February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Help shape your island’s future

This town is important to most of us as we live and/or work here and we want to see it thrive well after all of our times are up.  You have your chance to have a say in its future by attending the “Sustainable Jamestown” public works More...

Trump’s ban a win for terrorist groups, divisiveness

ANOTHER VIEW

During her second debate with Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton took some serious heat for warning that the Republican’s then-proposed ban on Muslims may well have found its way into terrorism recruiting material. More...

CORRECTION

In a Jan. 10 article, Clifford Kurz mistakenly was identified. He is a regular member of the harbor board. David Cain is the commission’s chairman. More...

Letters to the Editor

Town should continue fighting solar project

To the editor:   Somewhat late in the game, we have paid attention to the prospect of a solar array on the land just north of the police station. We believe cutting down trees and installing solar panels would be bad for Jamestown.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Feb. 14 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library Wednesday, Feb. 15 7 p.m., the planning department will host a sustainability workshop at Town Hall Thursday, Feb. More...

Sustainability open house set

With a finite commercial district basically restrained to the village, how can Jamestown protect its economy in the coming decades?  More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, Feb. 13 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 15 • 11:15 a.m. More...

Obituaries

William L. Sprague

William L. Sprague, of Jamestown, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at home. His son, Paul, and his daughter, Sara, were at his side. He was 92.  More...

Henry Austin Wood III

Henry Austin Wood III, a friend and cousin to many in Jamestown, and best known for his life’s work restoring Clingstone, the house on the rocks, died at his home in Boston early in the morning of Jan. 27, 2017. He was 87. More...

Gloria Hull O’Laughlin

Gloria Hull O’Laughlin, of Chester, Conn., died peacefully Jan. 19, 2017, following a brief illness. She was 93.  Gloria was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Scarsdale, N.Y., where she grew up. More...

Town council OKs redesign of East Ferry

Parking lot will be moved; some question proposals

The town councilors Monday night took the first step toward redesigning the parking lot at East Ferry by approving the relocation of the triangular green space along the seawall at the docks. More...

Coyote attacks concern some island residents

Pet owners beware: Aggressive coyotes are lurking in Jamestown.  More...

News

Residents ask council to adopt a sanctuary city ordinance

Controversial subject placed on hold for now

Since President Donald Trump’s election and fueled by his contentious executive order on immigration, hundreds of communities across the United States have considered becoming so-called sanctuary cities.  Jamestown has now joined that cons More...

Performance duo takes barn work to stage

Jamestowner, partner to show off songs, sketches, dances

In a barn behind his family home in the north end of Jamestown, Michael Liebhauser began writing with his friend, Sheridan Stevens.  Hours passed, and that marathon session in October bore songs, sketches and dances the actors will debut during More...

Islander, URI junior keeping her classmates connected

University of Rhode Island junior Sabrina Araujo has taken student involvement to the next level at the Kingston campus.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Discuss ’17 legislative agenda with Ruggiero

State Rep. Deb Ruggiero will host office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. More...

Chamber director will talk small businesses

The executive director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce will discuss the state’s business climate at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the library, 26 North Road.  Erin Donovan-Boyle was appointed to lead the chamber in spring 2015. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Nearly 90 percent of respondents agreed the natural environment is the most desirable quality of living in town, The Jamestown Press reported Feb. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING FEBRUARY 28, 2017, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NAR More...