January 2, 2014 RSS feed / News

Book worm

Erin Styskal, 5, looks for a book Monday afternoon at the library. More...

Two Jamestowners contribute death essays

Death. It’s the only certainty in life, yet most avoid talking about the subject. It’s simply too frightening to ponder. More...

Write to us

The Jamestown Press accepts letters to the editor. Submissions should be sent to news@jamestownpress.com by 3 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication. All letters should include your name, address and phone number. More...

Two boards mull location for Robert Kinder memorial tree

A memorial tree honoring Dr. Robert Kinder, who died in July, is being planned for Taylor Point, but the proposed location has sparked questions from the Jamestown Tree Preservation & Protection Committee. More...

Island Chatter

Thanks to all the plungers and sponsors. *** Time to let the local experts help you keep your health and wellness goals on track for the New Year. More...

Trout stocked in Silver Spring Lake

The state this month stocked more than 2,000 trout in several ponds statewide, including two in the area: Barber Pond in South Kingstown and Silver Spring Lake in North Kingstown. More...

Congressman Cicilline backs unemployment

Last week, 1.3 million Americans, including 4,900 Rhode Islanders, were shut off from receiving federal emergency unemployment benefits. More...

Planners schedule preservation workshop

“How is history important to Jamestown?” According to Town Planner Lisa Bryer, that is the question Don Powers of Union Studio will try to answer during a workshop scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. More...

Two men injured in head-on collision

A 75-year-old man was listed in critical condition following a head-on collision last week on the Newport Bridge. More...

Auschwitz victims give island painter inspiration for solo art exhibit

In 2012, Hannah Stahl, then a senior at Vanderbilt University, won the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award for her work as an artist. More...

Jamestown Historical Society News

The society’s focus for January is on the Weeden family of Jamestown. An exhibit of documents and artifacts relating to the Weeden family opens in the Jamestown Philomenian Library foyer at the end of this week. More...

Arctic afternoon

Jordyn Sirotin, 8, and brother Logan, 5, brave the cold outside the library Monday afternoon. More...

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U.S. Coast Guard begins breaking ice along coast

As temperatures get colder, Jamestowners may see some unfamiliar ships in the bay. That’s because the Coast Guard’s winter icebreaking season has officially kicked off in the Northeast, and will run through March. More...

shaggy Season

A family of Scottish highland cattle stay warm near Fort Getty on a cold Monday afternoon. More...

North Kingstown swim teams prepare for first meet of winter season

Jamestown’s Ben Rudman has been named co-captain of North Kingstown High’s varsity boys’ swimming team. Emily Landon, also a Jamestowner, is co-captain of the girls’ squad. They are both 17 and seniors. More...