June 1, 2017 RSS feed / News

SEARCHING FOR SEA GLASS

Twins Olivia Reicher and Madison, both 7, scour the beach for sea glass Sunday at East Ferry. For Memorial Day weekend, the girls and their family took the trip for to Jamestown from Westbrook, Conn. Madison is the older sister by a minute.   More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Kelly Boehm and her daughter Tabitha took The Jamestown Press to the New England Marathon Challenge two weeks ago in Fairlee, Vt. The challenge included six marathons in six days in six states. More...

Register for rec programs online

If you’re looking for something to do this summer, just let your fingers do the clicking. The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department has unveiled a new online registration portal for all its summer programs. More...

Marina mulls commuter ferry during ongoing bridge work

With Memorial Day in the rear-view mirror, the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge will have its four-lane traffic pattern cut in half. From now until June 29, there will be one lane east and one lane west. More...

Days are numbered for tax assessor

Ken Gray is retiring after 14 years in post

Showing support for their neighbors who served during wartime, the town councilors at their meeting three weeks ago increased tax breaks for veterans.  A contingency of wartime service members was in attendance that night to give thanks for the More...

GONE FISHIN’

Jonathan Padilla-Valitutto, 9, and Cara Vera fish from the East Ferry pier Sunday afternoon. It was the first time they have gone fishing in Jamestown. Despite the lousy weather, Memorial Day weekend attracted its share of visitors onto the island. More...

Ruggiero backs bill regulating e-cigs

Jamestown’s state representative is co-sponsoring a bill that requires childproof packaging for liquid used in electronic cigarettes while banning the vaping devices on school grounds.  More...

RUNNING FOR A REASON

The top Jamestown runner was Ben Boehm, 40, who ran the 5K in 21 minutes, 39 seconds. He finished seventh overall. More...

Coast Guard inspecting boats for safety equipment Sunday

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be in town Sunday to perform vessel safety checks, a federal test to determine if boaters are complying with the rules of the water.  More...

Lifelong islander needs new kidney

June 11 fundraiser will aid Kerry Clarke’s transplant

It was a simple blood test for a routine physical, but when Kerry Clarke’s phone rang the following morning and a doctor was on the other end, she knew something wasn’t right.  More...

Play takes different look at addiction

‘Four Legs to Stand On’ set for Sunday

Despite the ongoing conversations that range from the living room to the U.S. Justice Department, the message continues to get lost in the shuffle. More...

HAVING A HOOTENANNY

John Chase, Quaker Chase, Ken Greene, B.J. Whitehouse, Christine Ariel and Dawn Chung, left to right, enjoy the sunny skies with a hootenanny at the Chase’s home on East Shore Road. More...

State OKs upper bay shellfishing in historic move

The state has opened prime shellfishing areas following reclassification, including a portion that has been off-limits since World War II. More...

Feds warn of warmer weather in future

A recent report published in the journal Environmental Research provides new details on the health effects of hot weather on Rhode Islanders.  The study, which was co-authored by Julia Gold, manager of the climate change program at the Rhode Isl More...

HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED

The gift from Gamble is the badge of a British military officer who was killed by minutemen during a skirmish at the Four Corners in December 1775. More...

State rep honored by autism agency

The Groden Network has honored Jamestown Rep. Deborah Ruggiero for her strong advocacy of Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  More...

Conanicut Battery has long served the island

During the onset of the American Revolution, the fear of being attacked from the sea drove the defense of Rhode Island rebels.  More...

JUST IN THE TICK OF TIME

Heather Kopsco, a doctoral student at the University of Rhode Island, sprays shoes at Jamestown Hardware last Sunday with permethrin, an insecticide that kills deer ticks on contact. More...