August 24, 2017 RSS feed / News

I DO PROCLAIM

Chris Powell was honored with proclamations from both the state and town for chairing the Fools’ Rules Regatta annually since 1981. Powell stepped down as chief fool after 37 years. More...

RUNNING ACROSS MOUNT HOPE BAY

Stephen Anderson, 37, crosses the finish line at the Mount Hope Bridge 5K, the first runner from town to reach the Bristol campus of Roger Williams University from Portsmouth’s Musselbed Shoals. More...

BRIEFS

Crazed squirrel attacks four in East Ferry area   Four residents were attacked by an aggressive squirrel between last Thursday and Saturday in the Bay View Drive area, police said.  More...

Homeowners can receive free trees from state

The state is giving away 1,000 trees to homeowners who want to conserve energy and reduce utility costs while beautifying their neighborhoods.  More...

INTERGENERATIONAL GRUB

About 150 senior citizens and teenagers attended the third annual intergenerational picnic at Fort Getty. More...

STRIPER CLUB FISHING DERBY

Teddy Powers, 4, with a 1-pound, 6-ounce bass he reeled in Saturday at North Pond. More...

Classic yachts will race from Bristol to Newport

For the first time in its 38- year history, the fleet competing in the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta will sail by Hog, Prudence, Dyer and Gould islands Saturday en route to Newport immediately following the Herreshoff race in Bristol Harbor.  More...

A VIEW ECLIPSED BY NO OTHER

A group of children witness the first total solar eclipse of their lives Monday afternoon at Mackerel Cove. More...

Historians unveil open houses for September tour

Tickets are on sale for the Jamestown Historical Society’s annual house tour, which will include a visit to Betty, one-third of an iconic East Ferry vista.  The tour of the Ferry Meadows neighborhood, which is the village’s earliest More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Ron and Brenda Ratcliff took The Jamestown Press to the Red Square in Moscow, which is home to St. Basil’s Cathedral, the church built from 1555-61 under the rule of Ivan the Terrible. It celebrates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan. More...

Firetrucks will get E-ZPass transponder

A letter to The Jamestown Press caused statewide news after firefighters were asked to pay a toll at the Newport Pell Bridge plaza. Town Administrator Andy Nota, however, called it “a non-issue” at Monday’s town council meeting. More...

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Council backs residents opposed to state aquaculture application

The town councilors are backing Westwind Drive residents by formally objecting to the modification of an existing aquaculture farm at Dutch Harbor. More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

All photos will appear in the 2018 Humane Society of Jamestown’s calendar  Voting ends at noon Oct. 16.  Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar. More...

RIDIN’ HIGH

Danielle Grosso rides a wave that was larger than usual at Mackerel Cove last week as Hurricane Gert made its way up the East Coast. More...

Residency artists set to unveil creations Friday

Before the Jamestown Arts Center closes for its Labor Day break, contemporary artists from Providence to Chicago will culminate their five-day residency with an exhibit.  More...

November is a month for theatrics

Auditions upcoming for community theater, Baptist church productions

There will be a bit of Broadway in town this fall when two community troupes with storied pasts present their productions two weeks apart. More...

COME SAIL AWAY

A photography helicopter gets a close look Monday morning as Hanuman catches up to Topaz during the inaugural world championship of the J Class. More...

Rain, wind mar Ida Lewis race

From gloomy to outright nasty, the forecast Friday forced seven boats to bail on the Ida Lewis District Race before crossing the starting line off Newport’s Fort Adams, with another 10 skippers retiring their teams during the overnighter becaus More...

State taking steps to protect farmland

Time and again, Jamestown residents have named the island’s sprawling open space as the asset they value most, which gives them a vested interest in the state’s burgeoning effort to protect farming.  More...

Seeding now for next summer

The Island Garden

If you want to see flowers on your 2018 perennial plants, don’t wait until the spring to start seeds. More...

Public hearing set for plastic bag ban

The town councilors voted to advertise a public hearing that will determine whether businesses can continue using plastic bags at their registers. They also said the meeting most likely will be Sept. 18.  More...