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Documentary against mansions next week

A documentary following a man’s crusade to limit mansions on Martha’s Vineyard will be screened at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 17 Valley St.  More...

Deadline tomorrow to buy picnic tickets

Tickets are available for the third annual intergenerational picnic scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Aug 16 at the Fort Getty pavilion, 1050 Fort Getty Road.  More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

The town closed Mackerel Cove after six swimmers suffered jellyfish stings, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. More...

Obituaries

Ruth M. (Salisbury) Porter

Ruth M. (Salisbury) Porter, 91, of North Kingstown, died peacefully Aug. 5, 2017 at Roberts Health Centre.  She was the wife of the late Seldon N. Porter.  Born in North Kingstown, she was the daughter of the late Ernest C. More...

State budget won’t impact Jamestown

Last-minute changes don’t affect state aid

Although the spat between House and Senate leaders spawned a month-long budget impasse that loomed over cities and towns, the gridlock that ended last Thursday shouldn’t have an impact on Jamestown’s financial planning. More...

Powell bids farewell to four decades of foolishness

Fools’ Rules Regatta’s 40th race Saturday is last for longtime chief fool

When Chris Powell took the reins as chief fool from founder Karl Smith, very few homes had a VCR player, the U.S. More...

News

Town needs applicants for board vacancies; deadline is Monday

The town is encouraging residents to apply for three vacancies on the affordable housing committee before the deadline arrives at the end of business Monday. More...

Real estate sales revert to norms

After red-hot 2016, numbers down but prices way higher

In the battle between quantity and quality, local real estate firms have seen less of the former but more of the latter so far in 2017 compared to this time last year. More...

Fire department seeks volunteer EMTs

Because three workers are needed on duty 24/7/365, the fire department is looking to keep the “volunteer river flowing” for emergency medical services, said Ron Barber, captain of that division.  More...

Upcoming Events

Trash unwanted electronics Monday at Fort Getty

Buying fresh produce, listening to live music and browsing handmade crafts won’t be the only things shoppers can do at Monday’s farmers market at Fort Getty.  More...

LIBRARY CORNER

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

Closed Monday, August 14 2017 in observance of Victory Day.  Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Aug. 16 10:15-10:45 a.m. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN   More...