March 26, 2015 RSS feed / About Town

Olympian to discuss sailing opportunities

Meg Myles will talk about local sailing opportunities for children on Thursday, March 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the library. Myles is executive director of the Conanicut More...

Ceramic exhibits will open on Friday night

The opening reception for an exhibit featuring 10 local ceramists will take place on Friday, March 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

Help prepare Easter baskets on Saturday

Volunteers are needed to put together 200 Easter baskets for Operation Jack Rabbit on Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m. in the basement of St. Mark Church. The donations will be given to needy children at Crossroads North Kingstown. More...

Deadline here for community phonebook

The deadline is one week away for the 2015-16 issue of the Jamestown Telephone Directory. The phonebook is published annually by the Jamestown Women’s Club, and proceeds are used to fund scholarships and other charitable ventures. More...

Former Mobil station will be 3 new outlets

Plans for the former Mobil gas station at 35 Narragansett Ave. moved forward on March 18 when the Planning Commission approved the landowner’s development proposal for the property. More...

Pal with a pinch

Phil Capaldi’s third-grade class at Melrose School studied crayfish on Tuesday. From left, Max Deresky, Cordelia Thomas and Nicholas Docoto with their crayfish Midnight. More...

How Pierce Avenue got its name

How some of streets in Jamestown got their names is pretty self-evident. Southwest Avenue tends to the southwest. More...

Traffic board hears gripe about speed limits

Jamestown resident Don Richardson wants town officials to reevaluate the 25 mph posted speed limit on both North Road and Narragansett Avenue. More...

Only 120 tickets on sale for upcoming shows

Unlike many of the community theater’s shows in the past, the upcoming production will have a more intimate crowd. Only 120 tickets – 60 people per night – will be sold. More...

Registration open for 8-week karate class

Registration is now open for the upcoming karate session that will be held at the recreation center. Classes start on April 7 and will be held every Tuesday for eight weeks. More...

Ornithology lecture Saturday at library

The Ocean State Bird Club is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Charles Clarkson on the mysteries of ornithology at the library on Saturday, March 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Scottish dancing at Grange hall Friday

Scottish country dancing will take place at the Conanicut Grange on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. Beginner and experienced dancers are welcome, and the dance will be taught and prompted. More...

Police chief will read to kids on Saturday

Police Chief Ed Mello will read to children on Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the library. The special story hour will include a complimentary pizza lunch following the reading. More...

Fundraiser to benefit fallen officer’s family

A fundraiser to benefit the family of the late Seth Gillis will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the South Kingstown Elks Lodge on 60 Belmont Ave. More...

Ruggiero honored for work with disabled

State Rep. Deborah Ruggiero of Jamestown was honored Tuesday for her commitment supporting developmentally disabled adults. Rep. More...

Showstoppers

The Conanicut Island Art Association last week announced the winners for its latest Town Hall exhibit. More...

Feathers afloat

A local birder photographed a ring-necked duck at Annaquatucket Pond in North Kingstown last week. The same species was spotted in Jamestown’s South Pond a few years ago. More...

Homebound

Team Alvimedica crew members Ryan Houston and Charlie Enright clash with the frigid Southern Ocean conditions on Wednesday. Enright, a Bristol native, returns home to Narragansett Bay with the rest of the Volvo Ocean Fleet in the first week of May. More...