2023-10-26 E-Edition

Student test scores among tops in state

No school district in Rhode Island posted a better proficiency rate in math than Jamestown, according to results from Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System. The state Department of Education released its report Oct. 18 for the 2022-23 assessments. Students in Jamestown improved across the board, including an increase in proficiency from 62.6 percent in 2021-22 to 64.9 percent, which was […]


Four female artists, including two local women, go green

Leaves are changing color, which means there will be less and less green in the region as winter approaches. A gallery in Westerly, however, is making sure the color doesn’t disappear with the falling leaves. “Green Women,” curated by Jamestown ceramist Jillian Barber, will be on display at the Hoxie Gallery in the Westerly Library through Nov. 27 with an […]


Ocean State tapped as tech hub

Building on decades of investment, research and innovation in oceanography, the Ocean State is being recognized for driving American global competitiveness in technology. The U.S. Department of Commerce has designated Rhode Island as a regional tech hub. The announcement of the 31 inaugural sites was made Monday by Gina Raimondo, secretary of the agency. “Each of these consortia will help […]


Baptist church to host forum on global wars

There will be a community conversation to discuss the violence around the globe at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave. Although initiated by the Jamestown Ukraine Relief Project, this event will not focus specifically on the Russian invasion. The Hamas attack on Israel, for example, also inspired the need for this conversation. This event is […]

Everybody chorus schedules concert

The Jamestown Everybody Chorus will perform a free concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the senior center, 6 West St. The concert, “Hope,” will include songs that are uplifting and positive, including Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope you Dance” and “High Hopes, which was popularized by Frank Sinatra in the 1959 film “A Hole in the Head.” As the […]

Film festival focused on effects of climate change

A film festival addressing the human and artistic impact on climate change will be screened at 7 p.m. Oct. 26-27 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St. Organized by Jamestown resident Jim Stahl, the Climate Future Film Festival will feature 105 minutes of short films that range from dark comedy to animation. The aim is to address the many […]