January 9, 2014 RSS feed / News

Man dies following collision on bridge

A third person in the last 27 months has died following injuries sustained from head-on collisions on the Newport Bridge. More...

Breakfast and books Tuesday at Central Baptist

Longtime Jamestown resident Jim Traer enjoys some of the simpler things in life: friends, breakfast and reading. So he decided to put all three together. More...

Where in the world?

Olly Hanson, the great-grandson of Lila Delman, celebrated the New Year with the Jamestown Press at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. More...

ice Artist

Will Wilson carves ice sculptures in frigid weather at East Ferry on New Year’s Eve. The carvings were a popular photo op the following day during the Jamestown 1st Day Plunge. More...

Local fitness fanatic helps young athletes reach a higher level

Greg Murphy had spent his entire adult life as a commercial fisherman, until he reached his 40s when things took a very different turn. More...

Record day

Birders of Jamestown counted an all-time winter high of 81 species on Sunday, surpassing the old record of 77. More...

Where in the world?

Nicholas and Finn Gaudreau took the Jamestown Press to the top of the Heavenly Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif. The peak lift-service elevation at the resort is more than 10,000 feet. More...

Flu epidemic expected in coming weeks

With the number of influenza cases circulating throughout Rhode Island and the country continuing to rise, the state Department of Health has organized a series of free vaccination clinics throughout Rhode Island over the next three weeks. More...

Councilors say ‘no’ to wine

Request by art association to serve alcohol during Town Hall shows tabled

When the Conanicut Island Art Association holds its gallery opening at Town Hall later this month, the conversation may be flowing – but not the wine, the Town Council decided Monday night. More...

FY13 audit reveals surplus

Town side shows deficit, but savings at schools lead to leftover $500K

Jamestown passed the annual audit with high marks and a $496,242 surplus for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, according to independent auditor Paul Dansereau. More...

Restaurants report solid sales in 2013

Jamestown restaurateurs reported positive results for 2013, a year marked by two new restaurants, favorable summer weather and record sales for one establishment. More...

Slippery slope

Payton Neal, 12, sleds off the deck of a friend’s house on a manmade snow hill following last week’s winter storm. More...

Snow removal

Town Councilor Tom Tighe snow blows his sidewalk on West Street last Thursday following a windy winter storm that dropped about 6 inches of snow onto the island. More...

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Where in the world?

Mary Berthelot, with her grandchildren Reese and Eddie, took the Jamestown Press to Montrose, Calif., to escape the cold New England winter. More...

Local fencer qualifies for Junior Olympics

Islander Josef Cohen secured a spot in next month’s Junior Olympics Fencing Tournament in Portland, Ore., after finishing sixth in the junior men’s saber at the Boston Fencing Club in November. More...

Senate passes Reed bill on unemployment

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 60-37 to advance a measure authored by U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Dean Heller to preserve federal unemployment insurance for three months and give Congress time to work out a comprehensive solution. More...

Lawn School will send two teams to robotics championship

There will be robots roaming the earth on Saturday – well, at least roaming the field house at Roger Williams University. More...

Arctic island

The polar blast that barreled through the United States over the last two weeks left islanders shivering, from East Ferry (above) to Clingstone (left). More...