September 22, 2016 RSS feed / News

Forum to fight opioid crisis tonight

With President Barack Obama’s official proclamation on Friday, the opioid epidemic has grown so large that it’s in the midst of its own national awareness week. In Rhode Island, U.S. More...

Where in the world?

Scott Metcalfe and Christine Lopes Metcalfe of Union Street took The Press to the St. Martin Gardens in Monaco. In the background are the Mediterranean Sea and the Oceanographic Museum. More...

Police offering immersion program

According to Jamestown Police Chief Ed Mello, the average person has always been interested in the role of their community police officers, from traffic stops to deadly force. More...

Jamestowners recognized by schools, military

• Nathaniel Weber, 17, was commissioned as the battalion commander for the 2016-17 school year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. Before their senior year, cadets have the opportunity to attend officer candidate school. More...

Fish stories: Reeling in bass from Beavertail

“Since the haul of bass at Beavertail, fish stories have been as thick as mosquitoes, and a person can safely divide by 10 what he hears,” reported the Newport Journal in August 1887. More...

Lane closures on Pell Bridge begin Tuesday

Overnight construction began Tuesday on the Newport Pell Bridge, and if workers remain on schedule, the first phase of maintenance will wrap up in late November. More...

Shores association, taxpayers to meet

Two civic groups in town will meet next week, including the Taxpayers Association of Jamestown, which will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the library. More...

America’s Cup flashback on bay this weekend

The 12 Metre class, which ruled America’s Cup racing for three decades on Narragansett Bay, is making its return. A fleet of nine yachts will compete in the North American championship this weekend. More...

Where in the world?

Mike Pinksaw of Pennsylvania Avenue took The Jamestown Press to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., where he read the news with a statue of country legend Roy Acuff. Pinksaw traveled to Music City USA for a reunion of Vietnam War vets. More...

Students will run to raise money

Students at Melrose and Lawn schools are taking a new, healthy approach to fundraising. Instead of selling products, they will run as many possible laps in 20 minutes to raise money for the Jamestown PTO. More...

Jamestown’s next Top pet

Just 12 days left to vote

Vote online at jamestownpress.com Contest ends Monday, Oct. 3. Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar (votes are not cumulative). See full contest details at www.jamestownpress.com. More...

On the bay

ABOVE: The Crystal Serenity, an 820-foot cruise ship with 13 decks, steams out of Narragansett Bay after a stopover in Newport. More...

Maine grad lands gig teaching in Thailand

After graduating from the University of Maine this summer with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science, Alexandra Barzin is already off to her next journey. The Jamestown native has accepted a teaching position in Thailand. More...

Finale Monday at Fort Getty farmers market

Fifteen weeks of mostly sunny, successful shopping culminate Monday when Fort Getty hosts the final farmers market of the 2016 season. During the penultimate market Monday, a rare guest arrived — rain. More...

Where in the world?

Pam and Jack Wilkins of Buccaneer Way took The Jamestown Press to Rhodes, Greece, where they visited the Gate d’ Amboise, the grand entrance just below the Palace of the Grand Master in the Aegean Sea. More...

Rec soccer season kicks off

In the first week of games Saturday, the Jamestown Soccer Association fielded 16 teams, including a perfect 4-0 against North Kingstown squads. In the first of four U10 games, Baker’s Pharmacy shut out Beacon Hill, 6-0. More...