2020-09-17 E-Edition


Landscaping goats are turning heads as they clear brush

No, goats do not eat tin cans, but they do eat trees, shrubs and hay while they are on the clock. Busloads of goats have been attracting attention during their Jamestown visits to clean yards for homeowners. The Goatscapers at Scituate’s Laurel Hill Micro- Farm provide landscaping through its Herd of Hope, a workforce of goats that specializes in clearing […]

Town offices, playground reopen to public

Departure of summer weather and tourists cited as top reasons for change

Town Hall opened for business Monday for the first time since a state of emergency was declared 180 days ago in Jamestown to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Town Administrator Jamie Hainsworth said the decision was made due to the arrival of colder weather, the end of tourist season and the low number of local COVID 19 cases. The […]

Ruggiero wins in a landslide

For all intents and purposes, Jamestown resident Deb Ruggiero has been re-elected to her sixth consecutive term serving District 74 in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The 62-year-old Democrat won in a landslide against Middletown challenger Rick Lombardi. Ruggiero garnered 86.5 percent of the vote, 1,572 to 246, during the Sept. 8 primary, including 92 percent of the votes […]


Talent show slated for tomorrow at Lawn School

Organizers of the annual talent show are concerned with rain for the first time in its 30-year history. The Jamestown Community Chorus will sponsor its fundraiser at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the athletic complex on Lawn Avenue. Although the event has been directed dryly under the roof at the recreation center since 1990, the coronavirus pandemic has forced the show […]


Students returned to school Monday following an unprecedented summer that had districts scrambling to create comprehensive plans to make their buildings safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Schools were shut down March 16 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and the remainder of the 2019- 20 academic year was completed from home. For this year, 82 percent of Jamestown students have […]

Portuguese man-of-war seen at town beach

Purple flags are flying along the southern coast of Rhode Island after swimmers recently were stung by Portuguese men-of-war. The color of the banners indicates dangerous marine life and warns swimmers to enter the water at their own risk. The flags initially were flown last week at state beaches in Narragansett after two swimmers reported being stung by an underwater […]


Jamestown’s youth service providers are here for your children this fall.

Fall Youth Library Programs All programs are free and open to the public. For more details on our programs, visit jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org Monday, September 21 Grab & Go Craft Kits for Tweens Pickup in the library lobby starting at 10:00 a.m. Quantities are limited. Wednesday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m. on the Lawn at the Library Grades 7 & Up Book […]

Youth FALL Programs

JTN Parks and Recreation Youth Fall Programs

Register for the below programs by visiting jamestown.recdesk.com • CROCHET When: Thursdays, September 24th-October 29th from 10 AM-11:15 AM OR 3:00-4:15 PM Where: Recreation Center (outdoor patio) • Who: 5th-8th Times: 10 AM-11:15 AM & 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM One of our most popular arts and crafts classes is back this Fall! Come learn to crochet cozy creations for […]