June 28, 2018 RSS feed / News

State denies Getty aquafarm grant

The state has declined financial aid for the town to establish a public private aquaculture partnership at Fort Getty.  More...

Dongfeng captures Volvo race

American boat, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, finishes fifth

A sailboat race around the globe that resembled a rollercoaster ride for Vestas 11th Hour Racing concluded with a fifthplace finish for the American team during the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. More...

PLAYING JUST FOR KICKS

Boys on the Jamestown U-10 team culminated the outdoor season with 26 goals and a 3-0 record during the annual Father’s Day tournament in North Kingstown. The team finished the spring campaign with a 9-3-1 record. More...

Restrictions softened on black sea bass

The season for black sea bass commenced Sunday with milder restrictions for fishermen. More...

FUN-FILLED FIELD DAY

During the annual Lawn School field day Friday, students competing in the tug-of-war included Dylan Delessio, from left, Jacob Kajmowicz, Meadow Carpenter, Sarah Turner, Isabella Simone, Reagan Donne More...

ON WITH THE SHOW

For the 11th consecutive summer, the Rocket ’hogs will provide the rockets’ red glare over the Jamestown sky, to commemorate 242 years since the United States of America declared independence from Britain.  More...

Fireworks have long history of being privately funded

Fireworks weren’t common in Jamestown until about 1890. That year, the Newport Journal reported that, after 100 years of Jamestowners going to Newport to celebrate the nation’s independence, “Newport people came [to More...

Flint employees charged with stealing nude photos

Flint Audio Video customers who have had their electronic devices serviced by the company are being warned that their files might have been compromised.  More...

BY THE BOOK

Girl Scouts in Troop 612 presented the senior center on West Street with a Little Free Library to earn their Bronze Awards, including Madison Donnelly, from left, Isabella Simone, Ellie Martin, Reagan Donnelly, Lily Kincaid, Sage Simone and Ella Greg More...

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Cranston man pleads guilty to purloining fishing poles

Facebook gumshoes have cracked the case of the stolen fishing gear.  Anthony Laquerre, 24, of Cranston, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and two counts of larceny last week in Newport District Court, said Police Chief Ed Mello. More...

Local firm picked for Grinnell St. job

The town has awarded a $66,800 contract to Wolfe Construction to repair the sewer system on Grinnell Street. According to Town Engineer Mike Gray, 900 linear feet of sewer main from Shady Lane to the northern terminus needs to be replaced. More...

Fourth of July parade turns 29

The annual Fourth of July parade, an impromptu procession led by residents resembling Uncle Sam, will step off at 10 a.m. Wednesday from 933 East Shore Road for the 29th consecutive summer.  More...

Diepenbrock sculpture sets visit

A whale’s tail is expected to wash ashore downtown for nine days starting Monday.  The town councilors unanimously approved a proposal by Peter Diepenbrock to temporarily erect “Whale Tail II” on the triangular green at East Fe More...

Euer bill would keep businesses informed of local traffic delays

A bill sponsored by Jamestown’s state senator would require coordination between two state agencies in order to update businesses on construction projects. The bill was passed by the legislature last week and now awaits Gov. More...

Display causes business boom

The town’s Fourth of July fireworks display not only illuminates the skies, it also lights up some cash registers in the village. More...

Fish named top 100 wine restaurant

Alinea, the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Chicago, was ranked by TripAdvisor as the nation’s best place to eat in 2016. More...

Theater announces upcoming season

From the bold (Shrek) to the beautiful (Cinderella), the Jamestown Community Theatre has announced it 2018-19 season titled “Fractured Fairytales.”  More...

Hollister captures music awards at Yale

12 other Jamestown students recognized academically

Samuel Hollister, the 2014 valedictorian of North Kingstown High School, graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with degrees in math and music. More...