Issues facing Congress much the same

Rhode Island has just gotten more influential in the nation’s capital. Second-term congressman David Cicilline has been appointed to a seat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee. The seat opened in May 2013 when U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, of North Carolina, was named by President Obama to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Cicilline, who also sits on the House […]

Police Log

From Feb. 4 to Feb. 10, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 396 calls for service, resulting in 216 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. The police also responded to 18 emergency calls, four animal complaints, seven parking complaints and three alarms. Officers conducted 38 traffic stops, resulting in nine traffic citations. Felony assault Timothy E. Gillissie, […]

Ila J. Laremore

Ila J. Laremore, of Jamestown, and formerly of Barrington, passed away Feb. 4, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the Rev. Richard T. Laremore and the late Douglas Johnston. Born in Barrington, she was the daughter of the late Emanuel and Esther May (Barrows) Winterbottom. Ila was a wonderful mother who enjoyed spending time […]

Riding the rail

Music at Melrose

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Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, Feb. 13 Juice cup, chicken cacciatore, tortellini, zucchini, sliced peaches, turkey and cheese on rye 7:15 a.m., kickboxing, Jamestown Fitness, $8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark8 a.m., booty barre, Jamestown Fitness, $8:30 a.m., Mass, St. […]

Woodworker goes from sales to cedar

From planning to construction, homeowners looking to add some cedar to their lives now have a woodworker right here in town. Longtime islander Jeff Bush of Clinton Avenue recently became the sole proprietor of Cedar Works, a company that specializes in designing, restoring and installing fences, arbors, pergolas and outdoor showers. In all his work, Bush employs cedar wood, a […]

Legal Notice


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING FEBRUARY 25, 2014, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE ISLAND AT 7:00 P.M. UPON THE FOLLOWING: Appeal of Don E. Wineberg, et al, relating to property which is located at 334 Beavertail Rd., and further identified as Assessor’s Plat 12, […]

East Bay legislation would axe Sakonnet toll

A group of East Bay legislators on Tuesday submitted legislation to create a predictable statewide funding source for roads and bridges without a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The legislation creates a new infrastructure trust fund using a number of existing revenue streams to create a pool of funding for the maintenance of all state-controlled roads and bridges. The […]