The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance. Friday, Dec. 29 Scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, French toast and syrup. Monday, Jan. 1 Closed for New Year’s Day Tuesday, Jan. 2 Creole chicken, brown rice, beans, […]

2017-12-28 E-Edition


More than 600 plungers sprinted into Mackerel Cove at the stroke of noon to celebrate New Year’s Day, the biggest turnout in the event’s 27-year history, The Jamestown Press reported Jan. 3, 2003. Despite freezing temperatures, those braves souls were joined by 2,000 onlookers to support the Rhode Island Special Olympics. 100 years ago — Dec. 28, 1917 (Newport Mercury) […]

Wilson’s book sales off to fast start

Keeping an eye on Jamestown

It was a banner end of the year for Grapes & Gourmet co-owner Will Wilson and his comic strip alter ego, “Wallace the Brave.” Not only did Wilson sell out of his initial run of his first Wallace book, his comic strip also has been picked up so far by about 50 newspapers. For those of you who haven’t had […]


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THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY, DEC. 31 AND MONDAY, JAN. 1 FOR THE NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY Lego Thursdays Thursday, Jan. 4 3-5 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to attend a one-hour session of the informal Lego Club. We have a theme each week. Lego creations are then displayed in the library. Participants 7 and under must be […]

State offering guided Beavertail tour to help ring in the new year

To ring in 2018, state environmental officials will host a guided walking tour of Beavertail State Park from noon to 2 p.m. New Year’s Day. The one-mile tour Monday is part of the seventh annual First Day Hike organized by the National Association of State Park Directors. Guided tours will be conducted in all 50 states. “Rhode Island has an […]

State lawmaker: No Pell toll for vets

A Coventry lawmaker doesn’t think Americans who serve their country should pay to cross the Newport Pell Bridge, which links Jamestown to the U.S. Navy base. Republican Rep. Robert Nardolillo plans to propose a bill to end tolls for veterans and active military members. The freshman legislator said this is especially important to service members who cross the span to […]

Grant to pay to pave arts center lot

The Champlin Foundation awarded $18.1 million in grants to 175 Rhode Island nonprofit institutions, including $21,000 for the Jamestown Arts Center to repave its parking lot. Tessa Freas Rodgers, marketing manager at the Valley Street gallery, said they are “thrilled” with the award. The money will be used to grade and resurface the entire lot, which doubles as an extension […]


Tuesday, Jan. 2 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall Wednesday, Jan. 3 7 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall Thursday, Jan. 4 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School