October 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

State: Planning officials must study climate change

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Roadwork on Newport bridge switches to eastbound lanes

Deck replacement on the Newport Pell Bridge is “moving along smoothly” as workers switch sides and remove dilapidated concrete on the eastbound lanes, officials said. More...

RIDING THE BIG RIGS

Nate Shroud, 5, braves the rainy weather Sunday to board the town’s new tractor at the police department’s “Wheels ‘n’ Steel” showcase at Fort Getty. More...

Town gets $11K from state for pump-out sites

Jamestown has received $11,535 from the state to maintain its public pump-out stations at East Ferry and Dutch Harbor.  More...

SKIPPERS PRACTICING FOR PERFECTION

The North Kingstown Skippers practice last week for their Friday night game against Coventry, which they won in dominating fashion, 41-0. More...

Golf clubhouse update expected Monday at town council meeting

The prospect of a new clubhouse at the Jamestown Golf Course, which has been in limbo since the winter of 2012, returns to the forefront at Monday night’s council meeting.  The debate, which has spanned three town administrators, has been More...

RAINY DAY RIDE FOR ROTARY RACE

A group of cyclists on North Main Road pedal through the Columbus Day rain Monday during the 41st annual Jamestown Classic. More...

After years away, Newport club set to challenge for America’s Cup

After 15 years away from the sport of sailing’s flagship race, the New York Yacht Club will challenge for the 36th America’s Cup.  More...

Artists ready to describe their natural world exhibit

The two women responsible for the multimedia showcase at the Jamestown Arts Center will talk about the growth of that exhibit tomorrow night.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Fran Falsey took The Jamestown Press on safari in Kenya where she visited a giraffe manor in Nairobi, the country’s capital and largest city. Reading the paper alongside Falsey is Kelly the giraffe.   More...

Rhode Island must do more to bolster civics education

On the issues

How many branches are in our federal government?  More...

TEE’D OFF

Jeff Le Baron tees off with his driver on the par-4 first hole Wednesday morning at the Jamestown Golf Course. More...

NEWPORT MARATHON

Jamestown runner Nick Cunkelman (left, No. 3519) treks up Memorial Boulevard from Easton’s Beach during Sunday’s Amica Newport Marathon. More than 3,000 runners completed in either the 13.1- mile course or the 26.2-mile full marathon. More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

It’s coming down to the wire

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...

For local doc, freedom keeps him running

Florida Avenue man balances hobby with his work as cardiologist

After reading “The Iliad” as a sophomore in college, Dr. Joseph Weiss was inspired to run. That was in the 1970s. “I started running before there were running shoes,” he said. More...

New Halloween event kicks off this Saturday

For more than a quarter-century, the town’s parks department celebrated Halloween with its annual Jack-o’-Lantern Jog, a 5K race around the island that showcased runners in their holiday costumes.  More...

Reed, Cicilline sponsor legislation to outlaw bump stocks from guns

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and Congressman David Cicilline are leading the way to ban the manufacture, possession, transfer, sale and importation of bump stocks, which are firearm attachments that were used to kill 58 people last week in Las Vegas. More...

Benjamin wins national championship

In a unique test of skill and teamwork, Etchells world champion Steve Benjamin and his crew Phil Trinter and Christopher Larson won the 2017 U.S. Sailing Championship of Champions in Oyster Bay, N.Y.  More...

State: Toll booth data protected

Statement follows concern about gantries by ACLU

After the American Civil Liberties Union expressed concern last Thursday about privacy safeguards pertaining to toll gantries, the state has assured Rhode Islanders all data will be vigilantly protected.  More...

AND IT’S OFF TO SCHOOL WE GO . . .

Officer Ron Jacobson leads a group of children up  Narragansett Avenue Oct.  4 on the way to Melrose  School. It was part of the Jamestown Bike Club’s and  More...

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