Hard play and long friendships keep varsity lacrosse team winning

The North Kingstown High girls’ varsity lacrosse team is wrapping up a challenging regular season. This, according to Jamestowner Maey Petrie, 17, the team goalie. Petrie said the Skippers expect to make the playoffs. One game with LaSalle, originally scheduled for May 9, was postponed, but regard­less of that contest’s outcome, the team is assured of second place behind East […]

Island resident featured in documentary about living with cancer

“You have cancer.” Those three words have inspired a new feature- length documentary by Rhode Is­land filmmaker Paul Roselli. The film, which is called “These Three Words,” is currently in production. It chronicles the daily lives of five people who are in various stages of brain cancer. Among the film’s subjects is Dr. Scott Wang, who has been living in […]


Thursday, May 23 7 p.m., the School Committee meets Melrose Avenue School. Tuesday, May 28 7 p.m., the Zoning Board of Review meets, Town Hall.

Ruggiero secures seed money for community farm

Rep. Deborah Ruggiero has se­cured a $500 legislative grant for the Jamestown Community Farm. Ruggiero recently presented the grant to the farm, which is using the money to purchase seeds, ac­cording to Jamestown Community Farm Board President Deborah Foppert. “The grant was a surprise, but then again, it wasn’t really surpris­ing for us, because of how much she does for […]

Esposito completes crime investigation course

Officer Mark Esposito, of the Jamestown Police Department re­cently completed more than 200 hours of training in criminal inves­tigation during the past 26 weeks at the University of Rhode Island. The two-part course was fo­cused on the theory and practice of crime scene investigation, em­ploying the modern techniques of crime scene preservation, crime scene search and the collection, preservation and […]

Resident parking permits debated

The Jamestown Town Council approved police Chief Ed Mello’s amendments to the parking ordi­nance with the changes the chief made after listening to residents’ and councilors’ comments at the May 6 public hearing. Mello did not attend Monday night’s meeting; in his absence, Town Administrator Bruce Keiser summarized the final revisions. Specifically, Mello decided not to install a four-way stop […]

This Week In Island History

Week of May 23

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, May 23, 1913 There was a slight break in the water main near the West Ferry Sunday afternoon. Repairs were made before any damage was […]


Thompson excels on Abbey track

Julia Thompson, of Jamestown, gave the best performances in her four-year track career at Ports­mouth Abbey last weekend at the New England Prep School Track and Field Division III Champion­ships. According to track coach Allie Micheletti, Thompson scored points for her team in every event that she ran: finishing the day with two sixth-place finishes in the 4X100 and 4X400 […]