July 25, 2013 RSS feed / News

Dean’s Beans recognized worldwide

Dean Cycon took a shipment of coffee from Sumatra on Monday afternoon. It was a special delivery because the cargo included a 17th century cannon that had recently been uncovered in Malacca, the former Portuguese colony in Southeast Asia. More...

From the State House

Greetings friends and neighbors. The legislative session finally came to an end. It was one of the longest, beginning on New Year’s Day and ending on the evening before the Fourth of July. More...

Where in the world?

Josh O’Neill, who grew up in Jamestown, and Corissa Pelletier took the Press on their honeymoon to French Polynesia earlier this month. They were married at Easton’s Beach in Newport. More...

Impetuous wins bronze at Swan 42 regatta

With a thoroughly impressive performance on Rhode Island Sound and in Narragansett Bay, John Hele of Rye, N.Y., and his largely Canadian team won the 15-boat 2013 Swan 42 National Championships by 19 points. More...

Marion, Dwyer win tennis tournament

Mathew Marion and Alyce Dwyer defeated Rob Parker and Keran Neri in the finals of the annual member-guest tennis tournament held July 13 at the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

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Jamestown Marine graduates from officer school

Coleman Fuquea, the son of Susan and retired Col. David Fuquea, graduated July 6 from Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. More...

Lighthouse plates now allowed on pickups

If the Plum Beach Lighthouse has special meaning, you can now sport specialty license plates even if your primary vehicle is a pickup truck or commercial van. More...

Community forum scarcely attended

Town officials looking for resident feedback on recreational programs

Theater, music and special events enrich people’s lives and connect them to their community, according to a group of Jamestown residents who attended a forum last week to discuss how to improve the Recreation Department. More...

Man falls 70 feet while working on bridge

An employee of a subcontractor tasked with the steel painting and repair work of the Mount Hope Bridge fell approximately 70 feet Monday morning. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The bridge remained open. More...

All aboard

Children were invited Saturday to the Bayside Garden Railroad at 98 East Shore Road. The railroad has more than 500 feet of track, with five running trains, miniature bridges, 22 buildings and dwarf bonsai plantings. More...

Island liquor stores now open at 10 a.m. on Sundays

Both island liquor stores were open at 10 a.m. Sunday following the recent law change that allows them to open two hours earlier on Sundays. More...

Ocean conservation programs secure funds

In an effort to help protect Rhode Island’s coastal resources, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced Tuesday that more than $2.2 million in federal funding has been awarded for two Ocean State conservation programs. More...

Old Major League pros coming to town

The lineup is yet to be announced, but some retired professional baseball players and coaches are headed to Jamestown next month when the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association puts on a free clinic and cookout for the youngsters. More...

Registration open for youth soccer league

Registration is now open for the Jamestown Soccer Association’s recreational league. The league is open for children ages 4 through 14. The deadline for discounted registration is Aug. 9, and final deadline is Aug. 24. More...

America’s Cup films at arts center next month

The summer sailing series at the Jamestown Arts Center will continue on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The event will feature work from America’s Cup filmmaker John Biddle. More...

Islanders recognized for academic excellence

• Cheryl Barber, a member of the class of 2013 at Trinity College in Connecticut, received faculty honors for the 2013 spring semester. To be recognized by the faculty, a student must achieve a GPA of 3.7 or above. More...

Town clerk completes third year of schooling

Assistant Town Clerk Heather Lopes recently completed her third and final year of studies at the New England Municipal Clerks Institute at Plymouth State University. More...

Neighbors oppose vineyards

Owners of Beavertail winery apply for commercial license

Beavertail Road neighbors of Jamestown Vineyards plan to oppose the company’s application for a farmer winery license. The Town Council learned that the neighborhood group will attend the Aug. More...