June 21, 2018 RSS feed / News

Council leaning against sanctuary law

Three of the four councilors Monday night indicated an ordinance to protect immigrants is not the right path for the town.  “I don’t agree with codifying this,” said Mike White, vice president.  The council ultimately dec More...

Former pro sailor at helm of exhibit

Although it’s been more than four decades since Paul Cronin began using a camera, it took until this month for the photographer to have his own solo exhibition. More...

Rambler is first to arrive in Bermuda

Leaving the fleet far behind in light winds, George David’s Rambler 88 earned line honors when it arrived in Bermuda at 5:51:51 p.m. Sunday, 50 hours, 31 minutes and 51 seconds after departing Narragansett Bay.  More...

WE’RE OFF TO KINDERGARTEN

Students from the Jamestown Early Learning Center celebrated their graduation from prekindergarten last week, including Lucy LoGioco, from left, Lochlan Mc- Gregor and Jacob Murphy. More...

Community farm adding corn to its menu

The corn racket in town is getting bigger.  In cooperation with Dutra Farm, the Jamestown Community Farm will begin growing an acre of sweet corn on an existing hayfield just south of the North Road windmill.  Joe Dutra, who owns a 140- acr More...

Deadline next week to declare as candidate

Jamestowners want to run for office must file their declaration of candidacy either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.  More...

Reading bingo at library tied to PBS-backed literary series

PBS is on a mission to discover America’s favorite novel, and Jamestown readers can help the television station reach its goal.  In May, the public television network launched “The Great American Read,” an eight-part series tha More...

Town increases water, sewer rates

The town councilors, sitting as the board of water and sewer commissions, unanimously passed the utility budgets at Monday night’s meeting. More...

A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS?

Fiona Wilk, 10, demonstrates “The Wonderful Wheel of Wonders” she created with classmates Emelia Marlowe and Tessa Dourado. Spinning the wheel cost 15 cents last Thursday during the Melrose School penny carnival. More...

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Village Hearth gets OK to serve alcohol

Without fanfare Monday night, the town councilors trusted the zoning board’s recommendation and unanimously approved a liquor license for Village Hearth, the bakery at the corner of Watson Avenue and North Road.  More...

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE

Gregory Ball was one of two Jamestown students to graduate from Narragansett High School during commencement last  Thursday at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan  More...

East Coast senators urging Congress to expand insurance for aquafarmers

Four Atlantic Coast Democrats from the U.S. Senate, including Rhode Island’s Sheldon Whitehouse, are asking for expanded insurance options to benefit shellfish farmers.  More...

Council tabs new school board member

The town councilors Monday unanimously appointed Keith Roberts to fill Dorothy Strang’s vacancy on the school committee.  “It was a hard choice,” said Mike White, vice president of the council.  More...

CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES JUNE FESTIVAL

Central Baptist Church celebrated its June festival Saturday at the Narragansett Avenue parish. According to festival chairwoman Jill Dolce, the annual preamble to summer is “a lot of shopping and a lot of eating.”   More...

LENDING A HAND

Elaine Porter, left, president of the Conanicut Island Art Association, presents a donation to Casey Weibust, coordinator for Out of the Box Studio at Looking Upwards. More...

Sixties reunion extends eligibility dates, deadline

The reunion that was originally planned for Jamestown School students enrolled in the graduating classes from 1960-69 has made some changes.  According to organizer Margaret Grenier, the deadline date for payment has been extended to July 20. More...

Next Wave wins top class

Next Wave, a Farr 395 helmed by Stephen Clarke, won the Class A race Tuesday during the second week of the Jamestown Yacht Club summer series. In Class B, Breakaway, a modified J/35, edged out two competitors. More...

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Keeping an eye on Jamestown

I’m not as young as I used to be so I don’t venture out as often from my home here at Beavertail as I used to, yet I still like to be in the know about the goings-on in town. More...