thursday, Jan. 26 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at  Melrose School   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Jan. 23 • 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 25 • 11:15 a.m. More...

Target shooting ban being considered

Mihaly, Trocki defend merits of prohibition

Although finding middle ground fueled the first two proposed ordinances, two councilors have indicated support for a measure that would ban a popular pastime in town.  “I’d like to explore a totally different approach,” Council More...

One-quarter of Jamestown high-schoolers could benefit

RAIMONDO TUITION PLAN

About one in every four recent Jamestown students who graduated from high school enrolled at one of Rhode Island’s three state colleges. More...

News

Coventry priest set to take over at St. Mark

The parishioners of St. Mark Catholic Church will be welcoming a new pastor, Father Stephen Amaral, when Father Ronald Brassard retires as pastor Feb. More...

Care group celebrates 25 years of consistency

Finding avenues to keep senior citizens out of nursing homes and in their homes was a key issue during the 2016 campaign season, but for Consistent Care the health care agency has been in that business for a quarter century.  More...

About 5,000 attend rally in Providence

The women’s march in Washington, D.C., was the largest protest Saturday morning, but in Rhode Island’s capital, an estimated crowd of 5,000 women gathered in solidarity on the State House lawn in Providence.  Among the speakers were More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Fundraiser at Melrose will benefit class trip

Lawn School students will sponsor a community dinner from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Melrose School, 76 Melrose Ave.  Pasta, meatballs, bread, salad and desserts will be on the menu. More...

Meet team tasked with sustainability project

The planning team for the town’s sustainability project will have office hours from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 1 in the first-floor meeting room at Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Nearly eight years after the World Prodigy tanker spilled 290,000 gallons of oil into Narragansett Bay, federal scientists have started their restoration work off the coast of Rhode Island, The Jamestown Press reported Jan. 30, 1997.  More...

Obituaries

Walter Watson “Bud” Carr Sr.

Walter Watson “Bud” Carr Sr., 88, of Jamestown passed away peacefully Jan. 16, 2017.  He was the beloved husband of Mary Catherine “Kay” (Shirley) Carr for 60 years.  More...