September 21, 2017 RSS feed / News

Schools need $16.3M in building fixes, according to state report

Town Administrator Andy Nota unveiled a daunting figure at Monday night’s council meeting: $16.3 million. That’s the total cost of infrastructure improvements recommended by the state for Jamestown schools. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Six cyclists from town took The Jamestown Press on a tour of Ile de Re, an island on the Atlantic coast of France that connects to the mainland via a bridge to La Rochelle. More...

FAIRY TALES COME TO LIFE

Narragansett Avenue artist Jillian Barber adorns her exhibit with fresh plants last Thursday at the library. Along with several photographs inspired by childhood memories and fairy tales, Barber’s exhibit showcases glazed masks and sconces. More...

Town will get more aggressive in attempts to stymie coyotes

Education, training, tracking and trapping on tap

A month after a pack of coyotes attacked and killed a 40-pound dog on Wright Lane, police have launched a four-pronged offensive to combat the increasingly complacent canine population. More...

New Orleans team dominates N.Y. Yacht Club Invitational Cup

The morning may have dawned with dense fog in Rhode Island, but the sky, just like the champions, became clear by the afternoon. More...

DRIVE FOR SHOW, RAFFLES FOR DOUGH

Steve and Joe Tiexiera listen to raffle numbers Saturday following a scramble tournament at the Jamestown Golf Course. More...

RELAXING AT THE SKATE PARK

Eighth-grader Ryder Andersen brainstorms with history teacher Maureen McGuirl Friday morning on the half-pipe at the Lawn School skate park. More...

New student assessment tests will debut this spring

When students take their statewide assessments in the spring, the test will be administered by the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System, a program developed with education experts from Massachusetts, a national leader in education.  More...

A NIGHT AT THE REC CENTER

Two dozen children enjoyed a movie, above, and some pizza, right, during last Friday night’s Parents Night Out at the recreation center. More...

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Town may have Internet options

Limited demand for Internet service could make it more cost-effective to invest in wireless infrastructure rather than cabling Jamestown with fiber optics, Town Administrator Andy Nota reported at Monday’s council meeting.  More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

All photos will appear in the 2018 Humane Society of Jamestown’s calendar  Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar.  See full contest details at www.jamestownpress.com. More...

Nominees sought for league’s top volunteer in county award

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is accepting nominations for its sixth annual Joan C. Arnold Award, which recognizes volunteers along Narragansett Bay for their civic participation. More...

Raffle tickets to benefit Looking Upwards

An agency that supports Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities is selling raffle tickets to benefit its participation in the Pell Bridge Run in October.  More...

Oyster farmers offer glimpse into their world

A boat carrying aquaculture advocates and concerned homeowners sailed Dutch Harbor Sunday to tour the controversial oyster farms that dot the western coast of Jamestown. More...

12 Metre boats ready to sail for continental bragging rights

Ten historic 12 Metres set sail tomorrow in Narragansett Bay for the North American championship, including Challenge XII, the Aussie boat owned by Jamestowner Jack Lefort that was built 35 years ago to battle Dennis Connors.  More...

Officials: Caterpillars spotted in western R.I. but may spread

State environmental officials are reporting concentrations of orange-striped oakworm caterpillars have begun defoliating trees in Rhode Island, especially in Scituate, Coventry and Foster.  While the pest so far only has been detected in the wes More...

Test scores sky high at Lawn, Melrose

Test scores from a statewide report are filled with highlights from Lawn and Melrose schools, but none are more telling than 84.6 percent, which is the number of third- and fourth-graders meeting or exceeding expectations in math. More...

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

James Lawless, a 2017 graduate of North Kingstown High School, began his first year at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. As a fourth-class cadet, he was appointed to the 9th Squadron (Vikings). More...

FOGGY BIKE RIDE

Cyclists pedal through fog atop the Verrazzano Bridge during Sunday morning’s 4 Bridges Ride from Boston Neck Road in North Kingstown to Roger Williams University in Bristol. More...