August 9, 2018 RSS feed / News

Federal bill advances kelp farming

Championed by a Rhode Island Democrat, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill to encourage kelp farming across the nation.   “Kelp is good for human health and good for our environment and oceans,” U.S. Sen. More...

Auditions next week for talent show

Event Aug. 16 at rec center

Wanted: Musicians, dancers, comics, ventriloquists, storytellers, jugglers, magicians and anybody else who thinks they have talent.  More...

Art alliance opening studios Saturday

Aside from the Beavertail peninsula, artists from every part of town will open their studio doors Saturday to not only sell their work, but to demonstrate how they created it.  More...

Hazard Perry named state’s official flagship

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, a 200-foot ship whose nonprofit foundation is led by Garboard Street’s Jessica Wurzbacher, is now the official flagship of Rhode Island. More...

Fuller Gallery to introduce blast from the past

At the turn of the 20th century, before the invention of plastic, photographers used bulky wooden cameras and glass plates to create their images.  It was a slow process.  Not everything, however, was sluggish during that time. More...

Newport Jazz Festival draws crowd, boosts ferry business

Back in 2014, founder George Wein expanded his Newport Jazz Festival with a third day of live music to accommodate aficionados and the musicians who dedicate their lives to the genre. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Westwood Drive residents Ann and Ken Rudman took The Jamestown Press to Jerusalem, Israel, where they visited the Jaffa Gate. More...

Fools’ Rules Regatta set for Aug. 18

Amateur boatbuilders interested in entering the 41st Fools’ Rules Regatta should start practicing their craft now.  More...

GOING GREEN

ABOVE: A captivated crowd listens to the Irish Express perform its Celtic repertoire Sunday at Veterans Memorial Square. More...

Volunteers needed to help with flags for Victory Day ceremony

Seventy-three years ago, on Aug. 14, 1945, Japan announced its surrender and World War II came to an end.  In the United States, there was wild celebration. More...

THE SAN FRANCISCO TREAT

San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club leads the hometown boat from New York Yacht Club en route to the visiting team’s win in the 13th Morgan Cup on Narragansett Bay last weekend. More...

Kallfelz 2nd at world rowing championships

Emily Kallfelz enjoyed success in rowing before she ever got on the water.  Making her debut as a high school junior by competing in the 2014 Crash-B, an indoor rowing event based on ergometer times, Kallfelz placed eighth. More...

CONANICUT CALL FOR PEACE

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PEEKABOO

As the sun peeked below the western skyline during dusk last week, a family of raccoons poked their heads from a sewer drain on the corner of Narragansett and Howland avenues. More...

Waves weave women together at library Waves weave women together at library

Although their studios are separated by more than 7,000 feet of water, Linda King and Elaine Porter are now within 5 yards of each other.  A collaborative exhibit by the two women is being removed from the library walls Monday, which gives art l More...

Olympian leads swimmers across East Passage

Despite a humble plea at the starting line, there were no surprises Saturday when the first female swimmer popped her head out of the water.  More...

Tonight’s meeting with friends of seniors canceled

At the request of the Friends of the Jamestown Seniors, a meeting Thursday of a joint working group between that board and the town council has been canceled. More...

EAST FERRY TIDE CHART

AUG 9 - AUG 16
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