July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Island police are equipped to save lives

Jamestown police officers are now outfitted with medication that can be used to combat opioid overdoses, such as heroine.  More...

Where in the world?

North Kingstown High School students Antonio Varrecchione, Frankie Watson, Emily Schott, Connor Ferguson and Tori Martin took the Press to Hawaii and Australia, including the Sydney Opera House in Ne More...

Bronze boat

Prospector, with Jamestown residents David Siwicki and Terence Glackin aboard, finished third in its class in the New York Yacht Club’s Transatlantic Race from Newport to England earlier this m More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 23

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society.   100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, July 23, 1915  More...

Obituaries

William Martin

William “Bill” Martin, 63, of Jamestown, passed away July 16, 2015, at his home. More...

News of Record

Police Log

The Jamestown Police Department from July 13 to July 20 responded to 479 calls for service. Of those calls, officers performed 170 security checks of vacant homes, businesses and public buildings. More...

Science curriculum approved by panel

New program meets mandated standards

The School Committee has adopted a new science curriculum that will be implemented in the fall. The curriculum was approved unanimously at the summer meeting on July 16. More...

No bats in bunker until winter

Wildlife biologist says threatened species hibernates at Fort Getty

By Margo Sullivan Jamestown may not be on the front line of the battle to save the northern long-eared bat, but residents can do something to help the bats survive, according to wildlife biologist Charles Brown. More...

News

Zoning chief tackles new job

Chris Costa, the town’s new building official, was on the job for just a couple days when he was almost stumped with a permitting question. He was approached by prospective applicants who wanted to build an addition to their home. More...

All Jamestown police armed with naloxone

Naloxone, a medication that counters the effects of opioid overdoses, is now in the hands of local police officers.  Police Chief Ed Mello says the entire Jamestown force has been trained and equipped with the drug, which is commonly marketed un More...

Take a gander

Canada geese on Bryer Beach Saturday watch beginner sailors cruise toward the East Ferry docks. More...

About Town

about town

Build lantern for next week’s annual parade   More...

Members exhibit on display at rec center Top prospect

Show open through Sunday afternoon

A seasonal favorite for local art lovers opened Wednesday night at the recreation center. Sponsored by the Conanicut Island Art Association, the 41st annual summer show will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Senior menu

The West Street Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seniors should arrive for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $3. Call 423-2658 for reservations 48 hours in advance.  More...