The Goodburn family brought The Jamestown Press to the childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Wisconsin. Wilder, who was born in 1867, was the author of the “Little House on the Prairie” series of children books in the 1930s that were based on her life as a settler in a pioneer family. The popular TV series of the 1970s […]


Emotional victory for Spookie at Martha’s Vineyard

Unlike most weekends this summer, racing fans did not get a glimpse of Spookie dominating rival sailboats on Narragansett Bay. That’s because the Transpac 52 was crushing the competition in the water surrounding Martha’s Vineyard. Helmed by 1984 Olympic silver medalist and part-time Jamestown resident Steve Benjamin, Spookie not only swept the five races in its class, but the 2011 […]

Skipper Enright picks Volvo crew

American boat includes two women, six combined titles

The American boat skippered by Rhode Islander Charlie Enright will represent six nationalities when it departs in October from Portugal on its circumnavigation of Earth. Vestas 11th Hour Racing has selected its 10-man team for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race that makes its lone North American stopover in Newport. Enright, a Bristol native and former All- American at Brown University, […]


Meteor, the 170-foot schooner built by Royal Huisman, battles the 138-foot J Class sloop Ranger in the 2016 Candy Store Cup on Narragansett Bay. Both boats return to Rhode Island for the 2017 edition, which begins today through Saturday. With racing off Castle Hill, Fort Wetherill is a prime vantage point to see the 15 majestic yachts.

Save The Bay seeks volunteers for September clean-up event

With the Ocean Conservancy’s coastal cleanup right around the corner, Save The Bay is recruiting volunteer leaders for its global onslaught scheduled in September. The environmental nonprofit agency will sponsor training from 10–11:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at its headquarters at Fox Point in Providence. Volunteers who aren’t available that day but would like to supervise a cleanup can email July […]

Free parking Sunday at R.I. beaches

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is celebrating Narragansett Bay’s importance to Rhode Island by making it free to fish in the ocean and park at state beaches Sunday. Dubbed the 29th Governor’s Bay Day, the parking fee will be waived at the Charlestown Breachway, East Beach, East Matunuck, Misquamicut, Roger Wheeler, Salty Brine and Scarborough. Moreover, no fishing license will be […]

Boat traffic limited during swim across East Passage

With hundreds of swimmers expected to cross the East Passage Saturday from the Naval War College to Potter’s Cove, the Coast Guard is warning boats about a safety zone that will be in effect. Authorities are closing Narragansett Bay to traffic between Gould and Conanicut islands from 6-10 a.m. during Save The Bay’s annual race. While the ban extends south […]


Joe Gaulin of Cut-Rite Cutting Concrete saws through a foundation Friday on Walcott Avenue with his company’s newest tool. The powerful wall saw is known for its high performance to low weight ratio. The saw and company are owned by Jamestown resident Dennis Mello.


Island Realty debuted its new, expanded offices Sunday at 4 Narragansett Ave. Owner Carol Hopkins, right, greeted visitors to the space, which doubled in size to about 2,000 square feet when it took over the space formerly occupied by Didi Suydam. The project took about 10 months from design through construction. The added space provides additional meeting space for clients, […]