August 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page


Umpires’ different strike zones need to gain more consistency


In a recent discussion with a Major League pitching coach about scouting opposing hitters, I thought I was being flippant when I asked: “Do you also chart umpires?”  His answer surprised me. “Yes.”  More...

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Island History


Results from a study have found proposed liquefied natural gas facilities in Fall River, Mass., would have a significant impact on the Narragansett Bay economy, The Jamestown Press reported Aug. More...

Town eyes north end cell tower

Poor reception, fewer landlines cited as reasons

The town council Monday night gave positive signals to a plan that would erect a cellular tower on the north end of the island. More...

Experts: Cape Cod shark sightings not a concern for Narragansett Bay

Following an underwater attack in Cape Cod last week that was dubbed a real-life version of “Jaws,” local swimmers anxiously are asking themselves a question: Could a shark strike in Narragansett Bay? More...


Public comment being sought for Pell Bridge redesign project

Aim is to reduce traffic on span to and from Newport

Jamestown’s state senator and her Newport colleague are urging residents on both sides of the Pell Bridge to actively participate in the redesign project.  More...

Ruggiero: Worcester made better offer to PawSox

The PawSox have commenced their transition into the WooSox.  After nearly 12 months of rumored negotiations, the Pawtucket Red Sox announced last week the team will move from McCoy Stadium to New England’s second biggest city, Worcester, b More...

Empty bank site again rumored to become restaurant

Whether a new restaurant is coming to the vacant Bank of America building on Narragansett Avenue depends on the source.  Alex & Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian, who bought the downtown property in March 2014 for $650,000, owns the building tha More...

Letters to the Editor

Solar, water issues must be addressed

To the editor:  I have been thinking lately we need to update our community in an effort to improve maintenance and our water supply. This could be done with the help of the Jamestown public works, fire and police departments.  More...

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Meet new military families Wednesday

A welcoming party for military families with children is scheduled from 2:30-4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the library, 26 North Road.  More...

Local painters will unveil exhibit Friday

The opening reception for a pop-up exhibit by two local painters is from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.  More...