Thursday, March 157 p.m., the School Committee will meet at Melrose Avenue SchoolMonday, March 196 p.m., the Town Council will meet aswater and sewer commissioners at Town Hall7 p.m., the Town Council will meet at Town HallWednesday, March 217:30 p.m., the Planning Commissioner will meet at Town Hall

Register today for Cal Ripken Baseball

Registration is now open for the Cal Ripken Baseball League. Forms can be found at JamestownRI.com/Baseball. The form is a PDF and can be filled out on the computer and emailed to jamestownbase ball@gmail.com. There are four age groups: majors (9-12 years old), minors (8-10), rookies (5-6) and T-ball (4-5). Registration fee is $50 for players who register before Sunday, […]

North Kingstown winter teams exceed expectations

If the Skippers made a movie about this season’s winter sports teams, they’d have to make the theme something about surpassing hopes. Aaron Thomas, coach of the North Kingstown boys’ basketball team, put everything in perspective when he summed up the team’s performance this season: “We exceeded expectations.” Although he said that he wished the team had gone a litter […]



Building permits David and Mary Berry received a permit Feb. 27 to construct a 12-by- 20-foot residential addition at 103 Howland Ave. Work estimated to cost $20,000. Shamus and Courtney Flaherty received a permit Feb. 29 to make repairs to a log-framed structure at 160 Beach Ave. Work estimated to cost $500. John and Patricia Sheehan received a permit March […]


Music-minded kids should apply for grant Applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Jamestown Community Chorus Music Award. The $500 award is given each year to further the recipient’s music education and promote the growth of music in Jamestown. The grant is available for applicants in sixth grade and above. This may include members of a band or […]

Navigating the slippery slope

When journalists confront the unspoiled whiteness of a blank page, they are much like skiers standing atop a mountain covered with virgin powdery snow. Both page and mountain present awesome possibilities. However, they are also slippery slopes. Experienced wordsmiths address subject matter that they believe will interest readers and compel them to follow the writer’s creation to its conclusion. If […]

Scattering Seeds

This is an essay written 16 years ago, as an entry in a boat log. The vessel was a small wooden ketch, restored by a master boat builder. The log entry describes the writer’s first sail aboard his newly purchased boat. “7 a.m.: Boat launched at East Ferry in Jamestown, with restorer aboard. Virtually no wind, but we drift with […]

This Week In Island History

Week of March 15

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, March 15, 1912 The two long-expected barges with coal arrived for the ferry company Friday night. One was leaking so badly that the tug is […]

New members welcome for Monday volleyball

The all-ages recreational volleyball that meets every Monday evening will open itself up to players on a week-by-week basis. Participants who have already paid the season fee will not be charged, but newcomers may pay a $2 walk-in fee to participate on any given week. The league meets each Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawn Avenue School gymnasium.