May 10, 2018 RSS feed / News

HE’S TOSSING AND TURNING

Nathan Silvia, 5, plays cornhole last week at Jamestown Outdoors on Narragansett Avenue. More...

Euer seeks re-election to state Senate seat

Dawn Euer, the Newport lawyer who was elected state senator in August, announced last week that she will run for re-election. More...

Inspired Robowolves capture Lego international award

More than 15,000 students on 700 teams from 37 countries competed at the FIRST Championship in Detroit, a four-day robotics tournament that culminated with hardware for three local girls.  More...

Scouts annual fundraiser begins

The annual month-long fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 1 Jamestown is underway for the month of May, according to troop leader Robert Cassidy.  More...

Golf course event proceeds to benefit Gloria Gemma

Tickets are being sold at Cathryn Jamieson Salon for a fundraiser that will benefit the Gloria Gemma Foundation, which raises money to fight breast cancer.  More...

Taylor Point group given grant to repair footpath, buy plants

Less than a month after the town secured a $90,000 grant to renovate the Taylor Point parking lot, the nonprofit organization overseeing the restoration plan received money for the root of its problems.  Ed Gromada, president of the Taylor Point More...

GAGGLES OF FUN

This gaggle of goslings on Saturday is a sure sign of spring in Jamestown. These two Canada geese are showing off their 20 fluffy youngsters near the pond at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.   More...

Mailmen will collect food this Saturday

For more than a quarter century, letter carriers with the U.S. Postal Service have been collecting food for their hungry neighbors. Mailmen in town are no exception, although donations have dwindled in recent years.  More...

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Council will appoint a replacement for Strang

Because neither of the two write-in candidates from the last election are able to serve, the town councilors will be tasked with appointing a fifth member to the school committee. More...

At Watson Farm, shearing is caring

Sheep set to be fleeced at annual spring festival

Flowers are blooming along the Four Corners and boats are sailing through Narragansett Bay, proving that spring truly is the season of renewal. For the flock at Watson Farm, however, it’s a time of regress — at least for their hairlines. More...

Push for solar power heating up

Solarize Jamestown, an initiative endorsed by the town council in March to control energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, will launch its public campaign at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Ave.  More...

Lawn science class hits new depths

Sixth-graders test robots in courtyard pool

Although Lawn School doesn’t have a competitive swim team, students were competing in the pool Tuesday morning.  Their maritime pursuits, however, were strictly educational.  More...

Be on lookout for honeybee swarms this spring

Mother’s Day typically marks the beginning of swarm season, which happens when a honeybee colony reproduces a new queen and forces its former leader to find a new home.  Each hive is led by a single queen, so when another one hatches, the More...

Summer farm internships available

Although the population of the United States has increased by 160 percent since the Great Depression, the number of farms has declined by nearly two-thirds. Today, less than 1 percent of Americans consider themselves farmers. More...

WELCOMING THE VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Adam Diluglio hangs a Volvo Ocean Race bunting along the facade of Conanicut Marine Services at East Ferry Wharf. More...

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME

Players from the town’s baseball and softball teams march up Narragansett Avenue Saturday morning as part of the annual parade for the first day of the season. More...

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Jamestown resident Fiona Wilk took The Jamestown Press to her birthplace of Puerto Rico, where she met Hall of Fame second-baseman Roberto Alomar, a native of Rio Grande. More...