October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Halloween brings old favorites, new traditions to island

Foam pit, pumpkin-carving display and parade are on tap for children

From pirates to princesses, Dorothy to Dracula, the village will be the focus of fantasy Tuesday during the annual Halloween celebration sponsored by the town. More...

Editorial

School fixes pricey but must be done

According to local officials, Lawn and Melrose schools need about $8.5 million in repairs. While that’s about half of the approximately $16.3 million an independent state audit recommended, it’s still a very large number. More...

Marijuana use must be kept limited

In recent weeks, you may have heard discussion regarding the regulation of marijuana and the proposed changes to the zoning ordinance here in Jamestown. I felt it was worthy of clarifying some points of the discussion. More...

Phrase of the week

Give no quarter: In war, a victor gives no quarter (or takes no prisoners) when they show no mercy and refuses to spare the life of a vanquished opponent in return for their unconditional surrender. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Nov. 2 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Halloween Party - Thursday, Oct. 26 - 4-5 p.m. Grades K-4. Costumes are encouraged. Registration is required. Limited to 40. More...

Obituaries

Robert Paul Horne

Robert Paul Horne, 78, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 21, 2017. Bob was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Lila May (Albert) and Berry Horne. More...

C. Lloyd (Tommy) Thomas

C. Lloyd (Tommy) Thomas, 83, of Barton, England, and formerly of Lincoln and Concord, Mass., died of heart failure Sept. 1 at the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, England. More...

Schools apply for $8.5M in repairs

State approval doesn’t mandate work, but opens door for reimbursement

New roofs, upgraded heating systems, asbestos removal and safer fuel tanks highlight an $8.5 million plan submitted to the state last week by the school district. More...

Town set to dump $6.5M off its books

Bond money stems from wind turbine

Despite a rabid plea by town officials to reject the referendum, voters in November 2010 approved a multi-million-dollar bond to construct a wind turbine. More...

Kids can donate candy to help troops

Halloween isn’t officially part of the season of giving, but local children still can get in the spirit by donating some of their candy to U.S. More...

News

Lawn , Melrose commended by state

Twenty-eight schools have been commended by the Rhode Island Department of Education, including Melrose and Lawn, which makes Jamestown the only district with 100 percent of its schools recognized.  Melrose School, which was commended for the t More...

Police: Be on lookout for man breaking into cars

Police are warning residents to lock their cars after a man was witnessed casing the town for unlocked doors.  More...

Egyptian serving sushi along the seashore

Taste of Far East brought to town at Bay Voyage

After nearly a decade mastering his craft in the North Pacific, a native Egyptian is now concocting his culinary creations on the coast of the world’s second largest ocean. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Rec department plans Saturday trip to Six Flags

A field trip for middle-schoolers to Six Flags departs the recreation center at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 28 for Agawam, Mass.  More...

Central Baptist actors presenting ‘Our Town’

The CBC Players will perform “Our Town” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3-4 and 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The schools no longer will celebrate Halloween unless it is taught within the context of the curriculum, The Jamestown Press reported Oct. 30, 1997.  More...