August 2, 2018 RSS feed / News

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Seaview Avenue residents Meghan and Lenny Brescia took The Jamestown Press to the Bay of Biscay in the French city of Biarritz. More...

Invasive beetle found in neighboring county is a threat to ash trees

For the first time in state history, Rhode Island has joined a federal quarantine to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer, an alien invader that has been identified in Washington County. More...

Current hiatus of Jamestown Day is common theme

Jamestown Day, which brought together townspeople to celebrate who they were, has had three incarnations. More...

Burnt sienna theme of upcoming art exhibit this fall at Town Hall

Following another successful membership show, which has attracted hundreds of visitors annually to the recreation center for the past 44 years, the Conanicut Island Art Association is soliciting artists for its fall show.  “Burnt Sienna&rd More...

State inks deal to keep jazz, folk festivals at Fort Adams

With historic Fort Adams State Park as a backdrop, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced to a soldout crowd that the jazz and folk festivals will remain in Newport for 25 more years. More...

THE SCENES OF SUMMER

LEFT: Kalin McCarthy, 9, captures shellfish and crabs during summer camp Tuesday hosted by the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation at Fort Getty. More...

Federal money secured for beach water testing

President Donald Trump’s attempt to sink a testing program for beach water was thrown a congressional life raft.  More...

Protest against nukes set for Monday

Local peace activists will join hands on the East Ferry green Monday to commemorate 73 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.  The attack on Japan, ordered by President Harry Truman and executed by the U.S. military on Aug. More...

A PLAQUE FOR GIVING BACK

The Jamestown YGirls were awarded the Newport County YMCA’s Youth Development Award by camp director Anne Schultz (holding plaque) for their efforts to raise money for local charities. More...

BAILEY EARNS TWO FIRST-PLACE AWARDS

Aidan Bailey finished the last race of the 2018 New England Motocross season with two first-place plaques on the 50cc and a secondand fourth-place plaque on the 65cc. More...

CAPTURING THE QUEEN

Connecticut skipper William Ketcham helms his J/44 Maxine to victory on Narragansett Bay during the 63rd Queen’s Cup last week. More...

JAC accepting applications

Artists representing the entire spectrum, from painters to woodworkers, sculptors to fashion designers, are encouraged to apply for a booth at a juried market to sell their unique creations.  The Jamestown Arts Center is sponsoring its annual tw More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

The Glackin family took The Jamestown Press to Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. More...

WHAT ARE EWE LOOKING AT?

ABOVE: Lambs born in the spring at Windmist Farm enjoy the sunshine last week at the corner of North Road and Weeden Lane. PHOTOS BY ANDREA VON HOHENLEITEN More...

Fifth-graders use mighty pen to make voices heard

Project lets them be part of civic discourse

“Don’t suck.” That’s the title of a letter from Eve d’Ambrosio, a Narragansett Avenue resident who submitted her thoughts to the town councilors in June. More...

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Beavertail fort caretaker might open site for tours

Fort Burnside a mystery to most islanders

Hidden from plain sight, a mysterious museum at the southern tip of Conanicut Island is scheduled for infiltration.  Shrouded by trees and overgrown vegetation at the center of Beavertail State Park, Fort Burnside has been virtually inaccessible More...