July 13, 2017 RSS feed / News

State: Wind farm did not kill whale

Despite a report from a Newport news agency, state coastal experts said the whale that washed ashore at Beavertail in mid-June is not connected to the offshore wind farm near Block Island. More...

East Shore professor earns tenure

A month after a handful of his neighbors donned their caps and gowns at the University of Rhode Island, a Jamestown man received good news from the college. More...

Town sailors earn wins in two classes at Sail Newport regatta

The old adage “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute” certainly was true last weekend for more than 600 sailors during the 33rd annual Newport Regatta in the East Passage.  More...

No more cell phones while driving

State law will now direct Jamestown police officers to stop drivers who are using their cellphones without a hands-free device beginning in June 2018.  More...

Marina owner advocates for low-speed vehicles

Town says it needs to measure interest

A prominent business owner wants low-speed vehicles permitted on the island, but Town Hall officials first need to gauge interest in the plan before lobbying the state assembly. More...

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CORRECTION

The fee for the transfer station listed in the July 6 edition of The Jamestown Press was incorrect. The new fee is $150, up from $125. We regret the error.   More...

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’

J.B. Lilly, 8, learns how to handle a fire hose from firefighter Mick Cochran. More...

Assembly OK’s Ruggiero bill for remote net metering at schools and churches

The state legislature has approved a bill that could significantly increase renewable energy by expanding net metering to schools, hospitals and nonprofit organizations, including churches.  Rep. More...

State offering $270K for pump-out projects

The state is offering $270,000 in grants for marinas and municipalities to improve pump-out facilities that keep sewage from entering Narragansett Bay.  More...

Jamestown Fish again nabs wine award

Keeping an eye on Jamestown

I spied with my little telescope yet another award for Jamestown Fish in the upcoming issue of Wine Spectator magazine. More...

Audubon leads nature tours at salt marshes

Birders flocked to Beavertail Monday morning to catch glimpses of cormorants, ospreys and herring gulls, but outdoorsmen who missed the tour will have five more opportunities to explore Jamestown and its wildlife.  More...