March 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

School board voted too fast on budget

Two weeks ago, we praised the school committee for its willingness to look in all corners to try and find savings on a budget that would have cost the taxpayers almost 5 percent more than this year’s spending plan.  More...

Phrase of the week

Whoops: This exclamation of dismay or surprise uttered upon stumbling or when one recognizes a mistake first appeared in a 1925 New Yorker cartoon in the form of “whoops-adaisy.” The first known appearance of “whoops” was in a More...

Lyric of the week

Moving on is a chance that you take every time  You try to stay together  Say a word out of line and you find  That the friends you had are gone  Forever, forever   So many faces in and out of my life  Some will last, so More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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State rep will explain grant plan for seniors

Jamestown’s state representative will discuss grant opportunities for senior citizens at 11 a.m. March 8 at the Conanicut Grange, 7 West St.  More...

Piano recital Sunday at Episcopal church

Two foreign musicians will perform on a single piano at 2 p.m. March 4 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Telephones throughout town were silenced for two hours following a power surge that disabled equipment, The Jamestown Press reported March 1, 1990.  More...

$2.9M golf clubhouse is picking up traction

Councilors expected to continue debate, might vote Monday

Despite objections from the golfing community, the majority of town councilors Monday expressed interest in a two-floor clubhouse estimated to cost $2.93 million. More...

Brace for horn’s return in next few weeks, fire chief says

Townspeople will experience a literal blast from the past this month.  Eighteen months after shovels broke ground at the fire station, firefighters are undertaking steps to bring the horn back to Narragansett Avenue. More...

News

Marina gets OK to build ferry landing

The town is supporting plans by Conanicut Marine Services to make ferryboat travel from East Ferry to Newport accessible to wheelchairs by installing a landing for a new 150-passenger vessel.  More...

Volvo Ocean Race will attract raft of visitors

Tourism head encourages businesses to be prepared

Because the Volvo Ocean Race returns to Narragansett Bay in May, state tourism leaders are encouraging businesses to prepare themselves for the influx of international visitors who will descend upon the Sailing Capital of the World.  More...

Feds establishing advisory board to help map Gould Island’s future

The federal government is soliciting the town for volunteers to join an advisory board in charge of vetting restoration plans for Gould Island. More...

Letters to the Editor

Your voice matters in climate change fight

To the editor:  Grover Fugate, executive director of the Coastal Resources Management Council, recently gave an excellent and illuminating presentation at the Jamestown library.  More...

Want gun safety laws? Call your legislators

To the editor:  The Feb. 22 article “Euer backs measure aimed at gun control” should have been headlined “Euer backs measure aimed at gun safety,” a far more accurate description of the measure.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, March 1 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School  Monday, March 5 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, March 6 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the  library  More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, March 7 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...