Officials: Newport bridge work will close lanes and cause delays

Drivers traveling east across the Newport bridge should expect delays for the next week or two as work continues on the span. According to state bridge officials, construction began last week on the Jamestown approach just past the toll plaza. The work will force daily lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., including the open-road tolling lane. There also […]


Penny Road’s Suzanne Reed captured a pod of dolphins with her camera Tuesday while cruising the East Passage off Fort Wetherill on Bill Marsh’s boat.

Jamestown soccer wins both games against North Kingstown

Following a one-week hiatus because of rainy weather over Columbus Day weekend, the Jamestown Soccer Association played its third week of games Saturday. In the lone U-12 game, Balashi I defeated Balashi II, 3-1. Defensive standouts for the winners were Hadley Wheeler and Garr Long, who made his goalkeeping debut. Jacob Lentz and Quinlan Fahy played well in the win. […]

Holidays, cold weather bring out charitable side of islanders

Many outsiders know Jamestown for its illustrious waterfront homes and posh sailboats. Townspeople, however, know better. While living on the island certainly has its perks, there are families struggling in town just like anywhere else. As the holidays arrive, so does the giving nature of Jamestowners. Several charitable initiatives, including a first-time coat drive at Central Baptist, have begun. The […]

Mummies wrap up lecture series

Jamestown has a rich history with an active historical society to interpret that deep-rooted past. According to William Scranton Simmons, author of “Cautantowwit’s House,” artifacts have been found in Jamestown from 5,000 years ago. Tomorrow, however, Jamestown history buffs will have the opportunity to hear from a woman whose expertise has sparked worldwide curiosity well beyond the borders of Narragansett […]


Rid cabinets of unwanted prescriptions

Jamestowners with unwanted prescriptions in their medicine cabinets are encouraged to discard them Saturday at the police station on Conanicus Avenue. The initiative, started by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in 2010, gives Americans the opportunity to anonymously dispose of unwanted prescriptions, including narcotic painkillers. Although Jamestown police accept prescriptions year-round, national take-back days — done twice annually — help […]


Thursday, Oct. 206 p.m., the traffic committee will meet at Town Hall7 p.m., the school committee will meet at Melrose SchoolTuesday, Oct. 257 p.m., the zoning board will meet at Town HallWednesday, Oct. 266 p.m., a public workshop on the North Road playgroundwill be at Town Hall


The Jamestown Chamber of Commerce presents members of the Quononoquott Garden Club with a $1,500 check that was raised at the chamber’s annual Fort Getty fundraiser in August. Bookended by chamber members Ben Thomas and Peggy Kopelcheck are Quononoquott members Nicole Contino, Brenda Ratcliff, Anna Bernath and Rita Antine.


Judy Nelson, left, and North Main Road’s Sharon Streif brought The Jamestown Press on their hike to the summit of Mount Washington. At 6,288 feet, the mountain is the highest peak in Northeastern United States.