2020-07-09

2020-07-09 E-Edition

UNDER FULL SAIL

Local yacht club gets back on bay following canceled spring season

For members of the Jamestown Yacht Club, the end of June is routinely reserved for the second series of sailing races in their three-season schedule. In 2020, however, it marked their first regatta of the year. The yacht club conducted the maiden races for its summer series June 30, which is the latest the season has begun in recent memory. […]

Town limits visitor parking at beach

Cap set at 30 spaces; 90 remaining spots reserved for residents

Because of the projected influx of visitors to Mackerel Cove, parking for vehicles without residential stickers has been limited to 30 spaces until the coronavirus pandemic ends. Andy Wade, director of parks and recreation, made the change following a three-fold increase in visiting vehicles last week. The cap also has been extended to Fort Getty. According to Wade, his staff […]

Virus, vendor issues cancel farmers market


There will be no farmers market in Jamestown for the first time since its founding in 2013. Walcott Avenue’s Alexandra Kent, who has managed the market since 2016, canceled the season after receiving fewer commitments than needed to make it feasible. Since moving from Fort Getty to Conanicus Avenue in 2018, the market has featured about 10 weekly vendors at […]

WALLACE the BRAVE

Clergy to bless fleet Saturday at East Ferry docks

The local clergy is bringing holy water to the waterfront Saturday to bless boaters with a safe and bountiful season on the Atlantic Ocean. The fifth annual blessing of the fleet, co-sponsored by Latitude Yacht Brokerage and Conanicut Marine Services, is scheduled for noon at the East Ferry docks. Marina owner Bill Munger is encouraging all boaters, whether their vessels […]

Schools tap support staffer of year

Tuttle described by colleagues as ‘friendly, cheerful and supportive’

When Lisa Tuttle arrived June 9 to Lawn School, she was ready to celebrate her students who were saying good-bye to the fifth-grade wing of the building. To Tuttle’s surprise, the fifth-graders also were celebrating her. Tuttle, a teaching assistant and office clerk at the middle school, was named support staffer of the year for the Jamestown district. She learned […]

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

The annual Fourth of July parade on East Shore Road was canceled to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but the Jamestown Community Band still celebrated Saturday with a concert of patriotic music. Visitors were encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing during the show, which was conducted in the field across from 933 East Shore Road.

A KILT FOR KITTS

A bagpiper follows Gloria Dahl, left, and Jane Bentley as they carry a sign around the corner of Conancius and Narragansett avenues Sunday to celebrate Lew Kitts’ 70th birthday. The birthday boy from High Street is a volunteer firefighter who retired as director of buildings and grounds for the school department.

Program uses sculptures to inspire

Inspired by Nicholas Benson, whose “@” sculpture graces the front lawn at 93 Narragansett Ave., amateur artists last night created unique summer flags from supplies picked up two days earlier at the Jamestown Arts Center. Tomorrow, those flags will be flown at 10 a.m. at Stearns Farm, 1 North Main Road. With different themes and projects weekly, this schedule will […]