August 16, 2018 RSS feed / News

New chief fool is ready to take helm at regatta

BY TIM RIEL   For 37 consecutive years, Mount Hope Avenue’s Chris Powell ran the Fools’ Rule Regatta like “a well-oiled machine,” attracting hundreds of spectators annually to the summer spectacle.  More...

One month remaining to register for local solar incentive program

Ruggiero bills strengthen effort; meeting set

With a month remaining before Solarize Rhode Island culminates its local enrollment, the program has tapped Jamestown’s state rep for a sales pitch.  Rep. More...

Spookie is among 51 boats in Ida Lewis fleet

With 51 teams registered to compete, the 2018 Ida Lewis Distance Race is expected to be a spectacle of sail when it starts at 12:30 p.m. Friday between Fort Adams and Rose Island. More...

Young thespians turn classic fairy tales upside-down

As the finale to a weeklong introduction to theater, three classic fairy tales were given a modern twist Friday by a troupe of adolescent actors. More...

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile as hunting season approaches

Permits for deer harvesting went on sale yesterday during the same week tests confirmed West Nile virus in Tiverton mosquitoes, reminding Jamestown hunters to protect themselves this hunting season.  According to the state Department of Environm More...

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Police tout notification system

With homeowners on edge following the recent string of burglaries, police are reminding residents about a notification system that automatically sends electronic alerts during emergencies. More...

Suspected burglars face new charges

The two men arrested for allegedly burglarizing five local homes are facing a spate of new charges. More...

BIOLUMINESCENCE COMING TO BEAVERTAIL

Visitors watch an animated film in August 2017 during “Bioluminescence Night” at Beavertail State Park, which is sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Management. This year’s edition is from 6-9 p.m. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

East Shore Road’s Matthew Merrigan took The Jamestown Press to the Giza pyramid complex in Cairo, Egypt. Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid is the only one still in existence. More...

Studio tour sites remain busy despite day’s dreary weather

Artists and their admirers did not let summer showers rain on their parade Saturday during a townwide tour that showcased the creative community. More...