Dream Town: Jamestown, Rhode Island

Just a stone’s throw from the bustle of Newport, this nine-square-mile island packs all the maritime excitement of its neighbor in a cozy, quiet package.

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Jamestown Fire Department
Photograph: Morgan + Owens

The Town Pride

The town pride volunteers run organizations like the fire department, community band, and historical society, which includes archivist Sue Maden. “People are happy to donate their time to make the community better,” she says.

Left: A yellow truck from Jamestown’s volunteer-run fire department

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