August 31, 2017 RSS feed / News

Protested votes OK’d by board of elections

Following a hearing Monday by the Rhode Island Board of Elections, the state has confirmed 230 mail ballots were legally cast, pushing Dawn Euer’s winning percentage to about 61 percent.  More...

Loss of water traced back to residential property

Traces of chlorine near the Great Creek forced town workers to excavate the North Road bridge, but the culprit for the loss of thousands of gallons of water was a private residence, Town Administrator Andy Nota said.  More...

FAMILIES MARCH INTO TOWN

Military wives hosted their annual ice cream social at the library last week for fellow military families new to town. More...

More than 80 yachts to circumnavigate island Saturday as part of annual yacht club race

As the summer comes to end, Labor Day weekend represents Conanicut Yacht Club’s annual sailboat race around Jamestown, a tradition that has marked the unofficial arrival of fall since Calvin Coolidge’s presidency.  More...

Former Lawn students going off to high school starting next week

Lawn School graduates are prepping for their first day of school at one of Jamestown’s two high schools of record, both located on the west side of the Verrazzano Bridge. More...

Tuition up at NK, Narragansett highs

Taxpayers in town will pay more this year to send Lawn School graduates to both high schools of record, Narragansett and North Kingstown.  More...

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Westwind Drive attorney named environmental lawyer of year

Robin Main, a Westwind Drive attorney with the Hinckley Allen firm, was named the 2018 environmental lawyer of the year for the Providence region. More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

All photos will appear in the 2018 Humane Society of Jamestown’s calendar  Top 10 vote-getters receive prizes, including a month of their own in the calendar.  See full contest details at www.jamestownpress.com.   More...

BRIEFS

Navy choristers begin rehearsing Tuesday   The Newport Navy Choristers need members to sing during the choir’s annual Christmas concert in December. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Perry Hall at the Naval Station Newport.  More...

ISLAND’S HURRICANE HISTORY

1938 Ten people died in Jamestown in the 1938 hurricane. A tidal wave sweeping up Mackerel Cove washed a school bus carrying eight children into Sheffield Cove. More...

JAC members show deadline end of October

The Jamestown Arts Center is reminding artists the clock is ticking for its annual members show.  More...

BUS SCHEDULES

A.M. pick-up, Location, P.M. drop-off   More...