February 8, 2018 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Kate, Forest, 11 months, and Kevin Hoffman took a selfie with The Jamestown Press on a Caribbean beach in Tartane, Martinique. The French island is part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago about 330 miles north of the Venezuelan coast.   More...

ISLAND READY FOR STORMS

Police Chief Ed Mello, center, was recognized at the State House for leading Jamestown to StormReady preparedness. More...

LOOK, UP IN THE SKY

Looking west, the super blue blood moon rises over Narragansett Bay from Beavertail State Park. The Jan. 31 phenomenon was the first time in 35 years a blue moon synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse.   More...

Lighthouse group collects $540,000 in initial campaign

Backed by a generous benefactor, the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association raised about $270,000 on its own during its 2017 capital campaign.  More...

EAST FERRY TIDE CHART

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Mooring rates stay level in 2018-19 plan

The town council voted Monday to keep harbor rates level for the upcoming boating season.  More...

Melrose a National Blue Ribbon finalist

Melrose School, which has been commended by the state Department of Education for three consecutive years, is now being recognized nationally.  More...

After crash, Vestas not with fleet for Auckland leg

The American team in the Volvo Ocean Race will skip the leg to New Zealand while workers continue repairing the boat’s hull.  More...

Local author probes guilt in debut novel

Will read from work at library this Tuesday

His name may have naval connotations, but Neal Yeomans is becoming known for his stories that have little to do with the sea surrounding his hometown. More...

DINNER FOR D.C.

Eighth-grader Isabella Clow, left, serves a plate of ziti and meatballs to Margaret Vaccaro and Bob Clow during Friday’s fundraiser at Melrose School to benefit the class trip to Washington, D. More...

Town’s black population has ebbed, flowed

Colonial Jamestown had the largest black population, by percentage, of any community in the state. According to a 1706 census, 15 percent of townspeople were black, although none were land owners.  More...

HANG 10 DEGREES

A frostbite surfer catches a wave Tuesday at Hull Cove with the NACC Quebec serving as the backdrop. The Canadian-flagged cement carrier, which measures 460 feet long, was sailing through the East Passage en route to the Port of Providence.   More...