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Coastal expert will talk about climate change

The executive director of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council will discuss climate change at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Annual bird count set for Saturday morning

The 36th annual winter bird count begins at 7 a.m. Dec. 30 at the police station, 250 Conanicus Ave.  Volunteers will be divided into four groups to search the farms, the north end, Beavertail and the village. More...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

More than 600 plungers sprinted into Mackerel Cove at the stroke of noon to celebrate New Year’s Day, the biggest turnout in the event’s 27-year history, The Jamestown Press reported Jan. More...

REINDEER GAMES

Kindergarten students at Melrose School impersonated reindeer, among other Christmas characters, during their holiday concert last Thursday in front of their families. More...

Plungers prepare for icy New Year’s

Eighth-graders to benefit in memory of Will Kitts

It will be a bittersweet moment Monday for hundreds of Jamestowners expected to ring in 2018 by plunging into the icy waters of Narragansett Bay while saying goodbye to a beloved member of their community. More...

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Council to consider marijuana ban Tuesday

A vote on the amended ordinance to regulate marijuana, which was updated to permit cooperative growers, is expected at a public hearing Tuesday before the town councilors.  More...

U.S. captures bronze in third leg to Melbourne

Volvo Ocean Race fleet off to Hong Kong

Passage through the notorious Southern Ocean culminated with a third consecutive podium finish for the Americans in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.  More...

Reed: State should have input on catch limits in Mid-Atlantic region

After the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted 16-4 in mid-December against a proposed squid buffer zone off the coast of Nantucket, Rhode Island’s congressional delegation commended the regional agency.  According to U.S. Sen. More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Tuesday, Jan. 2 6:30 p.m., the town council will meet at Town Hall  Wednesday, Jan. 3 7 p.m., the planning commission will meet at Town Hall  Thursday, Jan. 4 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School   More...

State offering guided Beavertail tour to help ring in the new year

To ring in 2018, state environmental officials will host a guided walking tour of Beavertail State Park from noon to 2 p.m. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY, DEC. 31 AND MONDAY, JAN. 1 FOR THE NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY More...