Jamestown Historical Society News

I hope you all saw Ken Shane’s article about the new exhibit at the museum in last week’s Jamestown Press. The exhibit – “Architectural Styles of Jamestown: 1700-1950” curated by Jim Buttrick – defines what makes a particular style unique and uses historic and current photographs of Jamestown homes as examples. You’ll recognize many of the houses pictured. Most of […]

Theater auditions planned for July 28

Auditions for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production of “Dear Edwina” will be held on Sunday, July 28, at the Jamestown Arts Center. There are roles for adults, teens and children over 7 years old. Everyone is urged to try out, experienced or beginner. Those interested in joining the chorus should arrive at 6 p.m. Anyone 16 years and younger who […]

Rep. Ruggiero streetlight bill passed by assembly

Legislation now goes to Gov. Chafee for approval

The state General Assembly last week approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Deb Ruggiero to allow cities and towns to own streetlights, which would help to control costs. Currently, streetlights in Rhode Island are owned and maintained by the utility company serving the area, which for most of the state is National Grid. The power company bills each municipality at a […]

Macx, Epiphany, Barfly among sailing winners

The third race of the Jamestown Yacht Club’s summer series was held July 2. The results were (boat name, boat type, skipper): A Class: 1. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 2. Samba, Quest30, Tristan Mouligne; 3. Bella, Highland 32, Mark Nannini; 4. The Cat Came Back, Swan 42 Mod, Linc Mossop; 5. Next Wave, Farr 395, Steve Clarke; 6. Breakaway, J/35, […]

Fireworks celebration

Gov. Chafee signs $8.2 billion state budget

With Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s signature last week, the $8.2 billion 2014 state budget passed by the General Assembly is now law. The budget includes no tax or fee increases. The budget bill takes into account a reduction of more than $30 million in available resources caused by lower-than-anticipated revenue, but still includes funding for the restoration of the historic tax […]

Where in the world?

Police Log

From July 2 to July 8, the Jamestown Police Department responded to 440 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 203 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. The police also responded to 18 medical or fire calls, five automobile accidents, 10 animal complaints resulting in one citation, 18 parking complaints and four alarms. Officers conducted 37 […]


Island Outlook

Hunter and prey

I hadn’t planned on getting caught up in the George Zimmerman murder trial, but after chancing upon the televised opening arguments and watching awhile out of car-wreck curiosity, I soon heard something calling from deep in my memory vault. It was a faint signal at first, but it gradually got stronger, until a scrap of a television show I had […]