2020-06-04 E-Edition


People take differing approaches to covering their faces in public

As the coronavirus continues to affect daily lives around the globe, the crowds that have begun visiting landmarks in Jamestown because of warmer weather are looking much different than the past. The mandate from Gov. Gina Raimondo requiring people to wear masks in public places is providing an unaccustomed scene and a telling sign of the “new normal.” With the […]

Voters to decide budget from cars

June 22 financial town meeting will be outdoors at Lawn School

The financial town meeting will be conducted at the Lawn School fields in a similar fashion to watching a movie at a drive-in theater, the town councilors learned Monday night during their virtual meeting. “We have been thinking outside of the box,” Town Administrator Jamie Hainsworth said. “The whole idea is to start this thing and not have to shut […]

Golfers play as work endures

Construction of $3M clubhouse to end in December

As golfers put the finishing touches on their rounds, construction workers are a pitching wedge away from the ninth green building a new headquarters for the players. Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the sound from a multimillion construction project, golfers have teed off as usual this season at the Conanicus Avenue course. Unlike most sectors of the economy, operations […]

State enters next recovery phase

Worshippers across Rhode Island are back in their pews with fresh haircuts as the second phase of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s economic recovery begins. Restrictions for churches, barbershops, beauty salons, restaurants, gyms, offices and daycares were relaxed Monday as the maximum crowd size tripled to 15 people. This phase, called “Navigating our Way,” follows a repeal of the stay-at-home order that […]


AG Neronha launches website to help aid students with loans

The state has launched a website for residents with student loans to understand their rights as borrowers, as well as to provide access to resources that protect those rights. StudentLoanRightsRI.com, which was spearheaded by General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Attorney General Peter Neronha, was designed to support more than 130,000 Rhode Islanders who owe roughly $4.5 billion in debt. The […]

Council resolution seeks to keep school aid

The town councilors at their virtual meeting Monday unanimously passed a resolution that urges the state legislature to enact Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed appropriation in education aid. According to a presentation in January by Ken Duva, superintendent of schools for Jamestown, his budget assumes $414,556 in state aid. That amount, the council said, is needed “to meet its moral and […]

Rental properties see shift to longer leases

Usually, by this time, Jamestown starts to see an influx of summer residents and seasonal visitors crowding the village and enjoying the sights. Not this year, though, because of he coronavirus outbreak that has left people sheltering in place and loath to travel. Island Realty’s Mary Beth Murphy said her firm only has about 25 percent of its available summer […]

Fireworks will stay grounded in July

The show won’t go on. Organizers for the annual fireworks display at East Ferry said they do not plan on hosting the event in July to celebrate Independence Day. Because of crowd limitations put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the group did not apply for a permit and has been unable to raise money for the […]