January 25, 2018 RSS feed / News

School board chair sorry for remarks

During the school committee’s brief 16-minute meeting Jan. 11, Chairman B.J. More...

U.S. boat in Volvo race involved in deadly crash

Tragedy struck the Volvo Ocean Race Friday after the American boat fatally collided with a fishing vessel about 30 miles offshore from Hong Kong, resulting in the death of a Chinese fisherman.  The collision occurred at 1:20 a.m. More...

‘Ripple Effect’ videos include Bourque tragedy

Police Chief Ed Mello is inviting the community to the next chapter of the Beyond the Crash campaign, “The Ripple Effect,” which looks at the impact of drunk driving.  More...

State stocks trout in neighboring community ponds

The state this week has stocked 10 waterways with 4,200 trout for ice fishing, including Silver Spring Pond in North Kingstown, Barber Pond in South Kingstown and Upper Melville Pond in Portsmouth. More...

Ruggiero backs bill to benefit aging in place

Legislation that would establish tax credits for Rhode Islanders who make their homes accessible to elderly and disabled tenants is being co-sponsored by Jamestown’s state representative.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

East Shore Road’s Matthew and Kevin Marrigan took The Jamestown Press to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The dormant volcano in Tanzania measures 16,100 feet from its base, which is 19,341 feet above sea level. More...

If minor league deal in Pawtucket dies, residents, state may regret that decision

Capitol Corner

I love it when my constituents provide input on issues. The PawSox stadium has brought many e-mails and calls from both sides of the bench. Many have argued about the economic importance of the PawSox to our state. More...

DANCES WITH WOLVES

Christine Kaminski of the Island Moving Company is teaching third-graders creative movement at Melrose School. More...

PROUT SHOUT-OUTS

Jamestown resident Peter Andres, far left, was honored at the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with a gold key for his mixed media titled “The Last Grasp.” The prestigious awa More...

Trump’s oil plan fuels opposition

Euer joins those battling offshore drilling proposal

Nearly 20 years ago, the World Prodigy tanker ran aground on Brenton Reef, spilling more than 300,000 gallons of oil into Narragansett Bay, including the coves at Fort Wetherill. The U.S. Coast Guard estimated the cleanup cost at $2 million.  More...

Offshore drilling meeting canceled

A meeting slated for today in Providence with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to discuss offshore drilling was canceled because of the federal government’s three-day shutdown.   More...

Bill would reimburse towns for bay patrol

A pending bill in the state legislature would provide maintenance aid for all cities and towns that comprise the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force.  More...

Schoolchildren to leave mark on Atlantic

Mariners this spring may catch a glimpse of a sail bearing the image of a howling wolf, a familiar sight for Jamestown students but an unexpected view for commercial fishermen trawling the Atlantic. More...

Euer supports public spending for PawSox stadium

The Rhode Island Senate has OK’d legislation that would provide public support for a new baseball stadium in downtown Pawtucket. The stadium would be the future home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.  Sen. More...

Panel’s initial talk toes line of state open meetings law

A subcommittee tasked with outlining the relationship between the library and town may have violated the state Open Meetings Act, but sealed minutes from an executive session are shrouding the details.  More...

Colleges name local students to dean’s lists

Twenty-nine Jamestown residents were among 5,500 undergraduates named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at the University of Rhode Island. Students must achieve a minimum 3.3 grade point average to qualify.  More...

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