July 19, 2018 RSS feed / News

Library presents $2.4M upgrade plan

The library board of trustees updated the town council Monday night on the renovation plan for its North Road facility, presenting a preliminary $2.4 million estimate that would require $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars.  More...

Town worried about proposed rule that would increase water advisories

The town’s water department is concerned a regulation proposed by the state will undermine advisories that recommend boiling water. More...

Festival for windmill is flashback to 1800s

Built in 1787 and operated until 1896, the Jamestown Windmill stands high on North Road overlooking the Newport Pell Bridge from the center of Conanicut Island.  On Saturday, the three-story octagon will take visitors back to the 19th century, w More...

Town gives OK to four events

With enough time to mark family calendars, four popular events were given permission Monday night to return this year.  More...

Volunteers needed for annual Save The Bay swimming race

Volunteers are needed to ensure the Save The Bay race across the East Passage goes swimmingly.  More...

Town Dems endorse congressional incumbents, also back Raimondo

Aside from the race for lieutenant governor, endorsements from town Democrats have followed suit with the state party.  The Jamestown Democratic Town Committee is backing a slate of incumbents, including U.S. Sen. More...

Reed gets money for URI research ship

In an effort to advance ocean exploration, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed helped secure $250 million to build a new generation of research vessels, including one ship that will be homeported in the Ocean State.  More...

Ruggiero wants stiffer campaign finance laws

A Bristol lawmaker’s admission to misusing campaign money has reinvigorated the fight to tighten campaign finance laws in Rhode Island.  More...

LASER SPEED

Conanicut Yacht Club sailors Colin McCabe, left, and Aili Moffet, right, finished at the top of the 11-boat Laser Radial fleet during the New Bedford Junior Regatta from July 7-8 in Padanaram harbor. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Jamestowners David and Dianne Piccoli, far right, took The Jamestown Press on a family trip to Nerano, Italy, which is along the Mediterranean Sea. The fishing village is halfway between Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.   More...

BLAST FROM THE PAST

A 1923 Ford Model T owned by Hopkinton resident Todd Sposato was displayed Sunday during the fourth annual Classics by the Sea car show at Fort Getty. The burnt orange Tbucket hot rod boasts 600 horsepower. More...

PICTURE PERFECT

Looking Upwards resident Katherine  Thompson, left, and her instructor, Casey Weibust, paint in plein air Friday afternoon at Bryer Beach. More...

A CASE OF YELLOW FEVER

ABOVE: Vivi Valentine, left, complements her yellow dress with a sunflower bow while Sally Schott brandishes earrings made from real lemons Friday at the Jamestown Arts Center. More...

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