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Watson Farm reveals a historic stone wall along North Road

Imagine driving North Road by Watson Farm and glimpsing a herd of Red Devon cattle grazing in the field. “That’s the dream,” says Heather Minto. More...

News

Society gets ready to kick off summer wildlife education program

The Humane Society of Jamestown is offering a summer program called “A Week of Woodland Animals.” The program will be held at the Philomenian Library and is open to children ages 8 to 10. Admission is free. More...

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article – “National Grid: Turbine could cost $2 million” – Sav Rebecchi was incorrectly referred to as a “bidder” for the town’s proposed video-recording contract. More...

August is full of shows at Theatre by the Sea

Ocean State Theatre Company will welcome the Hudson Vagabond Puppets with their presentation of two classic Beatrix Potter stories – “The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck” and “The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit” tomorrow &ndash More...

About Town

‘Moonlight Magic’ fundraiser tomorrow

The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum will celebrate its 80th anniversary tomorrow – Friday, Aug. 12 – during its annual gala entitled “Moonlight Magic.” More...

Tuscan theme planned for annual farm night

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce will host Tuscan Night on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Farm. There will be live music by Slippery Sneakers, a Cajun zydeco roots band. More...

JHS schedules Eugene Lee to speak tonight

The Jamestown Historical Society will hold its annual meeting tonight – Thursday, Aug. 11 – at 7:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

The Jamestown Arts Center went to the dogs Saturday as five canines showed up to audition for artistic director Mary Wright to play the role of Toto in the Jamestown Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Fiv More...

CRMC orders restoration on Beavertail property

In a ongoing battle between the Conservation Commission, the state Coastal Resources Management Council and PBH Realty, yet another onsite meeting was held at 260 Beavertail Road Tuesday, the property where the CRMC told PBH Realty that it was in vio More...

Conservation panel agrees to focus on Fort Getty

A packed agenda held the attention of the Conservation Commission for two and a half hours at its Aug. 9 meeting. More...

Editorial

Hilltop better site for a new pavilion

It was disappointing that the Town Council last week voted to build the new Fort Getty pavilion on the same site as the old structure which collapsed after a snow storm this past winter. More...

ISLAND REGGAE

Drummers perform for guests at the reggae fest held at Fort Getty Saturday. More than 300 people attended the festival, which included live reggae bands, food, cocktails and volleyball. More...

Scattering Seeds

jamurphy@jamestownlawyer.com

There is a civil war raging in America. It is an unconventional war in that there isn’t a lot of violent destruction of property, or many physical casualties. At least, so far there hasn’t been. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lawn students had memorable D.C. trip

The eighth-grade Lawn Avenue School class has returned from its trip to Washington, D.C. with great memories, knowledge and an experience that they will always remember. More...

Councilor should elaborate on remark

Perhaps Town Council President Michael Schnack might elaborate on his position that “everyone will be paying to protect the [Jamestown Shores’] water.” It seems to me that everyone’s taxes go to fund debt service for the town More...

Your letters are welcome

The Jamestown Press invites readers’ letters about issues of local concern. Letters are limited to 500 words in length and should include a daytime telephone number for verification. Your letters may be e-mailed to News@ JamestownPress.com. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 116:15 a.m., Yoga, Beavertail8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, golf course10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, golf course5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of August 11

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Daily News, Aug. 11, 1911 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Aug. 15The Town Council meeting is canceled.Wednesday, Aug. 177 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town Hall More...