2020-04-09 E-Edition

Public parks closed

Virus forces parking ban, residential restrictions

Weekend parking at Mackerel Cove and Fort Getty has become the latest prohibition to hit Jamestown since the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has killed at least 30 Rhode Islanders. Town Administrator Jamie Hainsworth followed suit with Gov. Gina Raimondo after she closed six campgrounds, eight beaches and 22 parks last week, including Beavertail and Fort Wetherill. Along with the […]

Teachers and parents adapt to school days

New methods allow kids to keep learning

Three weeks after Jamestown classes began meeting digitally because of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers, students and parents have begun to get into the routine of remote learning. Classes last were conducted March 13 at local schools, the same day Gov. Gina Raimondo announced an early spring break for Rhode Island students followed by the implementation of distance learning practices. Classes […]

State adds site to expand testing

Rhode Island has become the second state in the nation to provide rapid coronavirus tests available to all residents. Appointments can be made online through the MinuteClinic site at CVS.com. The drive-through tests will be conducted at Twin River casino in Lincoln using Abbott ID NOW system, and healthcare workers will be able to perform approximately 2,000 tests per day, […]

We want to hear your stories

The global coronavirus pandemic has had a seismic impact on the economy. Millions of Americans have been left unemployed as companies had to close their doors to help curb the virus’ spread. Tens of millions are working remotely from home while tens of millions more still are on the job on site. Most of Jamestown has been shuttered, as few […]



Mason Mulligan, 6, and Mark Mulligan III, 8, scamper in the surf Monday on the beach behind the plaza at East Ferry Wharf. While the town has issued an executive order that bans vehicular parking at public parks because of the COVID 19 crisis, visitors still are able to access these sites on foot.

Unified food pantry established

Operations at the Central Baptist and St. Mark food pantries have been suspended in order for Jamestown to have a centralized location to support underprivileged residents. The local emergency management team, which is led by Police Chief Ed Mello, is coordinating the program from the Conanicut Grange, 6 West St. All donations to the food pantries have been transferred to […]

Virus won’t prevent Out of the Box exhibit

While Gov. Gina Raimondo has asked Rhode Islanders to document the people they come into contact with to curb the spread of coronavirus, local artists are asking Jamestown residents to create another kind of list. The Out of the Box Studio & Gallery on Clinton Avenue is planning to publish a booklet, or zine, of list poems in conjunction with […]

Words of wisdom to help survive supermarket during coronavirus


As we adjust our daily schedules to the reality of the coronavirus pandemic, many families are suffering from acute boredom. Students are suspending their homeschool teachers without pay for excessive grouchiness, children are traumatizing their pets by repeatedly dressing them in Superman and ballerina outfits, and adults are resorting to binge-watching Tiger King on Netflix­— again. One necessary diversion from […]