May 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Trump phones it in regarding Chinese conflict of interest

The U.S. Constitution has been reduced to a scrap of parchment, rendered irrelevant by the profiteer-in-chief.  More...

Phrase of the week

Hair of the dog: The belief that the cure for a hangover was to drink the same alcohol as got you drunk. More...

Lyric of the week

That one of these days, I’m gonna have money She’ll wanna be my ever-lovin’ honey It won’t be long, just wait and see I’ll have a big car, fine clothes And then I’ll be Uptown, in penthouse number three Uptown, ju More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Fly kites Saturday at Watson Farm

Visitors are invited to fly kites during an open house from 1-5 p.m. June 2 at Watson Farm, 455 North Road.  Admission will be waived during the annual kite festival at the Historic New England property.  More...

Director of Gamm will present lecture tonight

A lecture from the artistic director of the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket begins at 4 p.m. May 31 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...

Air Force Reservist hits high note with music venture

An organization co-founded by a Bryer Avenue airman is setting the stage for military members to pursue their musical dreams. More...

Voters to consider budget Monday

$24.3M spending plan would increase tax rate by 2.2%

A town budget that spends $585,000 more than this year will be in the hands of voters Monday. More...

News

Extension inked at Fort Wetherill marina

The boating association that leases the Fort Cove marina will remain there until at least 2030. The town councilors during their May 21 meeting unanimously approved a 10-year lease with the Fort Wetherill Boat Owners Association. More...

No shellfishing near West Ferry

Dutch Harbor, from the northern tip of Fort Getty northeast to the mouth of the Great Creek, is closed to shellfish farming until Oct. 10.  More...

Fourth-graders ditch plastic for silverware

Melrose eyes ocean pollution with program

The fleet of the Volvo Ocean Race reached Europe after departing Narragansett Bay two weeks earlier, but the regatta’s message has left an impression in its wake. More...

Letters to the Editor

Solar power may not be all it’s said to be

To the editor:  In The Jamestown Press of May 10, 2018, in the article “Push for solar power is heating up,” we are told it “has the potential to save taxpayers significant money ... More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, June 5 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library  Thursday, June 7 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School   More...

Obituaries

Jeffrey Griffing Sheley

Jeffrey Griffing Sheley, 77, of Westerly, passed away May 21, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer. More...