May 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Decision for joint bond is bad policy, insulting to voters

ANOTHER VIEW

Taking away people’s ability to choose an up-or-down vote on individual bond referendums is not good policy.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Phrase of the week

Deadbeat: The saying for someone who doesn’t pay their debts was inspired in the mid-1800s by hoboes who didn’t pay their way and rode trains for free.   More...

Letters to the Editor

All-or nothing vote an injustice to town

To the editor:  Having just returned from an out-of-state trip and reading The Jamestown Press’ April 5 account of the town council’s bond decision, I want to commend the council for placing the referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot.  More...

RITBA should pay fee in lieu of taxes

To the editor:  In reference to the solar array, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority needs to be reminded the Jamestown Town Council only followed the law and the authority’s failure to make a payment in lieu of taxes can’ More...

Best way to fight a bully is to vote no

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Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, May 3 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School  Monday, May 7 7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, May 8 5 p.m., the library board of  trustees will meet at the library  More...

CIAA annual meeting scheduled for May 10

The deadline is Friday to RSVP for the Conanicut Island Art Association’s 44th annual meeting, a celebration at the Bay Voyage Restaurant that will include a silent auction to benefit artists with developmental disabilities.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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

Town to reconsider $9.8M bond plan

Backlash from residents may sway council to separate into three votes

The controversial $9.8 million bond referendum, which would bundle three projects into a single question in November, will be revisited by the town councilors at their meeting Monday night. More...

Community chorus to honor 100th anniversary of end of WWI

A German-singing history teacher and audio recordings of century-old poems will underscore a concert this weekend to commemorate the Great War.  The Jamestown Community Chorus will perform their spring production, “Over There: A Remembranc More...

News

Phase one finishing up at East Ferry

Reconstruction of the East Ferry parking lot will be halted for a summer-long hiatus just in time for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to arrive in Narragansett Bay.  Workers are putting the finishing touches on phase one of the $420,000 project, whic More...

Godena carrying on family tradition

Teen working on Eagle Scout project at Conanicut Island Sanctuary

A Boy Scout whose family has left a mark on Jamestown’s agricultural history is continuing that legacy by restoring the habitat at the Conanicut Island Sanctuary.  More...

EAST SHORE HOME TOP SALE SO FAR

Seaside, a waterfront retreat at 5 Court St., sold for $4.2 million last week, making it the second-highest sale in Rhode Island for 2018. Lila Delman Real Estate represented the seller and facilitated for the buyer.  More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Presentation to reveal importance of insects

An award-winning horticulturist will host a presentation on backyard entomology at 3 p.m. May 6 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Community band on stage Tuesday night

The Jamestown Community Band will perform its spring concert at 7 p.m. May 8 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The town council discussed a committee report on the potential next steps for a new clubhouse at the golf course, reported The Jamestown Press May 3, 2012.  More...

Obituaries

Robert Joseph Florentino

Robert Joseph Florentino, 91, died peacefully at Newport Hospital April 27 after a brief illness.  He was pre-deceased by his wife of 60 years, Paula (Tierney) Florentino. He was the son of the late Frank G. More...