April 19, 2018 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Betty Kinder and Carolyn Wood took The Jamestown Press to visit the statue of King Kamehameha in Kapaau at the northern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island. More...

PROUD PUPILS

Students from Melrose School whose parents are in the military. According to principal Carrie Petersen, there are about 80 of them. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Amelia Wilson from Grapes & Gourmet took The Jamestown Press to Makena Beach on the south side of Maui, the second largest Hawaiian island. In the background is Puu Olai, a dormant volcanic cinder cone that rises 360 feet above sea level.   More...

Town opposes Atlantic oil drilling

President Donald Trump’s controversial plan to open the outer continental shelf to offshore oil drilling has officially been censured by the town.  The town councilors voted Monday night on a resolution that asks the U.S. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Emily and Dick Boenning took The Jamestown Press to South Africa, the southernmost country on the African continent. It is home to Kruger National Park, the Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain.   More...

Get reimbursed for making your home safe

On the issues

We all want to stay in the comfort of our own home and age in place. As we get older, walking and climbing the stairs can be difficult.  More...

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Bridge authority, town at odds over annual payment

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority plans to withhold $49,000 from the town to recover costs associated with its scrapped plan for a Taylor Point solar farm.  More...

Plastic bag ban goes into effect Sunday

Businesses in town will be prohibited from offering plastic bags at the point of sale starting Sunday. More...

Volunteers needed to clean island

The conservation commission needs volunteers for their annual Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, a townwide onslaught of the trash that has collected along shoreline and roads during the winter. More...

Seal population healthy in bay

There were 423 harbor seals spotted at 22 popular haul-out spots around Narragansett Bay, including Rome Point, Mackerel Cove and Citing Rock, according to Save The Bay’s annual report. More...

CREATING A BUZZ

Dennis Breneiser welcomes 20,000 Italian worker bees and two queens to Godena Farm from California for the Conanicut Island Land Trust’s fourth year of beekeeping. More...

Street names and their stories

The names given to most of the streets in early Jamestown were pretty unimaginative. Southwest Avenue and North Road, when looked at from the Four Corners, run off in the directions indicated. More...

195 boats register for race to Bermuda

Nearly 200 boats will be at the starting line in June for the biennial Newport Bermuda Race, a 635-nautical mile sprint from Narragansett Bay across the North Atlantic. More...

Homes will be revalued this year

The town council has approved a $51,000 bid to hire Vision Government Solutions, signaling the triennial reassessment of private property values for homeowners.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Meadow Lane residents Charlie, Redwood and Catharine Wright took The Jamestown Press to Terrede Haut, a Caribbean island that belongs to the French archipelago of Guadeloupe. More...