March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Phrase of the week

Ballyhoo: The village of Ballyhooly in County Cork, Ireland, once had a reputation for loudmouthed, violent street debates. More...

Lyric of the week

Just let me hear some of that rock and roll music  Any old way you choose it  It’s got a backbeat, you can’t lose it  Any old time you use it It’s gotta be rock roll music If you wanna dance with me If you wanna dance More...

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About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Retired Marine to talk foreign policy tonight

A retired Naval War College professor will discuss U.S. foreign policy at 7 p.m. March 23 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Democrats host lecture by ACLU on liberties

The director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island will discuss human rights at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The town quickly has mobilized a vaccination clinic following an unprovoked attack by a rabid fox on a child, The Jamestown Press reported March 26, 1998.  The victim’s father bludgeoned the fox to death with a nearby piece of firewood bef More...

Obituaries

Valerie Anne Napolitano

Valerie Anne Napolitano, 72, of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., passed away March 18, 2017.  She was born March 2, 1945, to the late Rudolph Phillip Volhard and Anne Barclay in Brooklyn, N.Y., and spent most of her life residing in Tuxedo Park, where she and More...

Maggie Potter

Maggie Potter, 23, of Brighton, Mass., and Jamestown, passed away March 8, 2017. She and her boyfriend, Max Muessig, were traveling together in Michigan when a tragic accident during a windstorm took both their lives. More...

Breaking News - 3/23/2017 9:36 AM

Paiva Weed resigns

Senate president takes job with hospital

(Press release) M. More...

$1.1M capital plan fixes roads, sidewalks

Proposal also includes money for solar studies

The administration’s proposed capital improvement plan that is just north of $1.1 million includes a first-time line item dedicated to alternative energy. More...

Bicycle path will connect Jamestown, N. Kingstown

Work not expected to begin on bridge project until 2022

Cyclists finally have received the green light to cross the Jamestown bridge.  Through the first wave of grants from the $35 million Green Economy Bond approved by Rhode Islanders in November, $800,000 has been earmarked for a 1.2-mile bike path More...

News

Town backs gun-free schools

Resolution supports legislation banning concealed weapons

The town councilors vowed their support Monday night for a resolution to ban all firearms on school grounds, including gun owners with concealed-carry permits, excluding law enforcement.  More...

TROUBLE WHILE TEXTING

A man in a Chevy Silverado drove off the road into a ditch last Thursday night while southbound on East Shore Road. According to the report, the man was texting when he lost control. He was not injured, police said.   More...

Contamination ebbs, but clam ban persists

The shellfish closure that went into effect at the beginning of March continues to hamper fishermen in Narragansett Bay.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Use East Ferry money for waterfront, other projects

To the editor:  Let me be clear, I am against the proposed East Ferry “improvements.” I agree the lot is the central point of Jamestown; however, if it has such importance, how did it get in such bad shape? More...

Sanctuary resolution was one of tolerance, support

To the editor:  I am so sad to hear some of our fellow Jamestowners seem to misunderstand and oppose the resolution the town council passed March 6.  More...

Backing sanctuary bill not in line with town’s goals

To the editor: In the March 16 edition of The Jamestown Press, I read some clear and well-considered letters by Conrad Henselder and Thomas Bembenek. They prompted me to do a bit of research. More...

Upcoming Events

SENIOR MENU

The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance. Friday, March 24  More...

Lecture Tuesday on how to lower carbon footprint

The mid-March nor’easter forced the cancellation of an environmental lecture at the Chapel of St. John the Divine, but the Saunderstown church has rescheduled the presentation for 7 p.m. Tuesday. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Friends International Film Series: Sur le chemin de l’école(On the Way to School) FrenchSunday, March 19 • 3 p.m.What if the ways that lead to school were brought to the screen? It was an More...

News of Record

Town's proposed shooting ordinances

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The town councilors will consider two ordinances related to target shooting at their April 10 public hearing at Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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