April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Town, RITBA should talk joint solar plan

While some may be rejoicing at the word the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority has abandoned its solar array plan at Taylor Point, this is not the time to dance upon graves. More...

Phrase of the week

Zigged when I should have zagged: This is credited to boxer Jack Roper after being knocked out in a 1939 fight against Joe Louis. More...

Lyric of the week

All the things that I’ve been thinking  All the things that I should know  Up until now, I’ve been going  Just as fast as I can go  But now I’m gonna be slowin’ down  Before life has completely gone&nb More...

Letters to the Editor

No-feeding ordinance right to be enforced

To the editor:  An article in the March 29 edition of The Jamestown Press, “Cat killed by coyote off East Shore” caught my attention.  More...

Have separate votes on three bond issues

To the editor:  The Jamestown Press dated April 5 states the town councilors have decided “to merge library, clubhouse and schools into a single vote” on the Nov. 6 ballot.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, April 12 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School  Monday, April 16 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at town hall  Tuesday, April 17 7 p.m., the tree committee meets at the library   More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Grades 5 & 6 Book Club Wednesday, April 18 3-4 p.m. Flying Lessons and Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh More...

Obituaries

John F. Cullinan Jr.

John F. Cullinan Jr., 65, of North Kingstown, passed away suddenly April 7, 2018.  More...

Bridge authority nixes solar project

Cites lack of support by town council as reason for scrapping it

Environmentalists are taking a victory lap after plans for a solar farm at Taylor Point were sent to the chopping block. More...

Revised budget lowers tax rate increase to 2%

Tiptoeing up to the state’s tax levy ceiling, both town and school officials delivered optimistic updates Tuesday night that could cut a dime from the proposed 29-cent tax hike.  “We like when these numbers go down,” said Krist More...

News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Katie, from left, Susan, William and Hudson Sellers took The Jamestown Press to the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada, for spring break. More...

Mello tabbed for task force on gun safety by governor

Ed Mello, Jamestown’s police chief who led the charge for a so-called red flag law in Rhode Island, has been appointed by Gov. More...

Library to come alive with luck of the Irish

Ed McGuirl, Slackwater String Band will take the stage Sunday

While April 15 is the traditional deadline for filing taxes, since it falls on a Sunday this year, the federal government has extended the deadline by 48 hours. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

Full Story

Security presentation tonight at the library

A representative from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will discuss mass shootings at 7 p.m. April 12 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Baptists to host opioid presentation Tuesday

The Samaritans of Rhode Island will sponsor a presentation about opioid abuse at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Despite reservations by professional staff, the town councilors tentatively approved measures that will ease regulations for municipal water connections, The Jamestown Press reported April 18, 2003.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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