September 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Newcomer overcomes Harvey effect

Cannon victorious in around-the-island race

Remnants of Hurricane Harvey were responsible for heavy winds, high seas and exhilarating racing Sunday on Narragansett Bay for the 90th annual Labor Day circumnavigation of Conanicut Island. More...

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Chorus beginning its rehearsals Saturday

The Jamestown Everybody Chorus will begin rehearsing for its November concert at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave.  More...

Watson Farm hosting walking tour Sunday

A guided walking tour of Watson Farm is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 10 at the 265-acre property, 455 North Main Road.  More...

Upcoming Events

MEETINGS

Thursday, Sept. 7 7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Lawn School (note the location change)  Tuesday, Sept. 12 5 p.m., the library board of trustees will meet at the library  Wednesday, Sept. More...

LIBRARY CORNER

JAMESTOWN PHILOMENIAN LIBRARY ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mother Goose Time Wednesday, Sept. 13 10:15-10:45 a.m. Join us for “Mother Goose Time,” a play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children from birth to 2 years along with a parent or caregiver. More...

Amateur racing slated to dominate bay next week

Corinthian crews from five continents will converge on Narragansett Bay to race for the premier trophy in amateur sailing, the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.  More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   More...

Breaking News - 9/7/2017 9:09 AM

Police ID body found in water off Beavertail

33-year-old Warwick man reported missing on Aug. 30

State troopers have identified the body found in the waters off Beavertail Monday as Patrick P. Carey, 33, of Warwick. According to Col. More...

Fort Wetherill boaters want lease extended

Negotiations with town officials have begun

Despite three years remaining on their lease, Fort Wetherill boaters are negotiating an extension with the town so they can begin repairing their marina in Fort Cove.  More...

Marine scientist eyes seaports’ vulnerabilities

The United States is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey while prepping for Irma’s arrival, which highlights the urgency of an impending research project at the University of Rhode Island.  More...

News

Deceased man found floating off Beavertail still unidentified

The police department is working with state troopers to identify a body found in the water Monday afternoon on the west side of Beavertail State Park, Police Chief Ed Mello confirmed Tuesday afternoon.  More...

EUER SWORN IN AS STATE SENATOR

Dawn Euer, the Democrat who cruised to victory in the Aug. 22 special election for the District 13 Senate seat, is officially a member of the Rhode Island General Assembly.  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...

Island History

ISLAND HISTORY

Staff has been doubled at the Newport Pell Bridge toll plaza and 24-hour surveillance is underway on both bridges connecting the island, The Jamestown Press reported on Sept. 13, 2001.  More...

Obituaries

James Britton

James Britton, also fondly known as Dad, Pops, Poppie, and Gramps, passed away Sunday, Sept. More...

Jeanne M. Conant

Jeanne M. Conant, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Warwick, R.I. at the age of 91.  Born and raised in Jamestown, she was the loving daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth ( Thompson) Conant. More...