August 1, 2013 RSS feed / News

Where in the world?

Sarah and Emily Mikolay took the Jamestown Press to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. More...

Woman arrested for boating while intoxicated

Rhode Island state troopers on July 28 arrested a woman in the East Passage for operating a watercraft while under the influence of liquor. More...

On duty

A lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers Tuesday at Mackerel Cove Town Beach. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The Jamestown Historical Society 101st annual meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Jamestown Philomenian Library meeting room. More...

Rec soccer registration discounted until Aug. 9

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...

Registration open for Labor Day regatta

Registration is now open for the 86th annual Around the Island Race to be held on Sept. 1. The Conanicut Yacht Club-sponsored regatta is considered to be the most popular culminating Narragansett Bay race of the season. More...

Islander rows to world title in Austria

At the U23 world rowing championships held last month in Austria, Jamestown resident Leigh Archer was part of the American team that took first place in the women’s double sculls B-final. More...

Where in the world?

Pat Ritacco took the Press to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. Ritacco led a group from her church to Thailand and Myanmar to visit missionary couples in the region. More...

Fort Getty farmers market is place to be on Monday afternoons

After five weeks, organizers, vendors and visitors all agree on one thing – the Jamestown farmers market is a hit. More...

Island Chatter

Congratulations to Jamestown’s Cal Ripken All-Star team for a successful season and a great run in the 2013 state tournament. After beating Providence’s Elmhurst team, they lost in the semifinals to West Warwick. More...

Property on island sells for more than $5M

A 3-acre property in Jamestown that offers a panoramic view of Narragansett Bay sold for $5.32 million last week, making it the highest sale in Newport County this year. More...

Council honors nonagenarian for dedication to community

July 20 was proclaimed James A. McLoughlin Day

Jim McLoughlin has been through two foreign wars and 90 years of living, so he’s probably not a man who can be easily surprised. More...

Residents mull adult activities

Residents met on Tuesday to discuss the town’s adult and senior recreation programs with Monica Lamboy, a consultant from the Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts. More...

Artsy summer

Top, from left, winners of the Conanicut Island Arts Associations summer show: Nancy Nielsen, Matthew Flynn, Jillian Barber, Pia Perterson, John Smyth, Ed Roche and Rick Devin. Left, scholarship winner Matthew Flynn of Tiverton. More...

Pebbles Wadsworth named board president at Jamestown Arts Center

Co-founder Kate Petrie is stepping down from post

It has been more than five years since two friends dreamed up an idea while walking on a local beach. The culmination of that vision was the Jamestown Arts Center, which opened its doors two years after the stroll across the sand. More...

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Court agrees with council on right-of-way

The R.I. Superior Court has affirmed the state coastal council’s designation of the High Street right-of-way, providing access to Narragansett Bay to all Rhode Islanders. More...

Where in the world?

Alison Glassie and Mary Jane Sorrentino took the Press on a visit to U.S. Sen. Jack Reed’s office in Washington, D.C. More...

Boat with local ties finishes third in Transpac

Bodacious IV finished third out of nine boats in its division at the 2013 Transpacific Yacht Race. The 2,225-mautical-mile course began off Point Fermin near Los Angeles and ended off Diamond Head Lighthouse in Honolulu. More...

State will revisit plan to protect wildlife

The state Department of Environmental Management recently announced the revision process of its 2015 wildlife action plan. More...

Jamestown glass artist installs two-story ‘water’ piece

Architectural glass artist Paul Housberg recently completed a two-story permanent glass installation for the main lobby of Boston’s new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, situated on the Charlestown waterfront. More...

Bridges will be open to cyclists in September

On Sept. 15, cyclists can cross the Jamestown, Newport, Sakonnet River and Mount Hope bridges in a 26-mile charity ride. More...

DEM, coastal council in limbo with wetlands enforcement

Jamestown Vineyards on Beavertail Road has applied to the state Department of Business Regulation for a farmer winery license. The license hearing is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 2, at the department’s headquarters in Cranston. More...

Understanding political procedure

American Legion trying to revive longtime program by offering scholarships

The Boys State program was established in 1935, the brainchild of Hayes Kennedy and Harold Card of the American Legion in Illinois. More...