2020-07-30 E-Edition


Local group of swimmers raise money for Save the Bay

Although the Save The Bay Swim was canceled this summer, a group of local swimmers still met in Potter Cove this month for a socially distanced challenge. Team Pier Pressure, formed by members of an open-water swimming group that regularly meets in the cove, participated in a 2.5-mile swim the morning of July 18 to raise money for Save The […]

Department eying used fire pumper from Texas

The town council has given its blessing to the fire department to inspect a used pumper truck in Texas to replace the 1984 vehicle in its fleet. Although the two sides still are negotiating, Deputy Chief Howie Tighe said the 2013 Pierce Impel pumper, which has roughly 65,000 miles on it, would cost about $265,000. Voters unanimously passed a warrant […]

Kittredge primed and ready for stint as Melrose principal

Fifteen years of teaching mathematics has added up. For the past decade, Jamestown schoolchildren have gotten to know Jenn Kittredge as a fifth-grade teacher. This fall, younger students will be introduced to the longtime educator in a new, temporary role. Kittredge was named the acting principal for Melrose School for the 2020-21 school year July 1. Carrie Werner, who has […]


Town worried about reservoir level

Although there is an adequate supply of water in North Pond, town officials said they will keep an eye on the reservoir for the final six weeks of summer. Mike Gray, director of public works, updated the town councilors at their July 20 meeting. Although the water level has not reached the point that triggers the next step of restrictions, […]

Show must go on for historical society

19 paintings spotlighted in ’20 exhibit

As the coronavirus continues to mark a significant chapter in the nation’s history, the Jamestown Historical Society has adjusted accordingly to the times. Though the group’s museum is closed due to the virus, its website has been updated with a preview of the summer 2020 exhibit, “The Art of Jamestown.” Local artist Peter Marcus curated the exhibit, a collection of […]

Teenage girls + road trip = need for humor


Warning — the following column contains what some readers may consider to be objectionable (and absolutely accurate) gender stereotypes. Offended parties should try traveling on a long-distance road trip with six female persons — five of whom are deep in the throes of hormone-inflicted teenagehood — and then grow a big, swollen, hairy sense of humor. Actually, they might want […]

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