December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Class assignment sparks teen to pen letters to newspapers

Lucas O’Reilly didn’t have to look — or smell — very far to find the subject for a letter to the editor published in his hometown newspaper last month.  More...

About Town

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Community band set for concert Tuesday

The Jamestown Community Band will perform its Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. More...

Holiday market opens at arts center Friday

More than four dozen artists will showcase their work during a holiday market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The police officers’ union unanimously voted in favor of a new station across from the golf course opposed to a site at 44 Southwest Ave., The Jamestown Press reported Dec. 7, 1989.  More...

Obituaries

William A. “Bill” Clarke

William A. “Bill” Clarke, 100, of Fairfax, Va. and formerly of Jamestown, R.I., passed away peacefully Dec. 1, 2017, with his family at his side. More...

Carl C. DeVellis

Carl C. DeVellis, 24, of Jamestown, passed away Dec. 3, 2017. More...

Charles H."‘Chuck’ Spinney

Charles H. “Chuck” Spinney,   64, of Newport, passed away suddenly Nov.  29, 2017.  Born in South  Kingstown, he was the son of the late Herbert R. and Madeline (Farrell) Spinney.   He was a U.S. More...

New senator outlines ’18 legislative agenda

Euer has first local constituent meeting since win

Dawn Euer, the new state senator for District 13, wants to prepare for rising seas while making sure senior citizens get to their doctor’s appointments on time.  More...

Council set to decide marijuana regulations

Commercial uses is topic of Monday’s public hearing

A public hearing before the town councilors is scheduled Monday to determine if the commercialization of marijuana should be banned by the town’s zoning ordinance. More...

News

Town delays work at South Pond dam

Repairs to the South Pond dam, which the state is mandating, will not begin until July at the earliest.  “There is a risk that one or two storms could impact our work area and cause damage to the remaining earthen dam,” said Mike Gra More...

Buddhist scholar wants eyes wide open

Native Tibetan is fighting to improve vision of his neighbors in Nepal

The enduring effects of peace, love, kindness and compassion, along with everything else that is positive in human nature, from ethics to aspirations, are achievable when combined with the power of patience, according to Dr. More...

New state law will wrest control of wetlands decisions from town

A soon-to-be enacted state law regulating setbacks from freshwater wetlands, which is expected to be more lenient for homeowners, will supersede the town’s zoning ordinance.   More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Dec. 7 7 p.m., the school committee meets at Lawn School  Monday, Dec. 11 5:30 p.m., budget work session with town council and school committee at Town Hall 6:30 p.m., the town council meets at Town Hall   More...

JAMESTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

Youth and Teen Programs — Winter Schedule

JAMESTOWN TEEN CENTER   Nothing to do after school … join us at the Jamestown Teen Center! Our afterschool program is located at the Recreation Center, Monday through Friday between 2-7pm.  More...

JAMESTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

Adult Programs — Winter Schedule

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