Jonathan Eells Welles

Jonathan Eells Welles, 62, died suddenly April 17, 2017, at his home in Jamestown due to heart failure. Born in Saranac Lake, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edward O’Malley Welles and Frances Eells Welles, formerly of Washington, D.C. Retired last year from Citigroup as a supervisory equities analyst, he was an alumnus of The Hotchkiss School and […]

Sheep shearing Saturday afternoon

It’s not spring until the sheep are shorn. Sheep shearers and their trusty scissors will trim Watson Farm’s wooly flock beginning at noon Saturday. The sheep, which have been growing their thick coats through the winter, will lend their coats to crafters and spinners during hands-on demonstrations. The annual May tradition includes more than just sheep shearing at the seaside […]


Monday, May 156:30 p.m., the board of water and sewer commissionswill meet at Town Hall7 p.m., the town council will meet at Town HallThursday, May 187 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose SchoolFriday, May 1910 a.m., the technical review committee will meet at Town Hall


The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive forlunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance.Friday, May 12Cobb salad or fish sandwich with coleslaw andFrench fries. Both served with New England clamchowder and fruit.Monday, May 15Roast beef sandwich or barbecue chicken thighswith mashed sweet […]

Herbert K. Heintz

Herbert K. Heintz, 75, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully May 9, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Charlene (Harkins) Heintz. Born in Wurzburg, Germany, he was a son of the late Kurt Pfautsch and Charlotte Buetler. Mr. Heintz was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. After receiving a […]

Heifetz string quartet returns for week stay

Classical musicians from the Heifetz International Music Institute will perform at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. This is the institute’s eighth weeklong residency in town. Along with the public concert, the string quartet will perform recitals in private homes, present a dress rehearsal for senior citizens and lead workshops at Lawn and Melrose […]

Robert Shaw biopic at arts center next week

A biographical film about conductor Robert Shaw will be screened at 7 p.m. May 18 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. The film, “Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices,” is about a small-town California boy who wanted to preach like his father but instead became a world-renowned choral conductor. Despite no formal training, Shaw won 14 Grammys and […]

Boy Scouts kicking off fundraising campaign

Boy Scout Troop 1 from Jamestown will have its annual pasta supper from 5-7 p.m. May 20 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. The menu features pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, beverages and dessert. Tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased in advance from […]



Preschool Story Time • Monday, May 15 • 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 17 • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Storytime for 2-5-year-olds along with their parents or caregivers, in a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity.Mother Goose Time • Wednesday, May 17 • 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. “Mother Goose Time”, a […]


1884 — The Gardner House was built on the land off Conanicus Avenue facing East Ferry wharf. The large summer hotel closed in the 1930s, a victim of the Great Depression. 1940 — A massive rebuilding of Fort Wetherill and Fort Getty began with barracks to house more than 1,000 men as the country prepared for its possible entry into […]