April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Phrase of the week

A coon’s age: The American expression meaning a very long time dates to 1843 and likely is related to the English saying “in a crow’s age.” The American version is more apt since raccoons live up to 13 years, while crows live More...

Lyric of the week

You’re a no good heart breaker You’re a liar and you’re a cheat And I don’t know why I let you do these things to me My friends keep telling me That you ain’t no good  But oh, they don&rsquo More...

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Film about Pell slated at arts center tonight

A documentary about U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell will be screened at 7 p.m. April 20 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Land trust hosting talk on beekeeping tonight

Beekeepers will discuss the Godena Farm honeybee population from 7-8:30 p.m. April 20 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Roadwork on Southwest Avenue has halted because Narragansett Indians are concerned their burial sites could be disturbed, The Jamestown Press reported April 23, 1998.  The state agreed to stop work after John Brown, the tribe’s preservatio More...

Obituaries

Mary L. (Murray) Greiser

Mary L. (Murray) Greiser, 90, of Jamestown, passed away April 15, 2017.  She was the wife of the late Arthur Greiser.  Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Susan (Devlin) Murray.  More...

Salvatore Barbaro Jr.

Salvatore Barbaro Jr., of Oswego Town, N.Y., passed away of natural causes Monday at his home in Rockledge, Fla.  He was born Oct. 13, 1933, in Manhattan, to Salvatore and Dina (Baio) Barbaro.  More...

Town still mulling clubhouse future

Council will study second floor instead of finished basement

Town Administrator Andy Nota and his planning team continue to work with architects and estimators to reach a solution for the golf clubhouse.  More...

Budget with 2.4% increase adopted

Voters to consider $23.7M measure at June 5 meeting

Taxpayers at the financial town meeting will vote for a proposed budget of $23.72 million for fiscal year 2017-18, an increase of nearly $548,000 from the current spending plan.  More...

News

Del’s coming to East Ferry

Despite two resisting councilors and a Ferry Wharf business owner with vocal apprehensions, a Del’s Lemonade stand will be camped behind the bus stop near memorial square for the summer. More...

HOME FETCHES $5.75M

Northpoint, a 1.6-acre stone and shingle cottage located on the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, was sold last week for $5.75 million. The sale of 1088 East Shore Road is the second highest in Rhode Island this year. More...

Decorating bowls to fight world hunger spoonful at a time

Help the cause Saturday during free workshop

Forty-six years after the United Nations began celebrating World Food Day, two art teachers in Michigan brainstormed a creative way to fight hunger.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Town council has acted beyond its authority

To the editor:  I find it alarming that in the past two months the Jamestown Town Council has rendered decisions that many residents may consider overreaches of their vested authority.  More...

Councilors’ priorities need to be refocused

To the editor:  I would like to address two pieces of business given to us by our town council this year to date.  More...

Target shooting decision has widened rift in town

To the editor:  I consider myself a sports enthusiast. These sports include soccer, basketball, baseball, snowboarding, and mountain biking.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, April 20 7 p.m., the school board will meet at Melrose School Tuesday, April 25 7 p.m., the zoning board will meet at Town Hall   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Lego Thursdays Thursday, April 27 and May 4 • 3-4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to Lego Club. Participants 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, even if an older sibling is present. More...

Firefighter talk Wednesday at library

A firefighter will discuss home safety during the Jamestown Shores Association’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 26 at the library, 26 North Road. All residents of Jamestown are welcome to share information, concerns and ideas.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   More...