May 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Kudos to council for change on bond vote

Too often today, politicians stick to their positions out of fear of angering their base rather than in response to the wants of the majority of their constituents.  More...

Giving up coins is penny foolish

ANOTHER VIEW

Now that the nation has a $1.3 trillion budget, lawmakers can resume debate about whether to pinch pennies.  More...

Phrase of the week

Tall drink of water: Meaning an attractive person, it derives from the earlier phrase “long drink of water,” which in turn, stems from the Scottish phrase lang drink. More...

Letters to the Editor

Time to stand up and speak for one’s beliefs

To the editor:  I enjoyed reading the letters regarding the town council’s proposed “bundling” of issues for a November referendum, probably because I agreed whole-heartedly with their negative response to that proposal.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Monday, May 14 9:30 a.m., the board of canvassers will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, May 15 6:30 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library   More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The American Civil Liberties Union is urging the police department to stop providing a traffic detail during Catholic services at St. Mark Church, The Jamestown Press reported May 16, 2002.  More...

Obituaries

Linda G. (Merola) Mecca

Linda G. (Merola) Mecca, 75, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully May 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Stephen J. More...

Vestas captures bronze in leg to Newport

After about 5,700 nautical miles of racing from Itajai, Brazil, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet experienced a complete restart in the early hours Tuesday. More...

Council reverses itself on 3 bonds

School, library and golf clubhouse now separate questions

The Democratic councilors delivered mea culpas before ultimately voting to unbundle the $9.8 million bond referendum into three separate questions.  “I’m willing to admit when I’m wrong,” said Kristine Trocki, council pre More...

News

HE’S TOSSING AND TURNING

Nathan Silvia, 5, plays cornhole last week at Jamestown Outdoors on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Council will appoint a replacement for Strang

Because neither of the two write-in candidates from the last election are able to serve, the town councilors will be tasked with appointing a fifth member to the school committee. More...

At Watson Farm, shearing is caring

Sheep set to be fleeced at annual spring festival

Flowers are blooming along the Four Corners and boats are sailing through Narragansett Bay, proving that spring truly is the season of renewal. For the flock at Watson Farm, however, it’s a time of regress — at least for their hairlines. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Opening reception at arts center tomorrow

A humorous multimedia installation inspired by a nursery rhyme will have its opening reception from 6-8 p.m. More...

Multimedia exhibit at library opens Monday

A multimedia exhibition and film about social justice opens at 6 p.m. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

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