August 10, 2017 RSS feed / News

Town needs applicants for board vacancies; deadline is Monday

The town is encouraging residents to apply for three vacancies on the affordable housing committee before the deadline arrives at the end of business Monday. More...

Fire department seeks volunteer EMTs

Because three workers are needed on duty 24/7/365, the fire department is looking to keep the “volunteer river flowing” for emergency medical services, said Ron Barber, captain of that division.  More...

Senate candidates to square off just days before election

With the Rhode Island Senate election for the vacated District 13 seat scheduled in 12 days, voters will have a final chance Wednesday to hear the candidates outline their platforms.  More...

Bridge authority will crack down on wrongly mounted transponders

E-ZPass customers whose transponders are improperly mounted will begin paying the full $4 toll instead of the discounted 83 cents.  More...

MEETINGS

Thursday, Aug. 10   7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose School  7 p.m., the conservation committee will meet at Town Hall  Tuesday, Aug. 15  6:30 p.m., the tree committee will meet at the library   More...

Friends of Jamestown Seniors elect new board, officers

Bruce Livingston, a longtime member of the Friends of Jamestown Seniors, resigned from his post on the organization’s board of the directors.  More...

A CALL FOR PEACE

On the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima last Sunday, about two dozen protestors attended a demonstration at East Ferry to oppose nuclear warfare. The call for world peace was organized by Jamestowners Dorothy Strang and William Smith III. More...

One-design racing will take over Narragansett Bay this weekend

The J/24, widely considered the gold standard for one-design keelboats, will celebrate its 40th birthday tomorrow by sprinting around Conanicut Island.  More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta has carved out a special niche in island’s history

“On August 5, 1978,” the announcement from the Jamestown Taxpayers Association’s tercentennial nonsense society read, “an unusual sailing regatta will take place at the town beach, foot of Shoreby Hill.” The founder and More...

EARNING A BRONZE IN BULGARIA

Jamestown rower Emily Kallfelz races July 23 in the women’s single sculls during the under 23 world championship in Bulgaria. More...

Real estate sales revert to norms

After red-hot 2016, numbers down but prices way higher

In the battle between quantity and quality, local real estate firms have seen less of the former but more of the latter so far in 2017 compared to this time last year. More...

Newman has warm memories of races, time with his father

One of the most prolific sailors in the Fools’ Rule Regatta was Frank Newman, and although the former University of Rhode Island president died more than a decade ago, his son fondly remembers their races together.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

During a family trip to Iceland, Elias and Isabella Jacobsen took The Jamestown Press to Kirkjufellfoss, a waterfall in Grundarfjordur on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. More...

THE KING OF THE KITCHEN

After 21 years at the helm, Ernest Anthony hung up his apron Friday after prepping his final meal as kitchen manager of the senior center. More...

BOY’S BEST FRIEND

Brendan Flannery, 8, swims in the water with his dog, Lucy, Tuesday afternoon at Mackerel Cove. The boy’s family recently moved from Oahu, Hawaii. His father is in the military.   More...

San Diego repeats as Morgan Cup winners versus host

After a decade of dominance at the Morgan Cup by East Coast teams, yacht clubs from the Pacific side of the country have won their third cup in four years, including San Diego’s title defense over the weekend.  More...

It’s already time to start harvesting

The Island Garden

August is a beautiful time of year in Rhode Island, and for gardeners, it is especially bountiful. I just harvested the garlic, dug potatoes, and picked cucumbers. They will make a superb salad. More...

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