March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Paiva Weed resigns as Senate president

Teresa Paiva Weed, the first woman to serve as president of the Rhode Island Senate, has resigned from her post four months after being elected to her 13th consecutive term. More...

Editorial

Paiva Weed will be hard act to follow

State Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed announced last week she will be stepping down in May to serve as president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island.  We wish her well and thank her for her quartercentury of service to Jamestown.  More...

Phrase of the week

What a way to run a railroad: This American saying dates to the late 19th century and references a poorly run entity. More...

Lyric of the week

But music was his life, it was not his livelihood. And it made him feel so happy and it made him feel so good. And he sang from his heart, and he sang from his soul. He did not know how well he sang; it just made him whole. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, March 30 6 p.m., the town council will hold a budget hearing with the school committee at Town Hall Monday, April 3 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, April 5 More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Storytime for 2-5 Year Olds Monday, April 3 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, April 5 • 11:15 a.m. More...

News of Record

ISLAND HISTORY

Voters elected five candidates to appear on the GOP ticket in next month’s election for town council, The Jamestown Press reported April 3, 2003.  More...

A TALE OF TWO TOWNS

Target range issue has fervent backers, critics

Nick Robertson grew up a typical Midwestern boy in the 1940s, spending weekends from school with a .22-caliaber rifle in his hand, father by his side. He was in kindergarten the first time he killed an animal. More...

Most nearby communities yet to confront matter directly

Jamestown’s private target ranges make it an anomalyXW among its neighbors, as doesXW the town’s desire to codify how they’re regulated. More...

News

Library trustees hire estimator

Board hopes to have renovation cost soon, start its fundraising campaign

The Jamestown library board of trustees hopes to know next month just how much its planned expansion will cost.  The board has decided to postpone the project to focus on fundraising, but still is unsure what its target number will be. More...

Vaccinate pets for rabies Saturday

The town will vaccinate pets for rabies from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the fire station, 50 Narragansett Ave. Dogs, cats and ferrets at least 6 months old must be vaccinated. The fee is $10 per animal and is payable by cash only. More...

Eating locally is focus of senior’s project

Sophia Primiano will host tasting Saturday

Restaurant week is not the only opportunity this Saturday for hungry Jamestowners to enjoy a prix fixe menu. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Free blues concert is final show of season

Saxophonist Doug James and blues guitarist Willie Laws Jr. will perform at 3 p.m. April 9 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Dodgeball tournament slated for next month

Registration is open for the recreation department’s third annual dodgeball tournament between police officers and the teen center.  The games are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. April 14 at the Lawn School gymnasium, 55 Lawn Ave. More...

Obituaries

Charles Everett Cabral

Charles Everett Cabral, 95, of Jamestown, died March 23, 2017. He was a son of the late Charles S. and Gloria P. (Medeiros) Cabral; and brother of the late Richard G. Cabral and Lily C. Costa. He was the former husband of Eva P. More...