August 11, 2016 RSS feed / News

East Passage boating ban in effect for Saturday’s Save The Bay swim

Boating in the East Passage between Gould Island and Jamestown will be restricted Saturday as Save The Bay’s annual swim commences at 9:15 a.m. The ban extends south to the Newport Bridge.  More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

While Kitty here thinks she’s solved the problem, we’ve been having some technical issues with PayPal trying to process some of the online votes. More...

Report: Town officer killed by drunk driver

State police are saying the wrong-way driver that hit and killed a Jamestown police officer allegedly was drunk and high on drugs at the time of the accident.  According to a toxicology report released Friday, Dejae Pizarro, 23, of Bedford, Mass More...

Holy crafts

ABOVE RIGHT: Suegray Fitzpatrick, left, describes her jewelry with Deb Swistak at the Conanicut Island Art Association’s craft fair Saturday at the recreation center. More...

Sisters to row in world championships

Emily and Eliza Kallfelz will compete together in double sculls in Rotterdam

For the second summer in a row, the Kallfelz sisters are packing their bags to compete overseas against the best scullers in the world. More...

Where in the world?

Mae Greene, 10, of Coronado Street, took The Jamestown Press to Hetch Hetchy at Yosemite National Park in California. The Greenes were celebrating the centennial of America’s national parks. Mae will enter the fourth grade in the fall.   More...

Where in the world?

While celebrating the centennial of America’s national parks, the Junge sisters took The Jamestown Press to Monument Valley on the Arizona-Utah border. More...

Catch me if you can

Photos by Andrea von Hohenleiten

Children were awarded prizes in three age groups for the biggest fish. Winning in the under-6 division was Taya Marzano with a bass weighing 3 pounds, 6 ounces. She was followed by Gracie Lamarche and Brendon Dourado. More...

Visual artists can apply for $25K fellowships

Jamestown artists who dream of spending a year working on their crafts have until next Thursday to apply for $25,000 fellowships.  More...

This ‘feel Goode’ story has island man feeling like a kid again

Keeping an eye on Jamestown

I heard a feel-good story about Rob Goode, who is “a Jamestown legend” according to Peter Coble. A few weeks ago, Coble and his daughter were having breakfast with Goode. More...

Preppy Pig’s liquor license request up again Tuesday

For the fourth time since May 17, owners of the Preppy Pig will ask the town for permission to serve beer and wine.  More...

Ruggiero calls for release of records in 38 Studios probe

After the probe ended without criminal charges, the list of state leaders clamoring about the 38 Studios debacle has grown, including the House delegate from Jamestown who joined the clarion call last week.  More...

Former fire chief Froberg dies

When Prescott Froberg died Monday, he left behind a fire department he always envisioned. More...

LED lights installed at Fort Wetherill building

Efforts to transition Rhode Island to a cleaner, low-carbon economy are starting close to home. State environmental officials have launched a pilot project to upgrade lighting fixtures at six facilities. More...

Fines doled out for improperly mounted E-Z Passes

Dozens of motorists traversing the toll gantry at the Newport Pell Bridge have been penalized since July 18 for not mounting their transponders properly. More...

Flying high

LEFT: At the 2016 state motocross championships in Maine last month, Aidan Bailey finished second in the 4-6 age group racing 50cc bikes. More...

Islander’s film takes a look at education reform in U.S.

An education philanthropist from Jamestown with a clear agenda for school reform has been on a 50-state tour promoting his recent film, “Most Likely to Succeed.” On Sunday, the documentary will be screened at the Casino Theater in Newport More...

Bridges artist raises profile with superhero sketches

A developmentally disabled artist who applies his trade at the Bridges Inc. studio on Clinton Avenue has stretched his talents to the other side of the East Passage. More...

Rain barrel helps conserve water during dry spells

The Island Garden

According to a recent weather forecast on TV, most of Rhode Island is suffering from a prolonged drought. For us in Jamestown, it feels worse than ever. More...

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

A sample of mosquitoes from late July has tested positive for West Nile virus, according to state health officials. Although the mosquitoes were trapped in Pawtucket, the state is warning all residents to guard against bites. More...

Deadline Saturday to register to vote in September primary

Voters in Jamestown must register by Saturday if they want to cast their ballots on the state’s new voting machines next month.  Town Hall will be open from 1-4 p.m. so residents can register to vote in the Sept. More...