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Governor vetoes bill automatically extending municipal labor deals

Nota was one of several who opposed move

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Students bring Shakespeare’s ‘Dream’ to life

Weeklong camp culminates with production of 1596 comedy

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” became a midsummer morning’s reality Friday when adolescent actors performed the Shakespeare classic in town.  More...

SHORES ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL BEACH PARTY

The Jamestown Shores Association celebrated the summer during its annual picnic Saturday at Head’s Beach. Along with hamburgers and hot dogs, ice cream from Island Scoop helped keep the crowd cool on the 90-degree afternoon. More...

CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK

Joe Gaulin of Cut-Rite Cutting Concrete saws through a foundation Friday on Walcott Avenue with his company’s newest tool. The powerful wall saw is known for its high performance to low weight ratio. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

The Goodburn family brought The Jamestown Press to the childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Wisconsin. More...

Skipper Enright picks Volvo crew

American boat includes two women, six combined titles

The American boat skippered by Rhode Islander Charlie Enright will represent six nationalities when it departs in October from Portugal on its circumnavigation of Earth. More...

Emotional victory for Spookie at Martha’s Vineyard

Unlike most weekends this summer, racing fans did not get a glimpse of Spookie dominating rival sailboats on Narragansett Bay.  That’s because the Transpac 52 was crushing the competition in the water surrounding Martha’s Vineyard.&n More...

INTRODUCING THE NEW ISLAND REALTY

Island Realty debuted its new, expanded offices Sunday at 4 Narragansett Ave. Owner Carol Hopkins, right, greeted visitors to the space, which doubled in size to about 2,000 square feet when it took over the space formerly occupied by Didi Suydam. More...

ART AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

Rick Meli and Ernie Wulff during the Conanicut Island Art Association’s 43rd annual members show that was displayed through the weekend at the recreation center. More...

SOLE SEARCHING

Jay Ferriere with a sea robin he caught from the cliffs at Potter’s Cove. The Woonsocket resident also visited Beavertail Lighthouse and hiked Fort Wetherill during his Fourth of July day-trip.   More...

Historic trolley tours draw raves, gratitude

Keeping an eye on Jamestown

The historic trolley tours Saturday, pictured above, were such a hit that a fourth one was added to try and accommodate all those who were interested.  More...

FULL HOUSE AT FULLER GALLERY

From left, James Corey, husband of Fuller Art & Frame Gallery owner Tory Corey, Monique Paquin, executive director of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, Susan Hackman, chamber board member, Corey, Jeff Bush, chamber 1st vice president, Maria Floo More...

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEENIE ROAST

The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce sponsored its annual weenie roast July 20 at the Dutch Harbor Boat Yard. The annual networking party featured hot dogs (of course), hamburgers, beer and wine. More...

Boat traffic limited during swim across East Passage

With hundreds of swimmers expected to cross the East Passage Saturday from the Naval War College to Potter’s Cove, the Coast Guard is warning boats about a safety zone that will be in effect. More...

Free parking Sunday at R.I. beaches

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is celebrating Narragansett Bay’s importance to Rhode Island by making it free to fish in the ocean and park at state beaches Sunday.  More...

Pharmacies offering antibiotic that curbs the onset of Lyme

Two pharmacies in Rhode Island will start administering onsite antibiotic treatment to reduce the onset of Lyme disease, an initiative not duplicated anywhere in the nation.  More...

Save The Bay seeks volunteers for September clean-up event

With the Ocean Conservancy’s coastal cleanup right around the corner, Save The Bay is recruiting volunteer leaders for its global onslaught scheduled in September.  More...

YACHTS TO RACE OFF FT. WETHERILL

Meteor, the 170-foot schooner built by Royal Huisman, battles the 138-foot J Class sloop Ranger in the 2016 Candy Store Cup on Narragansett Bay. Both boats return to Rhode Island for the 2017 edition, which begins today through Saturday. More...

ST. MATTHEW’S SUMMER FAIR

Morgan Hubbell, Kate Rivers and Caitlin Delessio, left to right, browse the jewelry section during the 86th summer fair Saturday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. More...

New paddleboard class riding a wave of success

Because the town operates a beach and Jamestown Outdoors owns watercraft, a public-private partnership seemed like a natural fit. More...

14 townies graduate from URI

Fourteen students from Jamestown earned degrees in 2017 from the University of Rhode Island. They were among 3,200 Rams to accept their diplomas during the May commencement in Kingston.  More...

State grants available for local green space

The state is offering $4 million in matching grants to help communities and organizations protect valuable green space. More...

Appraisers told to be prepared for impact of sea levels rising

Environmental experts from Rhode Island are warning real estate appraisers the Ocean State will be particularly susceptible during the next 80 years to the impacts of the rising sea.  More...

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Bill would allow lost school days to be completed at home

A bill that would give school districts the option to make up lost school days in the children’s home was signed into law by Gov. More...