February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Public office still a noble endeavor

Like many of our institutions, public service has taken a beating in recent years.  More...

Things are pretty good and getting better

ANOTHER VIEW

“The country is divided. The political rhetoric is getting worse. The world seems to be in a mess.” “Relax, my friend. If you step back from the noise and emotion, you’ll realize things are pretty good.” More...

Phrase of the week

Potshot: Originally the phrase was “a shot for the pot” since it detailed a shot taken at an animal to fill the dinner pot, no matter how close the shooter was. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 8 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School.  Tuesday, Feb. 13 7 p.m., the conservation commission will meet at Town Hall.  Wednesday, Feb. 14 10 a.m., the housing authority will meet at Pemberton Apartments. More...

Annual Wiffle ball game set for Saturday

Although snow still lingers on the Lawn Avenue diamonds, the Jamestown Baseball Association will host its annual Wiffle ball game Saturday, which also means it’s open season for players to register for Cal Ripken Baseball.  More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Grades 3-4 Book Club – Fortune Falls by Jenny Goebel Wednesday, Feb. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Town seeks $6.7M for school repairs

Voters would weigh in on $5.9M bond in November

The town councilors gave their blessing Monday night for the school department to forward a $6.71 million application to the state for infrastructure repairs at the schools in the next five years.  More...

School board budget up 6%; cuts expected

If changes are not made in the upcoming weeks, the school department will ask voters to approve a $12.86 million budget, which is about 6 percent higher than this year’s measure. More...

News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Kate, Forest, 11 months, and Kevin Hoffman took a selfie with The Jamestown Press on a Caribbean beach in Tartane, Martinique. The French island is part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago about 330 miles north of the Venezuelan coast.   More...

Mooring rates stay level in 2018-19 plan

The town council voted Monday to keep harbor rates level for the upcoming boating season.  More...

Melrose a National Blue Ribbon finalist

Melrose School, which has been commended by the state Department of Education for three consecutive years, is now being recognized nationally.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Presentation tonight about foreign policy

A presentation on U.S. foreign policy by a former U.S. Naval War College professor begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Updates on Pell Bridge at chamber breakfast

The executive director of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will discuss renovations to the Pell Bridge at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Bay Voyage Restaurant, 150 Conanicus Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The superintendent of schools expects a surplus of $350,000 when the fiscal years ends, including $102,000 “won in contract negotiations” during tuition discussions with North Kingstown, The Jamestown Press reported Feb. 12, 2004.  More...

Obituaries

Phoebe Raymond Flickinger

Phoebe Raymond Flickinger, 83, of Sea Island, Ga., passed away peacefully Feb. 4, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.  More...

John T. Sugrue

John T. Sugrue, retired R.I. state police, 58, died Feb 1, 2018, after a long battle with malignant pheochromocytoma cancer.  He was the beloved husband of Gemma G. More...