February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Move to open Dutch Island still facing hurdles

Jump-started by a suggestion from Councilman Gene Mihaly, the town is moving forward with its plan to open Dutch Island in collaboration with the state.  Despite enthusiasm from both sides, however, the financial specifics remain blurred, especi More...

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Learn to build lantern at arts center workshops

Three workshops are scheduled for children to build lanterns for the March 2 parade: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 25, 4:30-6 p.m. Feb. 27 and 4:30-6 p.m. March 1 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 17 Valley St. More...

Chorus needs research from World War I era

The Jamestown Community Chorus will host a brainstorming session for its spring production at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Upcoming Events

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Feb. 28 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Feb. 27 7 p.m., the zoning board of review will meet at Town Hall  Thursday, March 1 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School   More...

Breaking News - 2/22/2018 9:15 AM

Meeting Monday on golf clubhouse

Two designs will be presented to council

The town council agreed at Tuesday's meeting to convene at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, to consider a replacement for the dilapitated clubhouse at the Jamestown Golf Course. More...

School board adopts $13.4M budget

Proposal would cost taxpayers 4.7% more than this year’s plan

Reflecting the biggest increase since 2006, the school committee adopted a $13.4 million budget last Thursday that would cost taxpayers 4.7 percent more than this year’s spending plan. More...

Council awards $419,360 bid to fix parking lot

Overhauling the municipal parking lot at East Ferry took the next step Tuesday night with the town council’s unanimous decision to hire Cardi Corporation as the contractor.  The winning bid from Cardi was $419,360, more than $18,000 less t More...

News

Town joins lawsuit vs. big pharma

Drug overdoses have been responsible for 1,679 deaths since May 2011, according to the state Department of Health, which means an average of 21 Rhode Islanders are buried monthly from abuse. More...

East Bay Met student raising money for her humanitarian trip to Bolivia

A Jamestown student at the East Bay Met School wants to expand her humanitarian portfolio, but unlike her past endeavors, this charitable trip requires an investment.  Because of travel expenses, Helen Van Cleef is asking the community for suppo More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Beach Avenue’s Lauren and Makenzie Moriarty took The Jamestown Press to the Rock of Cashel in Ireland. Reputedly the site of King Aenghus’ baptism by St. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The school committee voted to split its two schools into separate entities, The Jamestown Press reported Feb. 28, 2002. More...

Obituaries

Philip Calcina

Philip Calcina, a longtime resident of Jamestown, passed away Feb. 3, 2018, of Alzheimer’s disease, at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Hanne G. More...

Jannette “Jan” MacKenzie Bergeron

Jannette “Jan” MacKenzie Bergeron died Feb. 16, 2018, peacefully at her home in Lititz, Pa., with family at her side. More...