2019-11-27 E-Edition


North Kingstown football wins state championship

Same field, same opponent, same result. The North Kingstown football team won its second consecutive Division I championship Saturday by defeating Cranston West at the Falcons’ home stadium, 28-19. Including the Division II title in 2017, the Skippers have won three Super Bowls in a row. “Hard work pays off,” senior quarterback James Osmanski said. “Everybody, from the starters to […]

Simpatico on market though sale is unlikely

Fish, ex-pharmacy site also available

While several village properties are on the market, at least one owner has no desire to sell. While Simpatico Jamestown has being listed for $2.7 million, owner Amy Barclay said she doesn’t expect to sell. “I’m making my plans for 2020 and I’m going status quo and assuming I will be the owner for the foreseeable future,” she said. Her […]

Schools score high on accountability

Lawn earns top mark from state

The state Department of Education has awarded the school district nine out of 10 stars on its accountability report card for the second consecutive year. Lawn School was awarded five stars for the 2018-19 academic year. In 2017- 18, during the inaugural year for the accountability system, the middle school received four stars. The elementary school, however, went the opposite […]

Gallery owner brings her own artistic vision to life at library showcase

Victoria Corey spends most of her days helping other artists by framing or selling their work. The owner of Fuller Art & Frame Gallery on Narragansett Avenue now is on the flip side with her own artwork being displayed at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Corey is celebrating her own passion for painting with an exhibit of her seascapes at the […]


Town limits parking on west side of Melrose

The town council has banned parking on the west side of Melrose Avenue north of Watson Avenue. The move was approved unanimously during a Nov. 18 public hearing. The measure also allows parking on the east side in front of the elementary school between the driveway’s entrance and exit. Police Chief Ed Mello recommended the changes to ease congestion during […]

Temple embraces all faiths during day of thanksgiving

A local Jewish congregation has invited worshippers of all faiths to its temple for a Thanksgiving service of unity and gratitude. The interfaith service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown. The worship, which has been hosted annually since 1974, features representation from nine Aquidneck Island churches, and will include remarks from their […]

Cell tower should go at wastewater plant

To the editor: According to a news story in The Jamestown Press from Oct. 13, 2005, residents from the north end have been complaining about poor cell service for 15 years. The range of a cell tower depends on several factors, including the height of the antenna, frequency of the signal and rated power of the transmitter. Jamestown uses the […]

Erosion widespread at Beavertail park

To the editor: The article, “Beavertail Lighthouse Loop May Close” in the Nov. 14 edition of The Jamestown Press does not tell the whole story of erosion at Beavertail Point State Park. Serious erosion is occurring at a number of locations in the park, not just around the lighthouse. While storms and sea level rise may be a factor, the […]