July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

East Ferry proves system does work

Although a few minor details need to be ironed out, the town is prepared to move forward with renovations to the East Ferry parking lot. More...

CORRECTIONS

In the July 20 article “Bill OK’d to disarm domestic abusers,” the legislation was not signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo because the House and Senate approved different versions. More...

Phrase of the week

Close but no cigar: Meaning something that is not quite correct, it originated in America in the late 19th century. More...

About Town

WALLACE the BRAVE

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Learn how to identify herbs on nature walk

Herbalist Kristin Minto will lead a walking tour to identify medicinal herbs and plants from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 at Watson Farm, 455 North Road.  More...

Scottish dancing returns to senior center tonight

There will be Scottish country dancing from 7-9 p.m. July 27 at the senior center, 6 West St. B.J. Whitehouse and Christine Ariel will lead the workshop.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Townspeople are mourning the death of Bay Street resident Suzanne Marsh, 31, who died in a plane crash in Iowa, The Jamestown Press reported July 28, 1989. More...

A WINDOW INTO THEIR WORLD

LOCAL ARTISTS WILL SHOWCASE WORK SATURDAY

From award-winning holiday cards in the North End to storytelling illustrations near Fort Wetherill, artists across Conanicut Island will open their studio doors Saturday. More...

Council OKs new assessor

Pick is veteran valuing homes

A Narragansett woman who has spent 14 years valuing properties in Rhode Island will replace Ken Gray as the town’s tax assessor.  The councilors at their July 17 meeting affirmed Town Administrator Andy’s Nota recommendation of Chris More...

News

Governor vetoes bill automatically extending municipal labor deals

Nota was one of several who opposed move

Gov. More...

FULL HOUSE AT FULLER GALLERY

From left, James Corey, husband of Fuller Art & Frame Gallery owner Tory Corey, Monique Paquin, executive director of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, Susan Hackman, chamber board member, Corey, Jeff Bush, chamber 1st vice president, Maria Floo More...

Students bring Shakespeare’s ‘Dream’ to life

Weeklong camp culminates with production of 1596 comedy

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” became a midsummer morning’s reality Friday when adolescent actors performed the Shakespeare classic in town.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Drivers need to heed bicycle safety laws

To the editor:  We are enjoying another beautiful summer on Jamestown and it appears residents and visitors alike are taking to local roads in motor vehicles, bicycles, walking and running.  More...

Famous residents deserve their privacy

To the editor: I was dismayed to see the blurb in the Lighthouse Keeper column regarding some of our more “well-known” neighbors. More...

Upcoming Events

Dog event scheduled at Ft. Getty

Money raised will benefit town’s humane society

Jamestown is the home of many unique events and organizations that support good causes. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Preschool Story Time Monday, July 31 10:15-11 a.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 2 11:15 a.m. to noon Story time for 2-5-year-olds along with their parents or caregivers, in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity. More...