Authority, town fine tune Taylor point land purchase

Town Administrator Bruce Keiser reported on Monday that he had met with Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) members to discuss the town’s concerns over language in the authority’s sale terms. Last month, the Town Council voted 3-2 to site the town’s highway barn at a property on upper Taylor Point, which would require the town to purchase a […]

A scientific view of island water sources

Sources of ground water on Conanicut Island have long been a controversial issue. The sources of water, particularly ground water, can be easily explained and clearly defined, according to Daniel W. Urish, a certified professional hydrogeologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island in civil and environmental engineering. He is presently a professor emeritus at URI, Kingston. “By […]

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Peddler license review continues

With more and more requests by vendors to set up shop in the East Ferry area, town councilors continued their review of Jamestown’s peddlers’ license policy on Monday. In 1996, the Town Council voted to limit the number of seasonal peddler licenses on public property at East Ferry to no more than three. However, in recent weeks the demand for […]

Life work of island artist on display

Jamestown artist Jeanne Bunkley has earned the reputation of Grand Dame of the Jamestown art scene. All may see why in a retrospective of her portraits and paintings showcased at the library this summer, with the opening reception tomorrow, July 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit features several of the veteran artist’s larger paintings, such as “Jamestown House […]

Film crew visits island farms for national project

YERT, Your Environmental Road Trip, is a year-long eco-expedition through all 50 states exploring the landscape of America’s unique approach to environmental sustainability. Founders Mark Dixon, Bob Evans and Julie Dingman Evans will visit 50 states in 52 weeks. Their journey brought them to Jamestown last week to visit the Dutra Farm and the Watson Farm. Eager to learn all […]

Ruben in summer scholars program

Molly Alyssa Ruben of Jamestown is a summer participant in the Hackman Scholars Program at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. Ruben, a junior, majoring in American studies and psychology, is the daughter of Michael Ruben and Kelly Easton, of Jamestown.

Friendly visitors needed

The Friendly Visitor Program of Child & Family matches volunteers with elders who are homebound and would like someone to visit them on a regular basis. Typically volunteers play cards, read, and in some cases, take the elder for a ride or a meal in a restaurant. The most important thing is that the volunteer be a good listener. There […]

JYC Summer Series Race results

Race number 6 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on July 17. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Unplugged, Custom 30, S. Murray; 2. Manic, Shaw 6.5, JAC Wadson; 3. Jest, Quest 32, Hallowell/Stookey; 4. Macx, Custom 30, B. MacGowan; 5. High Voltage, Viper 830, B. Jacobsen. B Class: 1. Cat Came […]