Landfill design

Regarding the Jamestown Landfill 50 Percent Design, as discussed in the public comment session on Wednesday evening, Feb. 1, at the library, it appears to these Jamestown Shores homeowners that the main question is, Why build a highway barn in a location that has even the remotest possibility of leading to contamination of our drinking water supply? Why build it […]

Sailing Lecture Series begins next week

Experienced blue-water sailor Stephen Lirakis will kick off the Sailing Lecture Series Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown library. Lirakis will give a colorful slide presentation and talk comparing the 2003 and 2005 Atlantic crossing challenges. He will share his experiences in the 2003 Daimler Chrysler North Atlantic Challenge in which he raced on Lawrence Huntington’s Snow […]

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High blood pressure topic of talk tonight On Thursday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 8 p.m., the Friends of the Jamestown Library will host “High Blood Pressure: How to Beat the Silent Killer” presented by Lifespan Community Health Center. According to the American Heart Association, one in three adult Americans have high blood pressure also known as hypertension. Nearly one […]

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Valentine’s Day — Things ain’t what they used to be

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand Valentine’s Day — Things ain’t what they used to be Have you ever noticed how we generally take the less significant holiday celebrations for granted? We more or less go with the flow, and if a good time is to be had, we make the best of it, party hard, then go […]

Duty to educate

The suggestion by City Council member Bill Kelly to close the Lawn Avenue School is very seriously in error, but not simply for his uncertain arithmetic. What he has failed to consider and what is really the fundamental consideration is: What kind of community will Jamestown be in the future? I suggest that having the middle school is an absolutely […]

Extreme budget cuts

Each Thursday, I find myself hurrying home to read any and all articles regarding the state of opinions surrounding our schools’ budget. As the mother of a two-year-old and a three-year-old, who will attend school shortly, I find that my heart is often in my throat each time I read many of the articles. There seems to be some very […]


A matter of principal

At our Jan. 19 School Committee meeting, a representative of the teachers’ union raised the question of how the superintendent can recommend adding an administrator when the School Committee’s response to declining enrollment has been to close classrooms and reduce staff. The question is reasonable and thoughtful and begs an answer to the question: What is the School Committee thinking? […]

‘Should I incorporate?’ Learn more at next chamber breakfast talk

‘Should I incorporate?’ Learn more at next chamber breakfast talk The next session of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce Winter Breakfast Series will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Bay Voyage, 150 Conanicus Ave. The event will feature representatives from the chamber’s legal and accounting communities who will discuss the pros and cons […]

This week in Island history

Week of February 9

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 25, 50, 75, and 100 years ago from the Newport Daily News comes from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, February 7, 1906: The prospects for an ice crop are increasing. The local icemen report […]

Parents offered a chance to get cyber smart

Join Paul C. Graf, special agent with the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, on Monday, Feb. 13, for an introduction to the communication and learning tools available on the Internet and become aware of the positive and negative results of their use by children. The presentation will be held at 7p.m. at the Curtis Corner Middle School in Wakefield. Sponsored […]