April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Keep golf clubhouse at reasonable cost

Projects for a town are like food at a buffet — a lot of them look good, but if you fill your plate, are you taking on more than you can handle?  More...

Phrase of the week

Old fuddy duddy: The phrase for a stuffy, fussy, old-fashioned person first was recorded in 1904 and mainly was confined to New England. More...

Lyric of the week

And I remember what she said to me How she swore that it never would end I remember how she held me oh so tight Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then  Bob Seger Against The Wind (1980)   More...

Letters to the Editor

Constant dollar budget increase not needed

To the editor:  When a politician is confronted with a question he doesn’t want to answer, the standard response is to change the subject; ask a different question; put the questioner on the defensive.  More...

Use surplus to hold the line on tax rate

To the editor:  We have a great regard of Jamestown and our neighbors.  Our town administrator and council have become complacent with going through the motions of budget review and recommending increases beyond inflation.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, April 17 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall  Wednesday, April 19 7 p.m., the planning board will meet at Town Hall  Thursday, April 20 7 p.m., the school board will meet Melrose School   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Monday, April 17 2 p.m. Biomes Biomes specializes in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Space is limited to 30. Register online. More...

Starfish, snakes and spider crab to visit library

The library is offering a slate of hands-on presentations for children featuring a variety of animals to coincide with their spring break from school. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

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

‘We ride for those who died’

Policeman readies for trip to D.C.

He’ll be riding the same distance to reach the same destination on the same bicycle, but for Ron Jacobson, nothing will be the same. More...

News

Town eyes $23.7M 2017-18 budget

Council slated to vote on plan Monday

The town councilors at their meeting Monday are expected to adopt a proposed budget of approximately $23.7 million for fiscal year 2017-18, representing a $548,000 hike from the current spending plan.  More...

Czech businessman learning the ropes

A native Czech who immigrated to America as a political refugee a half century ago is setting up shop with an emphasis on Jamestown’s most popular pastime — sailing.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

America Way residents Elizabeth and Alice Adler took The Jamestown Press to Hogwarts Castle at Harry Potter World in Universal Studios, Orlando, Fla. In the popular novels by J.K. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Easter egg hunt slated for Saturday morning

The Jamestown Women’s Club will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 15 at Godena Farm, 891 North Road.  More...

Olympian reads from newest novel tonight

An award-winning writer from Jamestown will discuss her upcoming book at 7 p.m. April 13 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

A veteran police officer may face disciplinary action for firing a shot inside the police station in September, The Jamestown Press reported April 18, 1996. More...

Obituaries

Thomas H. Wright

Thomas H. Wright, 65, passed away April 8, 2017.  He was the husband of Diane L. (Lawrence) Wright.  Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Harold B. and Lillian H. (Studley) Wright.  Mr. More...

Theodore J. Smayda

Theodore J. Smayda, 85, died peacefully April 5 at home surrounded by his beloved wife, Marilyn (Miller,) and loving family.  Born in Peckville, Pa., he was the son of Theodore and Julia (Gnall) Smayda.  More...