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Public invited to recreation forum

First of three meetings will focus on special events, art and culture

The town’s Recreation Department offers youth sports, summer camps and free concerts as part of a busy calendar, but questions on how to improve the department will be the focus of a public meeting Tuesday. More...

Two men plan to visit every island in Narragansett Bay

When the country was shocked by the Newtown school shootings last December, two Rhode Islanders were motivated to do something in response. More...

Listen to Beatles in Middletown Tuesday

Summer concerts at Sweet Berry Farm begin Tuesday, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. with music from Abbey Rhode, a local Beatles tribute band. For hungry concertgoers, an optional meal will be offered. The Italian country dinner costs $19.95. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

The Jamestown Senior Center menu is listed below. The dining room is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. Suggested donation is $3. Thursday, July 11 Salad, shepherd’s pie, corn, cake, ham and cheese on rye More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of july 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 Journal, July 11, 1913 More...

Paddleboard rentals begin at beach

Jamestown Outdoors will host umbrella stand on Saturdays in July, August

Paddleboard rentals may begin one day a week at Mackerel Cove Town Beach, the Town Council decided last week. More...

New East Ferry store first of its kind in town

Fair Trade Winds helps artisans in developing countries make a living

A new store in Jamestown is offering products with a purpose. The purpose? To ensure that artisans in impoverished countries receive reasonable compensation for their efforts. More...

Jamestown Tavern closed for business

Island police officers visited the Jamestown Tavern Monday afternoon, but not for a cheeseburger and fries. Their take-out order consisted of a liquor license, holiday license and victualler license. More...

Editorial

Expanding our island recreational opportunities

The Town Council recently approved an application by a local business to rent paddleboards at Mackerel Cove on Saturdays in July and August. We applaud the council members’ support of a local business. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to police, emergency techs

I am 68 years old and was having dinner with friends in Jamestown. Unfortunately, I swallowed a piece of meat at dinner and it stuck just below my air passage. After trying to dislodge it several times, we decided to call 911. More...

About Town

First concert of season Sunday at East Ferry

The Jamestown summer concert series begins Sunday, July 14, with music by the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quintet. The family-friendly concerts are free and music starts at 6:30 p.m. at East Ferry Memorial Square. More...

Chamber BBQ planned at Dutch Harbor yard

The Chamber of Commerce will hold a barbecue at Dutch Harbor Boat Yard on Thursday, July 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The event will include hot dogs, hamburgers, refreshments and vegan options. Launch rides from the marina will be available. More...

Watch film of 1976 tall ships celebration

The Jamestown Arts Center will present an original 16 mm film of the 1976 tall ships celebration on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. More...

News of Record

Police Log

From July 2 to July 8, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 440 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 203 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Memorial Service

• A memorial service for Donald C. Daly Jr. will be held at the Narragansett CafĂ© on Monday, July 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. Daly, who was born in Providence in 1949, passed away on April 30 in North Carolina. More...

Town Meetings

Thursday, July 117 p.m., the Conservation Commission will meet at Town HallMonday, July 157:30 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallTuesday, July 166 p.m., a community forum on the Recreation Departmentwill be held at Town Hall More...