May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Library expansion cost now estimated at about $5.5M

A revised estimate from an architect has put the price tag on the planned expansion and renovation of the library at about $5.5 million. More...

Editorial

Rec center a place of memories, joy

The Jamestown Recreation Center will celebrate its 75th anniversary Saturday so it’s appropriate to honor a place that has meant so much to so many past and current townspeople.  More...

Phrase of the week

Yackety Yack: The British used the imitative word yack for “a snapping sound” as early as 1861 and soon were using it to mean “to talk about.” It took almost another century before Americans began to use yack and then yackety More...

Lyric of the week

Don’t you give me no dirty looks  Your father’s hip, he knows what cooks  Just tell your hoodlum friend outside   You ain’t got time to take a ride  Yakety yak (Don’t talk back)  Jerry Leiber/Mike Stol More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Salve urban historian to give lecture Friday

A Salve Regina professor will discuss his new book about race relations at 6 p.m. May 12 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Army colonel will talk about Afghan conflict

A professor of military strategy at the U.S. Naval War College will discuss the war in Afghanistan at 7 p.m. May 11 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The Rhode Island Board of Elections is determining whether Democrat Fred Pease or Republican Jean MacGregor Brown was elected to the fifth and final council seat, The Jamestown Press reported May 15, 1997.  More...

Obituaries

Jonathan Eells Welles

Jonathan Eells Welles, 62, died suddenly April 17, 2017, at his home in Jamestown due to heart failure. Born in Saranac Lake, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edward O’Malley Welles and Frances Eells Welles, formerly of Washington, D.C. More...

Herbert K. Heintz

Herbert K. More...

BUILDING MEMORIES ACROSS GENERATIONS

TOWN SET TO CELEBRATE REC CENTER’S 75TH BIRTHDAY

It was the early 1960s when Jane Bentley would walk from her family’s $5,600 house on Cliff Walk, down a seaside path along Conanicus Avenue behind Pitcher’s Drug Store, and into the boys’ club across from the ferry landing.  More...

Jamestowner named top principal

Chris Savastano lives in a town with two A-plus schools, but it’s the U-turn he supervised in a struggling city that’s turning heads.  More...

News

Town considers plastic bag ban

On the same night Middletown passed an ordinance banning plastic grocery bags, two Jamestown women asked their town councilors to consider the same measure.  More...

Caterpillars back; damage temporary

Landowners are expected to shriek as the army of gypsy moth caterpillars marches into Jamestown, but state environmental officials are reminding them that no long-term damage is expected.  More...

1952 Farmall tractor gets new home on farm

Machine passed down from Dutras to Brayman family

Long before Newport settlers used Conanicut Island for cattle grazing, the Narragansett Indians had been cultivating the land for centuries. The residents of Jamestown, incorporated in 1678, primarily were farmers and fishermen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reservoirs play key role in community

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East Ferry parking lot only needs minor fixes

To the editor:  I will say it again — let’s repair the sidewalks, road surfaces, railing damage and keep the parking lot at East Ferry as is. It worked well for the last 60 years and it will last 60 more years.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, May 15 6:30 p.m., the board of water and sewer commissions will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall Thursday, May 18 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School Friday, More...

Sheep shearing Saturday afternoon

It’s not spring until the sheep are shorn. Sheep shearers and their trusty scissors will trim Watson Farm’s wooly flock beginning at noon Saturday. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Preschool Story Time • Monday, May 15 • 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 17 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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