March 1, 2018 RSS feed / News

Marina gets OK to build ferry landing

The town is supporting plans by Conanicut Marine Services to make ferryboat travel from East Ferry to Newport accessible to wheelchairs by installing a landing for a new 150-passenger vessel.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Felucca Avenue’s Beth and John Titmas took The Jamestown Press on vacation to Clearwater Beach, a resort town on the western coast of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Ronald J. Silvia

Ronald J. Silvia, 70, of Newport, passed away Feb. 26, 2018, at St. Clare Home of Newport.  Born in Newport, he was the son of the late Manuel J. More...

Easter donations sought for local children in need

When needy children throughout Rhode Island are surprised with Easter baskets next month, it will mark a decade of charity spearheaded by a thoughtful preschooler. More...

CHILDREN SHALL LIGHT THE WAY

Children invited to march tomorrow

For the sixth consecutive year, children will march the village streets to display their illuminated lanterns to nearby neighbors.  More...

BLANKET STATEMENT

Linnea Petersen, left, was taught by Lealah O’Neill to crochet this blanket during an eight-week workshop to brighten the gloom of winter at the senior center. More...

Volvo Ocean Race will attract raft of visitors

Tourism head encourages businesses to be prepared

Because the Volvo Ocean Race returns to Narragansett Bay in May, state tourism leaders are encouraging businesses to prepare themselves for the influx of international visitors who will descend upon the Sailing Capital of the World.  More...

Feds establishing advisory board to help map Gould Island’s future

The federal government is soliciting the town for volunteers to join an advisory board in charge of vetting restoration plans for Gould Island. More...

Hunting licenses available online

The arrival of March marks the launch of the state’s online licensing system for hunters and fishermen.  More...

Work on Route 138 set to begin Monday

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will begin working on the Route 138 corridor Monday between the Verrazzano and Pell bridges. Most construction will be conducted during nights and weekends.  More...

Police chiefs seek action on guns

The state association of police chiefs is lobbying the state to enact legislation allowing law enforcement to seize firearms from “any person who displays a course of conduct that could place the public at risk.”  More...

SHOREBY HILL HOME FETCHES $1.5M

This cottage on Whittier Road, designed in 1927 by New York architect D.E. Sullivant, was sold two weeks ago for $1.5 million. More...