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New priest at St. Mark welcomes composer

The new priest at St. Mark Catholic Church will use his musical background to enrich his pastorate, starting with a concert Friday featuring an award-winning composer.  More...

Editorial

The Island of Oz

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For many years, I’ve referred to Conanicut Island as Oz to my friends and family. The few that have accepted invitations to visit during my two- or three-week long summer stays understand. More...

About Town

Watch multiple Oscar winner this Tuesday

The upcoming film in the weekly matinee series is “Fiddler on the Roof,” a 1971 movie that won three Academy Awards and two Golden Globes. The screening is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the library. More...

Five short films next week at arts center

The Jamestown Arts Center will screen five selections from the 2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. More...

Dedication ceremony planned at Fort Getty

The town will host a dedication ceremony at the newly constructed story circle at Fort Getty on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. The site, which includes a fire pit, will be dedicated to Linda Roach. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Radcliffe Flickinger

Thomas Radcliffe Flickinger, 83, died peacefully at his home in Sea Island, Ga., on Nov. 15, 2015. He leaves his wife of 61 years, nee Phoebe Raymond; his brother, William S. More...

James E. Haas

James E. (Jim) Haas died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving wife Helen and children on Nov. 13, 2015. A resident of Boca Grande, Fla., Haas had a summer home in Jamestown for over 40 years.  More...

Harbor office shopping for boat

Neighboring towns have spent $140K on vessels

The town will shop for a new boat to replace the Eastern, the harbor commissioners agreed at their meeting last week.  More...

Baptist church hires pastor

Fourteen months after Kathryn Palen gave her final sermon as pastor of Central Baptist Church, a new preacher has been called to the pulpit.  More...

Three performances this weekend at NKHS

The theater club at North Kingstown High School will present its production of “The Blue Bird,” a 1908 fantasy about siblings seeking happiness with the help from a fairy.  More...

News

Boys lose to Davisville in state championship

Lawn School is celebrating this fall after both of its soccer teams made the playoffs. More...

Detractors of climate change dwindling

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told Jamestowners that the amount of carbon in the air has now passed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. However, he said, many of the critics are realizing the reality of climate change.  More...

Aquaculture projects proposed in harbor

Deadlines are nearing for residents who want to protest the proposed aquaculture projects in Dutch Harbor. To request a hearing and provide testimony, the state coastal council must receive written notice prior to its meeting.  More...

Island History

Week of November 19

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 year ago  From the Newport Journal, Nov. 19, 1915  More...

Crew of Phaedo3 holds outright record

Sailors who completed the Around Jamestown Record were recognized at the International Yacht & Athletic Club in Newport on Saturday. After five months of attempts, it was Phaedo3 that took top honors, setting the new outright record.  More...

News of Record

Police Log

The police department from Nov. 9 to Nov. 16 responded to 417 calls for service, resulting in 223 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...