May 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Phrase of the week

Crocodile tears: Meaning superficial sympathy or a false, insincere display of emotion, the phrase derives from a belief crocodiles moaned and cried to attract sympathy and then snatched and ate its prey. More...

Lyric of the week

It’s tooth for tooth and eye for eye We hide our hearts and then we won’t say why It’s truth for truth and lie for lie Such is the language of love   Dan Fogelberg The Language of Love (1984)   More...

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About Town

U.S. senator will discuss diplomacy tomorrow

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

Mother’s Day concert to feature string quartet

A string quartet will perform alongside the University of Rhode Island’s resident pianist at 2 p.m. May 14 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Local landscaper to give talk about native plants

A presentation by a landscape architect on native plants begins at 2 p.m. More...

News of Record

MEETINGS

Thursday, May 4  7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School  Tuesday, May 9  5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library  Wednesday, May 10  7 p.m., the harbor commission will meet at Town Hal More...

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING MAY 23, 2017, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING:   More...

BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW RICHARD BOREN, CHAIRMAN CHRIS COSTA, ZONING OFFICER

This meeting location is accessible to the physically challenged. Hearing or speech impaired individuals requiring the services of an interpreter should call 1-800-745- 5555 not less than 3 business days prior to the meeting. More...

Council tables clubhouse decision

Estimate relies on assumptions; more detailed plan needed

Taxpayers won’t have the opportunity to approve a bond for a new clubhouse at the financial town meeting, the town councilors unanimously voted Monday night.  The measure was tabled pending further cost estimates. More...

LIBRARY RENOVATION

Projected cost may top $4.3M

While the town councilors are grappling with ways to trim the fat from a proposed $2 million clubhouse, library officials are receiving a crash course in the soaring rates of municipal construction.  More...

News

Potential for litigation between councilors, library board exists

Whatever is plaguing the relationship between the town and the library board of trustees will, for now, remain behind closed doors.  More...

Language lessons turn to crash course in leprosy

Erica Lush returns home from humanitarian mission

Erica Lush always intended to do humanitarian work abroad, but it wasn’t until last fall that the perfect opportunity presented itself.  More...

Singers will showcase stars and stripes

Audiences will have two opportunities this weekend to sing the songs Americans sing.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Target shooting ban ends era of shared family times

To the editor:  “Behind the farmhouse, in the woods, my family and I love to go out on warm summer days to shoot at targets on our farm. Buried in a woodchip pile, various objects like cans, boxes and a flipping target sit. More...

East Ferry parking lot is fine just the way it is now

To the editor:  Donald Richardson’s letter to the editor (March 9) contained many valid points that should be heeded in planning for East Ferry.  More...

Town leadership is out of touch with community

To the editor:  I am deeply concerned that our leadership has strayed far away from traditional Jamestown values.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Lawn School was evacuated after a bomb threat was received, The Jamestown Press reported May 4, 2000.  More...