October 18, 2018 RSS feed / News

Nineteen submit applications to be on public art committee

The town councilors are mulling resumes from 19 hopefuls who applied for a seat on an ad hoc committee to determine whether public art is right for Jamestown.  The final candidates were interviewed by the councilors Monday before the regular mee More...

A DIFFERENT RIDE-ALONG

Patrolman Nathaniel Schaffer leads a group of cyclists to school last week from their starting point at East Ferry.   More...

JAC slated to host open house Saturday

The local hub for artists will open its doors Saturday for visitors to test their skills at a slate of mediums, from designing Tshirts to painting pumpkins.  More...

OFFICERS HONORED

Police Chief Ed Mello presented citations Monday night to seven law enforcement officers responsible for the arrests in July of two men caught in the East Passage Estates allegedly breaking into home More...

Band seeks donations for sound system, timpani

While musicians in the Jamestown Community Band are gearing up for their Halloween Eve concert, members behind the scenes have launched a capital campaign to purchase an outdoor sound system and timpani for the percussion section.  More...

Butterfly species ready to migrate

The tranquil fluttering of monarch butterflies across Conanicut Island is subsiding as the species begins its annual trek to Mexico. More...

Narragansett soccer teams overpower locals

Across the West Passage, the Narragansett teams downed both of the local U-12 sides during their Oct. 6 matchups, including a 7-1 win against Baker’s Pharmacy. Brenna Malloy scored the lone goal for the visitors. More...

Statewide task force report offers ideas to help prevent gun violence

The governor’s task force on gun safety released its final recommendations earlier this month to reduce violence from firearms.  Jamestown’s chief of police, Ed Mello, was a member of the panel. More...

PETER PIPER PICKED A PECK OF PUMPKINS

Paul Smith, 3, with a pumpkin he picked from a field Saturday at the Jamestown Community Farm. Photos by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Birth of the automobile led to new businesses on island

The automobile changed the way Americans got around. The transition was fast.  More...

Donate Halloween candy to troops

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

WIND TOPPLES TREE ONTO TOWN HALL

A tree at the nexus of Central Baptist Church, Town Hall and 26 West St. toppled in the wind overnight Monday. Workers were on scene Tuesday morning removing branches from the roof of the council chambers. More...

State launches annual effort encouraging flu vaccination

In wake of the state’s most severe flu season last year in nearly a decade, public health officials have launched their annual campaign to remind Rhode Islanders the importance of vaccinations.  “A flu shot is the single best way to More...

Girl Scouts pitch ‘rewarding experience’

Local Troop 612 members enjoy outings, camaraderie with their peers

For more than a century, Girl Scouts and their leaders have maintained a safe, inclusive environment to develop a broad range of skills, embrace leadership roles and just be themselves.  While that tradition continues in Jamestown, local Troop 6 More...

Research team secures $1.5M to track coyotes

A federal grant worth $1.1 million, along with $400,000 in private money, will allow scientists to track coyotes on Aquidneck and Conanicut islands by employing trail cameras and collars equipped with GPS.  More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Capstan Street’s Paul Raterron and Cynthia Long-Raterron, from right, took The Jamestown Press to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Narragansett Avenue’s Connie Slick, right, along with Frank Palaia took The Jamestown Press to Casa Batllo in Barcelona, Spain. More...

Bridge run will close local streets Sunday

Portions of East Shore Road and Conanicus Avenue will be closed to traffic Sunday as thousands of runners cross the starting line at Potter Cove during the Pell Bridge Run.  From 6:45-7:45 a.m., East Shore Road will be closed between the interse More...

EAST FERRY TIDE CHART

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