March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

East Ferry project aims to better community space

ANOTHER VIEW

As an increasing number of residents and businesses begin to express their perspectives on the proposed East Ferry improvements, I’d like to add some clarity to the discussion on several points that recently appeared in various letters printed More...

Phrase of the week

Hoodwink: To deceive or trick someone. It derives from Blind man’s bluff, which was known as the hoodwinke game during Elizabethan times. In it, players would hoodwink, or blindfold, a player who then would grope around to find the others. More...

Lyric of the week

People think I’m crazy, ’cause I worry all the time  If you paid attention, you’d be worried too  You better pay attention  Or this world we love so much might just kill you  I could be wrong now, but I don&rsquo More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Romance novelist will discuss books tonight

A best-selling Rhode Island author will discuss her writing career at 7 p.m. March 9 in the library’s meeting hall, 26 North Road.  More...

Catholics celebrating St. Patrick Saturday

The Knights of Columbus will host a community dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. March 11 in the parish hall at St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave.  The Catholic fraternity hosts the dinner annually in honor of two saints, St. Patrick and St. Joseph. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The town councilors were presented with a resolution condemning the war on Iraq, The Jamestown Press reported March 13, 2003. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   More...

Preliminary budget shows tax hike

Nota unveils $23.72 million measure with 10-cent increase

Although the town councilors will spend most of March trudging through the budget process, a first look at Town Administrator Andy Nota’s proposed spending plan indicates a likely hike in the property tax rate. More...

New chorus to debut March 18 at concert sing-along

B.J. Whitehouse leads all-inclusive group

Not every singer feels comfortable belting out the challenging tunes showcased by the Jamestown Community Chorus. For those singers, however, an opportunity was presented to them in 2017. More...

News

Town OK’s sanctuary resolution

The town councilors have approved a passionately worded resolution supporting a proposed bill that essentially would establish Rhode Island as a sanctuary state.  More...

UKRAINIAN EGG-CELLENCE ON DISPLAY

ABOVE: Lisa Schipritt describes the Ukrainian art of egg decorating Sunday at the library. The process, which uses beeswax and dyes, is called pysanky and dates back more than 2,000 years. More...

Feds release dire report on rising sea level

The latest projection for rising sea levels forecasts a worst-case global scenario of 8 feet by 2100.  Recently released data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicates — unfortunately for Jamestowners — the Nor More...

Letters to the Editor

Jamestown sets example on sanctuary city issue

To the editor:  I was so proud to be a Jamestowner after Monday night’s town council meeting, which was truly a lesson in civics, history and democracy in action.  More...

Leave East Ferry Landing just the way it is now

To the editor:  The Jamestown East Ferry landing should be kept the way it is right now.  I agree with Donald Richardson’s letter he wrote in the Feb. More...

Residents may be better off if they were tourists

To the editor: Last Thursday, I had a brief glimmer of satisfaction when I read your headline “Planners are paving...” Then, I adjusted my glasses and saw my hopes for North Main Road were, once again, dashed.  More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

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

MEETINGS

Thursday, March 9 6 p.m., the town council will have a budget workshop at Town Hall  Tuesday, March 14 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library 7 p.m., the conservation commission will meet at Town Hall   More...