2023-07-06 E-Edition

North end cell tower takes big step forward

Planning commission OKs 160-foot pole for Carr Lane

The planning commission is recommending for the zoning board approve construction of a 16-story structure that is expected to improve cellular service north of Route 138. The planners at their June 21 meeting unanimously recommended for the zoning board to support a 160-foot monopole at 90 Carr Lane. The pole would be able to accommodate four wireless carriers. “The health, […]



Fireworks will explode Thursday over East Ferry after the original plan to host the event Sunday was postponed due to forecasted rain. Ed Mello, town administrator, made the announcement June 29. The rescheduled display from a barge in the East Passage will begin at 7:30 p.m. with music from the Next Stop Band at Veterans Memorial Square. The band, fronted […]

Summer concert series set to start at East Ferry

Boats in the bay, weekly farmers markets and a gatekeeper at Fort Getty are sure signs that summer has arrived in Jamestown. On Sunday, another seasonal staple returns to the island. Music will fill the East Ferry air for the next eight Sundays as the free concert series returns to Veterans Memorial Square. The first performance will feature The Greg […]


Short-term rental hearing July 11

The town council will conduct a public hearing July 11 to consider amending the ordinance that governs short-term rentals. The proposed amendments include changing the fee structure for registration and licensing. Under the current provision, the annual fee is $350 for each short-term rental owned by a resident and $700 for properties that don’t meet the residency requirement. This provision […]

New year, new booths at farmers market

The weekly farmers market began celebrating its 10th year, including its fifth overlooking East Ferry, when it opened June 19 at the recreation center. Three years after the coronavirus pandemic canceled the 2020 edition, the first two markets of the ’23 season seem to indicate robust crowds amid the tourist season. “It’s been much, much busier,” said Maryse Poirier, whose […]


Exhibit to celebrate CIAA’s 50th year

The Conanicut Island Art Association will host an open exhibition in August to commemorate its golden anniversary. The new format will celebrate its 50th year as a community arts organization by featuring an inclusive event to showcase all artists, all media and all themes. The nonprofit organization is inviting artists throughout New England to submit up to two original pieces, […]