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JPL10824 - Ocotber 10, 2010

This article is part of the "Neighborhood of the Week" series, which runs every Sunday in the Providence Journal. One can learn more about the history of West Reach Estates by reading, "Dismissed with Prejudice: the Epic Battle Against Construction of an Oil Refinery in Jamestown, Rhode Island." by Mary Stearns McGaughan and Terrence F. McGaughan (published in 1994). Homes in West Reach Estates all are priced at over $1 million. A 1.8 acre ...

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JPL10871 - January 30, 2011

On February 8, 2011, the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) was expected to rule on whether Mark Bard could get variances to allow him to build a shorefront home in Jamestown. Neighbors argued that the property is too close to the shoreline to have any structure (even a small one) built on it as the area may suffer damage from storms and continued coastal erosion. Mark Bard argues that neighbors oppose his shorefront home because th ...

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JPL10892 - April 17, 2011

"Residents of this tiny Jamestown neighborhood live within walking distance to town and schools." Jamestown Population: 5,405 (2010) Note: more during summer Jamestown Median House Price: $450,000 (2010) Jamestown schools children, grades K through 8, in town at either the Lawn or the Melrose Schools. Jamestown children go off island for high school. Residents say the West Ferry neighborhood is far enough away from the town's business di ...

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JPL10997 - Publication Date: May 1961

Captain Kidd Treasure Legend - See Page 64 A number of notable structures were lost in the Great Hurricane of 1938. It made landfall as a category three hurricane over Long Island, New York, on September 21, 1938. "Clingstone" (see its own file) was abandoned after the 1938 hurricane, but restored a long time later. "Clingstone" was still abandoned in 1961. The original Meeting House was built in 1709, but was burned during the American Rev ...

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JPL11110 - Juily 20, 2013

House of the Week: Panoramic View in Jamestown

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JPL11127 - Various

The Dumplings is a section of Jamestown, which includes Clingstone, Highland Drive, and Newport Street. Fort Lewis (Dumpling) was torn down and replaced with Fort Wetherill around 1900. The legend of Captain Kidd claims that buried treasure exists at what is now Fort Wetherill. This treasure has never been found. The Pirate, Captain Kidd, was hanged in 1688. Joseph Lovering Wharton's original house was condemned so that Fort Wetherill cou ...

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JPL11130 - October 31, 2013

Click custom notes tab for additional information. Sub headline: "A year after Sandy battered the South County shoreline, property owners still face the tough decision to stay or retreat." Rhode Island's shoreline continues to face threats from beach erosion and rising seas. Homes and business to close to coast have to retreat backward or relocate and rebuild further back from the ocean. Building plans and insurance company issues are still ...

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JPL11133 - October 4, 2013

Dick Lynn used his Master's Degree art project as a way to explain to people how dangerous fracking can be. The art project is called, "Art in Nature with a Japanese Tea Ceremony." The Japanese tea house has information about how potentially dangerous fracking can be in the display area. One Pennsylvania law allows the doctor not to tell the patient what discovered chemicals are inside them (as a result of fracking). The nearest fracking is ...

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JPL11163 - Spring 2014

Statewide house market time decreased by 19 percent. In Jamestown, real estate transactions increased by over 8 percent. House sale prices remained close to 2012 levels in Jamestown.

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JPL11178 - May 10, 2014

Jamestown Houses - Mackerel Cove This house is priced at $3.495 million and is taxed at $24,482. The property sits on almost two acres of land, has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, a two-car garage, and has been renovated. Arthur Edwin Bye was a landscape architect. He died in 2001.

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JPL11193 - June 29, 2014

Rhode Island has approximately 49 islands in all. The Jamestown - Newport Ferry (seasonal) offers tours of some of the islands inside Narragansett Bay. Six islands are profiled on Page A 11. The Clingstone House is also profiled on this page. Headlines: Island Sanctuary: With gems like Rose Island, who needs Yellowstone? Two sailors see Rhode Island as an 'archipelago'

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JPL11196 - August 17, 2014

Sub headline: "Documentary tells story of former governor's World War II exploits as a pilot behind enemy lines." "Sundlun a larger-than-life personality" Kara Sundlun House: Sundlun's daughter and the documentary's narrator. This documentary is supposed to air on PBS stations.

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