April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning board against redesign of parking lot

A design overhaul of the East Ferry parking lot, which garnered support from the town council in February, informally was rejected last week by the planning commissioners.  More...

Editorial

College incentives can help our town

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Customer service without the customer

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The airline industry is so competitive that upon learning United Airlines dragged a paying passenger off a flight so their employees could enjoy a free ride, Delta played hideand seek with the body of a man on the way to his own funeral. More...

Political Cartoon

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Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, April 27 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School Monday, May 1 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, May 5 7 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall  More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Preschool Story Time Monday, May 1 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, May 3 11:15 a.m. to noon Storytime for 2-5-year-olds along with their parents or caregivers, in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The highest court in Rhode Island has ruled that six Democrats will appear on the ballot in June, The Jamestown Press reported April 27, 1995.  The Supreme Court decided 2-1 the board of canvassers was right to accept nominations filed by the pa More...

Community band takes stage Tuesday

Concert starts at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew's

Under the baton of Don Smith, the Jamestown Community Band will celebrate the end of another long winter with its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave.   More...

WALK TO REMEMBER

FUNDRAISER SUNDAY WILL BENEFIT CANCER RESEARCH

There are hyperbolic miracles, such as the U.S. Olympic hockey team upsetting the Russians at Lake Placid, then there are miracles in nature. More...

News

MARKET BOOM

Exactly a week after 1088 East Shore Road was sold for $5.75 million, Lila Delman Real Estate double-downed by selling another multi-million-dollar property on the same street. More...

Clubhouse could meet its fate at Monday meeting

The town councilors will have to decide on a clubhouse Monday in order for a warrant to appear at the June 5 budget vote.  A new clubhouse at the golf course has been mulled for more than five years. More...

Library takes lesson on lights, camera, action

North Road landmark is starring in commercial

Although it’s always considered show time during Lisa Sheley’s storytelling, there were more lights, camera and action last week than ever before. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Chorus schedules pair of patriotic concerts

The Jamestown Community Chorus will present is spring production, “Songs Americans Sing,” at 4 p.m. May 6 and 3 p.m. May 7 at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave. More...

US senator to discuss federal issues in May

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed will discuss international relations at 6:30 p.m. May 5 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Obituaries

Kenneth R. Silvia

Kenneth R. Silvia, 70, passed away peacefully April 21, 2017, at his home in Jamestown.  Born April 16, 1947, in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of the late Manuel and the late Beatrice (Martin) Silvia.  More...

John Justin Bell

John Justin Bell, of Malden, Mass., unexpectedly passed away on April 19, 2017.  Born in Wakefield on March 30, 1969, he held degrees from Marlboro and Boston colleges.  More...