February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Council approves Fort Getty architect, urges transparency

Following the elimination of 15 campsites in December 2012, there has been a peaceful hiatus from major debate involving Fort Getty. A council meeting last week, however, could be a sign the silence will be interrupted in 2018. More...

Editorial

Tough calls ahead for school board

The Jamestown School Committee still has a few weeks left to determine its final 2018- 19 budget and, by the looks of it so far, the members have their work cut out for them. More...

Phrase of the week

Acid test: Dating to frontier American times, it refers to when peddlers determined the gold content of objects by applying nitric acid. More...

Lyric of the week

I think of you every night and day.  You took my heart, then you took my pride away.  I hate myself for loving you.  Can’t break free from the things that you do.  I want to walk but I run back to you, that’s why  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Constituency meeting with Ruggiero Tuesday

The state representative for District 74 will discuss pending legislation during a forum at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the senior center, 6 West St.  Rep. More...

Opening reception for art exhibit next week

The opening reception for a show sponsored by the Conanicut Island Art Association is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

School board gets to work on budget cuts

Increase for 2018-19 still almost 5% compared to this year’s plan

Fewer field trips and a larger slice of the surplus are among the changes that have reduced the taxpayers’ portion of the school district’s proposed budget by $171,042 for 2018-19.  “The reductions are incredibly creative,&rdqu More...

Senior center sees change in leadership

They may share a last name, but the two newest faces at the senior center have more in common — their passion for the town’s largest demographic.  Senior coordinator Betsey Anderson and meal coordinator Carrie   More...

News

Recognition widespread in town

Nota, Ruggiero and wastewater site are honored

Less than a month after the feds nominated Melrose School as a National Blue Ribbon School, Jamestown and its leaders continue to be recognized, from the State House to the sewage plant.  More...

Mello: Motives in burglaries not all the same

Police say keep lights on when leaving house

Police Chief Ed Mello said a series of burglaries over the past 15 months represent a “range of concern,” emphasizing the diverse circumstances surrounding nine break-ins since November 2016. More...

Hall wins best-in-show in Newport for second time

Jamestown artist garners top prize from among 319 submissions

For the second time in three years, a Jamestown sculptor has been named best-in-show at the Newport Art Museum for an installation that reaches beyond aesthetics. More...

Letters to the Editor

Mello talk on recent break-ins informative

To the editor:  Thumbs up to Chief Edward Mello on his excellent forum regarding the recent spate of home burglaries.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Feb. 15 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School  Tuesday, Feb. 20 6:30 p.m., the tree committee will meet at Town Hall 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE MONDAY, FEB. 19 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENTS DAY. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Fred Pease was below deck in his 64-foot workboat when he heard a distress signal. Moments later, he jumped onto the Fort Wetherill dock just as a 13-story-tall transport ship rammed into the pier, The Jamestown Press reported Feb. 15, 1990. More...