2023-05-25 E-Edition

Plan to provide affordable units behind schedule

Housing committee says it needs to refocus efforts

The committee on affordable housing is proposing “practical options” to streamline the program that is “significantly behind” schedule, according to a memo presented to the town council at its May 15 meeting. “We’ve made some progress, but it is slow,” said Quaker Case, vice chairwoman. “The barriers are significant. We still have a way to go if we are to […]


Lone star, American dog ticks on upswing

As the weather gets warmer and Fort Wetherill, Taylor Point and Beavertail become hotspots for visitors, a University of Rhode Island professor known as “The Tick Guy” is urging people to check themselves. Entomology professor Thomas Mather said it’s “almost always” a busy tick season in Rhode Island, although the population cannot be predicted based on the winter. “We’re chock-full […]

Memorial Day parade, ceremony set for Monday

Mike White, a Vietnam veteran who lost his legs in the war, will be the keynote speaker Monday for the Memorial Day ceremony at East Ferry. The local American Legion and VFW posts, prior to White’s appearance, will sponsor their annual Memorial Day parade that steps off at 10 a.m. from the corner of Watson and Lawn avenues. The posts […]


Tax breaks for firefighters advances

The state assembly has passed legislation that will allow volunteer firefighters to qualify for increased tax breaks. “With daily costs rising rapidly, especially in regards to housing, our brave and dedicated fire and emergency personnel in Jamestown deserve some relief for the vital and dangerous jobs they perform every day to keep us safe,” Rep. Alex Finkelman said. “Jamestown firefighters […]

Local roofers donate labor of love

With the roof degrading on the museum at 92 Narragansett Ave., which was built as a one-room schoolhouse in 1895, the Jamestown Historical Society began searching for the cheapest contractor to repair it. The nonprofit organization, which leases the building from the municipality, solicited bids from companies. It took the submission of only one bid, however, for the board to […]

Summer museum exhibit will tell history of steam ferry service

The Jamestown Museum will open for the season Friday with its seasonal exhibition that commemorates the sesquicentennial of steam ferries on Narragansett Bay. The exhibition at the museum, 92 Narragansett Ave., which is managed by the Jamestown Historical Society, is titled “Celebrating Jamestown Ferries: 150th Anniversary of Jamestown’s First Steam Ferry.” In 1870, the population of Jamestown had fallen to […]