Memorial Service

The family of John W. Champlin, of Jamestown and Crystal River, Fla., will hold a memorial service for him on Saturday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church in Jamestown. It will be followed immediately by an interment service at Cedar Cemetery. Champlin, a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, died on Oct. 12, 2013. […]

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Career fair for teens in North Kingstown

Guidance counselors at North Kingstown High will host a forum for high-school students and their parents on Wednesday, March 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is an opportunity for teens to begin their planning process for life after high school. There will be a fair in the gymnasium featuring NCAA compliance officers, vocational schools, military branches and more […]

Islander’s Welsh corgi prepares for agility championship

Jamestown’s Marjorie Cottle said this week she and her Pembroke Welsh corgi, Becky, are heading off to Harrisburg, Penn., to compete in the American Kennel Club’s 18th agility championship. In an agility competition, dogs race over an obstacle course, climb ladders, race through tunnels and soar over jumps. Their people, called handlers, run the course with them. In the event, […]

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Town Meetings

Thursday, March 205:30 p.m., the Town Council and School Committee will meet duringa budget workshop at Town Hall7 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, March 257 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review will meet at Town Hall

Julie Swistak Maloney

Julie Swistak Maloney, 43, of Saunderstown, passed away peacefully March 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Sean P. Maloney for 16 years. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Mark W. Sr. and Deborah (Anderson) Swistak of Jamestown. Julie received a degree in environmental life sciences and the president’s award from the […]


In support of House bill 7026

Every spring I testify in support of bills that would move the teacher layoff notification date from March 1 to a date later in the school year. This year’s bill (H-7026), sponsored by Rep. Deb Ruggiero, extends the notification requirement for non-renewal of teachers from March 1 to June 1. On March 1 of any given year, there remain many […]

Lawmakers try to combat thefts at farms

With the continued growth of farming and agricultural industries in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin authored legislation at the request of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau that would create a statute for the larceny of farm products and livestock. The legislation, sponsored by Westerly Rep. Samuel Azzinaro, provides a new criminal offense of larceny of a farm product. […]