October 19, 2017 RSS feed / News

Town continues to address coyote issue

The town continues to beef up its crusade against coyotes, working with biologists to keep them out of neighborhoods while arming police officers to deal with those that don’t.  The town historically has taken a tepid approach to coyotes, More...

Deadline next week for artists interested in JAC’s annual show

The deadline to submit work into the Jamestown Arts Center’s annual members show is looming for artists with expectations of a solo exhibit.  More...

Run will snarl traffic on Pell Bridge

Hundreds of runners will take advantage of the rare opportunity Sunday to traverse the Newport Pell Bridge on foot, but the 4-mile run that starts in Jamestown will force traffic delays.  More...

Wilson’s comic strip book hits the street

Grapes & Gourmet owner’s ‘Wallace the Brave’ fulfills a dream

If you’re not brave enough to take the first step, then you’ll never know how far you can go. Well, that adage applies to Will Wilson and his alter ego, Wallace, both of whom debuted their first book Tuesday. More...

PUMPKIN PICKING AT COMMUNITY FARM

LEFT: Although Saturday’s pumpkin festival was rained out at the community farm, dozens of Halloween-happy residents showed up Sunday to choose their future jack-o’-lanterns. More...

New organ set to fill St. Matthew’s with modern sounds

Instrument also allows church to unblock window

The leadership at St. Matthew’s was faced with a dilemma in 1988. The Episcopalians had acquired a German organ, but the only suitable site for the instrument would block the Palladian window, one of the church’s architectural gems. More...

PTO seeking box tops to help schools

With the deadline approaching, the Jamestown PTO is asking neighbors to donate their General Mills box tops, which have earned more than $800 million for American schools since 1996.  More...

Town OKs $42K for fire station upgrades

The town councilors allocated $34,000 for siding and approved an additional $8,000 for cupola repairs at the Narragansett Avenue fire station, which is nearing completion of a $2.2 million renovation.  More...

PEMBERTON PUMPKINS

ABOVE: Joannie Shaffer carves a pumpkin Saturday at Pemberton Apartments. Expecting scores of trick-or-treaters, residents of the complex decorated the property for Halloween. More...

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Kids can donate candy to help troops

In an effort to get children to have healthier habits and partake in the season of giving, Coastal Dental, recreation department and The Jamestown Press are teaming up on a candy buy-back program. More...

Jamestown’s Next Top Pet

It’s a tie for FIRST PLACE

And the winners are...... Daisy & Brinker   Congratulations to Daisy and her owner Fran Falsey and Brinker and his owner Jane Conlon  Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Jamestown   More...

RITBA: Verrazzano work to have limited impact

While it seems all hands are on deck at the Newport Pell Bridge construction site, work on the span that connects Jamestown to North Kingstown also is set to undergo repairs.  Fortunately for drivers who traverse the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge, More...

Oliver Hazard Perry mishap leaves it undamaged

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, a state-sponsored educational tall ship, collided with four boats Sunday night while maneuvering through Newport Harbor following a seafood festival, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.  More...

Bricks, granite markers to aid playground fund

The dream playground at North Road is estimated to cost $381,000, but the town’s pocketbook is $124,000 short. More...

HONORING JIM TRAER

LEFT: Rotarian Win Reed shares a laugh with Jim Traer during a ceremony last week at the Lionel Champlin Guest House. More...

Water treatment system provides new hope for shellfishing at Sheffield Cove

Sheffield Cove has been closed since 2009, but an innovative treatment system could make that body of water safe for shellfishing once again. Construction on the water quality system on Maple Avenue will begin before winter’s arrival. More...

VOLVO RACE UNDERWAY

The fleet of the Volvo Ocean Race before an in-port race Saturday in Alicante. The boats leave the Spanish city Sunday for their 45,000-mile race around the world, which includes a stopover on Narragansett Bay in May. More...

Jamestown architect opens second locale in Newport

Howland Avenue architect Ron DiMauro has opened a second office on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, returning to the city where he founded his company more than two decades ago.  Although the Palladio Awardwinning firm was established in Newport, DiM More...