April 5, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Thanks for the care, Dr. Joseph England

After more than three decades practicing medicine in town, Dr. More...

Bipartisan bill addresses opioid concerns

ANOTHER VIEW

Every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from withdrawal because the mother is grappling with addiction.  More...

Phrase of the week

Aficionado: Now meaning someone who is passionate or knowledgeable about a topic, it originally referred to a devoted bullfighting fan. It stems from the past participle of the Spanish verb aficionado, which means “to inspire affection.” More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, April 5 3:30 p.m., the seniors working group will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, April 10 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library 6 p.m., the town council (budget workshop) will meet at Town Hall 7 p.m., the conserv More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Grades 3-4 Book Club – Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell Wednesday, April 11 3-4 p.m. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Lori Leonardo, a Republican hopeful for school committee, is appealing a decision by the board of canvassers that rejected her “candidacy because she is not a qualified elector,” The Jamestown Press reported April 10, 1997.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Breaking News - 4/5/2018 2:58 PM

Bridge agency kills solar project

The state bridge agency’s controversial plan to install a 267-kilowatt solar farm at Taylor Point has been axed.    More...

$9.8M question will appear on ballot this fall

Council decides to merge library, clubhouse and schools into single vote

A single vote by taxpayers in November will determine the futures of four publicly owned facilities, the town councilors decided Monday night.  More...

Dr. England retires with generations of fond memories

Friday was bittersweet for Dr. Joseph England. After 34 years practicing medicine on Southwest Avenue, the family physician hung up his stethoscope for a woodwind.  More...

News

Tax levy increase close to state’s 4 percent cap

Heading for the homestretch of budget season, the town councilors will have to keep their eyes on 3.82 percent, which represents the proposed increase to the tax levy for 2018-19.  More...

Where are you going, where have you been?

Military students use maps to locate former homes

Military students at Melrose School had the whole world in their hands Tuesday morning. More...

Town tapped for all-star tournament

For the second consecutive season, the hardball diamond on the school grounds will host 10-year-old all-stars from across Rhode Island during the Cal Ripken Baseball tournament in late June.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Afternoon of knitting is slated for Saturday

An afternoon of knitting, crocheting and companionship is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. April 7 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Garden club will meet for first time Monday

The Quononoquott Garden Club will host its first meeting of the year at 1 p.m. April 9 at St. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Edward Greubel (Whitford)

Joseph Edward Greubel (Whitford), 58, of St. Louis, Mo., passed into spirit Jan. 17, 2018, in his home after a courageous 10-year battle with brain cancer.  More...