January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Coyote issue needs a patient resolution

The recent report of two dogs fighting with a coyote at Beavertail State Park is just the latest example of issues residents have been having with the wild animals.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Phrase of the week

La-di-da: Used to describe a very affected person or action, it dates to the mid-19th century. It was popularized by an 1880 British music hall song with the line: “He wears a penny flower in his coat, La-di-da!”   More...

Letters to the Editor

No need to publicly shame Feinstein

To the editor:  How sad it is that someone in a position of power in Jamestown should find it appropriate to publicly name-call anyone.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Jan. 9 5 p.m., the library board of trustees meets at the library 7 p.m., the conservation commission meets at Town Hall  Wednesday, Jan. 10 10 a.m., the housing authority meets at Pemberton Apartments   More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The removal of Indian remains from an ancient burial site beneath pavement on Antham Street drew an angry response from the Narragansett tribe, The Jamestown Press reported Jan. 6, 1995. More...

Obituaries

Donna Kane (Linton)

Donna Kane (Linton), 67, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Dec. 29, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Braden B. More...

Richard L. O’loughlin Jr.

Richard L. O’loughlin Jr., 61, passed into eternal rest Dec. 18, 2017, at Kent County Memorial Hospital after a two-year battle with heart failure.  More...

Disputes ranged from guns to golf

2017: A LOOK BACK

Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series outlining the biggest stories of 2017. This week takes a look at some of the controversial issues in town this past year. More...

Library board quashes $5M plan to expand

Study: Potential donors will not pledge enough

Plans to expand the library on North Road have come to a screeching halt after trustees learned their biggest potential donors were lukewarm to supporting the $5 million design. More...

News

Skipper Enright sits out leg to Hong Kong

With Bristol native Charlie Enright stateside dealing with a family medical emergency, his former Brown University teammate has been named skipper of the American boat for the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.  More...

Fair Trade Winds set to close Jan. 15

A downtown Jamestown retailer has become a victim of the Internet shopping age. More...

NEW GARDEN CLUB OFFICERS

The Quononoquott Garden Club elected its 2018-19 officers during a mid-December holiday luncheon at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Deadline looming for photography exhibit

Artists must submit their work for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s juried photography show from 3:30-7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

State coastal expert to discuss climate change

The executive director of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council will discuss climate change at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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